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September 8, 2008  2:16 PM

Will Juniper acquire its way into WLAN?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News, Wireless networking

The Financial Times (FT) website reported rumors today that Juniper Networks is interested in acquiring either Meru Networks or Aruba Networks --...

September 5, 2008  3:24 PM

Microsoft’s virtualization party



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Server virtualization, Sun, Vendor partner business issues, Virtualization, VMware

Microsoft wants customers and partners to know that it's really, really REALLY ready to virtualize. So it's hosting its "Get Virtual Now" event Monday.

It's invited a few dozen of its...


September 4, 2008  4:09 PM

Will IBM acquire Nortel?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

In case the speculation of a Microsoft-Nortel acquisition wasn’t enough to keep partners talking, now there are rumors that IBM could snap up the networking company, according to Mark Evans at the


September 3, 2008  5:45 PM

Cisco’s elusive acquisition strategy



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News

These days, Cisco’s name in the news is generally accompanied by major acquisition speculation (read EMC or VMware). But anyone looking for something more concrete may have an easier time finding affordable gas. Wednesday morning Cisco senior vice president and corporate controller Jonathan...


September 3, 2008  8:52 AM

Kumar accuses D’Amato, Ranieri in CA coverup



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, News

Many have been waiting for Sanjay Kumar, the former CEO of CA (which in pre-indictment, pre-conviction days was known as Computer Associates) to break his silence. Kumar pleaded guilty two years ago to...


September 2, 2008  8:04 PM

Microsoft straddles political fence



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

Microsoft is making a bi-partisan effort to glom onto the political convention season.


August 28, 2008  9:46 AM

Jobs’ obit posted



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, News

It's an editor's worst nightmare: An obituary hits the wire before the subject is, well, is actually dead. (Insert Monty Python Holy Grail joke here.)  It happened yesterday when Bloomberg posted its Jobs obit.


August 26, 2008  8:17 AM

Avnet/IBM and the importance of being certified



Posted by: badarrow
Channel partner programs, IBM, News, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues

By Elaine Hom, Associate Features Editor ibm certifiedSAN ANTONIO -- At Avnet/IBM's Ignition '08 Conference in San Antonio, the word of the day seems to be "certification." Every time I sit down...


August 21, 2008  8:36 AM

Microsoft recruits Jerry Seinfeld for Mac attack



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News

We now know how Microsoft is spending $10 million of its $300 million campaign to combat Apple's "Mac vs. PC" ads: by hiring

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August 20, 2008  4:35 PM

HP strips partners of their “metals,” revamps partner designations



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Hewlett-Packard, News, Reseller channel business development, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues

So, the word is out: Hewlett-Packard is collapsing its PartnerOne program for resellers, VARs and other IT solution providers, stripping it of all those precious metals designations and creating, instead, new labels that it thinks will mean something more to potential customers.


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