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July 1, 2009  4:50 PM

Ingram Micro gets first dibs on IBM Smart Cube



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IBM, Intuit, IT channel products and technologies, Smart Cube, SMB

Ingram Micro can now sell IBM's Smart Cubes, making it the first broadline distributor to lay claim to these appliance-like devices for SMBs.

June 26, 2009  5:28 AM

Windows 7 pricing news



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Vista, Win 7, Windows 7

Windows 7 pricing was posted on the Windows Team Blog Thursday. Estimated retail price (ERP) on upgrades is $119.99 for Win 7 Home...


June 24, 2009  3:48 PM

Microsoft honors partners



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

Drum roll please: Microsoft's partner of the year winners and finalists were announced earlier today. The company said the winners were culled from over 2,000 entries and will be honored at...


June 24, 2009  10:54 AM

1nService bucks economy, adds five new members



Posted by: Heather Clancy
1NService, Channel

It's refreshing to hear about a growth story when other economic statistics beg us to be depressed. So, here's one for you: the 1nService organization, which is a group of regional integrators and VARs who act both individually in their...


June 23, 2009  2:02 PM

Renamed Groove to go into SharePoint Pro Plus license



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, SharePoint, SharePoint 2010, Tom Rizzo

With the Sharepoint 2010 release, Microsoft will take the Groove client, newly renamed...


June 20, 2009  3:45 PM

Report: Jobs had liver transplant



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

Last night, The Wall Street Journal reported that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant two months ago in Tennessee. What's interesting in this report, beyond the obvious new information, is what's...


June 18, 2009  2:26 PM

Microsoft muddles Windows 7 licensing, downgrades



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 downgrade rights

Windows 7 isn't out yet but nearly everyone is perplexed by Microsoft's licensing and downgrade rights for the operating system. Continued »


June 15, 2009  4:38 PM

Sneak peek at Dell Android phone?



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

Want a blurry peek at Dell's long-rumored cell phone? Here it is courtesy of PDAfans via Engadget. This picture must have been taken with the Barbara-Walters-soft-focus cam. But hey, it's...


June 10, 2009  9:55 PM

IBM to business partners: Why don’t you mingle a little?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
business partner, Channel, communities, IBM, PartnerWorld, Social networks

As if Facebook or LinkedIn or Plaxo or any of the other places where I've been personally congregating with VARs and IT solution providers for months weren't enough, some of the biggest high-tech vendors in the channel are jumping with both feet into the world of social networks. The latest to...


June 10, 2009  4:23 PM

On your mark, get set … Oracle sales kickoff starts July 6



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

Turns out Oracle's annual sales kickoff is on for July 6, not June, as previously reported. (By me. Gulp. Sorry.) This year's theme: "Power through."


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