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September 30, 2010  5:39 PM

HP PartnerOne adds more products to deal reg, tries to ease channel conflict



Posted by: badarrow
3Com, Barbara Darrow, CDW, converged infrastructure, deal registration, Hewlett-Packard, HP, ISS servers, IT channel products and technologies, IT channel technology and services, PartnerOne, TippingPoint

Hewlett-Packard continues to finetune its PartnerOne program, putting more of its acquired products under deal registration for its channel partners. Starting November 1, more of the company's ISS...

September 29, 2010  6:10 PM

Oracle sets sights on chips



Posted by: badarrow
AMD, Barbara Darrow, chips, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microprocessors, Oracle, SPARC, Sun Microsystems

So, Oracle's in the market for chip companies. And AMD quickly leapt to the top of the list of prospective targets.


September 24, 2010  3:22 PM

Hottest topics out of Oracle OpenWorld



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exalogic, IT channel products and technologies, Java, JavaOne, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld 2010, Safra Catz, Sun, Sun Microsystems

There was a lot to ponder at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 aside from the obvious news items: A new Exalogic super-duper Web server that is also--depending on your point of view--a cloud in a box or the return of a DEC VAX. Also Fusion Apps which, pardon the skepticism, have been on their way now for a...


September 22, 2010  4:54 AM

Oracle and Amazon team up for their own reasons



Posted by: badarrow
Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff, Oracle, Salesforce.com

Oracle needs to prove it "gets" the cloud. Amazon needs to show that its Web services are ready for the enterprise. Hence the deal under which Amazon will cordon off part of its vaunted cloud...

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September 21, 2010  3:15 PM

Top channel takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2010



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exadata, Fusion Apps, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld 2010, Oracle VARs, Sun VARs

SAN FRANCISCO--Oracle's really packing in the news at Oracle OpenWorld thus far. New Fusion Apps due out early next year. A


September 20, 2010  11:31 PM

Hurd, HP settle



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld 2010

They may not actually have kissed and made up, but Hewlett-Packard and its former CEO settled a lawsuit Monday. HP sued Mark Hurd after he accepted the co-presidency of Oracle Corp. just weeks after being ousted from HP.


September 20, 2010  6:00 AM

Oracle Exalogic unveiled (kinda)



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exadata, Exalogic, IT channel products and technologies, John Fowler, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO--As expected, new Oracle hardware -- the Exalogic elastic cloud -- got the spotlight at Oracle OpenWorld 2010.

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September 20, 2010  12:29 AM

Exadata/Exalogic front-and-center at Oracle OpenWorld



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exadata, Exalogic, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle OpenWorld 2010

SAN FRANCISCO--The Moscone Center North hall --which funnels the thousands of Oracle OpenWorld attendees into the keynotes was festooned with Exadata machines, knights-in-armor and a huge poster touting Exadata and Exalogic.  The latter--perhaps a business intelligence appliance?--is probably the...


September 19, 2010  5:56 PM

Ellison: Integration is big, services not so much



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, IT Services, Larry Ellison, Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO--As the masses gather for Oracle OpenWorld here it'll be interesting to see how much of the big show will highlight more integrated systems, more Exadatas, perhaps the "VM Machine." More ZFS appliances. You know, the "Software. Hardware. Complete" vision of Larry Ellison's...


September 16, 2010  10:51 PM

Oracle earnings call: Top takeaways



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle earnings, Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle OpenWorld 2010

Oracle’s earnings calls are great entertainment. Aside from the usual boasts about profitability there are valuable asides, like Larry Ellison’s impromptu recommendation of Hasso Plattner’s new movie in which Hasso interviews Hasso. Hasso Plattner is co-founder of Oracle competitor SAP...


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