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October 1, 2008  7:49 PM

HP ProCurve-Colubris acquisition closes; channels unify



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Hewlett-Packard, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News, Reseller blogs, Rivka Little, Wireless networking

HP’s acquisition of Colubris Networks was finalized Wednesday, and the basics of how the products and channels will be integrated are beginning to firm up. HP will integrate Colubris’ product...

September 25, 2008  10:45 PM

Oracle takes on storage partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Networking technology, Oracle

Forrester Research's Andrew Reichman has a good take on Larry Ellison's latest competitive foray. During his Oracle OpenWorld Keynote, Ellison did, in fact, position the HP Oracle Database Machine (or Exadata) as...


September 25, 2008  7:51 AM

Oracle throws hardware at disk bandwidth problem



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Hewlett-Packard, Leading technology vendors, News, Oracle, Sun

Oracle, the biggest enterprise software company in the universe, is putting hardware to work to eliminate disk bandwidth problems. The database giant has pressed Hewlett-Packard, apparently now its number one hardware ally, into service building the high-end box. Yes:


September 15, 2008  9:00 PM

With EDS in the family, HP slashes jobs; looks to large enterprise domination



Posted by: rivkalittle
Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Information technology services, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Hewlett-Packard (HP) said Monday that it will reduce its workforce by 7.5 -- or nearly 25,000 jobs -- as it restructures to work Electronic Data Systems (EDS) into the fold. The $13.9 billion acquisition...

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September 15, 2008  11:57 AM

Big-name vendors join VMware affiliate program



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, News, Reseller channel business development, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- VMware announced nine new members of its Alliance Affiliate Initiative this morning during Partner Day, the kickoff to VMworld 2008. The Alliance Affiliate Initiative gives VMware partners extra margins for selling other vendors' products along with VMware products. The nine new...


September 8, 2008  2:16 PM

Will Juniper acquire its way into WLAN?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News, Wireless networking

The Financial Times (FT) website reported rumors today that Juniper Networks is interested in acquiring either Meru Networks or Aruba Networks --...


September 5, 2008  3:24 PM

Microsoft’s virtualization party



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Server virtualization, Sun, Vendor partner business issues, Virtualization, VMware

Microsoft wants customers and partners to know that it's really, really REALLY ready to virtualize. So it's hosting its "Get Virtual Now" event Monday.

It's invited a few dozen of its...


September 2, 2008  8:04 PM

Microsoft straddles political fence



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Information technology services, Microsoft, News, Oracle

Microsoft is making a bi-partisan effort to glom onto the political convention season.


August 20, 2008  4:35 PM

HP strips partners of their “metals,” revamps partner designations



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Hewlett-Packard, News, Reseller channel business development, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues

So, the word is out: Hewlett-Packard is collapsing its PartnerOne program for resellers, VARs and other IT solution providers, stripping it of all those precious metals designations and creating, instead, new labels that it thinks will mean something more to potential customers.


August 18, 2008  9:16 PM

Tandberg receives takeover bid, but is another major prospect lurking?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development

Last week videoconferencing company Tandberg confirmed that it had received a takeover bid by an unnamed private equity firm. Since then rumors have been flying that...


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