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March 13, 2008  4:38 PM

This elephant won’t dance



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, IBM

Few figures in tech are more revered than Lou Gerstner, the oft-proclaimed savior of IBM Corp. When he entered the scene, a demoralized IBM had long lost the luster of...

March 11, 2008  11:42 AM

Follow the mesh



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

Life of BrianOld-time PC software players used to kid about Microsoft's ability to create buzz.  Whenever a competitor came out with something nifty, Microsoft would crank its...


March 9, 2008  5:06 AM

Surprise! CDW research shows small businesses worried about IT spending



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT buyer market research

Yes, here I am, with more depressing economic news for those of you out there in IT services land who count on small businesses as your bread-and-butter clients. CDW's latest CDW IT Monitor shows that only 29 percent of small businesses expect their IT budgets to increase over the next six months....


March 7, 2008  10:49 PM

Done deal: Oracle’s Kennedy is now VP, Microsoft Dynamics Partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Microsoft, News, Oracle

It's official -- at least within Microsoft walls -- Doug Kennedy is aboard as vice president, Microsoft Dynamics Partners. Kennedy was senior vice president of worldwide alliances and channels at...


March 6, 2008  5:33 PM

Oracle’s Kennedy heads to Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Microsoft, News, Oracle, SMB

Ouch. Not only is Oracle's worldwide channel chief flying the coop, he's swooping into the nest of the enemy.

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March 5, 2008  9:38 PM

Oracle gets new worldwide channel chief in Althoff



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Oracle

Big channel changes atop Oracle. Doug Kennedy is leaving the database-and-biz-apps giant and Judson Althoff will replace him...


March 5, 2008  1:34 PM

IE 8, Silverlight betas highlight Mix 08



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft

As expected: IE 8 and Silverlight are taking center stage at Microsoft's Mix 08 show in Vegas. So far, company execs announced that  beta 1 of Internet Explorer 8 is out or will be soon and

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March 5, 2008  6:47 AM

What do you know about Web 2.0?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Application development, Authors, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, Software as a service (SaaS)

Forrester Research has some pretty terrific demographic research that tends to get me thinking. Yes, I know, frightening thought. One area it has been covering pretty closely is what it calls "social computing," which is another way of talking about what other might lump under the category of Web...


March 3, 2008  9:44 PM

Microsoft reverses course on IE 8 render default



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft

Microsoft has changed the default rendering setting of Internet Explorer 8 so the browser will support the latest Web standards. That is a shift in plan -- which was to make the standard "IE...


February 27, 2008  2:06 PM

QB Steve Young makes splash at HP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, SMB, Vendor partner business issues

HP brought in NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young to speak to the partner faithful bright-and-early Wednesday morning. And he did not disappoint. Some 1,000 or more partners were in Las Vegas for the annual...


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