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November 24, 2008  1:26 PM

VMware MVP at least a year away



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Reseller blogs, Tech Blogs, Virtualization, VMware

Sure, VMware announced its mobile phone virtualization plans this month, but don't hold your breath waiting for any products to hit the market.

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November 21, 2008  2:16 PM

What ‘net new’ kemosabe?



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Google, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS), Sun, Vendor partner business issues

The dirty little secret of software, is the tectonic shift of the whole business from selling new licenses to selling upgrades. There just aren't that many green field opportunities left.

"Well, duh," you might say. "What's the big deal?" For resellers or for solution providers who sell...


November 21, 2008  11:22 AM

Microsoft plans more security offerings



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Network and application security, News, Symantec, Tech Blogs

Morro, Microsoft's free consumer security software, is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg regarding the company's latest security push. Microsoft this week announced that a


November 19, 2008  6:20 PM

Juniper’s KJ the new Yahoo chief? Microsoft-Yahoo dance continues?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Google, Microsoft, News, Rivka Little, Tech Blogs

Juniper CEO (and former Microsoft exec) Kevin Johnson is a pundit favorite to replace outgoing Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang. Huh? Didn’t KJ just get a new job?


November 19, 2008  11:58 AM

Obama’s CTO: Let the jockeying begin



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, News

This is gonna be fun. Handicapping the race to become Barack Obama's chief technology officer. The Industry Standardhas some interesting picks , including Bill Gates, Larry Lessig.


November 19, 2008  9:22 AM

Microsoft sets its sights on consumer security



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Network and application security, News, Symantec, Tech Blogs

Microsoft is coming out with free consumer security software -- a move that could spell trouble for the leaders in the market. The company said yesterday it's discontinuing its Windows...


November 18, 2008  11:37 AM

Vista-capable suit highlights PC power rifts



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microprocessors, Microsoft, Servers and desktop hardware, Vendor partner business issues

The class action suit filed over Microsoft's discredited "Vista Capable" hardware claims has brought to light quite the sordid saga. Continued »


November 17, 2008  8:21 PM

Yang to exit Yahoo



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Jerry Yang, the bedeviled CEO of Yahoo, is leaving the company, reports AllThingsD, citing an internal email message from Yang to Yahoo employees. He outlasted expectations of many...


November 17, 2008  6:17 PM

Symantec CEO John Thompson to retire



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Network and application security, News, Symantec

john thompsonSymantec CEO John Thompson is retiring next year, and

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November 17, 2008  1:20 PM

Microsoft-hosted ERP: Still a mystery



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

Microsoft has been all over the map about whether it will offer self-hosted ERP. Company CEO Steve Ballmer some years ago told solution provider partners that the vendor would offer...


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