February 15, 2007  7:59 AM

Channel news: Net-transfer speed could help spot malware; SAP skills continue paying offdate.



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Application development, Channel, Data storage management, IBM, IT buyer market research, Microsoft, Network and application security, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Software as a service (SaaS)

Speed could kill for Internet worms Computer security researchers are developing ways of protecting PCs from malicious programs known as worms by monitoring how fast data is sent...


February 14, 2007  9:52 AM

Valentine’s Day security risks — Channel headlines for Feb. 14, 2007



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Cisco, Data storage management, IBM, Microprocessors, Microsoft, Network and application security, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Servers and desktop hardware, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management, Tech Blogs, Virtualization, Wireless networking

Microsoft warns of six "critical" security flaws

Microsoft Corp. issued...


February 13, 2007  8:44 AM

Headlines — What’s happening in the channel Feb. 13, 2007



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, Network and application security, Networking technology, Open-source, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Supplier relationship management

Linux license delayed by Novell/Microsoft...

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February 12, 2007  4:39 PM

Just got (an unintelligible) Word from Microsoft



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development

One of the less-appreciated features of Office 2007 -- whose arrival was overshadowed by the hype over Windows Vista -- is its XML-based file format. XML has a lot going for it, but Microsoft's implementation isn't compatible with file-formats in earlier versions of Word. So even if you don't...


February 12, 2007  1:40 PM

Big Blue, Apple and Microsoft Vienna?



Posted by: BKraemer
Application development, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source, Reseller channel business development

The past couple of weeks have been a constant stream of Microsoft related news. Vista this; Vista that. So today I'm going to take a break -- sort of.

An interesting little news nugget came floating down today from Microsoft. Apparently, if you haven't been able to get enough


February 12, 2007  8:41 AM

Channel news for the morning of Feb. 12, 2007



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel partner programs, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, IBM, Intel, IT buyer market research, Linux, Microprocessors, Microsoft, Mobile networking technology, Network and application security, Networking technology, Open-source, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management, Virtualization, Wireless networking

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February 7, 2007  3:44 PM

The post-SOA reality — ISVs become Integrators



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Application development, Channel partner programs, IBM, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management

In a conversation Yuval Shavit and I were having with Rado Nikolov, director of strategy and emerging business, ISV & Developer Relations at IBM (try saying that title twice in one breath),  something I had intuited finally got a number attached to it.  Nikolov said that about 30% of the...


February 1, 2007  1:54 PM

IBM and Lawson’s new targets



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Networking technology, Reseller blogs, Reseller channel business development, Servers and desktop hardware

Tech giant IBM and Lawson Software have announced their intention to take their partnership in a new direction. The new aim is selling their business applications to small businesses in "specific industries," according to


November 29, 2006  2:47 PM

Microsoft plays Good Cop/Bad Cop with Linux



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Linux, Microsoft, Open-source

It's clear that Microsoft's strategy on dealing with open source has a split-personality problem. Without dropping a beat after the company's announced Linux partnership with Novell, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer


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