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April 20, 2012  4:15 PM

Get ready for the ‘bizumer’



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Bizumer, Cloud, enterprise software, IT channel products and services, SaaS, Software as a service (SaaS)

The high-tech media, myself included, has been pontificating plenty about the affect of consumer technology on what people are willing to use -- or at least tolerate -- in a work environment. There is the affect of social media, of course, although that is the subject for another rant. To me,...

March 4, 2009  4:39 AM

It’s time for VARs to figure out the software services thing



Posted by: badarrow
Google, IT Channel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Software as a service (SaaS)

 

Now that Microsoft's made its


January 13, 2009  1:41 PM

Google reseller program on the way?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Colin Steele, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Google, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

A Google reseller program seems to be in the works, according to this video posted Friday on YouTube. The 14-second video features Dave Girouard,...


December 23, 2008  12:49 PM

Whose cloud is it anyway?



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, IBM, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

Raise your hand if you've heard enough about the proverbial cloud yet. Understood. The hypefest has been enormous. And the payoff? Not there yet. Continued »


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 21, 2008  2:16 PM

What ‘net new’ kemosabe?



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, Google, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS), Sun, Vendor partner business issues

The dirty little secret of software, is the tectonic shift of the whole business from selling new licenses to selling upgrades. There just aren't that many green field opportunities left.

"Well, duh," you might say. "What's the big deal?" For resellers or for solution providers who sell...


November 17, 2008  1:20 PM

Microsoft-hosted ERP: Still a mystery



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

Microsoft has been all over the map about whether it will offer self-hosted ERP. Company CEO Steve Ballmer some years ago told solution provider partners that the vendor would offer...


November 5, 2008  1:22 PM

ERP swoon–Is it Microsoft specific?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

Anecdotal evidence is that Microsoft ERP sales are in the tank this year, although it's hard to tell how much of that is Microsoft-specific vs. the overall ERP category sucking wind of late.


October 28, 2008  8:53 AM

Microsoft fills in some cloudware bits with Azure



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

As expected, Microsoft started to talk up some details of its cloud computing strategy Monday at its Professional Developers Conference.

Amidst all the cloud talk, there were a few deliverables...


October 27, 2008  11:40 AM

Salesforce.com crashes Microsoft’s party



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Application development, Colin Steele, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

After successfully pulling off a guerrilla marketing stunt at VMworld last month, Microsoft is now finding out what it's like to be on the other end of such a campaign. As the Microsoft...


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