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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 13, 2010  12:59 AM

Getting a grip on your customers’ infrastructure = one step to building recurring revenue



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Asset Management, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Management Maintenance

Back in April, I wrote about how some technology solution providers are using various asset management portals to manage their customers' service contracts and warranties and when stuff is up for...


September 8, 2010  3:48 PM

CompTIA gets all diplomatic



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

I guess CompTIA, the high-tech industry association, is getting pretty serious about recruitment. The organization has appointed close to 50 members as "ambassadors" who are charged with improving its engagement with members and potential members throughout the industry. You even get your own...


September 1, 2010  1:07 PM

Looks like HP will win 3Par prize



Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Storage

Word on the street is that 3Par is ready to be embraced by Hewlett-Packard. As the epic HP-vs-Dell bidding war stands, Dell has till today to counter HP's latest $30 per share bid for the cloud storage company.


August 30, 2010  6:42 AM

CompTIA’s foundation work shifts to emphasize community partnerships



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

Been running so fast since I attended the CompTIA Breakaway conference earlier this month that I haven't had time to report on my conversation with the executive director of the organization's Educational Foundation, Charles Eaton. He has only been...


August 26, 2010  1:02 PM

Take that HP! Dell ups the ante on 3Par



Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Dell, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies

Today it's Dell offering mo' money for 3Par. Dell sweetened its previous $18 per share bid to $24.50 and helpfully posted to its Web site that 3Par has accepted that offer. Earlier this week, HP tried to...


August 23, 2010  9:37 PM

HP promises to bring 3Par goods to the channel



Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Storage

One of Hewlett-Packard’s stated goals for its proposed $1.6 billion buyout of 3Par is to broaden and deepen distribution of 3Par’s storage technologies.


August 23, 2010  2:09 PM

New templates for running your MSP business better



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CompTIA, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Managed services providers, MSP, MSP Partners

If you're looking for some help in bringing discipline to your managed services business, CompTIA and the MSP Partners organization have created four new templates that cover various aspects of running a practice.


August 19, 2010  1:55 PM

Intel forks over $7.7B on McAfee, but why?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, Intel, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, McAfee, Symantec

So the big get bigger. Intel will buy McAfee and its security portfolio for $7.68 billion. The rationale, according to a statement by Intel CEO Paul Otellini, is that there is insufficient...


August 16, 2010  10:02 PM

Freebies if you buy former VAR’s business tome



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Atrion Networking, Charles Nault, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

Don't normally do the promo thing, but figured some of the solution providers who read ChannelMarker on a semi-regular basis might be interested in this information. If you buy a business book on August 17 written by one of your own -- Charles Nault, the founder of network...


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