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July 21, 2008  2:10 PM

Thoughts on Microsoft WPC (plus seven)



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Vendor partner business issues

It's been a week since Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, and sometimes a couple days of beaching it (along with a little adult beveraging), puts stuff into perspective. Here's what percolated to...

July 20, 2008  3:51 PM

Is Fibre Channel over Ethernet really ready for primetime?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Data storage management, EMC, Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Servers and desktop hardware, Sun

Ask Cisco executives about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) deployment in data center and storage networks and they’ll tell you it’s a no-brainer. The technology will be ready for volume deployment by next year or 2010, and the channel should gear up and start training now.


July 17, 2008  6:19 PM

HP’s mini-data center in a box: No partner play yet



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Software as a service (SaaS), Sun

HP has introduced a data center in a box. Or a pod. Well actually a shipping container.

The mini data center, called Performance Optimized Data Center or POD, is a 40-foot shipping container that houses more than 3,500 computer nodes, or 12,000 large-hard drives, and delivers the...


July 17, 2008  1:47 PM

Belden-Trapeze deal complete



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Wireless networking

Belden Cable announced this week that its $133 million acquisition of one of the largest privately owned Wireless LAN (WLAN) providers Trapeze Networks is complete. Published statements from Belden still don’t make clear how, or even if, Trapeze’s 200 partners will be worked into Belden’s...


July 14, 2008  4:14 PM

Quite a useful tool for short-circuiting information overload, if you’re willing to pay for it



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, Leading technology vendors, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management, Vendor partner business issues

I've been pretty vocal in the past about the need for an application or system that helps solution providers consolidate all the different information feeds they receive (or could receive) from their preferred vendor partners. Well, such an animal exists in the form of a SaaS application from


July 10, 2008  9:16 AM

Another Microsoft exec, another hosted ERP story



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

HOUSTON -- Microsoft executives aren't exactly toeing the company line when it comes to vendor-hosted ERP. In fact, the more people that talk, the more it's becoming evident that there may not even be a company line. Yesterday here at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, senior news editor...


July 9, 2008  10:36 PM

Microsoft roadmap tidbits from WPC



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Systems and systems management, Virtualization

Microsoft execs talked some roadmap stuff at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. SQL Server 2008 continues its dance with destiny. On Wednesday, Microsoft corporate vice president Bob Kelly, said the much-delayed database will be on the August price list. And, hr pointed out...


July 9, 2008  11:51 AM

Microsoft security partners get bonuses for selling identity products



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Microsoft, Network and application security, News, Systems and systems management

Lost among the hoopla over Microsoft's Vista and Software as a Service news yesterday were some...


July 8, 2008  12:44 PM

VMware CEO Diane Greene suddenly replaced



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel, Data storage management, EMC, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Virtualization

VMware CEO Diane Greene -- who is widely credited with driving server virtualization into the mainstream -- was suddenly replaced by Microsoft veteran Paul Maritz. Maritz had most recently been running the cloud computing division at VMware parent company EMC. The industry-shaking announcement...


July 8, 2008  11:22 AM

Microsoft Online Services by the numbers



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

HOUSTON -- Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft business division, spoke this morning about the partner compensation plan for Microsoft Online Services. We've already covered the news, but here...


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