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July 31, 2008  2:53 PM

Maybe it’s time to call it something other than Web 2.0



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Collaboration software, Heather Clancy, Reseller blogs, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS)

For the past eight or so months, I've been writing a column called Web Sight (spelling intentional) for Entrepreneur magazine. (Here's a sample piece from the latest issue.) The focus has been on how so-called...

July 30, 2008  11:34 AM

SAP CEO: Partners key to recruiting skilled workers



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, SAP, VAR training, certification

SAP wants to see at least 30,000 new SAP consultants enter the market in the near future. And partners will be the driving force behind that growth. That's the word from Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP Americas and Asia Pacific. My colleague Courtney Bjorlin, news editor for SearchSAP.com, just posted...


July 20, 2008  3:51 PM

Is Fibre Channel over Ethernet really ready for primetime?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Data storage management, EMC, Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Servers and desktop hardware, Sun

Ask Cisco executives about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) deployment in data center and storage networks and they’ll tell you it’s a no-brainer. The technology will be ready for volume deployment by next year or 2010, and the channel should gear up and start training now.


July 10, 2008  9:16 AM

Another Microsoft exec, another hosted ERP story



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

HOUSTON -- Microsoft executives aren't exactly toeing the company line when it comes to vendor-hosted ERP. In fact, the more people that talk, the more it's becoming evident that there may not even be a company line. Yesterday here at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, senior news editor...


July 8, 2008  12:44 PM

VMware CEO Diane Greene suddenly replaced



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel, Data storage management, EMC, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Virtualization

VMware CEO Diane Greene -- who is widely credited with driving server virtualization into the mainstream -- was suddenly replaced by Microsoft veteran Paul Maritz. Maritz had most recently been running the cloud computing division at VMware parent company EMC. The industry-shaking announcement...


July 8, 2008  11:22 AM

Microsoft Online Services by the numbers



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

HOUSTON -- Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft business division, spoke this morning about the partner compensation plan for Microsoft Online Services. We've already covered the news, but here...


July 7, 2008  8:08 PM

Microsoft working on hosted ERP software



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

A Microsoft-hosted enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering is appearing more and more likely. That's according to Marie Huwe, Microsoft's general manager for partner marketing strategy. Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference here in Houston, senior news editor Barb Darrow and I...


July 7, 2008  1:24 PM

Microsoft: We will cut partners in on our hosted infrastructure services



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Managed services providers, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

The word wafting around the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is that the company will at last outline partner rebate/commission structure for those partners bringing customers to Microsoft-hosted solutions including the Microsoft


July 7, 2008  8:07 AM

More on Microsoft org changes



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News

More details on the big Microsoft org changes are starting to trickle out. For Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), home of the Dynamics lineup of ERP and CRM products,


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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