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August 12, 2008  12:09 PM

‘BI’ Bill Baker exits Microsoft

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle

Here's a tidbit that broke last week while some were vacating: Bill Baker, a business intelligence and database guru at Microsoft, is leaving this month to become CTO of

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August 12, 2008  8:55 AM

Microsoft makes another terrible song

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Microsoft

Ever get the unstoppable urge to hear a piano ballad about Microsoft Exchange 2007? Me either. But that hasn't stopped Microsoft from recording one anyway. elton john

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August 12, 2008  5:50 AM

Research reveals what motivates buyers to embrace emerging technology

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Vendor partner business issues

I've spent most of my journalism career gawking over the new stuff, the products that could be best-described as NOT mainstream. Well, AMI Partners has just come out with some new research in conjunction with the

August 11, 2008  8:09 AM

Cisco’s next move: online collaboration?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Collaboration software, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

The most recent round of rumors about Cisco buying EMC came about because Cisco CEO John Chambers said his company needs to expand into new tech markets. Now the question is, what will those markets...

August 10, 2008  8:34 PM

Will telecom operators shake up competition in cloud computing?

Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Linux, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Oracle, SAP, Software as a service (SaaS), Systems and systems management

AT&T’s announcement last week that it has entered cloud computing is a sign that software as a service (SaaS) players will see heavy competition from a powerful source -- telecom network operators. In June, Verizon also announced a so-called on-demand computing program, and analysts say...

August 6, 2008  1:14 PM

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2008

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News, Systems and systems management

Five months after its official launch, SQL Server 2008 released to manufacturing today. Microsoft made the announcement this afternoon during a conference call with Ted Kummert, corporate...

August 4, 2008  10:46 PM

New leadership for Motorola’s handset division

Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Enterprise applications, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, Wireless networking

Motorola said Monday that it appointed former Qualcomm executive Sanjay Jha to head its struggling wireless handset...

July 31, 2008  2:59 PM

What are VARs’ biggest concerns?

Posted by: Bcournoyer

Learning about new technologies, winning new business and recruiting skilled professionals are some of the top challenges facing solution providers today. How do we know? Well, we asked you. We surveyed our readers, got the results back, and now we're doing something with them. We just launched...

July 31, 2008  2:53 PM

Maybe it’s time to call it something other than Web 2.0

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Collaboration software, Heather Clancy, Reseller blogs, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS)

For the past eight or so months, I've been writing a column called Web Sight (spelling intentional) for Entrepreneur magazine. (Here's a sample piece from the latest issue.) The focus has been on how so-called...

July 31, 2008  12:58 PM

Shareholders approve HP-EDS acquisition

Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, News

It looks like the odyssey leading to Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) acquisition of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) is finally over. This morning, EDS shareholders overwhelmingly approved the...

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