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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 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 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 12, 2008  12:09 PM

‘BI’ Bill Baker exits Microsoft



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

Here's a tidbit that broke last week while some were vacating: Bill Baker, a business intelligence and database guru at Microsoft, is leaving this month to become CTO of

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August 10, 2008  8:34 PM

Will telecom operators shake up competition in cloud computing?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Linux, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Oracle, SAP, Software as a service (SaaS), Systems and systems management

AT&T’s announcement last week that it has entered cloud computing is a sign that software as a service (SaaS) players will see heavy competition from a powerful source -- telecom network operators. In June, Verizon also announced a so-called on-demand computing program, and analysts say...


July 6, 2008  8:01 PM

zetVisions buys piece of Business Objects from SAP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Oracle, SAP

SAP partner zetVisions AG has agreed to acquire corporate investment management (CIM) products from SAP's Business Objects...

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June 27, 2008  10:08 AM

Ellison on ‘on-demand’



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS)

Larry Ellison had some interesting thoughts on the on-demand model, especially intriguing as he retains his interest in NetSuite, the on-demand ERP provider. His ownership stake, which...


June 26, 2008  10:46 AM

Database market share war resumes



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IBM, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle

It's that time of year for the database market share squabble. IDC has released its numbers--at least to the vendors--and two of the three big database players are claiming victory. From the snippets the vendors themselves release, it's hard to draw conclusions. It's like the

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June 25, 2008  12:37 PM

The cost of doing business with Oracle



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle

Being an Oracle partner can be a pricey business. For example: If you're a select Oracle partner who wants face time with Oracle reps at the vendor's yearly sales kickoff, you can pay either $6K, $10K or $25K for the privilege. For that amount you get to be an Exhibitor Partner at the big Las...


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