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November 18, 2010  3:55 AM

Apple shops cry foul as Steve Jobs Xs out XServer

Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, iPad, iPhone, IT channel products and technologies, Xserve

Ironic. Even as Apple brings on integrator heavyweights to push its technology into more business accounts,

November 16, 2010  12:58 PM

EMC to buy Isilon: Another storage maker bites the dust

Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Isilon, IT channel products and technologies, Storage

The big get bigger as storage kingpin EMC agreed to buy Isilon for about $2.25 billion (or $33.85 per share)  in cash. The news was announced early Tuesday. Isilon specializes in what it calls scale-out network attached...

November 11, 2010  1:18 PM

What’s up with Novell?

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Novell, VMware

Things at Novell have been quiet lately. Maybe too quiet. There's an all-hands meeting there this morning and insider talk once again swirls about a possible sale. Whether that would be to private equity investors--who would take the company private--or to another vendor--

November 10, 2010  10:14 PM

Where in the world is Leo Apotheker?

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

Well, we know where the HP CEO ain't!  He ain't in the Oakland courtroom where Oracle CEO Larry Ellison would love to see him. He's not at Hewlett-Packard HQ, where Oracle's tried to...

November 10, 2010  2:54 PM

Nexsan draws VARs with solid Assureon line, programs

Posted by: badarrow
Assureon, Barbara Darrow, data archiving, EMC, IT channel products and technologies, Nexsan, Storage, Sun storage

Every once in awhile you talk to a VAR who's really excited about a vendor, its products and its partner program. I know, shocker, right!? Lately Nexsan's hit the radar screen in this respect.  Nexsan is seeing phenomenal success recruiting new VARs...

November 9, 2010  9:39 PM

Survey: Time to get with energy-reduction program

Posted by: Heather Clancy
CDW, consolidation, data center, energy efficiency, Green IT, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, survey

Hey all you naysayers who have scoffed at my green IT coverage over the past three years and suggested that I was somehow off my rocker, try on this research. CDW has released its 2010 Energy Efficient IT report, and it suggested that fully...

November 4, 2010  5:07 PM

Brocade Communications raises the bar by erasing one

Posted by: badarrow
APN, Barbara Darrow, Brocade Communications, Brocade partners, Channel partner programs, Cisco, HP, IT channel products and technologies

An awful lot of vendors send out an awful lot of press releases touting new partner program perks--new ways that they, the vendors, will help you, the partners, do bigger, better deals. The trouble is a lot of those press releases are 90% puffery. As in very little meat. (The next time I see a...

November 4, 2010  3:34 AM

Oracle: HP’s playing hide the Apotheker

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, lawsuit, Leo Apotheker, Oracle, Ray Lane, SAP

  Tonight's statement from Oracle corporate PR vis-a-vis the SAP lawsuit:

"Hewlett Packard has refused to accept service of a subpoena requiring Mr. Apotheker to testify about his role in SAP's illegal conduct. Mr. Apotheker started work for HP on Monday, but it now appears that...

November 3, 2010  4:52 PM

Microsoft insiders question top leadership

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bill Gates, IT channel products and technologies, J Allard, Mark Hurd, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Steve Ballmer

Given the number of high-profile executives leaving Microsoft in recent months, there are some inside (and out) of the company that wonder if Steve Ballmer is the problem, rather than the solution, for Microsoft.

November 2, 2010  2:00 PM

Still hungry, Oracle buys ATG

Posted by: badarrow
ATG, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Thomas Kurian

Oracle is buying ATG, a maker of e-commerce software, for about $1 billion in cash or $6.00 per share. Continued...

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