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November 12, 2009  6:26 AM

Study analyzes TCO metrics for cloud vs. on-premise solutions

Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing, IT buyer market research, IT products and channel, TCO, total cost of ownership

I've heard anecdotally that the biggest difference between the cloud computing craze and other hype cycles that came before it is that in the case of cloud technologies, real customers are asking real questions. Not so for other emerging technology areas, when solution providers had to foist their...

July 30, 2009  5:31 PM

Still waiting for the Microsoft vision

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, cloud computing, Google, IT Channel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Ray Ozzie

A former colleague, who has worked the tech beat for more than 20 years, had some interesting thoughts the other night on the new-look Microsoft under chief software architect Ray Ozzie. His rant...

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'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...

April 15, 2009  9:38 PM

McKinsey report brings cloud concept down to earth

Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing, data center

The goodly researchers at McKinsey & Co. have released an analysis of the business benefits of cloud computing and have found the concept wanting for larger companies. Its findings, in a report called "Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing," were presented at the Uptime Institute's Lean, Clean...

February 18, 2009  6:56 PM

Sorting out Microsoft Online Services licensing

Posted by: Bcournoyer
cloud computing, Microsoft, Microsoft partners

Microsoft spent the better part of last year pushing its Microsoft Online Services to partners, who worried about

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