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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  12:30 PM

It’s on! HP outbids Dell for 3Par



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

This morning, Hewlett-Packard launched a $24 per share cash bid for 3Par and its data storage expertise. The offer touches off a bidding war against Dell, which offered $18 per share for 3Par last week.


August 19, 2010  8:58 PM

HP recruits tech reporter to fix corp comms



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Connie Guglielmo, David Shane, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd

This is a little inside baseball but it still bears noting. Hewlett-Packard, fresh off its latest CEO scandal, has brought in a reporter--a very good reporter--to lead corporate communications. HP said today that Connie...

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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 18, 2010  4:51 PM

Oracle/Sun hits just keep on coming



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, Google, IT channel products and technologies, IT products and services, lawsuit, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

The aftermath of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems is proving to be a full-employment act for bloggers and journalists. Continued »


August 13, 2010  2:10 PM

Uh-oh. Oracle sues Google over Java use



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, copyright infringement, Eric Schmidt, Google, iPhone, IT channel products and technologies, Java, Larry Ellison, lawsuit, Oracle

This one raises lots of eyebrows: Oracle just sued Google over Android's use of Java.

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August 6, 2010  9:32 PM

Hurd out at HP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd

Mark Hurd is out as CEO of HP. That little stunner dropped after close of business today when Hewlett-Packard disclosed an internal investigation into a relationship between Hurd and an...


July 13, 2010  6:18 PM

Microsoft partners will once again go for the gold



Posted by: badarrow
Advanced, Barbara Darrow, competencies, Gold, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Partner Network, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

So remember all that stuff about Microsoft ditching the "Gold" partner designation because it didn't mean anything? Well, never mind.


July 12, 2010  2:39 PM

Microsoft positions Azure as the cloud for all



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Azure appliance, Barbara Darrow, converged data center, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer

A couple of positioning statements from Monday's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynotes. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was careful to claim that virtualization does NOT equal cloud computing. That's what I would say too if I were trying to displace the VMware juggernaut. 


July 11, 2010  11:33 PM

Top five questions for Microsoft at WWPC



Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Apple, Azure, Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, BPOS, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Gold partners, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Ray Ozzie, Steve Ballmer

As the kickoff for Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 approaches, here are some questions Microsoft partners would love Steve Ballmer, Bob Muglia et al. #1: Why should partners go for the Microsoft Partner Network's "advanced" badge? The zillion dollar question this...


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