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February 4, 2011  5:55 PM

VMware partners head south



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, VMware, VMware Partner Exchange

VMware partners based in New England, the Midwest, well frankly anywhere but Florida, are dying to get to sunny Orlando for the VMware Partner Exchange. News going into the show is that

January 31, 2011  5:27 PM

Randall Runk exits HP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, IT channel technology and services, Randall Runk, Randy Runk

Randall Runk is leaving Hewlett-Packard today, after nearly four years at the IT giant. An HP spokewoman confirmed the move on Monday, adding that John Maguire is joining HP as senior vice president, worldwide sales for the huge enterprise services group. Maguire is coming from...


January 26, 2011  4:58 PM

Microsoft EA changes put LARs in the hot seat



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, EAs, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, large account resellers, LARs, Microsoft Enterprise Agreements, Microsoft licensing, Paul DeGroot

Paul DeGroot knows more about Microsoft licensing than nearly anyone, including most people at Microsoft itself. DeGroot formerly an analyst with Directions on Microsoft and now off on his own at PIca Communications, details in...


January 24, 2011  12:56 AM

Looks like Leo will show at HP APC



Posted by: badarrow
APC, Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle, SAP

Leo Apotheker, who proved somewhat, um, elusive, during the first weeks of his stint as Hewlett-Packard CEO, will speak at HP's Americas Partner Conference (APC)  in late April....


January 21, 2011  2:35 PM

Management shakeups shake up HP, Google



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Eric Schmidt, Google, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Page, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Ray Lane, Sergei Brin

Looks like Hewlett-Packard is ejecting a few bozos from its clown car of a board.


January 20, 2011  9:35 PM

At last: The VCE Company is official



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

Lookie here, the VCE Company is finally official after an extremely long birthing process reported here. And


January 10, 2011  5:52 PM

Muglia to leave Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, cloud computing, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Server & Tools, Steve Ballmer

Bob Muglia, the Microsoft exec who helped build Microsoft's Server & Tools business into a strong competitor in databases and server OSes and most recently took command of the cloud computing effort, will leave the company this summer.   CEO Steve Ballmer informed employees of this...


December 14, 2010  7:33 PM

Introducing The VCE Company



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

So, today the VCE coalition became the VCE Company. Or at least that's the second-hand reports coming out of a series of conference calls hosted Tuesday by VCE, the consortium formed last year...


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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November 24, 2010  2:56 PM

Court: SAP owes Oracle $1.3B



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Safra Catz, SAP

The verdict is in and SAP owes Oracle $1.3 billion for copyright infringement. Oracle had sought up to $3 billion while SAP, which admitted wrongdoing, said the true damages amount should lie between $28 million and $41 million.


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