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January 10, 2011  5:52 PM

Muglia to leave Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, cloud computing, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Server & Tools, Steve Ballmer

Bob Muglia, the Microsoft exec who helped build Microsoft's Server & Tools business into a strong competitor in databases and server OSes and most recently took command of the cloud computing effort, will leave the company this summer.   CEO Steve Ballmer informed employees of this...

December 14, 2010  7:33 PM

Introducing The VCE Company



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, EMC, IT channel products and technologies, the VCE Company, VCE Coalition, VMware

So, today the VCE coalition became the VCE Company. Or at least that's the second-hand reports coming out of a series of conference calls hosted Tuesday by VCE, the consortium formed last year...


December 9, 2010  4:27 PM

Channel issues block Vblock sales



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, EMC, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Vblock, VCE Coalition, VMware

  Data center VARs really want the VCE Coalition to get its sales act together soon and some hope for news along those lines Dec. 14 when coalition execs will talk about what's going on with the VCE Partner Program, go-to-market plans and training.  

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November 24, 2010  2:56 PM

Court: SAP owes Oracle $1.3B



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

The verdict is in and SAP owes Oracle $1.3 billion for copyright infringement. Oracle had sought up to $3 billion while SAP, which admitted wrongdoing, said the true damages amount should lie between $28 million and $41 million.


November 18, 2010  3:55 AM

Apple shops cry foul as Steve Jobs Xs out XServer



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, iPad, iPhone, IT channel products and technologies, Xserve

Ironic. Even as Apple brings on integrator heavyweights to push its technology into more business accounts,


November 16, 2010  12:58 PM

EMC to buy Isilon: Another storage maker bites the dust



Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Isilon, IT channel products and technologies, Storage

The big get bigger as storage kingpin EMC agreed to buy Isilon for about $2.25 billion (or $33.85 per share)  in cash. The news was announced early Tuesday. Isilon specializes in what it calls scale-out network attached...


November 11, 2010  1:18 PM

What’s up with Novell?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Novell, VMware

Things at Novell have been quiet lately. Maybe too quiet. There's an all-hands meeting there this morning and insider talk once again swirls about a possible sale. Whether that would be to private equity investors--who would take the company private--or to another vendor--


November 10, 2010  10:14 PM

Where in the world is Leo Apotheker?



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

Well, we know where the HP CEO ain't!  He ain't in the Oakland courtroom where Oracle CEO Larry Ellison would love to see him. He's not at Hewlett-Packard HQ, where Oracle's tried to...


November 10, 2010  2:54 PM

Nexsan draws VARs with solid Assureon line, programs



Posted by: badarrow
Assureon, Barbara Darrow, data archiving, EMC, IT channel products and technologies, Nexsan, Storage, Sun storage

Every once in awhile you talk to a VAR who's really excited about a vendor, its products and its partner program. I know, shocker, right!? Lately Nexsan's hit the radar screen in this respect.  Nexsan is seeing phenomenal success recruiting new VARs...


November 9, 2010  9:39 PM

Survey: Time to get with energy-reduction program



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CDW, consolidation, data center, energy efficiency, Green IT, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, survey

Hey all you naysayers who have scoffed at my green IT coverage over the past three years and suggested that I was somehow off my rocker, try on this research. CDW has released its 2010 Energy Efficient IT report, and it suggested that fully...


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