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February 7, 2009  12:37 PM

MySQL diaspora

Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, News, Sun

It's been 13 months since Sun Microsystems announced its  plan for a $1 billion buyout of MySQL and almost a year to the date since the deal closed. Now, the MySQL executive diaspora is on.

February 5, 2009  11:13 AM

SharePoint as Borg (and the rise of Microsoft Management Reporter)

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

With Microsoft moving the scorecarding and analytics of PerformancePoint server into SharePoint it sure seems that SharePoint is the go-to repository for all the capabilities that Microsoft doesn't...

January 26, 2009  11:13 AM

Suit says former VMware CEO broke securities law

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, News, Virtualization, VMware

A law firm with a history of suing public companies has set its sights on former VMware CEO Diane Greene. Holzer Holzer & Fistel, an Atlanta firm, has filed a class-action...

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January 15, 2009  9:22 AM

Nortel’s choice

Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, News, Reseller channel business development, Tech Blogs, Vendor partner business issues

Once the dust from Nortel’s bankruptcy filing settles, the company is going to face some tough decisions: What excess will it shed and which customer base will it cater to? Continued...

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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,...

January 7, 2009  12:21 PM

Tod Nielsen tapped as VMware COO

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, News, VMware

VMware snagged Tod Nielsen,  former CEO of Borland, as its new COO. For a 43 year old, Tod's been around the block more than a few times. Some remember him as the sacrificial lamb Microsoft sent out to deal with--and try...

January 5, 2009  9:12 AM

Steve Jobs discloses hormonal imbalance

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Leading technology vendors, News

In a remarkable missive, Apple this morning issued a statement on the health of its CEO Steve Jobs. The statement reiterates the board's support for the executive and a separate letter from Jobs said his marked...

December 23, 2008  10:56 PM

Nortel for sale … maybe

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

Nortel is mulling over bids worth nearly $1 billion for its Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) unit. Nortel placed the MEN unit -- one of the healthiest divisions in the company -- on the block in September to slash costs and earn some cash, but now the company is

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December 23, 2008  12:49 PM

Whose cloud is it anyway?

Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, IBM, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

Raise your hand if you've heard enough about the proverbial cloud yet. Understood. The hypefest has been enormous. And the payoff? Not there yet. Continued »

December 18, 2008  3:20 PM

And the Oscar goes to… not this one

Posted by: Brein Matturro

In my first blog post about the "life" of avatars, I joked about avatar deaths being the riveting subject of the next Law and Order episode.  I really meant it as a joke.  Hollywood execs...

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