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January 28, 2009  1:18 PM

Microsoft highlights partners in green IT initiatives



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization

Microsoft partners will play a big part in the company's green IT initiatives, the company said this morning. Microsoft held a webcast this morning to talk about its environmental sustainability plans, specifically around

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December 22, 2008  1:07 PM

Virtualization predictions for 2009



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs, VMware

With the end of the year approaching, virtualization pundits are coming out with their predictions for 2009. I won't be coming out with any of my own -- I had to sell my crystal ball to buy a few last-minute Christmas gifts -- but here's a roundup of what the experts say to expect in the next 12...


November 24, 2008  3:42 PM

Encouraging news in tough times



Posted by: StorageSwiss
Data storage management, George Crump, IT channel products and technologies, Server virtualization, Virtualization

I get emails all day long from suppliers and every so often one of them contains something interesting. Last Friday, I received an email from Sepaton, a supplier of enterprise VTL solutions. While Sepaton has an excellent channel program, what interested me -- and should interest you -- about the...


October 27, 2008  12:01 PM

Half-baked virtualization and you



Posted by: StorageSwiss
George Crump, Server virtualization, Virtualization, VMware

I spoke on the subject of virtualization rollout strategies in a session at Data Center Decisions in Chicago last week. I started the session with an informal two-question survey of about 80 or so end users in the room. The results from those two questions speak volumes about the ongoing...


October 22, 2008  2:08 PM

Bad economy good for VMware? And Microsoft?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, IT buyer market research, Microsoft, News, Server virtualization, Tech Blogs, VMware

VMware posted strong financial results yesterday, despite the weak economy and increased competition from Microsoft. The virtualization market leader took in $472 million in its third quarter -- a 32% increase over last year and more than Wall Street expected. Ashlee Vance of The New York...


September 16, 2008  4:22 PM

Cisco to Wall Street: ‘We feel your pain’



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

Cisco CEO John Chambers kicked off his keynote address at the company’s Financial Analyst Conference with an unusual message: “Ask not what Wall Street can do for Cisco, but what Cisco can do for Wall Street.” Chambers offered condolence to financial analysts reeling from plunging markets...


September 15, 2008  9:00 PM

With EDS in the family, HP slashes jobs; looks to large enterprise domination



Posted by: rivkalittle
Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Information technology services, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Hewlett-Packard (HP) said Monday that it will reduce its workforce by 7.5 -- or nearly 25,000 jobs -- as it restructures to work Electronic Data Systems (EDS) into the fold. The $13.9 billion acquisition...

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September 12, 2008  1:02 PM

Microsoft, Citrix rumors: Here we go again



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Citrix Systems, Microsoft, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization, VMware

 VMworld 2008 kicks off Monday and all through the blogs,  lots of creatures are stirring with tales of a soon-to-be-announced Microsoft buyout of Citrix. SearchITChannel.com's Colin Steele pinged me...


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 5, 2008  2:31 PM

Surprise, surprise: Dell ignores partners yet again



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Dell, Direct reseller channel conflict, Server virtualization

It's official: Dell's practice of ignoring channel partners in its news announcements is a trend. For the third time since May, Dell made no mention of its resellers during a major* news announcement. And as any journalist will tell you, if something happens three times, that's a trend.


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