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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...

November 11, 2008  5:27 PM

Whoa! Wookey lives on at SAP

Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, News, Oracle, SAP

John Wookey, the former Oracle exec credited with integrating a diverse patchwork of acquired applications into something almost rational (at least on paper),  is back in the business.

November 7, 2008  4:21 PM

Google CEO as Obama economic advisor

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, IBM, Microsoft, News

Should anything be read into the fact that Google CEO Eric Schmidt is among president-elect Barack Obama's economic advisors? Schmidt was listed among the luminaries present at the big...

November 5, 2008  6:39 PM

Cisco predicts sales to drop in Q2; will ride out storm with hiring freeze

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

Cisco CEO John Chambers said Wednesday afternoon during a Q1 earnings call that he expects sales to fall 5 to 10% in the second quarter and that the company will go on a $1 billion cost cutting campaign, halting hiring as one of many maneuvers. The good news is that Chambers didn’t lower long...

November 3, 2008  12:01 PM

Circuit City sinks further into sunset

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Information technology services, News, Vendor partner business issues

More bad news: Circuit City is shuttering 155 of its 760 stores and laying off their staffs. The cuts will affect thousands of employees and end Circuit City's presence in 55 markets. The stores will...

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 28, 2008  7:51 AM

NetApp cancels user conference because of travel cuts

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Data storage management, News

The failing economy has claimed a victim in the world of tech conferences. NetApp has canceled NetApp Accelerate 2009 -- what was to have been the company's first annual user conference -- because...

October 27, 2008  11:40 AM crashes Microsoft’s party

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Application development, Colin Steele, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

After successfully pulling off a guerrilla marketing stunt at VMworld last month, Microsoft is now finding out what it's like to be on the other end of such a campaign. As the Microsoft...

October 24, 2008  10:17 AM

PDC priority: Proving Microsoft’s mojo

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

Has Microsoft lost its mojo? There's something different in the air. Microsoft is doing its best to drum up an uproar around next week's Professional Developers Conference (PDC). The company's code-name generator is in overdrive -- nothing new there. But it's become painfully obvious that the...

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