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February 19, 2010  5:07 PM

Oracle tries to clarify Sun direct sales message



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, Judson Althoff, Oracle, Sun

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/kNFIQNDzdVE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]Oracle channel guy Judson Althoff does his best to talk large Sun resellers off the ledge after Larry Ellison's statement that Oracle will take Sun's top 4,000 Sun accounts...

February 15, 2010  4:49 PM

Is Microsoft vs. VMware SO last year?



Posted by: NicoleH
Hyper-V, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Nicole Harding, SearchSystemsChannel, server virt, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere

I recently read an article titled, “Nine reasons why the whole Hyper-V vs....

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February 9, 2010  10:17 PM

Sure, everyone wants to gain revenue. What about retaining revenue?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Champion Solutions Group, Frank Casillo, Heather Clancy, IBM, IBM channel, IT channel products and services, Managed Maintenance Inc., MSI

How much money are you leaving on the table by letting the support and maintenance contracts associated with the products you sell expire? That's the challenge being addressed by Managed Maintenance Inc. (aka MMI), a Boca Raton, Fla.-based company that...


February 9, 2010  12:35 PM

Ingram Micro’s new prescription for healthcare



Posted by: Heather Clancy
healthcare, Heather Clancy, Ingram Micro, IT channel products and services, NextGen

Distributor Ingram Micro has signed a distribution relationship with electronic healthcare records provider NextGen Healthcare Information Systems. The software that NextGen provides is focused on the so-called ambulatory healthcare provider, smaller clinics...


February 8, 2010  11:41 PM

Oracle loses Dr. DBA



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, DBA, Dr. DBA, Ed Screven, IT channel products and services, Ken Jacobs, MySQL, Oracle

  Oracle database expert, Ken Jacobs, resigned last week, apparently miffed that he did not win ownership of Oracle's new


February 5, 2010  4:27 PM

Bracing for the Oracle ‘we get the cloud’ onslaught



Posted by: badarrow
Amazon, Barbara Darrow, cloud computing, Google, IT channel products and services, NetSuite, Oracle, Salesforce.com, Sun

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has made much hay proclaiming that the term "cloud computing" is over-used, mis-used and misconstrued. He has a point. Kind of. So get ready for Oracle to go on the cloud offensive in coming weeks, with a series of "road shows" or cloud computing forums (fora?) kicking...


February 4, 2010  7:44 PM

Microsoft and (lack of) innovation: Big angst in Redmond



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, Bill Veghte, cloud computing, Dick Brass, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Mike Nash, Ray Ozzie, Steven Sinofsky

While it may not be facing a Toyota-like crisis of confidence, Microsoft's got big problems. Today, Dick Brass, a former exec who headed up Microsoft's ill-fated tablet PC efforts, turned a spotlight on the company's "Issues", in a brutal New York Times Op Ed...

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February 2, 2010  9:26 PM

NetApp’s Parrish to partners: Ignore cloud computing at your peril



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Julie Parrish, NetApp, Network Appliance

I had the privilege of catching up with Julie Parrish, the vice president for worldwide channel sales at storage vendor Network Appliance, a couple of weeks ago between one of her frequent trips abroad. My main agenda was simple: to identify her most important priority for 2010. It should not shock...


February 1, 2010  9:46 PM

For IT deals, cheap credit ain’t cheap enough



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Credit, Cynnex Networks, free credit, IT channel products and services, SMBs

For VARs in this seemingly endless recession, you'd think easy, low-interest credit would be a big deal. But what counts now is free.   Continued »


January 28, 2010  4:13 PM

Oracle will host JavaOne, but where?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, Java, JavaOne, Oracle, Oracle OpenWorld

That Oracle will continue to host JavaOne, the huge conference built around that popular language, came as a relief to thousands of Java proponents. Oracle execs said JavaOne will be "co-located" with the huge


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