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June 8, 2009  10:46 PM

One step closer to Oracle Fusion?



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

Oracle promises to have news about its Fusion vision for a July 1 event starring Oracle prez Charles Phillips and senior veep Thomas Kurian. The event will feature some real middleware...

June 4, 2009  3:08 PM

Back to the future: Ellison eyes netbooks



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, Google, IT channel products and technologies, netbooks, Windows 7

I can't remember who said it but  around the time Oracle launched its big Sun Microsystems buyout plan, one industry pundit snarked that it was only a matter of time before Oracle CEO Larry Ellison would rechristen netbooks as NCs and declare victory. (If you kids don't know what an NC is, ask...


June 4, 2009  1:57 AM

Win 7 promised for October 22



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, TechEd 2009, Vista, Windows 7

Microsoft got specific about general availability for Windows 7. The software will be on PCs and store shelves October 22, Microsoft said Wednesday. According to the...


May 26, 2009  6:51 PM

OS choice for netbooks expands



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, Google, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Linux, netbook

First there was news that Hewlett-Packard, Dell and possibly other hardware makers would consider slapping Google Android on netbooks. Last week, Intel said it's jumping into the netbook OS market...


May 22, 2009  12:01 PM

Channel advocate looking for others to help preach the cause



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, social network

Pat Taylor, a former system builder who has been a member of Intel's Premier Partner Board of Advisors for years who also has been its president for three years, wants the channel to stand up for itself with vendors. Taylor has founded Atypical...

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May 17, 2009  4:18 PM

Top five lessons from TechEd



Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, TechEd 2009, Vista, Windows 7

The pallid economy took its toll on TechEd 2009 attendance. But there were still lessons to be learned or reinforced. My top five:  1: Microsoft burns with Silverlight fever. This is not a good thing. Microsoft, everyone knows you have Flash envy, but remember that many Web...


April 21, 2009  3:09 AM

Top five questions about Sun-Oracle



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Lotus, Oracle, Scott McNealy, Storage, Sun Microsystems

Here's a completely non-scientific list of my top five questions arising from Oracle's $7.4 billion buy out of Sun Microsystems. 5: How could it have been surprising that Oracle was the white...


April 7, 2009  6:23 PM

McAfee slaps brand on Secure Computing products



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, McAfee, Secure Computing, security software

McAfee is putting its mark on Secure Computing's products.  And by that I mean ALL over them. So, say goodbye to IronMail and hello to McAfee Email Gateway. So long Webwasher; hey to McAfee Web Gateway.


April 6, 2009  5:58 PM

Open source meets economic stimulus



Posted by: NicoleH
economic stimulus, Nicole Harding, Open-source, Red Hat

We’ve all heard about the nightmare mishaps in hospital surgeries -- doctors look at the wrong charts and you come out of what was supposed to be routine surgery with missing limbs. What would happen if you presented them with a complex electronic system of health records?


April 6, 2009  1:14 AM

Conglomeration conga



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, M&A, Oracle, Sun, Virtual Iron

 

Whether Sun and IBM ever actually do tie the knot, the M&A craziness will continue....


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