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December 16, 2011  9:00 PM

Cisco managed service supports small-business VARs



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cisco, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Managed Service, Network Management

Cisco has created a managed service for its channel partners focused on small-business accounts. The service, called OnPlus, provides technology solution providers with an appliance and cloud-delivered managed service toolset...

July 13, 2011  5:33 PM

Microsoft WPC confidential



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bing, Cisco, Google, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer, Steven Sinofsky

LOS ANGELES--Here are some threads floating around Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference that you won't see hear in any keynote. 1: If Steve Ballmer's out, who's in? Don't get me wrong. This partner crowd is not Wall Street -- there are no torches and pitchforks. But they...


July 11, 2011  10:19 PM

Power to converge: IT networks + building networks



Posted by: Heather Clancy
APC, building networks, Cisco, Cisco Live, Convergence, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, network integrators, networks, Schneider Electric

I'm in the process of wrapping up a story for SearchITChannel.com about the burgeoning market for solutions and services in data center infrastructure management, or as some are starting to call it, DCIM. (Yay, another acronym!) Look for that...


June 20, 2011  8:30 PM

The cloud vs. converged hardware



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, cloud computing, converged hardware, Exalogic, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff, Oracle, Salesforce.com

As Oracle, Cisco  and Hewlett-Packard try to convince the world that every data center needs Oracle or Cisco or HP's own unique brand of converged hardware--that mythical IT beast that somehow combines the best of every breed plus absolute adherence to industry standards--there seems to be a...


May 31, 2011  7:17 PM

VCE boosts distribution



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, EMC, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, the VCE Company, Vblock, VMware

Our good buddies at The Virtual Computing Environment Co., last week added four distributors -- Arrow, Avnet, Ingram Micro and Magirus--to its channel roster. that means a VCE VAR selling Vblocks can source all the...


May 26, 2011  3:28 PM

Tech CEOs on the hot seat



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, John Chambers, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

There are some prominent executive fannies on some very hot seats right now. And calls for change at the top of high-tech giants are getting hard to ignore. So ... which high-tech CEO should go first? A table full of VARs discussed this topic at a recent conference and the very non-scientific...


May 9, 2011  8:58 PM

What’s up with Cisco?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Cisco Systems, Flip, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, John Chambers

VARs want to know what's up with Cisco Systems. Cisco's decision to axe its Flip digital video camera business two years after spending $600 million on it strikes many VARs, including those on...


March 28, 2011  4:09 AM

HP partner wish list



Posted by: badarrow
APC, Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, HP, HP Americas Partner Conference, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Oracle

LAS VEGAS--As the Hewlett-Packard Americas Partner Conference convenes here Monday,  HP VARs and integrators have a lot of questions for the new management. Here, based on a totally unscientific survey, is what they want to hear from HP. 1: What's the HP cloud plan? Be...


January 20, 2011  9:35 PM

At last: The VCE Company is official



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, channel conflict, Cisco, EMC, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, the VCE Company, VCE Coalition, VMware

Lookie here, the VCE Company is finally official after an extremely long birthing process reported here. And


December 14, 2010  7:33 PM

Introducing The VCE Company



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, EMC, IT channel products and technologies, the VCE Company, VCE Coalition, VMware

So, today the VCE coalition became the VCE Company. Or at least that's the second-hand reports coming out of a series of conference calls hosted Tuesday by VCE, the consortium formed last year...


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