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November 18, 2008  11:37 AM

Vista-capable suit highlights PC power rifts



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microprocessors, Microsoft, Servers and desktop hardware, Vendor partner business issues

The class action suit filed over Microsoft's discredited "Vista Capable" hardware claims has brought to light quite the sordid saga. Continued »

November 17, 2008  1:20 PM

Microsoft-hosted ERP: Still a mystery



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

Microsoft has been all over the map about whether it will offer self-hosted ERP. Company CEO Steve Ballmer some years ago told solution provider partners that the vendor would offer...


November 15, 2008  11:29 AM

Ripped from the headlines: Virtual adultery leads to real divorce



Posted by: badarrow
Channel, Collaboration software, News

By Elaine Hom, Associate Features Editor Just when you thought people couldn't be any dumber about their avatars, Second-Life-being-someone's-only-life makes the news again. A UK couple

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November 13, 2008  1:33 PM

Microsoft Dynamics offers 0% financing



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News

Saaaaaaved byyyyyy zeeee-rooooooo. Surely you've heard that cheesy song ad nauseam this fall on Toyota commercials...


November 13, 2008  12:21 PM

Top 3 emerging company success factors



Posted by: StorageSwiss
George Crump, IT channel products and technologies, Reseller channel business development, Supplier relationship management, Vendor partner business issues

In my last entry we discussed becoming the emerging technology experts in your field, the guys that can fully vet and recommend the right technology to clients. While you can...


November 12, 2008  1:45 PM

Tom Brady knee injury inspires EMC campaign



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Data storage management, EMC, News

tom brady knee injuryOn Sunday, Sept. 7, Patriots quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury -- dashing the dreams of fans across New England, giving...


November 11, 2008  5:27 PM

Whoa! Wookey lives on at SAP



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, News, Oracle, SAP

John Wookey, the former Oracle exec credited with integrating a diverse patchwork of acquired applications into something almost rational (at least on paper),  is back in the business.


November 5, 2008  1:22 PM

ERP swoon–Is it Microsoft specific?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

Anecdotal evidence is that Microsoft ERP sales are in the tank this year, although it's hard to tell how much of that is Microsoft-specific vs. the overall ERP category sucking wind of late.


November 4, 2008  10:37 AM

Reseller ROI: Eliminating evaluations



Posted by: StorageSwiss
George Crump, IT channel products and technologies, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues

In my last blog entry, I talked about how critical it is to communicate your ROI to customers. But how can you improve upon your ROI? Well, one way is to eliminate -- or at least shrink -- the evaluation...


October 31, 2008  10:45 AM

Sun CEO to open source ponytail



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Open-source, Sun

Okay, this is hilarious. Check it out. It's got everything: Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz, open source, and Schwartz's ponytail.  Don't mock, you cynics. Faux Schwartz...


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