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March 6, 2008  2:55 PM

Ballmer the baller?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News

Steve Ballmer must really want to buy something big.Steve Ballmer jersey With a potential Yahoo acquisition still up in the air, the Microsoft CEO has turned his attention to the hometown...

February 25, 2008  10:42 AM

Yahoo saga takes spotlight off Server ‘08 launch



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News, Tech Blogs

Microsoft is doing its best to hype this week's "Heroes Happen Here" launch event for Windows Server 2008, but the company's pursuit of Yahoo is still stealing the headlines. Now in...


February 19, 2008  5:04 PM

Capt. Ballmer: Obsessed with hunting Yahoo?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, News

moby dickMicrosoft's relentless pursuit of Yahoo is drawing comparisons to another epic tale of obsession: Herman Melville's "

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February 12, 2008  8:11 PM

Microsoft focus in question as report says Danger cost $500 million



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, Mobile networking technology, News, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

dangerBreaking news this afternoon has cast Microsoft's acquisition of Danger in a whole new light. 

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February 4, 2008  7:44 PM

EqualLogic CEO staying on as Dell channel consultant



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, News

Don Bulens, the channel-friendly CEO of EqualLogic, is staying with Dell -- for a little while. Dell closed on its acquisition of EqualLogic last week, leaving


January 30, 2008  1:32 PM

Time for VARs to get more adept at mobile



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Mobile networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development

CompTIA (the Computing Technology Industry Association) has released some data that finds that IT departments are spending more money and resources supporting various mobile communications and computing devices, especially the BlackBerry. To start, close to two-thirds of the 816 people who...


January 28, 2008  10:14 PM

Attention MSPs: There’s a new online tech support site in town. Interested?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Collaboration software, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Managed services providers, News, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), VAR training, certification

The exclusive Demo conference held several times each year is usually replete with great Web concepts and technologies that won't really be relevant for the channel for at least a year down the road. But, behold, this week's conference boasts at least one major exception in the form of


October 3, 2007  8:22 AM

Symantec adds bot protection to managed security services



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Managed services providers, Network and application security, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

Symantec continued its services push today by boosting its managed security services (MSS) with bot protection. MSS customers will receive the added protection free with their current subscriptions,...


September 25, 2007  8:46 AM

Microsoft releases Windows Server Virtualization preview



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Microsoft partners eager to start working with Windows Server Virtualization (WSV) now have their chance. The

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September 18, 2007  3:04 PM

IBM offers open source desktop applications



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, IBM, Microsoft, News, Open-source

Another open source desktop applications suite, backed by a major vendor, is out today. IBM launched Lotus Symphony, a free, downloadable software package for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations using the Open Document Format. The announcement comes...


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