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December 2, 2009  10:23 PM

Surprise! Cisco UCS hits bigger in smaller companies



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, enterprise, HP, IT channel products and services, midmarket, UCS, Unified Computing System

CIsco may have pitched its Unified Computing System (UCS) to the biggest of enterprises but smaller companies--typically mid-market players just dipping their toes into server virtualization...

November 11, 2009  9:58 PM

HP to buy 3Com: Make it stop!



Posted by: badarrow
3Com, Barbara Darrow, Brocade, Cisco, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Juniper, Oracle

Dear lord. Hewlett-Packard says it's buying 3Com for $2.7 billion. The rationale is that 3Com's networking hardware would augment the HP ProCurve lineup.  Really? Isn't there considerable overlap?  HP must be really, really serious about beating Cisco. Marius Haas, senior VP of HP...


November 4, 2009  9:42 PM

With Cisco-EMC pairing, what’s up with VMware?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, data center, EMC, HP, IT channel products and technologies, VMware

The HP vs. Cisco/EMC/VMware hype fight this week re-emphasized that Cisco and EMC (and its subsidiary VMware) are joined at the hip in their aggressive grab for data center share.  Recurring...


November 3, 2009  5:22 PM

Vblock done, Cisco to launch new unified collaboration attack



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, converged infrastructure, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, unified collaboration, Unified communications

Cisco and its best friends forever EMC and VMware finally came clean about their Vblock plans on Tuesday. Now watch for Cisco next week to shift gears--a tad--and unveil a slew of unified collaboration gear from...


October 13, 2009  4:01 PM

HP to add storage to converged server/switch



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, converged hardware, Dave Donatelli, EMC, HP, IT channel products and technologies

Inquiring minds really want to know when HP will add storage to its converged hardware offering. The answer appears to be as soon after Jan. 2, 2010 as possible.


July 22, 2009  1:49 PM

Top five channel hot spots



Posted by: badarrow
atom-based servers, Barbara Darrow, Cisco, cloud computing, IT channel products and technologies, Twitter, Windows 7

There's nothing like a channel advisory board call to recharge the batteries. Here are the top five takeaways from SearchITChannel.com's quarterly call earlier this week: First: It's probably a no-brainer, but solution providers expect a big hardware refresh to accompany the Windows 7...


July 3, 2009  5:15 PM

Cisco, in sales revamp, to form new Strategic Partner Org



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

Cisco is forming a new Strategic Partner Organization to manage accounts from both its worldwide channels and strategic alliances groups. The new group will report to Keith Goodwin, Cisco's senior vice president of worldwide channels, according to a Cisco memo sent to staff late this week.


June 4, 2009  11:09 PM

Should be interesting to see if Cisco customers upgrade en masse over next 12 months



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channels, Cisco, installed base, Keith Goodwin

Wasn't able to make the Cisco Partner Summit this week in Boston, although I have been following updates along the way on their Channels Blog and also internally within the Partner Central site. Disclosure: I do some communications consulting for the Cisco worldwide partners organization, so I have...


April 6, 2009  1:14 AM

Conglomeration conga



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, M&A, Oracle, Sun, Virtual Iron

 

Whether Sun and IBM ever actually do tie the knot, the M&A craziness will continue....


January 15, 2009  9:22 AM

Nortel’s choice



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, News, Reseller channel business development, Tech Blogs, Vendor partner business issues

Once the dust from Nortel’s bankruptcy filing settles, the company is going to face some tough decisions: What excess will it shed and which customer base will it cater to? Continued...

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