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May 14, 2009  3:40 PM

Google fails; panic ensues



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Google News, Google outage, Microsoft Live Search

The reporters in my row are agog as the Google news outage continues. Folks wanted to know which  alternative search engine to use. The consensus winner was Ask.com, although Altavista and...

May 12, 2009  6:32 PM

SharePoint 2010 to join 64-bit only club



Posted by: badarrow
64-bit, Barbara Darrow, Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, TechEd 2009

The next release of Microsoft SharePoint will leave 32-bitness behind. Microsoft dropped the news that  SharePoint 2010 will be 64-bit only in its blog and at a...


May 11, 2009  7:58 PM

Vista who???



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bill Veghte, Microsoft, TechEd 2009, Vista, Windows 7

The most interesting thing--and there were several interesting things--in today's TechEd 09 keynote was Bill Veghte's words of wisdom to current Windows shops. Continued »


May 6, 2009  9:32 PM

Can you claim the title of trusted partner?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Atrion Networking, Heather Clancy, IT Services, Risk-Free Technology

One moniker that gets bandied about plenty in the channel, especially in times like these when everyone is trying to define their "value," is the idea that an IT solution provider should be considered a "trusted adviser" or "trusted partner."


May 6, 2009  4:35 PM

Mountain to Mohammed: Oracle waives some support fees



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Charles Phillips, Oracle, Oracle maintenance, SAP, software support

How did this not get more ink? Oracle is waiving maintenance fees on some of its software products for up to two years. This is a baby step, granted. But it is, in fact, movement. For one thing,...


May 5, 2009  3:40 PM

EMC fights Donatelli departure tooth and nail



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, EMC, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Noncompete agreements

EMC isn't taking the defection of David Donatelli to Hewlett Packard lying down. In fact it's suing to put the kibosh on the move and a


May 5, 2009  3:26 PM

Microsoft layoffs: More shoes dropping



Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Barbara Darrow, layoffs, Microsoft, Todd Bishop

TechFlash's Todd Bishop has the Steve Ballmer memo to the troops outlining  the latest round of Microsoft layoffs. The cuts have been widely expected given a: the economy in...


May 4, 2009  3:22 PM

Will SAP maintenance move move Oracle?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, maintenance fees, Oracle, SAP, support

SAP, the ERP leader, recently decided to defer maintenance fee increases until it proves to customers that the fees are worth the money. The first question that comes to mind is if Oracle will follow...


April 21, 2009  3:09 AM

Top five questions about Sun-Oracle



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Lotus, Oracle, Scott McNealy, Storage, Sun Microsystems

Here's a completely non-scientific list of my top five questions arising from Oracle's $7.4 billion buy out of Sun Microsystems. 5: How could it have been surprising that Oracle was the white...


April 20, 2009  11:56 AM

Oracle buys Sun



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Well that didn't take long. Oracle is buying Sun, in a deal worth about $7.4 billion, the company said in a statement released early Monday. Oracle is offering $9.50 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at about $7.4 billion,...


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