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August 15, 2008  10:04 AM

Domino is dead



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IBM, Microsoft, News, Reseller blogs, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

So, once again, Domino is dead. That's the gist of Ron Herardian's article in -- get this -- Dominopower.com. This may be trolling but there's a lot of truth in what Herardian, a longtime contact and a...

August 14, 2008  11:54 AM

Bad day for VMware



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Leading technology vendors, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization, VMware

VMware was rocked by a bug in a critical update to its ESX software. The


August 13, 2008  11:46 AM

BSOD over Beijing



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Roundtrip tickets for two to Beijing for the Olympics: $3,300. Hotel room (after post-building-boom price cuts): $150 per person. Twenty-four meals over the course of your stay: $631.84 Image of  the

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August 12, 2008  12:09 PM

‘BI’ Bill Baker exits Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle

Here's a tidbit that broke last week while some were vacating: Bill Baker, a business intelligence and database guru at Microsoft, is leaving this month to become CTO of

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August 12, 2008  5:50 AM

Research reveals what motivates buyers to embrace emerging technology



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Vendor partner business issues

I've spent most of my journalism career gawking over the new stuff, the products that could be best-described as NOT mainstream. Well, AMI Partners has just come out with some new research in conjunction with the


August 10, 2008  9:53 PM

Judge puts kibosh on hackers’ show-and-tell



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Network and application security, News

Three MIT students who wanted to discuss security holes they discovered in the MBTA's automated fare system...


August 10, 2008  8:34 PM

Will telecom operators shake up competition in cloud computing?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Linux, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Oracle, SAP, Software as a service (SaaS), Systems and systems management

AT&T’s announcement last week that it has entered cloud computing is a sign that software as a service (SaaS) players will see heavy competition from a powerful source -- telecom network operators. In June, Verizon also announced a so-called on-demand computing program, and analysts say...


August 5, 2008  11:52 PM

Cisco will go acquisition hunting in FY ’09 — but not necessarily for EMC



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Cisco, EMC, IBM, Microsoft, VMware

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers said Tuesday that regardless of “challenging macroeconomic times,” the company would make major acquisitions in the coming year -- though he didn’t indicate that one of those purchases would be EMC. Chambers made the comments during a fourth quarter earnings...


August 4, 2008  10:46 PM

New leadership for Motorola’s handset division



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Enterprise applications, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, Wireless networking

Motorola said Monday that it appointed former Qualcomm executive Sanjay Jha to head its struggling wireless handset...


July 31, 2008  2:53 PM

Maybe it’s time to call it something other than Web 2.0



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Collaboration software, Heather Clancy, Reseller blogs, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS)

For the past eight or so months, I've been writing a column called Web Sight (spelling intentional) for Entrepreneur magazine. (Here's a sample piece from the latest issue.) The focus has been on how so-called...


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