March 5, 2008  6:47 AM

What do you know about Web 2.0?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Application development, Authors, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, Software as a service (SaaS)

Forrester Research has some pretty terrific demographic research that tends to get me thinking. Yes, I know, frightening thought. One area it has been covering pretty closely is what it calls "social computing," which is another way of talking about what other might lump under the category of Web...


February 26, 2008  10:29 PM

Craving managed services stats and best practices? CompTIA wants to help



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Managed services providers, Software as a service (SaaS), VAR training, certification

With most consumers of information technology expected to ratchet up their spending on managed services this year, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has started a Web site intended to aid VARs and resellers figuring out whether the business model is right for their own...


February 22, 2008  11:25 AM

Paul Maritz takes his Pi to EMC



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, EMC, Microsoft, Open-source, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

EMC is buying Pi Corp., and Pi's founder, Paul Maritz, will now head EMC's software-as-a-service effort. The news was reported by

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February 21, 2008  12:27 PM

EC to Microsoft on interop: Show me



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

Prove it. The European Commission has heard it all before when it comes to Microsoft's vows to be more interoperable and generally better behaved than in the past. Basically, Microsoft has never won good marks in the "works well with others" category, at least in the eyes of European...


February 14, 2008  11:07 AM

Microsoft re-shuffles



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Ah, it's that time of year. Microsoft is re-shuffling the executive deck with Pieter Knook, the Windows Mobile guy; Mike Sievert, the Vista marketer; and Steven Berkowitz of the black hole that is online...


February 12, 2008  8:11 PM

Microsoft focus in question as report says Danger cost $500 million



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, Mobile networking technology, News, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

dangerBreaking news this afternoon has cast Microsoft's acquisition of Danger in a whole new light. 

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February 10, 2008  11:52 AM

Yahoo to Microsoft: Um, no thanks



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Google, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

Yahoo's board, convinced that Microsoft is lowballing, has reportedly nixed Microsoft's $44.6 billion buyout offer.  The Wall Street Journal reported the news over the weekend.  Yahoo,  despite its...


February 1, 2008  11:32 AM

It’s ‘Yahoo!’ time for Yahoo shareholders



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Microsoft finally made its move on Yahoo early Friday, offering north of $44 billion for the Internet portal pioneer. This the day after board member and former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel hit the road...


January 28, 2008  10:14 PM

Attention MSPs: There’s a new online tech support site in town. Interested?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Collaboration software, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Managed services providers, News, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), VAR training, certification

The exclusive Demo conference held several times each year is usually replete with great Web concepts and technologies that won't really be relevant for the channel for at least a year down the road. But, behold, this week's conference boasts at least one major exception in the form of


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