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Systems and systems management


December 15, 2008  9:06 PM

Now that you’ve helped your clients go virtual, how can you help manage it all?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Systems and systems management, Virtualization

A vendor agreement announced last week by distributor Tech Data is definitely a sign of things to come in the virtualization space. That is, a move to manage and secure all the virtual environments that have sprung up all over your clients' data centers.

August 10, 2008  8:34 PM

Will telecom operators shake up competition in cloud computing?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Linux, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Oracle, SAP, Software as a service (SaaS), Systems and systems management

AT&T’s announcement last week that it has entered cloud computing is a sign that software as a service (SaaS) players will see heavy competition from a powerful source -- telecom network operators. In June, Verizon also announced a so-called on-demand computing program, and analysts say...


August 6, 2008  1:14 PM

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2008



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News, Systems and systems management

Five months after its official launch, SQL Server 2008 released to manufacturing today. Microsoft made the announcement this afternoon during a conference call with Ted Kummert, corporate...


July 21, 2008  8:54 PM

EDS shareholders move to block HP acquisition



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Hewlett-Packard, Information technology services, News, Systems and systems management

Electronic Data Systems (EDS) shareholders will take to a Texas district court Thursday to seek an order to postpone a July 31 shareholders meeting in which they are meant to vote on the Hewlett-Packard (HP) acquisition. Shareholders say the current acquisition agreement stalls the price of EDS...


July 9, 2008  10:36 PM

Microsoft roadmap tidbits from WPC



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Systems and systems management, Virtualization

Microsoft execs talked some roadmap stuff at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. SQL Server 2008 continues its dance with destiny. On Wednesday, Microsoft corporate vice president Bob Kelly, said the much-delayed database will be on the August price list. And, hr pointed out...


July 9, 2008  11:51 AM

Microsoft security partners get bonuses for selling identity products



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Microsoft, Network and application security, News, Systems and systems management

Lost among the hoopla over Microsoft's Vista and Software as a Service news yesterday were some...


June 23, 2008  9:53 AM

Symantec stresses endpoint management up-sell opportunities



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Network and application security, News, Systems and systems management

We first reported on Symantec Endpoint Management Suite 1.0 last week, when I found that Symantec had prematurely posted product details on its website. But today marks the suite's official launch,...


December 7, 2007  11:27 AM

Dell gets partner religion (again)



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management

Well, credit Dell with putting on a  good show for solution providers with its most recent pledge...


September 27, 2007  9:31 PM

Avnet acquires Acal plc’s IT solutions division



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Cisco, Data storage management, Reseller channel business development, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management

Avnet Inc. today announced that it will acquire the IT solutions division of Acal plc., a strategic move that pushes Avnet’s distribution channels further into Europe and shores up its storage offerings to customers in the European Union. 


September 13, 2007  1:21 PM

HP drives toward”Global 500,000″ focuses on blades, includes some services



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict, News, SMB, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management

Hewlett-Packard Co. launched an assault on the mid-market yesterday, targeting what it calls the “global 500,000” – companies with between 100 and 999 employees.

Like similar marketing campaigns from Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle and SAP,...


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