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June 25, 2010  7:06 PM

Symantec Survey: Security is biggest SMB tech worry, mobility bigger factor



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, SMB, Symantec

What, me worry? In stark contrast to just 15 months ago, the 2010 Global SMB Information Protection Survey from...

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June 25, 2010  3:36 PM

Oracle turns the screw on Sun hardware support



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Charles Phillips, IT channel products and services, Oracle, Sun, Sun hardware, Sun hardware support, Sun VARs

News from the field is that as of Monday, Oracle will no longer accept any purchase orders on Sun (er Oracle) hardware that do not include support.

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June 9, 2010  5:44 PM

Quick video refresher on new Microsoft competencies



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Julie Bennani, Microsoft, Microsoft Partner Network

OK, so probably many of you have made your arrangement to fly to Washington, D.C., for the annual Microsoft worldwide partner conference. Last year, the company announced a whole set of new competencies, which means that most of you have had to rejigger your certifications with the software...


June 1, 2010  7:22 AM

Autodesk: Partner ranks growing because of clean-tech activities



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

I have covered the technology and channel programs of Autodesk, the giant design, modeling and visualization software company, for what feels like a very, very long time. In my personal opinion, this is the company that pioneered the very first value-added resellers in the PC industry -- resellers...


May 27, 2010  5:29 PM

Microsoft wake up call



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, J Allard, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Steve Ballmer

Even avowed Microsoft boosters are concerned about the company's recent travails. As someone who doesn't follow the vendor as closely as in the past, it's still very clear that...


May 27, 2010  4:46 PM

McAfee’s Thurber still keenly focused on channel



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Alex Thurber, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, McAfee

Wrote briefly yesterday about some management shifts over at McAfee. Last night, I had a chance to follow up with Alex Thurber, who has taken on a new role focused on...


May 25, 2010  5:57 PM

ConnectWise cranks out phase three of current platform



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

For those of you who use the ConnectWise reseller and services business management platform, the developer has flipped the switch on what it calls Phase 3 of ConnectWise 2010.


May 20, 2010  1:31 PM

Ignorance will not be bliss when it comes to the cloud



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Amazon Consulting, Beth Vanni, cloud computing, Heather Clancy, HTG Peer Groups, IT channel products and services, Scott Scrogin

I know this probably sounds vaguely obsessive, but I spend a lot of time worrying about how technology solution providers are coping with the slow, but sure transition of computing into the cloud.


May 13, 2010  7:28 PM

CompTIA shares some discoveries (er, research) about e-discovery



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

A new study from the CompTIA tech industry association indicates that 53 percent of IT professionals expect the use of so-called e-discovery -- or the discovery process in civil litigation that is using electronic information as evidence -- to increase over the next several years. The


April 30, 2010  5:37 PM

Why project management should be on your radar screen



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

One of the toughest skills to teach anyone is how to be organized, how to keep projects running smoothly -- according to deadline and according to the ever-changing expectations of clients. When I talk to technology solution providers about the keys to their success, there are several different...


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