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Collaboration software


August 11, 2008  8:09 AM

Cisco’s next move: online collaboration?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Collaboration software, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

The most recent round of rumors about Cisco buying EMC came about because Cisco CEO John Chambers said his company needs to expand into new tech markets. Now the question is, what will those markets...

July 31, 2008  2:53 PM

Maybe it’s time to call it something other than Web 2.0



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Collaboration software, Heather Clancy, Reseller blogs, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS)

For the past eight or so months, I've been writing a column called Web Sight (spelling intentional) for Entrepreneur magazine. (Here's a sample piece from the latest issue.) The focus has been on how so-called...


July 8, 2008  11:22 AM

Microsoft Online Services by the numbers



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

HOUSTON -- Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft business division, spoke this morning about the partner compensation plan for Microsoft Online Services. We've already covered the news, but here...


June 12, 2008  4:30 PM

The impending cloud



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

For many VARs, cloud-based computing is a worrisome prospect. The notion of functions served up direct to users from a vendor-owned-and-operated cloud poses a huge disintermediation threat to...


June 10, 2008  4:02 PM

Next from Dan Bricklin: A wiki-spreadsheet combo



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, News

Spreadsheet pioneer Dan Bricklin is at it again. The father of VisiCalc is now working to bring the spreadsheet's productivity to workgroups. Bricklin, in his trademark flannel shirt (it's nearly 100 degrees out!) said hello...


June 3, 2008  11:16 AM

Some takeaways from Bill Gates’ finale



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, IBM, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Bill Gates just finished what Microsoft has billed as his last public speech as a company full timer. Gates is stepping down from day-to-day involvement as of July 1. At TechEd 2008 part one (for developers) Gates hit on some familiar themes and presided over demos of

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May 20, 2008  7:56 AM

Microsoft partners can now offer SharePoint consulting



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Collaboration software, Microsoft, News

Microsoft partners now have a new service they can offer to their SharePoint customers.

The company yesterday announced SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS)....


May 18, 2008  1:48 PM

IBM vs. Microsoft battles rage on. Does anyone else care?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IBM, Microsoft

Colin Steele's story this week on IBM taking on Microsoft's SharePoint dominance with Quickr depicts just the latest skirmish in...


April 10, 2008  1:19 AM

The low-down from Honolulu: Cisco’s collaboration bent



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Collaboration software, Data center disaster recovery planning, Heather Clancy, Leading technology vendors, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues

I’d be remiss if I didn’t report in this week from the Cisco Partner Summit, where I’m helping the company’s Industry Solutions Partner Network team with some breakout panels and communications activities. The themes I’m about to recount were plucked from the main keynote address hosted...


March 27, 2008  9:53 AM

Virtual VARs



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Collaboration software, IBM

Are you a citizen of Second Life? Does it make sense to build a business establishment in a fake world? Unclear, but some VARs, including Ira Chandler, president of Curbstone Corp.,  are aboard. Here he is. Or rather,...


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