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Barbara Darrow


November 2, 2010  2:00 PM

Still hungry, Oracle buys ATG



Posted by: badarrow
ATG, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Thomas Kurian

Oracle is buying ATG, a maker of e-commerce software, for about $1 billion in cash or $6.00 per share. Continued...

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November 1, 2010  5:02 PM

SAP, scared of Oracle, makes goo-goo eyes at HP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle, SAP

The strange interpretive dance by Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and SAP has put everyone's spidey sense in overdrive. Court proceedings on


October 29, 2010  2:17 PM

Microsoft makes Azure more palatable



Posted by: badarrow
Amazon Web Services, Azure, Azure pricing, Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, IaaS, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, PaaS, PDC

  Microsoft execs, including server and tools chief Bob Muglia, have long maintained that the Azure price model was sound and clear as a bell. This despite developers and other would-be...


October 28, 2010  2:53 AM

Ellison reloads, fires again



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Oracle, Ray Lane, SAP

Another missive from Oracle, attributed to Larry Ellison. The Oracle vs. HP (and SAP) battle continues.  

 

“HP Chairman Ray Lane has taken the position that...


October 27, 2010  12:04 PM

Charles Phillips surfaces at Infor



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Charles Phillips, Infor, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle

That didn't take long. Charles Phillips is now CEO of Infor. The move comes less than two months since


October 27, 2010  11:39 AM

Ellison warns HP/Apotheker



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Oracle, Ray Lane, SAP

Here's one of the weirder statements (attributable to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison) to hit reporters' mailboxes in recent decades:

“A few weeks ago I accused HP’s new CEO, Leo Apotheker, of overseeing an industrial espionage scheme centering on the repeated theft of massive amounts...


October 26, 2010  3:28 AM

Ray Ozzie sums up Microsoft services effort



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Ray Ozzie, Windows Live

 Ray Ozzie's new "Dawn of a Day" blog entry takes stock of Microsoft's move into services and, not surpisingly, gives the company high marks for its Windows Live and other efforts. Ozzie,


October 22, 2010  3:18 PM

MSP label tainted, pipelines in flux and other VAR takeaways



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

The "managed service provider" moniker that used to be golden has actually become a deterrent to business, according to the SearchITChannel.com channel advisory board. "We dropped the MSP label--it turned into a dirty word," said board member Kevin McDonald, vice president of


October 22, 2010  1:30 AM

Ballmer announces two candidates for Ozzie position



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

  The names will surprise you. Or maybe not.   [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/HJajOG9dL2s" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


October 20, 2010  11:46 PM

Microsoft Live Meeting outage–that’s gotta hurt



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, BPOS, Google, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft Live Meeting, Microsoft Office 365, outage

Microsoft Live Meeting went bust today. I know this because a partner event was cancelled this morning because of technical difficulties. Continued...

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