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February 23, 2007  5:12 PM

Windows Vista is a “Faustian bargain”



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel, Microsoft, Open-source, Reseller channel business development, Systems and systems management

Our sister site SearchSecurity.com perused the blogosphere to see what people are talking about on the wire. Today’s word is that Microsoft’s pride and joy, Vista, is getting a...

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February 19, 2007  9:06 AM

Channel headlines Feb. 19 — questions about EMC and SMB; Cisco flaws; Vista flaws



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Data storage management, Google, IT buyer market research, Microsoft, Mobile networking technology, Network and application security, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management, Wireless networking

Questions fly as EMC Retrospect fades

All...


February 14, 2007  9:52 AM

Valentine’s Day security risks — Channel headlines for Feb. 14, 2007



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Cisco, Data storage management, IBM, Microprocessors, Microsoft, Network and application security, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Servers and desktop hardware, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management, Tech Blogs, Virtualization, Wireless networking

Microsoft warns of six "critical" security flaws

Microsoft Corp. issued...


February 12, 2007  8:41 AM

Channel news for the morning of Feb. 12, 2007



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel partner programs, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, IBM, Intel, IT buyer market research, Linux, Microprocessors, Microsoft, Mobile networking technology, Network and application security, Networking technology, Open-source, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management, Virtualization, Wireless networking

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February 7, 2007  3:44 PM

The post-SOA reality — ISVs become Integrators



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Application development, Channel partner programs, IBM, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management

In a conversation Yuval Shavit and I were having with Rado Nikolov, director of strategy and emerging business, ISV & Developer Relations at IBM (try saying that title twice in one breath),  something I had intuited finally got a number attached to it.  Nikolov said that about 30% of the...


November 14, 2006  3:28 PM

Sun open-sources Java with GPL License



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Application development, Mobile networking technology, Open-source, Systems and systems management, Wireless networking

Various constituencies have been nagging Sun Microsystems to open-source the Java platform since almost the day it was launched. Former CEO and current chairman Scott McNealy had resisted for a long time, challenging IBM to open-source DB2 when IBM execs chided Sun on the open source issue. Then...


November 13, 2006  6:28 PM

Misplaced optimism: Channel should just move on from Vista



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel partner programs, IT buyer market research, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Systems and systems management

As the ship date for Microsoft. Corp.’s Windows Vista operating system grows closer, the marketing to both end-users and solution providers gets more intense – and not only from Redmond. 

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August 30, 2006  3:48 PM

Windows NT: “I’m Not Dead Yet”



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Microsoft, Systems and systems management

Realizing that (a) delays in Vista have dampened revenues, (b) customers probably won't widely adopt Vista for business use until at least Service Pack 1 (or maybe SP 2), and (c) there was increasingly large potential for mass attrition among some trailing-edge customers from the Microsoft brand to...


August 29, 2006  1:12 PM

Microsoft Vista Pricing Revealed…on Amazon, at least



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Microsoft, Systems and systems management

Ed Bott on ZDNet reports that Microsoft accidentally released pricing for Vista on its Canadian website. The pricing is also now visible (at least as I post this) on Amazon.com. Microsoft had been...


August 29, 2006  9:59 AM

Symantec Uncovers New Intel Marketing Campaign…er, AMD virus



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Network and application security, Servers and desktop hardware, Systems and systems management

VNU reports that Symantec security researchers claim to have found two variants of a proof-of-concept virus that specifically attacks AMD processors.

Although harmless at this stage, the viruses could be used to create malware that affects computers with disparate operating...


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