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December 5, 2008  3:05 PM

Is there anyone not trying to steal Nortel partners?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, Networking technology, News, Rivka Little

Seems Juniper Networks is not the only buzzard swooping over the potential ruins of Nortel to snatch its channel partners. John Wrona, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Nortel partner Ronco Communications, said he’s been hit up...

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 12, 2008  12:54 PM

When topless meetings are business appropriate



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Mobile networking technology, News, Wireless networking

Topless meetings? Before you get your knickers in a twist, be advised this G-rated concept--barring laptops, BlackBerries etc. from business meetings --is...


November 11, 2008  8:11 PM

Nortel in too deep; analysts say sale coming



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Rivka Little

Nortel is in bigger trouble than some even suspected. Monday the company reported a $3.41 billion loss in the third quarter and announced it would slash 1,300 jobs. Most stunning about the announcement was that the first four employees to go were senior executives. Their departure is part of a...


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...


October 5, 2008  8:07 PM

Cisco fights channel partner over deal registration in court



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

Cisco is in Superior Court of Orange County, Calif. this week facing off against a former channel partner that claims the networking giant violated a deal registration agreement and poached a $3...


October 1, 2008  7:49 PM

HP ProCurve-Colubris acquisition closes; channels unify



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Hewlett-Packard, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News, Reseller blogs, Rivka Little, Wireless networking

HP’s acquisition of Colubris Networks was finalized Wednesday, and the basics of how the products and channels will be integrated are beginning to firm up. HP will integrate Colubris’ product...


September 25, 2008  10:45 PM

Oracle takes on storage partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Networking technology, Oracle

Forrester Research's Andrew Reichman has a good take on Larry Ellison's latest competitive foray. During his Oracle OpenWorld Keynote, Ellison did, in fact, position the HP Oracle Database Machine (or Exadata) as...


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 19, 2008  2:31 PM

Interop: Are tradeshows dead?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Enterprise applications, Information technology services, Networking technology, Novell, Open-source, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

I was truly confused Wednesday morning when I jumped off the bus near the Jacob Javits Center in New York for Interop and saw armies of tight skirts and multi-colored stilettos trotting up the ramp to the convention center. This is not IT conference wear. These are not tech rats. No...


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