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August 5, 2008  11:52 PM

Cisco will go acquisition hunting in FY ’09 — but not necessarily for EMC



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Cisco, EMC, IBM, Microsoft, VMware

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers said Tuesday that regardless of “challenging macroeconomic times,” the company would make major acquisitions in the coming year -- though he didn’t indicate that one of those purchases would be EMC. Chambers made the comments during a fourth quarter earnings...

July 30, 2008  5:26 PM

Zimbra wants to out-Outlook Outlook



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, IBM, Microsoft, News, Open-source, Outlook, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

 You have to hand it to Zimbra.The company, now part of Yahoo and seemingly unfazed by all that entails, is nothing if not aggressive. With Zimbra Desktopit's now taking on the grand poobah of e-mail...


July 29, 2008  12:25 PM

Vista: Should I stay or should I go?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Tech Blogs

The great 20th-century British philosopher Mick Jones once asked the defining question of his era: "Should I stay or should I go?" OK, OK, OK. Jones wasn't a philosopher. He was the singer for The Clash. But...


July 29, 2008  11:51 AM

If Vista’s so great, maybe Microsoft should pay for it



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft

There's no better way to spend a hot afternoon than in an air-conditioned  gym zoning out in front of ESPN's afternoon lineup. (Minus Jim Rome, whose appeal remains a mystery.) Anyway, the various Around the Horn and PTI guys were in fine fettle the other day, yelling about how Goodyear should...


July 24, 2008  10:36 AM

It’s not a Microsoft thing stupid, it’s about Juniper!



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Cisco, Microsoft, Networking technology, News

Is Juniper running scared? Moving in new directions? Something's up. CEO Scott Kriens -- who has been with the company since its inception in 1996 -- is out, and folks on the street say they didn’t see this one coming. Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft’s Platform & Services division is...


July 24, 2008  10:22 AM

Redmond watch



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News, Vendor partner business issues

The Redmond Watch is on. How soon can Microsoft erase all signs of Kevin Johnson? His name is already gone from the agenda for today's Financial Analyst Meeting where he was supposed to...


July 23, 2008  6:49 PM

Windows chief Kevin Johnson exits Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

Wow. Kevin Johnson, the Microsoft exec in charge of Windows and the company's huge online services push, is leaving to head Juniper Networks,

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July 23, 2008  11:48 AM

Microsoft debuts Windows Vista ad



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft

This Microsoft ad for Windows Vista began making the online rounds this week:

Vista ad
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July 21, 2008  2:10 PM

Thoughts on Microsoft WPC (plus seven)



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Vendor partner business issues

It's been a week since Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, and sometimes a couple days of beaching it (along with a little adult beveraging), puts stuff into perspective. Here's what percolated to...


July 20, 2008  3:51 PM

Is Fibre Channel over Ethernet really ready for primetime?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Data storage management, EMC, Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Servers and desktop hardware, Sun

Ask Cisco executives about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) deployment in data center and storage networks and they’ll tell you it’s a no-brainer. The technology will be ready for volume deployment by next year or 2010, and the channel should gear up and start training now.


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