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August 26, 2010  8:36 PM

HP counters Dell’s counter for 3Par



Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, Dell, HP, IT channel products and technologies

This is getting tiresome. HP just bid  $27 per share counter offer for 3Par. This $1.8 billion offer counters

August 26, 2010  1:27 PM

Most burning questions for Oracle



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Exadata, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, IT products and services, John Fowler, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Solaris, SPARC, Sun

There are so many questions about what Oracle is doing with its new Sun franchise, it's hard to suss out the top few, but here's a try.   1: What's really going on with Sparc? While


August 26, 2010  1:02 PM

Take that HP! Dell ups the ante on 3Par



Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Dell, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies

Today it's Dell offering mo' money for 3Par. Dell sweetened its previous $18 per share bid to $24.50 and helpfully posted to its Web site that 3Par has accepted that offer. Earlier this week, HP tried to...


August 23, 2010  9:37 PM

HP promises to bring 3Par goods to the channel



Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Storage

One of Hewlett-Packard’s stated goals for its proposed $1.6 billion buyout of 3Par is to broaden and deepen distribution of 3Par’s storage technologies.


August 23, 2010  2:09 PM

New templates for running your MSP business better



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CompTIA, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Managed services providers, MSP, MSP Partners

If you're looking for some help in bringing discipline to your managed services business, CompTIA and the MSP Partners organization have created four new templates that cover various aspects of running a practice.


August 23, 2010  12:30 PM

It’s on! HP outbids Dell for 3Par



Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd

This morning, Hewlett-Packard launched a $24 per share cash bid for 3Par and its data storage expertise. The offer touches off a bidding war against Dell, which offered $18 per share for 3Par last week.


August 19, 2010  8:58 PM

HP recruits tech reporter to fix corp comms



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Connie Guglielmo, David Shane, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd

This is a little inside baseball but it still bears noting. Hewlett-Packard, fresh off its latest CEO scandal, has brought in a reporter--a very good reporter--to lead corporate communications. HP said today that Connie...

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August 19, 2010  1:55 PM

Intel forks over $7.7B on McAfee, but why?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, Intel, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, McAfee, Symantec

So the big get bigger. Intel will buy McAfee and its security portfolio for $7.68 billion. The rationale, according to a statement by Intel CEO Paul Otellini, is that there is insufficient...


August 18, 2010  4:51 PM

Oracle/Sun hits just keep on coming



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, Google, IT channel products and technologies, IT products and services, lawsuit, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

The aftermath of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems is proving to be a full-employment act for bloggers and journalists. Continued »


August 16, 2010  10:02 PM

Freebies if you buy former VAR’s business tome



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Atrion Networking, Charles Nault, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

Don't normally do the promo thing, but figured some of the solution providers who read ChannelMarker on a semi-regular basis might be interested in this information. If you buy a business book on August 17 written by one of your own -- Charles Nault, the founder of network...


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