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January 26, 2009  11:13 AM

Suit says former VMware CEO broke securities law



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, News, Virtualization, VMware

A law firm with a history of suing public companies has set its sights on former VMware CEO Diane Greene. Holzer Holzer & Fistel, an Atlanta firm, has filed a class-action...

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January 13, 2009  1:41 PM

Google reseller program on the way?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Colin Steele, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Google, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

A Google reseller program seems to be in the works, according to this video posted Friday on YouTube. The 14-second video features Dave Girouard,...


January 5, 2009  1:21 PM

VMware beta features could bring Zune-like embarrassment



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Tech Blogs, Virtualization, VMware

VMware isn't making any new fans with its habit of putting beta features into the final versions of its products. As you may recall, back in May, virtualization expert Andrew Kutz took VMware to task for hyping Storage VMotion and Virtual Machine High Availability -- while at the same time...


December 22, 2008  1:07 PM

Virtualization predictions for 2009



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs, VMware

With the end of the year approaching, virtualization pundits are coming out with their predictions for 2009. I won't be coming out with any of my own -- I had to sell my crystal ball to buy a few last-minute Christmas gifts -- but here's a roundup of what the experts say to expect in the next 12...


December 18, 2008  9:49 AM

VMware hires Google exec to head overseas channel



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Colin Steele, Google, News, Reseller blogs, VMware

VMware has appointed Maurizio Carli as general manager of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. In that role, Carli will run the region's sales, channel, services and marketing programs. Carli...


December 17, 2008  1:55 PM

Another trade show bites the dust



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Colin Steele, Linux, News, Novell

Novell has canceled BrainShare 2009, its long-running customer and partner conference. BrainShare 2009 was scheduled for March in Salt Lake City. John Dragoon, Novell's senior vice president and chief marketing officer, said the...


December 15, 2008  4:04 PM

Lisa Loe out at McAfee



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Colin Steele, Network and application security, News

Lisa Loe, McAfee's vice president of North American channels, has left the security vendor after just three months. McAfee just confirmed this afternoon that Loe is no longer with the company. McAfee hired Loe in September; she...


December 5, 2008  1:24 PM

Business Objects CEO reaffirms commitment to VARs



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Enterprise applications, News, SAP

VARs could have a bigger role in the SAP channel, if Business Objects CEO John Schwarz has his way. SearchSAP.com news editor Courtney Bjorlin this week alerted me to comments Schwarz made during a "fireside chat" at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. He talked about the...


December 3, 2008  11:19 AM

Microsoft exposes open source’s ‘hidden costs’



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Novell, Open-source

Microsoft has spent a surprising amount of time, effort and money on open source initiatives this year. At Interop back in April, Bob Muglia spent nearly an entire keynote discussing Microsoft's


November 26, 2008  12:44 PM

CDW sees growth in government market



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Hewlett-Packard, Servers and desktop hardware

Earlier this week I got to talk with Casey Jones, a field sales executive for CDW Government, about the channel opportunities in the government market -- expected to be one of the hottest verticals in...


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