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December 22, 2010  3:05 PM

Latest offshore services ranking: Here’s what you are up against



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, offshore

Gartner has published a new report ranking the top 30 countries that are leaders when it comes to offshore capacity for IT services. You'll find many of the usual suspects on the list and India is still No. 1, but the research firm has...

December 9, 2010  4:57 PM

Dell, Compellent talk deal



Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, Compellent, Dell, EqualLogic, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Isilon, IT channel products and services, LeftHand Networks, Storage

  Update:  On Monday morning, Dell finalized its deal to buy Compellent for $960 million or $27.75 per share in cash. As of the end of its third quarter, closing Oct. 31,...


December 9, 2010  4:27 PM

Channel issues block Vblock sales



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, EMC, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Vblock, VCE Coalition, VMware

  Data center VARs really want the VCE Coalition to get its sales act together soon and some hope for news along those lines Dec. 14 when coalition execs will talk about what's going on with the VCE Partner Program, go-to-market plans and training.  

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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 23, 2010  7:27 PM

Distie Avnet supports development of ‘mobile-ready’ data centers



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Avnet, Avnet Technology Solutions, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, mobility, solution providers

I stashed this news release from a few weeks back because I wanted to muse on it for a while. But here's the basic development: value-added distributor Avnet Technology Solutions has established a practice called


November 17, 2010  7:59 PM

Why empowering your employees could transform your business



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Forrester Research, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Josh Bernoff, Ted Schadler

How many of you out there can vividly remember the times that you wished some customer service person would just get off the script and do something, usually something very simple, to address your problem? That's the simple question. Here's the hard one: How many of you solution provider types out...


November 12, 2010  5:31 PM

Solution provider turns state representative



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Data Technique, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, politics, Terry Calloway

Now, this is a case of an entrepreneur taking matters into his own hands. Frustrated by the local economy in Kansas, Data Technique founder and CEO Terry Calloway ran earlier this month for the house of representatives in his home state, and won. It...


November 9, 2010  4:59 AM

Next up for Oracle: Private eyes



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, Larry Ellison, Oracle, SAP

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison warned Hewlett-Packard to keep its new CEO away from its Palo Alto headquarters if it didn't want him subpoenaed. Now Ellison's apparently following up with a ...


October 29, 2010  2:17 PM

Microsoft makes Azure more palatable



Posted by: badarrow
Amazon Web Services, Azure, Azure pricing, Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, IaaS, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, PaaS, PDC

  Microsoft execs, including server and tools chief Bob Muglia, have long maintained that the Azure price model was sound and clear as a bell. This despite developers and other would-be...


October 28, 2010  3:55 PM

If you’re an MSP, are you a green MSP?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Green IT, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, managed service provider, MSP, Steadfast Networks

Here's a question for all you managed service providers (MSPs) out there: How green is your data center? Continued »


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