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February 12, 2008  12:48 PM

Family affair for Dell



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Email -- Exchange, Outlook

This is a very interesting take on Dell's buyout of MessageOne, the e-mail-as-a-service (phew!) company.

February 10, 2008  11:52 AM

Yahoo to Microsoft: Um, no thanks



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Google, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

Yahoo's board, convinced that Microsoft is lowballing, has reportedly nixed Microsoft's $44.6 billion buyout offer.  The Wall Street Journal reported the news over the weekend.  Yahoo,  despite its...


February 10, 2008  10:19 AM

Bright idea: Rhode Island VAR attempts to demystify technology



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Reseller channel business development

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not as up-to-date on some technology trends as I used to be when I was covering some of these issues on a daily basis. Moreover, I am as susceptible to tunnel vision as the next person, although I just happen to deal with a whole bunch of tunnels at once. I've...


February 6, 2008  8:26 PM

VAR gone bad? Former CTP CEO slammed for tax deliquency



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow

James Sims won fame and fortune as the first CEO of Cambridge Technology Partners.


February 4, 2008  10:43 AM

Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 release



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft

It’s a couple days earlier than our sources said, but Microsoft says both Vista SP1 and Windows 2008 have released to manufacturing as of Monday. In reality, however, both parts of the Windows...


February 1, 2008  11:32 AM

It’s ‘Yahoo!’ time for Yahoo shareholders



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

Microsoft finally made its move on Yahoo early Friday, offering north of $44 billion for the Internet portal pioneer. This the day after board member and former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel hit the road...


January 31, 2008  3:16 PM

Same ol’, same ol’ at Oracle



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

Oracle’s next channel chief will have to deal with the age-old conflicts the company has always faced. Many Oracle partners credit the recently departed Rauline Ochs...


January 30, 2008  1:32 PM

Time for VARs to get more adept at mobile



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Mobile networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development

CompTIA (the Computing Technology Industry Association) has released some data that finds that IT departments are spending more money and resources supporting various mobile communications and computing devices, especially the BlackBerry. To start, close to two-thirds of the 816 people who...


January 28, 2008  10:14 PM

Attention MSPs: There’s a new online tech support site in town. Interested?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Collaboration software, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Managed services providers, News, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), VAR training, certification

The exclusive Demo conference held several times each year is usually replete with great Web concepts and technologies that won't really be relevant for the channel for at least a year down the road. But, behold, this week's conference boasts at least one major exception in the form of


January 28, 2008  8:57 PM

V-Day: VMware gets pounded, SWsoft becomes Parallels (finally)



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Server virtualization, Virtualization

 Monday was  a big day in virtualization. First, VMware said it  doubled its profits and boosted revenue by 80%  in its fourth quarter.  Wall Street rewarded it...


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