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October 10, 2008  10:46 AM

Julie Parrish leaving Symantec



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Symantec

Julie Parrish, leader of the Symantec partner program for the past three years, is leaving the company. The news comes just five days before the start of

October 10, 2008  9:32 AM

Amazon tiers S3 prices, provides volume discount



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Information technology services, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

Amazon Web Services LLC is "tiering" the pricing on its hosted storage system. Amazon Simple Storage Service (or S3) in the U.S. had charged 15 cents per gigabyte of stored data. That rate will hold for the first 50 terabytes but now as you...


October 8, 2008  1:15 PM

Brocade pulls off the impossible: Financing



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, News, Rivka Little

Brocade snagged $1.2 billion in funding for its $3 billion acquisition of Foundry Networks Tuesday, a day when the Dow Jones fell more than 500 points and technology companies were slammed. The financing, which came from Banc of America Securities, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, HSBC Bank USA and...


October 6, 2008  11:12 AM

Microsoft plots SQL Server 2010



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

Microsoft's database folks say that SQL Server 2010 (yes, that's the shocking name of the next release) will make it out in the 36-month window the company has prescribed for database releases.  It's promised for the first half of Calendar Year 2010. SQL Server 2008 shipped last August. "We...


October 5, 2008  8:07 PM

Cisco fights channel partner over deal registration in court



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, News, Reseller channel business development, Rivka Little, Vendor partner business issues, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

Cisco is in Superior Court of Orange County, Calif. this week facing off against a former channel partner that claims the networking giant violated a deal registration agreement and poached a $3...


October 2, 2008  10:30 AM

Windows Cloud coming to Microsoft PDC



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Google, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), VMware

For much of this year, Microsoft has been trying to convince people that it's serious about Software as a Service (or "


October 1, 2008  7:49 PM

HP ProCurve-Colubris acquisition closes; channels unify



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Hewlett-Packard, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News, Reseller blogs, Rivka Little, Wireless networking

HP’s acquisition of Colubris Networks was finalized Wednesday, and the basics of how the products and channels will be integrated are beginning to firm up. HP will integrate Colubris’ product...


October 1, 2008  10:03 AM

Windows, SQL Server moving to Amazon cloud



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

So Amazon.com dropped a bomb today. In a short email, the company told reporters that Windows and Microsoft SQL Server will be running soon in Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2.) This is very very big news. EC2 is famously non-Windows oriented, much...


October 1, 2008  9:16 AM

Report: Apple Mac Pro smell is toxic



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Tech Blogs

"I'm a PC, and I won't give you a deadly disease." Microsoft might want to consider adding this line to its new TV ads, after a French newspaper reported that Apple's Mac Pro computers emit a...


September 30, 2008  12:06 PM

Brought to you by Microsoft: More bad ads



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News

How is it possible that a company as successful as Microsoft can continue to put out such really, really bad ads? Continued »


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