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June 25, 2010  3:36 PM

Oracle turns the screw on Sun hardware support



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Charles Phillips, IT channel products and services, Oracle, Sun, Sun hardware, Sun hardware support, Sun VARs

News from the field is that as of Monday, Oracle will no longer accept any purchase orders on Sun (er Oracle) hardware that do not include support.

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June 18, 2010  7:27 PM

Oracle nixes HP Solaris contract



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Solaris, Sun

You had to see this one coming. The Register reports that Oracle has deep-sixed Hewlett-Packard's ability to sell/support Solaris running on X-64-based HP hardware. Given that  Oracle has said it will only...


June 7, 2010  7:14 PM

Oracle Sun hardware support policies already wearing thin



Posted by: badarrow
IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Solaris, SPARC, Sun, Sun hardware, Sun support, support

Hewlett-Packard, IBM and yes--even Cisco Systems--hope to make hay out of Oracle's decision to boost support price on Sun hardware. And there's no shortage of


May 13, 2010  4:22 PM

Ellison rips Schwartz



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Jonathan Schwartz, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Sun

Never a dull moment for Larry Ellison. Oracle's chairman is not shy about rocking the boat, and this week took aim at former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz in a very public way. In an interview, Ellison blasted Schwartz...

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March 26, 2010  3:02 PM

Oracle execs stick to direct sales mantra



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, channel conflict, Charles Phillips, direct sales, IT channel products and services, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Sun, Sun VARs

Oracle and Sun VARs hoping for relief from direct-sales anxiety didn't come out of last night's Oracle earnings call with much in the way of reassurance. Oracle execs did not back down from a...


February 19, 2010  5:07 PM

Oracle tries to clarify Sun direct sales message



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, Judson Althoff, Oracle, Sun

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/kNFIQNDzdVE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]Oracle channel guy Judson Althoff does his best to talk large Sun resellers off the ledge after Larry Ellison's statement that Oracle will take Sun's top 4,000 Sun accounts...


February 5, 2010  4:27 PM

Bracing for the Oracle ‘we get the cloud’ onslaught



Posted by: badarrow
Amazon, Barbara Darrow, cloud computing, Google, IT channel products and services, NetSuite, Oracle, Salesforce.com, Sun

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has made much hay proclaiming that the term "cloud computing" is over-used, mis-used and misconstrued. He has a point. Kind of. So get ready for Oracle to go on the cloud offensive in coming weeks, with a series of "road shows" or cloud computing forums (fora?) kicking...


January 27, 2010  3:39 PM

Oracle-Sun pushes for vertical integration



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, iTablet, Oracle, Steve Jobs, Sun, Sun Microsystems

Today is an interesting day in tech. Oracle and Apple CEOs will each be doing their best to tout the virtues of integrated hardware and software. Continued...

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January 21, 2010  1:49 PM

EC to Oracle-Sun deal: It’s a go (finally)



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, European Commission, IT channel products and servies, Oracle, Sun, Sun Microsystems

The European Commission finally gave the Oracle buyout of Sun Microsystems a thumb's up. Regulators had held up the purchase over worries that Oracle...


October 21, 2009  4:15 PM

Top five IT channel lessons for the quarter



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, channel advisory board, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Oracle, public cloud, Sun

VARs remain extremely cautious on public cloud computing and are obsessed with which vendor giants will remain standing after more expected M&A activity. Those are but two highlights of this quarter's SearchITChannel.com Advisory Board call. But there...


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