July 11, 2011  9:25 PM

More HP moves: DeWitt, DiFranco get new gigs



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Stephen DeWitt, Stephen DiFranco, Todd Bradley

There's more moving and shaking at Hewlett-Packard. Today the company named Stephen Dewitt, formerly head of the Personal Systems Group to SVP and GM of HP's closely-watched WebOS global business. Stephen DiFranco, is stepping into Dewitt's slot at PSG. DiFranco will continue to lead HP's...


June 24, 2011  5:09 PM

Hardware continues to flummox Oracle



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Exadata, Exalogic, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Safra Catz, Sun Microsystems

Oh, Oracle, Oracle, Oracle. You're nothing if not predictable. On yesterday's Oracle fourth quarter  earnings call, there was the usual happy talk about fat margins and great execution. The...


June 20, 2011  8:30 PM

The cloud vs. converged hardware



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, cloud computing, converged hardware, Exalogic, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff, Oracle, Salesforce.com

As Oracle, Cisco  and Hewlett-Packard try to convince the world that every data center needs Oracle or Cisco or HP's own unique brand of converged hardware--that mythical IT beast that somehow combines the best of every breed plus absolute adherence to industry standards--there seems to be a...


June 16, 2011  2:45 PM

Oracle-HP slap fight continues



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Itanium, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle

It would be sad if it weren't so entertaining: The HP-versus-Oracle spat ratcheted up again this week with Hewlett-Packard suing Oracle. Again.


June 14, 2011  1:29 PM

HP shakeup: Livermore kicked upstairs



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dave Donatelli, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Leo Apotheker, Todd Bradley

Ann Livermore, the respected Hewlett-Packard veteran once considered a prime CEO candidate, is relinquishing day-to-day responsibilities and will take a seat on the HP board. Here's HP's official statement .


June 5, 2011  11:55 PM

Business users buy Macs–with their own dough



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, Dell, HP, IT channel products and services, Microsoft

It's not news that almost anything Apple is hot  (iTunes hate notwithstanding). What is news is who's buying this Apple gear and for what purpose.

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May 19, 2011  5:36 PM

HP CEO forecast cuts kick up ruckus



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd

Many Hewlett-Packard VARs are not enamored of the company’s new CEO and have been vocal—if not attributable—in their view that he is not “the” guy to run HP. Most of those VARs were fans of the previous CEO, Mark Hurd. Depending on your point of view, Hurd managed the company—or Wall...


May 9, 2011  8:58 PM

What’s up with Cisco?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Cisco Systems, Flip, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, John Chambers

VARs want to know what's up with Cisco Systems. Cisco's decision to axe its Flip digital video camera business two years after spending $600 million on it strikes many VARs, including those on...


May 6, 2011  12:48 AM

Well, what do you know: IT services grew last year



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Accenture, CSC, Fujitsu, Gartner, Heather Clancy, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT Services

Market research firm Gartner figures that IT services spending reached $793 billion in 2010, which represents a 3.1 percent increase from 2009 numbers. While this certainly couldn't be classified as a huge growth, it sure beats the 5.1...


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