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October 16, 2008  9:32 AM

Symantec launches training, SaaS programs



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Symantec, VAR training, certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Symantec kicked off Partner Engage 2008 today by announcing two new partner programs: Symantec University for Partners and the

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October 16, 2008  8:41 AM

Laurus Technologies: Symantec’s rookie of the year



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Symantec, VAR training, certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Laurus Technologies, an Itasca, Ill.-based solution provider, won the rookie partner of the year award this morning at Symantec Partner Engage 2008. Laurus started leading with Symantec products last year and saw its...


October 16, 2008  7:48 AM

CEO Thompson absent from Symantec partner show



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Direct reseller channel conflict, Symantec

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- By now you know that outgoing channel chief Julie Parrish isn't here at Symantec Partner Engage 2008, but there's an even more notable executive absence.


October 14, 2008  8:46 AM

The official Windows 7 name: Windows 7



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, News

Microsoft is going retro with its operating system naming conventions. The company announced yesterday that Windows Vista's successor will be called Windows 7. Windows 7 has...


October 13, 2008  11:28 AM

Microsoft-Yahoo coming back to life?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Reseller blogs

As Yahoo's stock dives, speculation is rising that Microsoft could make another acquisition bid. In May, at the height of negotiations, Microsoft offered Yahoo $33 per share -- a significant premium, but still a price that Yahoo execs said undervalued the company. Now, with

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October 10, 2008  10:46 AM

Julie Parrish leaving Symantec



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Symantec

Julie Parrish, leader of the Symantec partner program for the past three years, is leaving the company. The news comes just five days before the start of


October 2, 2008  12:43 PM

Dell: HP playing catch-up with LeftHand acquisition



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Dell, Hewlett-Packard

There's an Oreo commercial that's been out for a few weeks now, where Venus and Serena Williams hold a press conference to announce they're joining some cookie-eating league. Then the camera pans over to Peyton and Eli...


October 2, 2008  10:30 AM

Windows Cloud coming to Microsoft PDC



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Google, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), VMware

For much of this year, Microsoft has been trying to convince people that it's serious about Software as a Service (or "


October 1, 2008  9:16 AM

Report: Apple Mac Pro smell is toxic



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Tech Blogs

"I'm a PC, and I won't give you a deadly disease." Microsoft might want to consider adding this line to its new TV ads, after a French newspaper reported that Apple's Mac Pro computers emit a...


October 1, 2008  7:53 AM

R.I.P., V.A.R.?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Managed services providers, Microsoft, VAR training, certification

If you're a value-added reseller, I've got some bad news for you. Are you sitting down? You should probably be sitting down for this one. You ready? OK. Here goes ... You're dead. Continued...

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