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September 16, 2008  4:22 PM

Cisco to Wall Street: ‘We feel your pain’



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

Cisco CEO John Chambers kicked off his keynote address at the company’s Financial Analyst Conference with an unusual message: “Ask not what Wall Street can do for Cisco, but what Cisco can do for Wall Street.” Chambers offered condolence to financial analysts reeling from plunging markets...

September 15, 2008  9:00 PM

With EDS in the family, HP slashes jobs; looks to large enterprise domination



Posted by: rivkalittle
Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Information technology services, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Hewlett-Packard (HP) said Monday that it will reduce its workforce by 7.5 -- or nearly 25,000 jobs -- as it restructures to work Electronic Data Systems (EDS) into the fold. The $13.9 billion acquisition...

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September 9, 2008  7:29 AM

Dell gets it right



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Dell, Direct reseller channel conflict, Servers and desktop hardware

After slamming Dell last week for ignoring partners in its news announcements, it's only fair to point this out: Dell gives its channel partners prominent mention in today's press...


September 5, 2008  3:24 PM

Microsoft’s virtualization party



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Server virtualization, Sun, Vendor partner business issues, Virtualization, VMware

Microsoft wants customers and partners to know that it's really, really REALLY ready to virtualize. So it's hosting its "Get Virtual Now" event Monday.

It's invited a few dozen of its...


September 4, 2008  4:09 PM

Will IBM acquire Nortel?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

In case the speculation of a Microsoft-Nortel acquisition wasn’t enough to keep partners talking, now there are rumors that IBM could snap up the networking company, according to Mark Evans at the


September 3, 2008  5:45 PM

Cisco’s elusive acquisition strategy



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News

These days, Cisco’s name in the news is generally accompanied by major acquisition speculation (read EMC or VMware). But anyone looking for something more concrete may have an easier time finding affordable gas. Wednesday morning Cisco senior vice president and corporate controller Jonathan...


August 25, 2008  1:27 PM

CompTIA security-certified professionals now top 50,000



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, Network and application security, VAR training, certification

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) says it has certified more than 50,000 IT professionals with its vendor-neutral CompTIA Security+ designation. How many individual vendors can say the same thing?  


August 18, 2008  9:16 PM

Tandberg receives takeover bid, but is another major prospect lurking?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development

Last week videoconferencing company Tandberg confirmed that it had received a takeover bid by an unnamed private equity firm. Since then rumors have been flying that...


August 15, 2008  11:47 AM

Cisco-Linksys SMB combo not so pretty for partners yet



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel, Channel partner programs, Cisco, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, Reseller channel business development, SMB, Vendor partner business issues

Wow, poop rolls downhill really quickly at Cisco. It’s just been a few days since the company officially announced it would fold its Linksys small business staff and channel into the Cisco small and...

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August 15, 2008  10:04 AM

Domino is dead



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IBM, Microsoft, News, Reseller blogs, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

So, once again, Domino is dead. That's the gist of Ron Herardian's article in -- get this -- Dominopower.com. This may be trolling but there's a lot of truth in what Herardian, a longtime contact and a...


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