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August 16, 2010  12:14 AM

HP v. Hurd reverbs continue



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, pretexting, shareholder suit

If HP's beleaguered board thought the unpleasant Mark Hurd headlines would evaporate soon, it has another think coming. Continued »

August 13, 2010  2:10 PM

Uh-oh. Oracle sues Google over Java use



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, copyright infringement, Eric Schmidt, Google, iPhone, IT channel products and technologies, Java, Larry Ellison, lawsuit, Oracle

This one raises lots of eyebrows: Oracle just sued Google over Android's use of Java.

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August 9, 2010  8:13 PM

Despite broader economic jitters, IT sector continues to improve



Posted by: Heather Clancy
distributor, economy, Global Technology Distribution Council, GTDC, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Tim Curran

Even if the broader U.S. figures suggests that economic uncertainty lingers, the IT sector continues to show signs of a turnaround both in the United States and in Europe. According to data from The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC), U.S. hardware...


August 6, 2010  9:32 PM

Hurd out at HP



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

Mark Hurd is out as CEO of HP. That little stunner dropped after close of business today when Hewlett-Packard disclosed an internal investigation into a relationship between Hurd and an...


July 26, 2010  2:05 PM

Forrester: Growing opp in energy management software



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Breakaway, energy, Green IT, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

Forrester Research's latest survey on green IT trends (its seventh) highlights a big jump in the number of businesses that are planning to invest in some sort of software or solution for tracking their carbon footprint or energy consumption.


July 15, 2010  8:27 PM

Clearing up the Gold mess at Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Gold, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Microsoft Partner Network, Microsoft partners, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Silver

Still have questions about the Microsoft Gold, Advanced, no Gold competencies? Here's an explanation of the...

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July 14, 2010  4:01 PM

Still much gnashing of teeth about the economy



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CompTIA, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

Thought y'all could use a bit of non-Microsoft news this week. (No offense, Barb.) In any event, there are two new research tidbits out from CompTIA that relate to our national obsession: the economy.


July 14, 2010  12:27 PM

Microsoft makes bite-sized services available to partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Microsoft Services

Microsoft has tweaked its "Services Ready" deliverables to make the more flexible and affordable for VARs and integrators.


July 13, 2010  6:18 PM

Microsoft partners will once again go for the gold



Posted by: badarrow
Advanced, Barbara Darrow, competencies, Gold, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Partner Network, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

So remember all that stuff about Microsoft ditching the "Gold" partner designation because it didn't mean anything? Well, never mind.


July 12, 2010  2:39 PM

Microsoft positions Azure as the cloud for all



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Azure appliance, Barbara Darrow, converged data center, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer

A couple of positioning statements from Monday's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynotes. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was careful to claim that virtualization does NOT equal cloud computing. That's what I would say too if I were trying to displace the VMware juggernaut. 


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