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December 31, 2008  10:36 AM

Dell’s New Year’s Eve surprise



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Direct reseller channel conflict, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Servers and desktop hardware, SMB, Vendor partner business issues

Dell Inc. launched a major reorg on December 31. The move "globalizes" operations around three major customer segments -- large enterprise, public sector,...

November 26, 2008  12:44 PM

CDW sees growth in government market



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Hewlett-Packard, Servers and desktop hardware

Earlier this week I got to talk with Casey Jones, a field sales executive for CDW Government, about the channel opportunities in the government market -- expected to be one of the hottest verticals in...


November 21, 2008  2:44 PM

EPEAT makes it easier for resellers to be green



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Reseller channel business development, Servers and desktop hardware, SMB, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues

Anyone who has any interest in representing green technology is familiar with the EPEAT rating system (EPEAT stands for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool). At least I hope you are, since the government uses this information to guide procurement...


November 18, 2008  11:37 AM

Vista-capable suit highlights PC power rifts



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microprocessors, Microsoft, Servers and desktop hardware, Vendor partner business issues

The class action suit filed over Microsoft's discredited "Vista Capable" hardware claims has brought to light quite the sordid saga. Continued »


September 9, 2008  7:29 AM

Dell gets it right



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Dell, Direct reseller channel conflict, Servers and desktop hardware

After slamming Dell last week for ignoring partners in its news announcements, it's only fair to point this out: Dell gives its channel partners prominent mention in today's press...


July 28, 2008  1:16 PM

Is Sun in play?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, News, Servers and desktop hardware, Sun

Gabriel Consulting Group posted an interesting item about Sun Microsystems' future. It speculates that the beleaguered tech...


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 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...


May 6, 2008  12:01 PM

Microsoft’s branding ’sucks,’ partner says



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Reseller blogs, Servers and desktop hardware

Here on Channel Marker, we love taking vendors to task for their mumbo-jumbo technobabble. You know, announcements like, "This new suite of solutions will provide a platform for customers to leverage their CRM, ERP, SOA and BPM in the cloud, exponentially increasing their workflow and...


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