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September 25, 2008  7:51 AM

Oracle throws hardware at disk bandwidth problem

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Hewlett-Packard, Leading technology vendors, News, Oracle, Sun

Oracle, the biggest enterprise software company in the universe, is putting hardware to work to eliminate disk bandwidth problems. The database giant has pressed Hewlett-Packard, apparently now its number one hardware ally, into service building the high-end box. Yes:

September 24, 2008  12:08 PM

Microsoft makes SBS 2008 bits available to (some) subscribers

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

The RTM version of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is posted to Microsoft's TechNet and MSDN for subscribers. Some subscribers that is. A few subsets of that population still cannot...

September 22, 2008  1:10 PM

Up, up and away: Oracle heads for the clouds

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, IT channel products and technologies, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

It looks like Oracle is embracing "the cloud." At Oracle OpenWorld on Monday, the two Chucks -- Oracle president Charles Phillips and executive vice president Chuck Rozwat--said Oracle is making...

September 21, 2008  7:40 PM

Oracle rebuilds partner training

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Leading technology vendors, News, Oracle, VAR training, certification

The Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) kick off to Oracle OpenWorld was bigger than ever. And there was some news, other than Ted Bereswill's move from the direct sales side of the house (The dark side? I kid!...

September 21, 2008  1:00 PM

New channel exec for Oracle

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Leading technology vendors, News, Oracle, Vendor partner business issues

Most Oracle OpenWorld attendees are still shaking the sleep out of their eyes but there's already news.  Ted Bereswill, who had headed up North American technology sales (that is database and...

September 21, 2008  11:58 AM

Cisco’s Jabber acquisition heats up the collaboration race

Posted by: rivkalittle
Application development, Cisco, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Novell, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

Cisco Systems has acquired open source instant messaging and presence company Jabber less than a month after it picked up e-mail and calendaring software provider PostPath. The move signifies Cisco’s ongoing moves to reach out of the network and onto the desktop. Terms of the deal have not yet...

September 18, 2008  11:56 AM

More on the NetSuite-Skyytek split

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

As with any divorce, there are a number of factors behind the imminent split between NetSuite and Skyytek, one of the largest, if not the largest,

September 16, 2008  9:14 PM

After Ike: Houston VAR keeps on working

Posted by: badarrow

You think you've had a bad week? You should talk to Sam Haffar. Haffar is the president and co-CEO of Computex, Inc., a Houston-based solution provider specializing. Yes. Houston. And he, like everyone there, is digging out after Hurricane...

September 16, 2008  6:14 PM

Maritz flattered by Microsoft’s guerrilla marketing

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News, Novell, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- I just left a Q&A session with VMware CEO Paul Maritz, where I asked him about the "poker chip" guerrilla marketing campaign that Microsoft launched this morning at...

September 16, 2008  5:25 PM

Maritz: Greene and Rosenblum made ‘incredible contributions’

Posted by: Bcournoyer
News, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- VMware's cruel summer lent a bit of intrigue to this morning's keynote address at VMworld: What, if anything, would new CEO Paul Maritz say about the departure of co-founders Diane Greene and Mendel Rosenblum? As you'll recall, back in July, EMC CEO Joe Tucci fired Greene in front of...

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