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October 2, 2008  10:30 AM

Windows Cloud coming to Microsoft PDC

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Google, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), VMware

For much of this year, Microsoft has been trying to convince people that it's serious about Software as a Service (or "

October 1, 2008  7:49 PM

HP ProCurve-Colubris acquisition closes; channels unify

Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Hewlett-Packard, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News, Reseller blogs, Rivka Little, Wireless networking

HP’s acquisition of Colubris Networks was finalized Wednesday, and the basics of how the products and channels will be integrated are beginning to firm up. HP will integrate Colubris’ product...

October 1, 2008  2:12 PM

Economic meltdown: What’s a reseller to do?

Posted by: StorageSwiss
George Crump, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues is happy to add a new member to its Channel Marker blog roster today, with the appearance of George Crump from analyst firm Storage...

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October 1, 2008  10:03 AM

Windows, SQL Server moving to Amazon cloud

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

So dropped a bomb today. In a short email, the company told reporters that Windows and Microsoft SQL Server will be running soon in Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2.) This is very very big news. EC2 is famously non-Windows oriented, much...

October 1, 2008  9:16 AM

Report: Apple Mac Pro smell is toxic

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Tech Blogs

"I'm a PC, and I won't give you a deadly disease." Microsoft might want to consider adding this line to its new TV ads, after a French newspaper reported that Apple's Mac Pro computers emit a...

October 1, 2008  7:53 AM

R.I.P., V.A.R.?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Managed services providers, Microsoft, VAR training, certification

If you're a value-added reseller, I've got some bad news for you. Are you sitting down? You should probably be sitting down for this one. You ready? OK. Here goes ... You're dead. Continued...

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September 30, 2008  12:06 PM

Brought to you by Microsoft: More bad ads

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News

How is it possible that a company as successful as Microsoft can continue to put out such really, really bad ads? Continued »

September 29, 2008  12:21 PM

Not buying it

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle

Several times over the past few weeks,  Oracle execs have stressed that the company is not unduly exposed to the various earthquakes afflicting financial institutions worldwide. That's hard to...

September 25, 2008  10:45 PM

Oracle takes on storage partners

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Networking technology, Oracle

Forrester Research's Andrew Reichman has a good take on Larry Ellison's latest competitive foray. During his Oracle OpenWorld Keynote, Ellison did, in fact, position the HP Oracle Database Machine (or Exadata) as...

September 25, 2008  7:51 AM

Oracle throws hardware at disk bandwidth problem

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Hewlett-Packard, Leading technology vendors, News, Oracle, Sun

Oracle, the biggest enterprise software company in the universe, is putting hardware to work to eliminate disk bandwidth problems. The database giant has pressed Hewlett-Packard, apparently now its number one hardware ally, into service building the high-end box. Yes:

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