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July 30, 2008  5:26 PM

Zimbra wants to out-Outlook Outlook



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

 You have to hand it to Zimbra.The company, now part of Yahoo and seemingly unfazed by all that entails, is nothing if not aggressive. With Zimbra Desktopit's now taking on the grand poobah of e-mail...

July 30, 2008  11:34 AM

SAP CEO: Partners key to recruiting skilled workers



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, SAP, VAR training, certification

SAP wants to see at least 30,000 new SAP consultants enter the market in the near future. And partners will be the driving force behind that growth. That's the word from Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP Americas and Asia Pacific. My colleague Courtney Bjorlin, news editor for SearchSAP.com, just posted...


July 29, 2008  7:43 PM

Former VAR exec to lead Juniper U.S. sales



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel

Juniper Networks fished an executive out of its own sea of channel partners this week, hiring Philip O’Reilly, former CEO of Solunet, as the new senior vice president of U.S. enterprise sales. O’Reilly will replace Hayley Tabor, who left the position earlier this year. Working with Juniper’s...


July 29, 2008  11:51 AM

If Vista’s so great, maybe Microsoft should pay for it



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

There's no better way to spend a hot afternoon than in an air-conditioned  gym zoning out in front of ESPN's afternoon lineup. (Minus Jim Rome, whose appeal remains a mystery.) Anyway, the various Around the Horn and PTI guys were in fine fettle the other day, yelling about how Goodyear should...


July 28, 2008  11:16 PM

Juniper gets KJ at a hefty price



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel

Juniper Networks may have a cozy relationship with newly hired CEO Kevin Johnson, but it didn’t come cheap. Juniper agreed to pay Johnson $5 million for signing on, Jason Davis reported in his...


July 28, 2008  1:16 PM

Is Sun in play?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, News, Servers and desktop hardware, Sun

Gabriel Consulting Group posted an interesting item about Sun Microsystems' future. It speculates that the beleaguered tech...


July 28, 2008  8:52 AM

An easier way to produce quotes on Dell systems



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Reseller channel business development, Supplier relationship management, Vendor partner business issues

If you’re building out a Dell solutions practice, there’s a new third-party tool available from Aspire Technologies that’s supposed to help solution providers more quickly create sales quotes that include Dell products. Aspire, which is...


July 25, 2008  11:53 AM

Citrix dumps other distributors for exclusive Ingram Micro deal



Posted by: badarrow
Channel partner programs, IT channel products and technologies, Server virtualization, Virtualization

By Colin Steele, News Writer Citrix likes Ingram Micro so much, it's going to stop seeing other distributors. Citrix is going exclusive with Ingram Micro and expanding their distribution deal to include more rewards and resources for channel partners. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based virtualization...


July 21, 2008  10:28 PM

Brocade-Foundry acquisition takes aim at Cisco, could be good for both channels



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel

Brocade will pay nearly $3 billion for Foundry Networks in a move to take on Cisco Systems Inc. in the data center and beyond, the companies announced Monday. Foundry has a heavy and well-respected arsenal of enterprise networking infrastructure, including routers, switches and more. Brocade said...


July 21, 2008  8:54 PM

EDS shareholders move to block HP acquisition



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Hewlett-Packard, Information technology services, News, Systems and systems management

Electronic Data Systems (EDS) shareholders will take to a Texas district court Thursday to seek an order to postpone a July 31 shareholders meeting in which they are meant to vote on the Hewlett-Packard (HP) acquisition. Shareholders say the current acquisition agreement stalls the price of EDS...


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