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July 2, 2008  1:00 PM

Will Microsoft acquire Nortel?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

Summertime is the time to mull. Today I have the time to consider whether Microsoft and Nortel -- currently unified communications (UC) partners -- will move from heavy dating to marriage. According to channel partners of both companies, rumors of such an acquisition have been swirling for some...

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 17, 2008  5:13 PM

Big price hikes from Oracle



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, News, Oracle

The Cadillac of databases has become the Mercedes. Ok, that might not be the right analogy, so let's just say that Oracle has hiked prices across its software portfolio. Significantly. An example: Per CPU pricing on the big Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition database is now $47,500 vs. $40,000 before....


June 12, 2008  4:30 PM

The impending cloud



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

For many VARs, cloud-based computing is a worrisome prospect. The notion of functions served up direct to users from a vendor-owned-and-operated cloud poses a huge disintermediation threat to...


June 11, 2008  2:28 PM

WiMax’ rocky road



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Enterprise applications, Google, Intel, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News

WiMax is having a rough life -- and this week epitomizes that. The wireless protocol for broadband access -- known in long form as Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access -- started off the week on a high note. On Monday, six tech heavy hitters, including Cisco Systems, Samsung...


June 10, 2008  4:02 PM

Next from Dan Bricklin: A wiki-spreadsheet combo



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, News

Spreadsheet pioneer Dan Bricklin is at it again. The father of VisiCalc is now working to bring the spreadsheet's productivity to workgroups. Bricklin, in his trademark flannel shirt (it's nearly 100 degrees out!) said hello...


June 6, 2008  2:03 PM

MySQL road show stresses enterprise cred



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Enterprise applications, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, News, Open-source, Oracle, Sun

MySQL execs took to the road this week, talking up the database's increasing relevance to big businesses.

The message at a Boston event Tuesday night, was that Sun Microsystems' buyout of...


June 3, 2008  11:16 AM

Some takeaways from Bill Gates’ finale



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, IBM, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Bill Gates just finished what Microsoft has billed as his last public speech as a company full timer. Gates is stepping down from day-to-day involvement as of July 1. At TechEd 2008 part one (for developers) Gates hit on some familiar themes and presided over demos of

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June 2, 2008  9:49 AM

Dynamics AX 2009 debuts



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, SMB

Microsoft's new Dynamics AX 2009, now available, targets multinational companies. This release lets companies combine multiple time zones and currencies in a single ERP instance. -- something that should suit mid-sized and even large companies with sites in multiple countries, according to Kees...


May 27, 2008  2:55 PM

Google Web Toolkit grows up with Java 5 support



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Google, Microsoft

A new version of the Google Web Toolkit (Gwit to Google insiders), promises full support for the latest Java language as well as faster-running apps at the end of the process. GWT 1.5 will be formally introduced...


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