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December 14, 2012  6:38 PM

Small businesses down on capital expenses. Another case for cloud services?

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, cloud computing services, IT channel products and technologies, IT spending

It seems to me that many small-business owners are perpetually pessimistic right now, so I tend not to report on many of the surveys sent my way about their spending and hiring plans. Still, I think technology solution providers should peek at a new Gallup poll about small-business capital...

October 12, 2011  2:21 PM

Open source Nginx to offer commercial product in Q3 2012

Posted by: Leah Rosin
Apache web server, cloud computing, Microsoft web server, Nginx, Open-source, web server

Yet another open source project is going commercial -- Nginx, the little Web server that could, seems to be picking up steam in the enterprise IT community.


January 4, 2010  5:45 PM

Good riddance to a bad decade

Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, dotcom bust, Google, HP, IBM, iPhone, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Open-source, Vista, y2k bug

Face it, the first decade of the 21st century was a bummer. As it closes, it's time for the obligatory look at the major IT stories of the aughts. Based on a completely unscientific survey  of VARs and colleagues, here are the biggest stories of the that painful decade. 1: The fizz (and...

April 6, 2009  5:58 PM

Open source meets economic stimulus

Posted by: NicoleH
economic stimulus, Nicole Harding, Open-source, Red Hat

We’ve all heard about the nightmare mishaps in hospital surgeries -- doctors look at the wrong charts and you come out of what was supposed to be routine surgery with missing limbs. What would happen if you presented them with a complex electronic system of health records?

March 25, 2009  8:33 PM

McNealy on IBM rumors

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Open-source, Scott McNealy, Sun

What is Scott McNealy's take on the much-reported IBM/Sun combo under discussion? According to Alex Barrett, pretty much what you'd expect.  As in:

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January 29, 2009  5:50 AM

Websense gives partners more reasons to say “yes” to its program

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, Network and application security, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues

One of the philosophies that I really appreciated out of former Intel Chairman and CEO Andrew Grove when he was still active was his staunch belief that investments in the future should not be sacrificed for the short-term good of a company's stock price. This is not something that many high-tech...

January 15, 2009  1:18 PM

Storage virtualization is hot. Ingram snags DataCore, too

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Data storage management, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies

Server virtualization is soooo last year. Continued »

January 13, 2009  2:03 PM

Who needs IBM? Synnex gets nod for new Fujitsu enterprise storage

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Data storage management, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues

After being dissed by IBM last fall, which took away its System x distie business, Synnex got a boost this week for its midrange and enterprise storage practice when Fujitsu Computer Systems tapped it to handle several new products typically reserved for closed-distribution model industrial...

January 13, 2009  1:41 PM

Google reseller program on the way?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Colin Steele, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Google, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

A Google reseller program seems to be in the works, according to this video posted Friday on YouTube. The 14-second video features Dave Girouard,...

January 7, 2009  9:57 AM

Tech Data extends data center virtualization play

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Data storage management, Enterprise applications, Heather Clancy, Virtualization

Hmmmm. First, virtualization management software, now a play in storage virtualization. Distributor Tech Data has signed up DataCore Software, which...

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