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August 18, 2008  9:16 PM

Tandberg receives takeover bid, but is another major prospect lurking?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development

Last week videoconferencing company Tandberg confirmed that it had received a takeover bid by an unnamed private equity firm. Since then rumors have been flying that...

August 18, 2008  2:59 PM

SAP reorganizes SME channel, expands partner system



Posted by: Bcournoyer
News, SAP, VAR training, certification

SAP has reorganized its SME channel to improve partner recruitment, enablement and marketing. Patricia Hume, senior vice president of SAP's global indirect channel unit, stopped by SearchITChannel.com world headquarters today to tell us about the reorganization. She explained that the basic org...


August 15, 2008  10:04 AM

Domino is dead



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

So, once again, Domino is dead. That's the gist of Ron Herardian's article in -- get this -- Dominopower.com. This may be trolling but there's a lot of truth in what Herardian, a longtime contact and a...


August 14, 2008  11:54 AM

Bad day for VMware



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Leading technology vendors, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization, VMware

VMware was rocked by a bug in a critical update to its ESX software. The


August 13, 2008  11:46 AM

BSOD over Beijing



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Roundtrip tickets for two to Beijing for the Olympics: $3,300. Hotel room (after post-building-boom price cuts): $150 per person. Twenty-four meals over the course of your stay: $631.84 Image of  the

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August 12, 2008  12:09 PM

‘BI’ Bill Baker exits Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle

Here's a tidbit that broke last week while some were vacating: Bill Baker, a business intelligence and database guru at Microsoft, is leaving this month to become CTO of

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August 11, 2008  11:17 PM

HP ProCurve acquires its way into WLAN



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News, Wireless networking

HP ProCurve announced Monday it will buy wireless local area network (WLAN) company Colubris Networks. The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Colubris is the latest in a string of WLAN players to be snapped up by major networking companies in a race to diversify offerings and offer...


August 10, 2008  9:53 PM

Judge puts kibosh on hackers’ show-and-tell



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Network and application security, News

Three MIT students who wanted to discuss security holes they discovered in the MBTA's automated fare system...


August 10, 2008  8:34 PM

Will telecom operators shake up competition in cloud computing?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Linux, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Oracle, SAP, Software as a service (SaaS), Systems and systems management

AT&T’s announcement last week that it has entered cloud computing is a sign that software as a service (SaaS) players will see heavy competition from a powerful source -- telecom network operators. In June, Verizon also announced a so-called on-demand computing program, and analysts say...


August 6, 2008  1:14 PM

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2008



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News, Systems and systems management

Five months after its official launch, SQL Server 2008 released to manufacturing today. Microsoft made the announcement this afternoon during a conference call with Ted Kummert, corporate...


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