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December 23, 2008  10:56 PM

Nortel for sale … maybe



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, News, Rivka Little

Nortel is mulling over bids worth nearly $1 billion for its Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) unit. Nortel placed the MEN unit -- one of the healthiest divisions in the company -- on the block in September to slash costs and earn some cash, but now the company is

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December 23, 2008  12:49 PM

Whose cloud is it anyway?



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, IBM, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

Raise your hand if you've heard enough about the proverbial cloud yet. Understood. The hypefest has been enormous. And the payoff? Not there yet. Continued »


December 17, 2008  1:55 PM

Another trade show bites the dust



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Colin Steele, Linux, News, Novell

Novell has canceled BrainShare 2009, its long-running customer and partner conference. BrainShare 2009 was scheduled for March in Salt Lake City. John Dragoon, Novell's senior vice president and chief marketing officer, said the...


December 9, 2008  10:10 AM

Strange bedfellows: John Chambers and Barack Obama



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, Rivka Little

It’s a funny thing Cisco CEO John Chambers was such a strong John McCain supporter since it’s actually president elect Barack Obama’s administration that is likely to boost the company’s shares and stabilize...


December 8, 2008  2:57 PM

Will Cisco sit out an appeal in the Infra-Comm case?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, Rivka Little, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues

Cisco Systems hasn’t yet filed for an appeal in the Infra-Comm case and it only has about six weeks left to do so. Continued »


December 5, 2008  3:05 PM

Is there anyone not trying to steal Nortel partners?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, Networking technology, News, Rivka Little

Seems Juniper Networks is not the only buzzard swooping over the potential ruins of Nortel to snatch its channel partners. John Wrona, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Nortel partner Ronco Communications, said he’s been hit up...


November 25, 2008  5:32 PM

Cisco imposes week-long US and Canada operations shutdown to slash spending



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Rivka Little

When Cisco CEO John Chambers says he plans to slash spending, he means it. Cisco has implemented a mandatory shutdown of U.S. and Canadian operations between December 29 and January 2. During his fiscal year ’09 Q1 report, Chambers...


November 24, 2008  10:13 AM

CDW awards partners of the year



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Colin Steele, News, Supplier relationship management

CDW has named five companies its 2008 Partner of the Year award winners. They are:

  • Cisco Systems (networking)
  • Ingram Micro (distribution)
  • Lefthand Networks (storage)
  • Tripp Lite (power protection and distribution)
  • Wasp Barcode (data capturing and...


November 18, 2008  9:38 PM

Cisco VARs consolidate: INX acquires NetTeks



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Reseller channel business development, Rivka Little, Vendor partner business issues, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

INX Inc. snapped up Cisco VAR NetTeks Technology Consultants this week, continuing a trend in VAR consolidation. The acquisition...


November 11, 2008  8:11 PM

Nortel in too deep; analysts say sale coming



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Rivka Little

Nortel is in bigger trouble than some even suspected. Monday the company reported a $3.41 billion loss in the third quarter and announced it would slash 1,300 jobs. Most stunning about the announcement was that the first four employees to go were senior executives. Their departure is part of a...


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