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April 25, 2011  9:12 PM

CDW surveys: Videoconferencing uptick over next 2 years



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CDW, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and services, survey, videoconferencing

Man, oh man, people just can't stop talking about videoconferencing this year -- and its potential to explode in adoption over the next 18 months to two years.

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April 21, 2011  2:59 AM

LA proving a tarpit for Google, CSC



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, BPOS, Google, Google Apps, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Los Angeles, Microsoft

Remember last year when Google trumpeted its big-boy computing win over Microsoft in a major Los Angeles email-and-applications deal? Remember how the...


April 18, 2011  8:54 PM

New book offers social media tips for entrepreneurs like you



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Gary Vaynverchuk, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, The Thank-You Economy

I still get at least a couple of business books every month (in hard cover, no less). I try to skim through most of them to see if they are relevant to the myriad things I cover, but rarely set off to read the whole thing. There are exceptions, of course, one of them being the new book called


April 17, 2011  7:32 PM

SAP loses its Wookey: Will he show up at HP?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, David Meyer, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, John Wookey, Leo Apotheker, Oracle, SAP

The twitterverse is tingling with reports (from reliable sorts like Ray Wang) that John Wookey is leaving/has left SAP. No word on his destination but smart money's on Hewlett-Packard.


April 11, 2011  1:33 PM

Microsoft’s cloud conundrum



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, ERP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Convergence, Microsoft Convergence 2011, Microsoft Dynamics, Project Green

News that Microsoft plans to move three (count 'em 3!) of its legacy ERP products to its cloud is both stunning and unsurprising. And it illustrates the company's cloud...


April 7, 2011  12:00 PM

HP sues Adrian Jones, war with Oracle rages on



Posted by: badarrow
Adrian Jones, Barbara Darrow, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle

Hewlett-Packard VARs said it might get ugly and it has. HP is suing former channel chief Adrian Jones for theft of trade secrets such as strategic and financial plans, sales figures and employee...


April 6, 2011  6:02 PM

Microsoft to host ERP, so what?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dynamics, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Business Solutions, Microsoft-hosted ERP, NetSuite, Oracle, Paul DeGroot, Ray Wang, Zach Nelson

Next week the world will hear more about plans for Microsoft-hosted ERP. That move has long been weighed and even Microsoft ERP partners who sell and implement Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, or...


March 30, 2011  4:18 PM

Top Ten Takeaways from HP APC



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, HP Americas Partner Conference, HP APC, HP partners, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Leo Apotheker, Randy Seidl, Stephen DiFranco

LAS VEGAS--Hewlett-Packard's Americas Partner Conference was chock-full of threads this week. Here's what bubbled to the top.   1: The jury's still out on whether new HP CEO Leo...

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March 29, 2011  9:20 PM

MSPAlliance dreams up service provider certification



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, managed service provider, MSP, VAR training, VAR training, certification

One of the toughest tasks for any technology solution provider is building trust with would-be customers. The job gets even tougher when you are asking a business to entrust certain pieces of their IT infrastructure to the so-called "cloud." Can the service provider REALLY guarantee service levels?...


March 29, 2011  2:44 PM

HP APC: Leo’s here, how’d he do?



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

LAS VEGAS--Hewlett-Packard VARs have had their knickers in a twist since the unceremonious departure of HP CEO Mark Hurd in August and the subsequent hiring of Leo Apotheker as CEO a few months later.


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