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October 11, 2009  3:46 PM

Top five questions for Oracle OpenWorld 2009



Posted by: badarrow
AIA, Barbara Darrow, Exadata, Fusion, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld, Scot McNealy, Sun, Sun Microsystems

This'll be easy. As Oracle keeps trying to close its Sun Microsystems acquisition, the top Oracle OpenWorld queries are locked up this year. But partners and solution providers still have other nagging issues they want addressed at the show. So, here goes: 1: What will Oracle do with...

October 8, 2009  8:28 PM

The Oracle conspiracy



Posted by: badarrow
appliances, Barbara Darrow, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Linux, Oracle, Sun, Sun Microsystems

For those who attribute Machiavellian motivations to everything Larry Ellison does, here’s a doozy of a theory. Continued »


October 6, 2009  5:01 PM

Benioff to take stage at Oracle OpenWorld



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Marc Benioff, Michael Dell, Oracle, Oracle Open World, Salesforce.com, Scott McNealy

This is interesting: Salesforce.com CEO (and former Oracle guy) Marc Benioff will speak at Oracle OpenWorld next Tuesday alongside Michael Dell. For those who haven't followed the labyrinthine tales of the Oracle-Salesforce.com rapport, believe it, this is interesting.  Salesforce.com says...


September 30, 2009  8:39 PM

Oh wait! There’s more



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exadata, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Sun

Still more news from HP just as folks were trying to digest the juicy tidbit that it's about to meld its printer and PC businesses into one.  This news is official, however. HP  brought in a


September 30, 2009  7:57 PM

Huge HP changes on deck



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd, PCs, printers

Whoa. Is HP really going to converge its once-sacred printer business with the PC group? Yes, according to a Wall Street Journal report (password required) today.


September 29, 2009  3:11 AM

HP, Microsoft moves irk partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, compliance, ERP, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Business Solutions

Hewlett Packard channel partners were unpleased to learn this week that HP will make them foot the bill for new compliance training. HP wants all its parters to comply with the U.S. Government Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by year's end. And said compliance will set them back $120 which they...


September 23, 2009  9:36 PM

Big changes for spawn of Perot



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, EDS, H. Ross Perot, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Perot Systems

Wow.  it was quite a week for the IT brainchildren of H. Ross Perot. On Monday, Dell announces a $3.9 billion buyout of Perot Systems to bulk up its enterprise IT services against nemesis Hewlett...


September 22, 2009  6:43 PM

More shoes dropping at Yahoo



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, yahoo, Zimbra

 Yahoo has put Zimbra email on the block, according to All Things D.


September 17, 2009  6:42 PM

Microsoft starts testing Office Web Apps



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Office, Office Web Apps

Last year Microsoft promised light-weight, browser-born analogues to its Office applications juggernaut. Today, it's ready to let some invited outsiders test Office Web Apps. At least some of them.


September 11, 2009  6:36 PM

Microsoft Golds can still sign up for ARC



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Forrester, Gartner, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Gold partner, partner program

It's not too late to participate in Microsoft's Analyst Relations for the Channel (ARC) pilot. Qualifying Gold partners can still sign on for Gartner or Forrester Research access until September...


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