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December 2, 2010  8:23 PM

Logicalis expands K-12 education, Southwest presence



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cisco, data center, education, Heather Clancy, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IT channel products and services, Logicalis, M&A, merger, Microsoft

Network Infrastructure Corp. (NIC), a Cisco Gold partner and networking integrator in Phoenix, will soon become part of global IT services company Logicalis. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

November 11, 2010  1:18 PM

What’s up with Novell?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Novell, VMware

Things at Novell have been quiet lately. Maybe too quiet. There's an all-hands meeting there this morning and insider talk once again swirls about a possible sale. Whether that would be to private equity investors--who would take the company private--or to another vendor--


September 19, 2010  5:56 PM

Ellison: Integration is big, services not so much



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, IT Services, Larry Ellison, Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO--As the masses gather for Oracle OpenWorld here it'll be interesting to see how much of the big show will highlight more integrated systems, more Exadatas, perhaps the "VM Machine." More ZFS appliances. You know, the "Software. Hardware. Complete" vision of Larry Ellison's...


September 16, 2010  10:51 PM

Oracle earnings call: Top takeaways



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle earnings, Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle OpenWorld 2010

Oracle’s earnings calls are great entertainment. Aside from the usual boasts about profitability there are valuable asides, like Larry Ellison’s impromptu recommendation of Hasso Plattner’s new movie in which Hasso interviews Hasso. Hasso Plattner is co-founder of Oracle competitor SAP...


September 15, 2010  4:08 PM

Oracle: The world’s scariest software company



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Microsoft, Oracle, Sam Palmisano

With apologies to Google and Microsoft,  Oracle may be the scariest software company on the planet. Continued »


September 14, 2010  1:51 PM

Ex-IBMer Moffat gets jail time



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bob Moffat, Galleon Group, IBM, IBM Systems, insider trading, IT channel products and technologies

Ex-IBM exec Bob Moffat is going to jail for six months.  Moffat got caught up in the


August 26, 2010  1:27 PM

Most burning questions for Oracle



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Exadata, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, IT products and services, John Fowler, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Solaris, SPARC, Sun

There are so many questions about what Oracle is doing with its new Sun franchise, it's hard to suss out the top few, but here's a try.   1: What's really going on with Sparc? While


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...


April 25, 2010  7:14 PM

OS/2 mostly gone, but not forgotten



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Warpstock, Workplace Shell

If you think no one cares about IBM OS/2, the mostly defunct operating system, publish a story on it and wait for the email. OS/2, for all its faults and foibles, still generates a ton of...


March 18, 2010  5:35 PM

Jerry York, who left his mark on IBM, GM, dead



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IBM, IT channel products and services, Jerry York, Lou Gerstner

Jerry York, the legendary numbers guy who played key roles at GM, IBM, Apple and other fortune 500 giants, died today. The cause was reported to be an


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