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October 24, 2008  10:17 AM

PDC priority: Proving Microsoft’s mojo



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

Has Microsoft lost its mojo? There's something different in the air. Microsoft is doing its best to drum up an uproar around next week's Professional Developers Conference (PDC). The company's code-name generator is in overdrive -- nothing new there. But it's become painfully obvious that the...

October 18, 2008  7:15 PM

Could hosted services spur tension between distributor and partner?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Application development, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Managed services providers, News, Reseller channel business development, Rivka Little, Software as a service (SaaS), VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues

San Diego -- Ingram Micro CEO Greg Spierkel faced a funny question from partners at the VentureTech Network (VTN) conference here Thursday morning: “What do we do that drives you crazy?” Spierkel’s answer? “Buying from my competitors.”


October 16, 2008  9:32 AM

Symantec launches training, SaaS programs



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Symantec, VAR training, certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Symantec kicked off Partner Engage 2008 today by announcing two new partner programs: Symantec University for Partners and the

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October 10, 2008  9:32 AM

Amazon tiers S3 prices, provides volume discount



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Information technology services, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

Amazon Web Services LLC is "tiering" the pricing on its hosted storage system. Amazon Simple Storage Service (or S3) in the U.S. had charged 15 cents per gigabyte of stored data. That rate will hold for the first 50 terabytes but now as you...


October 2, 2008  10:30 AM

Windows Cloud coming to Microsoft PDC



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Google, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), VMware

For much of this year, Microsoft has been trying to convince people that it's serious about Software as a Service (or "


October 1, 2008  10:03 AM

Windows, SQL Server moving to Amazon cloud



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Leading technology vendors, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

So Amazon.com dropped a bomb today. In a short email, the company told reporters that Windows and Microsoft SQL Server will be running soon in Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2.) This is very very big news. EC2 is famously non-Windows oriented, much...


September 24, 2008  1:27 PM

Ten lessons from Oracle OpenWorld



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Leading technology vendors, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

1: Trade shows aren't dead. (Sorry Rivka.) The crowds at Moscone Center ---ALL of Moscone Center -- are bigger than remembered. Of course it's been two years since I covered the event and in that time,...


September 22, 2008  1:10 PM

Up, up and away: Oracle heads for the clouds



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, IT channel products and technologies, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

It looks like Oracle is embracing "the cloud." At Oracle OpenWorld on Monday, the two Chucks -- Oracle president Charles Phillips and executive vice president Chuck Rozwat--said Oracle is making...


September 21, 2008  11:58 AM

Cisco’s Jabber acquisition heats up the collaboration race



Posted by: rivkalittle
Application development, Cisco, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Novell, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

Cisco Systems has acquired open source instant messaging and presence company Jabber less than a month after it picked up e-mail and calendaring software provider PostPath. The move signifies Cisco’s ongoing moves to reach out of the network and onto the desktop. Terms of the deal have not yet...


September 18, 2008  11:56 AM

More on the NetSuite-Skyytek split



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

As with any divorce, there are a number of factors behind the imminent split between NetSuite and Skyytek, one of the largest, if not the largest,


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