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March 14, 2008  4:25 PM

And the new Rauline Ochs is…



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Oracle

Word out of Redwood Shores is that Oracle has tapped the new channel chief for North America. Make that channel chiefs. Plural.  Apparently it takes not one but two men to fill Rauline Ochs'...

March 14, 2008  9:53 AM

My trip to Microsoft Convergence 2008



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Microsoft

This week I went to Orlando for Convergence 2008, Microsoft's big annual conference for its enterprise applications customers and partners. We learned that


March 11, 2008  4:19 PM

Oracle news won’t spoil Microsoft party



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS)

ORLANDO, FLA. -- Microsoft's good friends over at Oracle released the new edition of Oracle CRM On Demand today -- conspicuous timing, as Microsoft Convergence 2008 this week highlights Microsoft Dynamics...


March 10, 2008  12:54 PM

PR-mageddon! for the week of March 7



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Open-source, Oracle

Just in case the public relations buzzwords haven't been jumping out at you enough, PR-mageddon! this week unveils a new feature: bold buzzwords. Enjoy ... Microsoft Microsoft Launches Document Interoperability Initiative, March 6: "The launch of this...


March 7, 2008  3:27 PM

Microsoft has no hosted ERP plans, exec says



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

Hosted enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not in Microsoft's future, according to one exec. Microsoft offers hosted customer relationship management (CRM) software through its Dynamics CRM Live service, but corporate vice president

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March 5, 2008  8:46 AM

Microsoft Office Live Workspace vs. Google Docs: Who will win?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

Microsoft Office Live Workspace and Google Docs are going mano a mano over on ReadWriteWeb, where a

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February 29, 2008  4:38 PM

PR-mageddon! for the week of Feb. 29



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Servers and desktop hardware

There are only three entries in this week's PR-mageddon! But what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. And by "quality," I mean "jargon and run-on sentences." Enjoy. SAP SAP to Release Next-Generation Supply Chain Management Solution to Drive Transformation of Global Business...


February 27, 2008  2:06 PM

QB Steve Young makes splash at HP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, SMB, Vendor partner business issues

HP brought in NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young to speak to the partner faithful bright-and-early Wednesday morning. And he did not disappoint. Some 1,000 or more partners were in Las Vegas for the annual...


February 26, 2008  7:30 PM

Bill Gates here, Linking in



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Microsoft

Bill Gates is Linked In. And on Thursday you too could be connected to the Microsoft maestro This according to email from the LinkedIn spokespeeps: "This Thursday, Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft, will post a question on LinkedIn. His objective is...


February 25, 2008  11:08 PM

Hurd to partners: HP will fix problems, but attach rates must rise



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, Servers and desktop hardware, SMB

Hewlett-Packard has logged robust growth but could do better, especially in the U.S. and in SMBs, HP CEO Mark Hurd said Monday.

Kicking off HP's annual Americas Partner Conference (APC) in Las Vegas, Hurd (hoarse with a cold) also disputed the notion of some partners that the company...


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