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January 13, 2009  1:41 PM

Google reseller program on the way?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Colin Steele, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Google, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

A Google reseller program seems to be in the works, according to this video posted Friday on YouTube. The 14-second video features Dave Girouard,...

November 18, 2008  9:38 PM

Cisco VARs consolidate: INX acquires NetTeks



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Reseller channel business development, Rivka Little, Vendor partner business issues, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

INX Inc. snapped up Cisco VAR NetTeks Technology Consultants this week, continuing a trend in VAR consolidation. The acquisition...


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...


November 15, 2008  11:29 AM

Ripped from the headlines: Virtual adultery leads to real divorce



Posted by: badarrow
Channel, Collaboration software, News

By Elaine Hom, Associate Features Editor Just when you thought people couldn't be any dumber about their avatars, Second-Life-being-someone's-only-life makes the news again. A UK couple

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October 28, 2008  8:53 AM

Microsoft fills in some cloudware bits with Azure



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

As expected, Microsoft started to talk up some details of its cloud computing strategy Monday at its Professional Developers Conference.

Amidst all the cloud talk, there were a few deliverables...


September 22, 2008  1:10 PM

Up, up and away: Oracle heads for the clouds



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, IT channel products and technologies, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

It looks like Oracle is embracing "the cloud." At Oracle OpenWorld on Monday, the two Chucks -- Oracle president Charles Phillips and executive vice president Chuck Rozwat--said Oracle is making...


September 21, 2008  11:58 AM

Cisco’s Jabber acquisition heats up the collaboration race



Posted by: rivkalittle
Application development, Cisco, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Novell, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

Cisco Systems has acquired open source instant messaging and presence company Jabber less than a month after it picked up e-mail and calendaring software provider PostPath. The move signifies Cisco’s ongoing moves to reach out of the network and onto the desktop. Terms of the deal have not yet...


September 16, 2008  4:22 PM

Cisco to Wall Street: ‘We feel your pain’



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

Cisco CEO John Chambers kicked off his keynote address at the company’s Financial Analyst Conference with an unusual message: “Ask not what Wall Street can do for Cisco, but what Cisco can do for Wall Street.” Chambers offered condolence to financial analysts reeling from plunging markets...


September 4, 2008  4:09 PM

Will IBM acquire Nortel?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

In case the speculation of a Microsoft-Nortel acquisition wasn’t enough to keep partners talking, now there are rumors that IBM could snap up the networking company, according to Mark Evans at the


September 3, 2008  5:45 PM

Cisco’s elusive acquisition strategy



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News

These days, Cisco’s name in the news is generally accompanied by major acquisition speculation (read EMC or VMware). But anyone looking for something more concrete may have an easier time finding affordable gas. Wednesday morning Cisco senior vice president and corporate controller Jonathan...


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