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June 18, 2010  7:27 PM

Oracle nixes HP Solaris contract



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Solaris, Sun

You had to see this one coming. The Register reports that Oracle has deep-sixed Hewlett-Packard's ability to sell/support Solaris running on X-64-based HP hardware. Given that  Oracle has said it will only...

June 3, 2010  11:42 AM

Cloud computing craze could oust certain VARs



Posted by: NicoleH
Arrow Fusion, cloud computing, cloud computing services, Google, HP, Nicole Harding, SearchITChannel.com, SearchITChannel.com advisory board, SearchSystemsChannel, VMware

 

A few months ago, I wrote about the bright future of


April 26, 2010  10:09 PM

Top takeaways from Hewlett Packard APC 2010



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, HP APC, IT channel products and technologies

Hewlett Packard's big partner confab kicks off in earnest in an hour or so with a keynote by Stephen DiFranco, Lynn Pendergrass, Randy Seidl, Stephen DeWitt. But here are some takeaways from morning meetings. 1: Most HP execs so far have been coy about if and how the Oracle-Sun data center...


February 23, 2010  8:43 PM

HP recruits next channel chief from Lenovo



Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Adrian Jones, Barbara Darrow, HP, IT channel products and services, Stephen DiFranco

Channel sources have speculated for months about who will replace Adrian Jones as top channel poobah at HP. In the last week, speculation narrowed down to candidates from IBM, but the winner looks to be...


February 19, 2010  9:20 AM

Cisco dumps HP as partner



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Cisco, data center hardware, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT products and services, partner program

Can't we all just get along? Apparently not, if "we" is Cisco and Hewlett-Packard. The latest in the nasty HP vs. Cisco data center hardware battle is that Cisco is dumping HP, a long time partner but increasingly a rival, from its partner program. [kml_flashembed...


January 11, 2010  6:56 PM

HP, Cisco partner events face off



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and servies, John Chambers, Mark Hurd, partner conference

Talk about counter programming. Hewlett-Packard slated its partner conference directly opposite  Cisco's previously planned partner summit. Here's the VAR Guy's take on this move--which will put joint...


January 4, 2010  5:45 PM

Good riddance to a bad decade



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, dotcom bust, Google, HP, IBM, iPhone, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Open-source, Vista, y2k bug

Face it, the first decade of the 21st century was a bummer. As it closes, it's time for the obligatory look at the major IT stories of the aughts. Based on a completely unscientific survey  of VARs and colleagues, here are the biggest stories of the that painful decade. 1: The fizz (and...


December 2, 2009  10:23 PM

Surprise! Cisco UCS hits bigger in smaller companies



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, enterprise, HP, IT channel products and services, midmarket, UCS, Unified Computing System

CIsco may have pitched its Unified Computing System (UCS) to the biggest of enterprises but smaller companies--typically mid-market players just dipping their toes into server virtualization...


November 18, 2009  1:17 AM

Cloud Computing 101: New HP offering for schools offers lesson in innovative cloud solutions



Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and servies, school

Hewlett-Packard had a mega-briefing this week about thin client and client virtualization technology that I will be reporting on in greater depth, but one of the "products" that the company's partners should consider studying most closely is something called HP SchoolCloud.


November 11, 2009  9:58 PM

HP to buy 3Com: Make it stop!



Posted by: badarrow
3Com, Barbara Darrow, Brocade, Cisco, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Juniper, Oracle

Dear lord. Hewlett-Packard says it's buying 3Com for $2.7 billion. The rationale is that 3Com's networking hardware would augment the HP ProCurve lineup.  Really? Isn't there considerable overlap?  HP must be really, really serious about beating Cisco. Marius Haas, senior VP of HP...


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