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December 18, 2008  9:49 AM

VMware hires Google exec to head overseas channel

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Colin Steele, Google, News, Reseller blogs, VMware

VMware has appointed Maurizio Carli as general manager of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. In that role, Carli will run the region's sales, channel, services and marketing programs. Carli...

December 17, 2008  1:55 PM

Another trade show bites the dust

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Colin Steele, Linux, News, Novell

Novell has canceled BrainShare 2009, its long-running customer and partner conference. BrainShare 2009 was scheduled for March in Salt Lake City. John Dragoon, Novell's senior vice president and chief marketing officer, said the...

December 17, 2008  7:43 AM

Feds look into Cognos deals

Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, IBM, News

Cognos, now part of IBM, has seen more than its share of bad press lately, what with the scrutiny of two large Massachusetts contracts that are under investigation. A series of Boston Globe articles have detailed

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December 15, 2008  4:04 PM

Lisa Loe out at McAfee

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Colin Steele, Network and application security, News

Lisa Loe, McAfee's vice president of North American channels, has left the security vendor after just three months. McAfee just confirmed this afternoon that Loe is no longer with the company. McAfee hired Loe in September; she...

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...

December 5, 2008  1:24 PM

Business Objects CEO reaffirms commitment to VARs

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Enterprise applications, News, SAP

VARs could have a bigger role in the SAP channel, if Business Objects CEO John Schwarz has his way. news editor Courtney Bjorlin this week alerted me to comments Schwarz made during a "fireside chat" at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. He talked about the...

December 1, 2008  3:05 PM

Black Friday turns bloody

Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Information technology services, Microsoft, News

Whoa. Retailers can't catch a break this year. First of all there's this little thing called a recession, which we're now officially in,  according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, otherwise known as NBER. (Thanks for the heads up...

November 27, 2008  12:21 AM

Valleywag death signifies tough times online

Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, News

Valleywag, which became the semi-official scandal sheet for techies and their hangers on, has been

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November 25, 2008  9:04 AM

VMware announces 2nd annual partner show

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Reseller channel business development, VAR training, certification, Virtualization, VMware

vmware disney worldVMware is making plans for

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November 24, 2008  10:13 AM

CDW awards partners of the year

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Colin Steele, News, Supplier relationship management

CDW has named five companies its 2008 Partner of the Year award winners. They are:

  • Cisco Systems (networking)
  • Ingram Micro (distribution)
  • Lefthand Networks (storage)
  • Tripp Lite (power protection and distribution)
  • Wasp Barcode (data capturing and...

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