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November 7, 2008  4:21 PM

Google CEO as Obama economic advisor



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, IBM, Microsoft, News

Should anything be read into the fact that Google CEO Eric Schmidt is among president-elect Barack Obama's economic advisors? Schmidt was listed among the luminaries present at the big...

October 23, 2008  6:23 PM

Ripped from the headlines: Avatar abuse



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IBM, News

By Elaine Hom, Associate Features Editor Imagine going to jail for a murder you didn't commit. Sounds like The Shawshank Redemption, doesn't it? I’ll bet it’s all too familiar for the...

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October 3, 2008  11:30 AM

An SMB CEO’s view on where innovation equals technology



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, IBM, Information technology services, IT buyer market research, Leading technology vendors, SMB

Historically speaking, IBM understands better than almost any other high-tech company I’ve come across how corporate innovation can be facilitated by (or hampered by) technology investments. It certainly has plenty of research to illustrate this, including its most recent “Enterprise of the...


September 21, 2008  11:58 AM

Cisco’s Jabber acquisition heats up the collaboration race



Posted by: rivkalittle
Application development, Cisco, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Novell, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

Cisco Systems has acquired open source instant messaging and presence company Jabber less than a month after it picked up e-mail and calendaring software provider PostPath. The move signifies Cisco’s ongoing moves to reach out of the network and onto the desktop. Terms of the deal have not yet...


September 15, 2008  9:00 PM

With EDS in the family, HP slashes jobs; looks to large enterprise domination



Posted by: rivkalittle
Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Information technology services, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Hewlett-Packard (HP) said Monday that it will reduce its workforce by 7.5 -- or nearly 25,000 jobs -- as it restructures to work Electronic Data Systems (EDS) into the fold. The $13.9 billion acquisition...

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September 15, 2008  11:57 AM

Big-name vendors join VMware affiliate program



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, News, Reseller channel business development, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- VMware announced nine new members of its Alliance Affiliate Initiative this morning during Partner Day, the kickoff to VMworld 2008. The Alliance Affiliate Initiative gives VMware partners extra margins for selling other vendors' products along with VMware products. The nine new...


September 5, 2008  3:24 PM

Microsoft’s virtualization party



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Server virtualization, Sun, Vendor partner business issues, Virtualization, VMware

Microsoft wants customers and partners to know that it's really, really REALLY ready to virtualize. So it's hosting its "Get Virtual Now" event Monday.

It's invited a few dozen of its...


September 4, 2008  4:09 PM

Will IBM acquire Nortel?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

In case the speculation of a Microsoft-Nortel acquisition wasn’t enough to keep partners talking, now there are rumors that IBM could snap up the networking company, according to Mark Evans at the


September 2, 2008  8:04 PM

Microsoft straddles political fence



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Information technology services, Microsoft, News, Oracle

Microsoft is making a bi-partisan effort to glom onto the political convention season.


August 26, 2008  8:17 AM

Avnet/IBM and the importance of being certified



Posted by: badarrow
Channel partner programs, IBM, News, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues

By Elaine Hom, Associate Features Editor ibm certifiedSAN ANTONIO -- At Avnet/IBM's Ignition '08 Conference in San Antonio, the word of the day seems to be "certification." Every time I sit down...


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