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July 31, 2008  12:58 PM

Shareholders approve HP-EDS acquisition

Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, News

It looks like the odyssey leading to Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) acquisition of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) is finally over. This morning, EDS shareholders overwhelmingly approved the...

July 30, 2008  5:26 PM

Zimbra wants to out-Outlook Outlook

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

 You have to hand it to Zimbra.The company, now part of Yahoo and seemingly unfazed by all that entails, is nothing if not aggressive. With Zimbra Desktopit's now taking on the grand poobah of e-mail...

July 29, 2008  11:51 AM

If Vista’s so great, maybe Microsoft should pay for it

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

There's no better way to spend a hot afternoon than in an air-conditioned  gym zoning out in front of ESPN's afternoon lineup. (Minus Jim Rome, whose appeal remains a mystery.) Anyway, the various Around the Horn and PTI guys were in fine fettle the other day, yelling about how Goodyear should...

July 28, 2008  1:16 PM

Is Sun in play?

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, News, Servers and desktop hardware, Sun

Gabriel Consulting Group posted an interesting item about Sun Microsystems' future. It speculates that the beleaguered tech...

July 28, 2008  8:52 AM

An easier way to produce quotes on Dell systems

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Reseller channel business development, Supplier relationship management, Vendor partner business issues

If you’re building out a Dell solutions practice, there’s a new third-party tool available from Aspire Technologies that’s supposed to help solution providers more quickly create sales quotes that include Dell products. Aspire, which is...

July 25, 2008  1:39 PM

HP-EDS acquisition back on track

Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, News, Reseller channel business development

EDS shareholders agreed Thursday to vote on Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) bid to acquire the company, The Dallas Business Journal reported.

July 24, 2008  10:36 AM

It’s not a Microsoft thing stupid, it’s about Juniper!

Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Cisco, Microsoft, Networking technology, News

Is Juniper running scared? Moving in new directions? Something's up. CEO Scott Kriens -- who has been with the company since its inception in 1996 -- is out, and folks on the street say they didn’t see this one coming. Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft’s Platform & Services division is...

July 24, 2008  10:22 AM

Redmond watch

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News, Vendor partner business issues

The Redmond Watch is on. How soon can Microsoft erase all signs of Kevin Johnson? His name is already gone from the agenda for today's Financial Analyst Meeting where he was supposed to...

July 23, 2008  6:49 PM

Windows chief Kevin Johnson exits Microsoft

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

Wow. Kevin Johnson, the Microsoft exec in charge of Windows and the company's huge online services push, is leaving to head Juniper Networks,

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July 21, 2008  8:54 PM

EDS shareholders move to block HP acquisition

Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Hewlett-Packard, Information technology services, News, Systems and systems management

Electronic Data Systems (EDS) shareholders will take to a Texas district court Thursday to seek an order to postpone a July 31 shareholders meeting in which they are meant to vote on the Hewlett-Packard (HP) acquisition. Shareholders say the current acquisition agreement stalls the price of EDS...

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