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September 2, 2010  4:30 PM

By ‘winning’ 3Par, does HP lose the game?

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

Our national nightmare is over. Dell has given up its bid for 3Par, declining to match or exceed Hewlett-Packard's latest $33/share (that's--gulp-- $2.1 billion) cash bid.

August 26, 2010  1:27 PM

Most burning questions for Oracle

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Exadata, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, IT products and services, John Fowler, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Solaris, SPARC, Sun

There are so many questions about what Oracle is doing with its new Sun franchise, it's hard to suss out the top few, but here's a try.   1: What's really going on with Sparc? While

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 »

February 19, 2010  9:20 AM

Cisco dumps HP as partner

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Cisco, data center hardware, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT products and services, partner program

Can't we all just get along? Apparently not, if "we" is Cisco and Hewlett-Packard. The latest in the nasty HP vs. Cisco data center hardware battle is that Cisco is dumping HP, a long time partner but increasingly a rival, from its partner program. [kml_flashembed...

December 7, 2009  5:51 PM

Does your would-be customer have adequate credit?

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT products and services, Janet Schijns, Motorola, Motorola partner

Spoke with Janet Schijns, vice president of global channel programs for the Motorola enterprise mobility solutions group, about several topics looking forward into the New Year. Two of her themes, in particular, struck me as particularly relevant on the cusp of 2010. They are actually pretty...


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