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January 15, 2008  1:39 PM

Microsoft deal, exec exits: Coincidence or conspiracy?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Sometimes it takes a few days for the obvious to occur. Up here in the snowy northeast we call that "dawn breaking on Marblehead."

Example: Ran into an old bud (to be known as Buddy) today who, as it happens, works for

December 31, 2007  12:17 PM

From sleepers to jeepers! 5 trends that will sneak up on the high-tech channel in 2008



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Data storage management, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Managed services providers, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS)

My old, er long-time, colleague Barbara Darrow beat me to the punch about a week ago by posing 10 questions that are likely to define the businesses of every VAR, reseller, systems integrator, IT solution provider—whatever you choose to call yourself and your company—in 2008. She was wise in...


December 24, 2007  11:56 AM

Diamond steps down from top ePartners slot



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Managed services providers, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management

Howard Diamond, who has been CEO and chairman of ePartners, is relinquishing the CEO post.  Michael McCarthy has been promoted from president to CEO, according to  a 


December 19, 2007  10:40 AM

Big channel questions loom in 2008



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Google, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management, Virtualization, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

What will be the defining partner issues of the coming year? Here's a completely unscientific take on what solution providers of all stripes should watch for. One: Will Dell's new-found (or born again) 


December 10, 2007  8:44 AM

After CompUSA: Random thoughts on retail



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Servers and desktop hardware, Software as a service (SaaS)

The  imminent demise of CompUSA sparks a now-familiar debate over the viability of brick-and-mortar retail outlets. That discussion should be buried: There will always be room for physical stores, although their nature will change...


November 5, 2007  9:53 AM

Consumer apps/services continue assault on business IT



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management

The blurring of corporate/consumer computing lines continues.

Any solution provider or integrator working with corporate clients (SMBs to enterprises) knows how there is simply no way to prevent consumer-oriented services (Napster, AOL or Yahoo instant messaging, YouTube, you name it)...


October 31, 2007  2:02 AM

NetSuite puts Ellison’s shares in ‘lock box’



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Managed services providers, Oracle, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

At last, someone at NetSuite (or maybe Oracle) has figured out that Larry Ellison’s stake in NetSuite is the conflict-of-interests outsiders have been flagging for years. According to recent NetSuite filings, Oracle CEO Ellison will put


October 29, 2007  3:36 PM

Biztalk Next or ‘Oslo’ details coming soon



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

Microsoft is getting ready to talk about BizTalk Server Next. The product-to-be, code-named Oslo, won't be out any time soon-sources said to look at 2009 or 2010.  The current iteration ,...


October 24, 2007  7:05 AM

New MBS support plan could allay ‘Project Green’ worries



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

Microsoft hopes to ease concerns about its ERP migration plans by extending minimum support on all four product lines for another five years. "The longer support pledge should put any worries about Microsoft's ERP roadmap to rest, says Barb Edson, senior director of Microsoft Dynamics...


October 23, 2007  7:26 AM

Microsoft cuts ‘Titan’ CRM prices to hosting partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

In its quest to entrench  Microsoft CRM as a popular hosted alternative to Salesforce.com, Microsoft today cut the subscription fees for hosting partners by 40 percent, These partners will now pay...


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