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June 5, 2011  11:55 PM

Business users buy Macs–with their own dough



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, Dell, HP, IT channel products and services, Microsoft

It's not news that almost anything Apple is hot  (iTunes hate notwithstanding). What is news is who's buying this Apple gear and for what purpose.

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May 26, 2011  3:28 PM

Tech CEOs on the hot seat



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, John Chambers, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

There are some prominent executive fannies on some very hot seats right now. And calls for change at the top of high-tech giants are getting hard to ignore. So ... which high-tech CEO should go first? A table full of VARs discussed this topic at a recent conference and the very non-scientific...


May 12, 2011  2:10 AM

Microsoft tells partners to register Office 365 customers



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, BPOS, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Office 365

Microsoft is starting to talk more about Office 365 partner opportunities


April 21, 2011  2:59 AM

LA proving a tarpit for Google, CSC



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, BPOS, Google, Google Apps, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Los Angeles, Microsoft

Remember last year when Google trumpeted its big-boy computing win over Microsoft in a major Los Angeles email-and-applications deal? Remember how the...


April 11, 2011  1:33 PM

Microsoft’s cloud conundrum



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, ERP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Convergence, Microsoft Convergence 2011, Microsoft Dynamics, Project Green

News that Microsoft plans to move three (count 'em 3!) of its legacy ERP products to its cloud is both stunning and unsurprising. And it illustrates the company's cloud...


April 6, 2011  6:02 PM

Microsoft to host ERP, so what?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dynamics, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Business Solutions, Microsoft-hosted ERP, NetSuite, Oracle, Paul DeGroot, Ray Wang, Zach Nelson

Next week the world will hear more about plans for Microsoft-hosted ERP. That move has long been weighed and even Microsoft ERP partners who sell and implement Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, or...


March 28, 2011  4:09 AM

HP partner wish list



Posted by: badarrow
APC, Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, HP, HP Americas Partner Conference, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Oracle

LAS VEGAS--As the Hewlett-Packard Americas Partner Conference convenes here Monday,  HP VARs and integrators have a lot of questions for the new management. Here, based on a totally unscientific survey, is what they want to hear from HP. 1: What's the HP cloud plan? Be...


February 23, 2011  2:35 PM

Research: CRM spending boost will outstrip those for productivity suite, ERP apps



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CRM, Gartner, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Salesforce.com

Just how important is it for businesses to fix customer service and overall customer relations now that the economy is showing signs of improvement? Important enough for the CRM (aka customer relationship management) category to emerge as the top focus of spending increases in a new survey about...


January 10, 2011  5:52 PM

Muglia to leave Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, cloud computing, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Server & Tools, Steve Ballmer

Bob Muglia, the Microsoft exec who helped build Microsoft's Server & Tools business into a strong competitor in databases and server OSes and most recently took command of the cloud computing effort, will leave the company this summer.   CEO Steve Ballmer informed employees of this...


December 2, 2010  8:23 PM

Logicalis expands K-12 education, Southwest presence



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cisco, data center, education, Heather Clancy, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IT channel products and services, Logicalis, M&A, merger, Microsoft

Network Infrastructure Corp. (NIC), a Cisco Gold partner and networking integrator in Phoenix, will soon become part of global IT services company Logicalis. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.


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