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January 15, 2009  9:22 AM

Nortel’s choice



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, News, Reseller channel business development, Tech Blogs, Vendor partner business issues

Once the dust from Nortel’s bankruptcy filing settles, the company is going to face some tough decisions: What excess will it shed and which customer base will it cater to? Continued...

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January 5, 2009  1:21 PM

VMware beta features could bring Zune-like embarrassment



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Tech Blogs, Virtualization, VMware

VMware isn't making any new fans with its habit of putting beta features into the final versions of its products. As you may recall, back in May, virtualization expert Andrew Kutz took VMware to task for hyping Storage VMotion and Virtual Machine High Availability -- while at the same time...


December 22, 2008  1:07 PM

Virtualization predictions for 2009



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs, VMware

With the end of the year approaching, virtualization pundits are coming out with their predictions for 2009. I won't be coming out with any of my own -- I had to sell my crystal ball to buy a few last-minute Christmas gifts -- but here's a roundup of what the experts say to expect in the next 12...


November 25, 2008  9:30 AM

Microsoft: 0% financing helps partners



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Tech Blogs

Microsoft's new 0% financing offer for its Dynamics line of business software is a direct response to partners, the company's sales chief says in a new interview.

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November 24, 2008  1:26 PM

VMware MVP at least a year away



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Reseller blogs, Tech Blogs, Virtualization, VMware

Sure, VMware announced its mobile phone virtualization plans this month, but don't hold your breath waiting for any products to hit the market.

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November 21, 2008  11:22 AM

Microsoft plans more security offerings



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Network and application security, News, Symantec, Tech Blogs

Morro, Microsoft's free consumer security software, is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg regarding the company's latest security push. Microsoft this week announced that a


November 19, 2008  6:20 PM

Juniper’s KJ the new Yahoo chief? Microsoft-Yahoo dance continues?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Google, Microsoft, News, Rivka Little, Tech Blogs

Juniper CEO (and former Microsoft exec) Kevin Johnson is a pundit favorite to replace outgoing Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang. Huh? Didn’t KJ just get a new job?


November 19, 2008  9:22 AM

Microsoft sets its sights on consumer security



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Network and application security, News, Symantec, Tech Blogs

Microsoft is coming out with free consumer security software -- a move that could spell trouble for the leaders in the market. The company said yesterday it's discontinuing its Windows...


November 17, 2008  9:55 AM

Obama finds it’s not easy being tech savvy



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Tech Blogs

We're eight years into the 21st Century, but the United States is about to get its first 21st Century president. And as Barack Obama prepares to take the White House into the digital age, it's...


November 5, 2008  6:39 PM

Cisco predicts sales to drop in Q2; will ride out storm with hiring freeze



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, News, Rivka Little, Tech Blogs

Cisco CEO John Chambers said Wednesday afternoon during a Q1 earnings call that he expects sales to fall 5 to 10% in the second quarter and that the company will go on a $1 billion cost cutting campaign, halting hiring as one of many maneuvers. The good news is that Chambers didn’t lower long...


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