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May 26, 2011  3:28 PM

Tech CEOs on the hot seat



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, John Chambers, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

There are some prominent executive fannies on some very hot seats right now. And calls for change at the top of high-tech giants are getting hard to ignore. So ... which high-tech CEO should go first? A table full of VARs discussed this topic at a recent conference and the very non-scientific...

May 19, 2011  5:36 PM

HP CEO forecast cuts kick up ruckus



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd

Many Hewlett-Packard VARs are not enamored of the company’s new CEO and have been vocal—if not attributable—in their view that he is not “the” guy to run HP. Most of those VARs were fans of the previous CEO, Mark Hurd. Depending on your point of view, Hurd managed the company—or Wall...


May 17, 2011  6:30 PM

Super Show of Technology Expo XXXVI — Top five takeaways



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Camera Corner Connecting Point, Hewlett-Packard, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, vendor lock-in

GREEN BAY, WI. -- Rick Chernick sure knows how to throw a good expo. Chernick, the CEO of Camera Corner / Connecting Point, brought several hundred of his best friends--customers AND vendors--here to hear about the latest and greatest in...


May 12, 2011  2:10 AM

Microsoft tells partners to register Office 365 customers



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, BPOS, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Office 365

Microsoft is starting to talk more about Office 365 partner opportunities


May 9, 2011  8:58 PM

What’s up with Cisco?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Cisco Systems, Flip, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, John Chambers

VARs want to know what's up with Cisco Systems. Cisco's decision to axe its Flip digital video camera business two years after spending $600 million on it strikes many VARs, including those on...


May 6, 2011  12:48 AM

Well, what do you know: IT services grew last year



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Accenture, CSC, Fujitsu, Gartner, Heather Clancy, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT Services

Market research firm Gartner figures that IT services spending reached $793 billion in 2010, which represents a 3.1 percent increase from 2009 numbers. While this certainly couldn't be classified as a huge growth, it sure beats the 5.1...


May 3, 2011  1:07 PM

Doug Burgum wants to bring Great Plains model to health care



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Doug Burgum, EMR, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft Business Solutions, Real-time location services

Doug Burgum, the guy behind Great Plains Software and who spearheaded the


April 27, 2011  6:34 PM

Data reminds solution providers to think ‘private’ when developing cloud solutions



Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing, Forester Research, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, private cloud, public cloud

I've had my head in cloud business practices on the brain lately, because of a project that I'm in the process of finishing up this week. If you're in the process of evaluating your own options, you should definitely check out some new data Forrester Research in the form of a report called


April 26, 2011  3:25 PM

Ex-Oracle CFO heads for Infor?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Charles Phillips, Infor, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Jeff Epstein, Mark Hurd, Oracle

Little birdies say that Jeff Epstein, who yesterday resigned as Oracle CFO, is heading to Infor. You would probably know Infor if you’re in mid-market ERP and/or follow Charles Phillips, the former...


April 25, 2011  9:48 PM

Oracle CFO resigns



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, Jeff Epstein, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Oracle CFO, Safra Catz

Jeff Epstein has resigned as Oracle Corp.'s CFO. Continued »


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