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January 28, 2010  4:13 PM

Oracle will host JavaOne, but where?

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, Java, JavaOne, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld

That Oracle will continue to host JavaOne, the huge conference built around that popular language, came as a relief to thousands of Java proponents. Oracle execs said JavaOne will be "co-located" with the huge

January 27, 2010  3:39 PM

Oracle-Sun pushes for vertical integration

Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, iTablet, Oracle, Steve Jobs, Sun, Sun Microsystems

Today is an interesting day in tech. Oracle and Apple CEOs will each be doing their best to tout the virtues of integrated hardware and software. Continued...

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January 26, 2010  8:23 PM

Yes, more evidence that things are looking brighter

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

You've probably seen some of the reports from the big market research companies calling for some reversal of the IT spending slump in the months to come. There are also two other reports out that are a bit closer to home: the CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index and the CDW IT Monitor...

January 22, 2010  1:21 AM

Fujitsu’s top channel exec sounds solutions theme

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Fujitsu, Fujitsu America, Heather Clancy, IT Channel, IT channel products and services, Matt McManus, POS, ScanSource, VAR

When I last chatted with Fujitu's chief channel executive, aka Matt McManus, vice president of sales and marketing, he was in the process of amping up his team's channel...

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January 21, 2010  1:49 PM

EC to Oracle-Sun deal: It’s a go (finally)

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, European Commission, IT channel products and servies, Oracle, Sun, Sun Microsystems

The European Commission finally gave the Oracle buyout of Sun Microsystems a thumb's up. Regulators had held up the purchase over worries that Oracle...

January 13, 2010  1:47 PM

McAfee’s Facebook coup: An exclusive deal to provide security

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Facebook, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, McAfee

So, here's a pretty sweet new deal for security software developer McAfee: The company has inked an EXCLUSIVE deal, that's right, EXCLUSIVE to become Facebook's provider of consumer security software.

January 13, 2010  1:21 PM

FusionStorm establishes charitable foundation. What’s YOUR New Year’s resolution?

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, high-tech channel, IT channel products and services, IT solution provider

Actually came across this item before Christmas, when I was research IT solution providers' use of social media. Managed services provider and systems integrator FusionStorm has established a foundation to support research and awareness about climate change and other "complex issues that face our...

January 12, 2010  1:50 PM

Microsoft Word, Office snafu grows

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, i4i, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Office 2007, patent infringement, Word 2007

So, remember when Microsoft said it could pull the copies of Word 2007 and Office 2007 that ran afoul of a legal ruling  and replace them with non-offending versions in  time for a...

January 11, 2010  6:56 PM

HP, Cisco partner events face off

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and servies, John Chambers, Mark Hurd, partner conference

Talk about counter programming. Hewlett-Packard slated its partner conference directly opposite  Cisco's previously planned partner summit. Here's the VAR Guy's take on this move--which will put joint...

January 4, 2010  5:45 PM

Good riddance to a bad decade

Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, dotcom bust, Google, HP, IBM, iPhone, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Open-source, Vista, y2k bug

Face it, the first decade of the 21st century was a bummer. As it closes, it's time for the obligatory look at the major IT stories of the aughts. Based on a completely unscientific survey  of VARs and colleagues, here are the biggest stories of the that painful decade. 1: The fizz (and...

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