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March 30, 2012  6:33 PM

Microsoft cloud research underscores channel’s role in adoption



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cloud, Cloud Services, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Small and Midsize Business, SMB

There's a new Microsoft survey out this week that suggests adoption of paid cloud services among businesses with two to 250 employees will double during the next five years. Right now, approximately 30 percent of all SMBs use some sort of paid cloud service, according to the research. That,...

March 23, 2012  8:00 AM

Intel unleashes management tool to accompany channel server onslaught



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, Intel, IT channel products and services

As part of its latest server technology onslaught for custom systems builders and other channel resellers focused on hardware innovation, Intel has introduced a management tool specifically designed for custom server builders and the VARs deploying servers using its latest processor line. The...


February 13, 2012  8:57 PM

Microsoft, GE create health care IT venture



Posted by: Heather Clancy
GE Healthcare, healthcare IT, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Microsoft

General Electric and Microsoft have disclosed some details around a new 50-50 venture, called Caradigm, that the two companies are creating to target the healthcare IT segment. (Try saying the name of the company out loud, and you'll get it.) The company, which will get its


January 20, 2012  6:00 PM

Dell plans to crank up channel marketing resources



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel Marketing, Dell, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

I was lured into a briefing with some of Dell's channel marketing team this week. While there really wasn't any immediate news, I came away from the call with the general sense that the company plans to put way more resources into creating marketing materials for the channel to use this year. It...


December 23, 2011  8:07 PM

Taking stock of IBM’s 5 predictions for the next 5 years



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Artificial Intelligence, Heather Clancy, IBM, IT channel products and services, Kinetic Energy

If you are sick of the ridiculously short battery life you get out of your smartphone, you may only have five years to wait until kinetic energy technologies offer a respite. That is just one of the predictions in


December 8, 2011  3:37 PM

NetApp partners pleased with new midmarket hardware



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Channel, EMC, FAS2000, midmarket, NetAapp, NetApp channel partners, SMB, Storage, storage channel, Trace3

NetApp is making a bid for the midmarket, and has made some changes to its entry-level product line, the FAS2000 systems, directed at the storage needs of mid-size businesses.  The new FAS 2240 is touted as the most...


December 2, 2011  8:31 PM

Gartner: IBM is tops in third-quarter server revenue share



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Gartner, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, Oracle, server

Worldwide revenue for servers increased by 5.2 percent year over year while shipments grew by 7.2 percent, according to the latest forecast figures from market research firm Gartner. Total revenue for the quarter was approximately $12.9 billion on a worldwide basis, Gartner reported. That...


October 24, 2011  8:02 PM

Easing management is target of latest Citrix, VMware releases



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Citrix, IT channel products and services, SMB, Virtualization, VMware

Citrix and VMware are both focusing on updates and technology developments that help make their virtualization platforms easier to configure, deploy and manage. During its VMworld Europe conference last week,


September 21, 2011  7:47 PM

Microsoft partners catch a break, new deal registration program delayed



Posted by: Leah Rosin
Channel, deal registration, LAR, Microsoft, Microsoft partners

News has spread that Microsoft will delay the LAR deal registration program launch that was slated for on Oct. 1, 2011


August 31, 2011  8:08 PM

IBM snaps up fraud-detection expert i2



Posted by: Heather Clancy
cybersecurity, fraud, i2, IBM, IBM Software, IT channel products and services

The deeper that IBM Software gets into analytics, the deeper it gets into territory that hackers and other nefarious cyber-criminals are likely to target. Little wonder, then, that the giant IT services and software company today snapped up a British security technology firm,


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