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June 6, 2008  10:55 PM

Atrion: Beyond the network, it’s all about applications

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, Reseller channel business development

What the heck does a network integrator intend to do with a interactive multimedia company? That was my first reaction when I heard the news that network integrator and managed service provider Atrion Networking (based in Warwick, R.I., and a company I know...

June 6, 2008  2:03 PM

MySQL road show stresses enterprise cred

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Enterprise applications, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, News, Open-source, Oracle, Sun

MySQL execs took to the road this week, talking up the database's increasing relevance to big businesses.

The message at a Boston event Tuesday night, was that Sun Microsystems' buyout of...

June 3, 2008  11:16 AM

Some takeaways from Bill Gates’ finale

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, IBM, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Bill Gates just finished what Microsoft has billed as his last public speech as a company full timer. Gates is stepping down from day-to-day involvement as of July 1. At TechEd 2008 part one (for developers) Gates hit on some familiar themes and presided over demos of

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June 2, 2008  9:49 AM

Dynamics AX 2009 debuts

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, SMB

Microsoft's new Dynamics AX 2009, now available, targets multinational companies. This release lets companies combine multiple time zones and currencies in a single ERP instance. -- something that should suit mid-sized and even large companies with sites in multiple countries, according to Kees...

May 27, 2008  2:55 PM

Google Web Toolkit grows up with Java 5 support

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Google, Microsoft

A new version of the Google Web Toolkit (Gwit to Google insiders), promises full support for the latest Java language as well as faster-running apps at the end of the process. GWT 1.5 will be formally introduced...

May 20, 2008  8:19 PM

Seized with doubt: CDW IT Monitor reflects buyer uncertainty

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Reseller channel business development, SMB

Has there ever been an economist willing to say we're in a recession while the recession is actually happening? My own personal barometer of the economy (my husband who is a contractor) continues to have a very bizarre spring. After months of denial and a sort of lag factor, it appears that IT...

May 20, 2008  7:56 AM

Microsoft partners can now offer SharePoint consulting

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Collaboration software, Microsoft, News

Microsoft partners now have a new service they can offer to their SharePoint customers.

The company yesterday announced SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS)....

May 18, 2008  1:48 PM

IBM vs. Microsoft battles rage on. Does anyone else care?

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IBM, Microsoft

Colin Steele's story this week on IBM taking on Microsoft's SharePoint dominance with Quickr depicts just the latest skirmish in...

May 13, 2008  9:48 AM

Microsoft posts SBS, ‘Centro’ betas

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Microsoft, News, SMB

On Tuesday, Microsoft is opening up beta test its small business and mid-sized business server bundles. Early test versions of Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (previously known by the code name Centro) will be online Tuesday with a preview of Small Business Server 2008 to surface soon...

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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