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April 5, 2010  2:17 PM

Harris survey: Tech companies get some respect, financial firms not so much



Posted by: badarrow
AIG, Amazon, Barbara Darrow, Ford, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harris Interactive, Intel, IT channel products and services, Microsoft

  Tech heavyweights Amazon, Intel, Google, and Microsoft were among six companies that got "excellent" reputation quotients or  "RQ" scores, according to the newly released

March 25, 2010  9:43 PM

Microsoft Office Communications Server: A fruitless tree?



Posted by: NicoleH
IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Microsoft Office Communications Server, Nicole Harding, SearchITChannel.com advisory board, SearchSystemsChannel, Unified communications

 

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March 25, 2010  5:17 PM

Healthcare plan = big bucks for VARs



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Droid, DVI, Google, iPhone, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, SearchITChannel.com advisory board, Virtualization

  While many VARs may not agree with the now-approved healthcare legislation, those with a healthcare bent see it as a potential goldmine. This according to one member of the SearchITChannel.com Advisory board. Here are the top five takeways from yesterday's quarterly advisory board...


March 11, 2010  4:59 PM

Microsoft to NetSuite: Take that!



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, ERP, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, NetSuite

Things are getting good in mid-market ERP--a segment that could use some caffeination. Microsoft is offering NetSuite shops $850 per user  in credit to move to its ERP lines.  The money goes to end users--presumably the partner benefit would come from implementation work  involved in...


March 10, 2010  7:06 PM

Deshaies continues Microsoft diaspora to Sage



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, ERP, IT channel products and technologies, Jodi Uecker-Rust, Microsoft, Robert Deshaies, Sage Software

Embarrassing to have missed this one but Robert Deshaies, once a channel exec at Microsoft, is now at Sage Software. Sage competes with Microsoft ERP and CRM...


March 2, 2010  7:34 PM

Microsoft calls do-over on phone effort



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, iPhone, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has gone back to square one on its mobile phone effort--the new Windows Phone 7 Series bears little resemblance to its predecessor. That's a good thing. The Windows mobile debacle- which...


February 15, 2010  4:49 PM

Is Microsoft vs. VMware SO last year?



Posted by: NicoleH
Hyper-V, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Nicole Harding, SearchSystemsChannel, server virt, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere

I recently read an article titled, “Nine reasons why the whole Hyper-V vs....

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February 4, 2010  7:44 PM

Microsoft and (lack of) innovation: Big angst in Redmond



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, Bill Veghte, cloud computing, Dick Brass, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Mike Nash, Ray Ozzie, Steven Sinofsky

While it may not be facing a Toyota-like crisis of confidence, Microsoft's got big problems. Today, Dick Brass, a former exec who headed up Microsoft's ill-fated tablet PC efforts, turned a spotlight on the company's "Issues", in a brutal New York Times Op Ed...

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January 12, 2010  1:50 PM

Microsoft Word, Office snafu grows



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, i4i, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Office 2007, patent infringement, Word 2007

So, remember when Microsoft said it could pull the copies of Word 2007 and Office 2007 that ran afoul of a legal ruling  and replace them with non-offending versions in  time for a...


January 4, 2010  5:45 PM

Good riddance to a bad decade



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, dotcom bust, Google, HP, IBM, iPhone, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Open-source, Vista, y2k bug

Face it, the first decade of the 21st century was a bummer. As it closes, it's time for the obligatory look at the major IT stories of the aughts. Based on a completely unscientific survey  of VARs and colleagues, here are the biggest stories of the that painful decade. 1: The fizz (and...


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