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September 15, 2008  9:00 PM

With EDS in the family, HP slashes jobs; looks to large enterprise domination



Posted by: rivkalittle
Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Information technology services, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Hewlett-Packard (HP) said Monday that it will reduce its workforce by 7.5 -- or nearly 25,000 jobs -- as it restructures to work Electronic Data Systems (EDS) into the fold. The $13.9 billion acquisition...

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September 15, 2008  11:57 AM

Big-name vendors join VMware affiliate program



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, News, Reseller channel business development, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- VMware announced nine new members of its Alliance Affiliate Initiative this morning during Partner Day, the kickoff to VMworld 2008. The Alliance Affiliate Initiative gives VMware partners extra margins for selling other vendors' products along with VMware products. The nine new...


September 12, 2008  1:02 PM

Microsoft, Citrix rumors: Here we go again



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Citrix Systems, Microsoft, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization, VMware

 VMworld 2008 kicks off Monday and all through the blogs,  lots of creatures are stirring with tales of a soon-to-be-announced Microsoft buyout of Citrix. SearchITChannel.com's Colin Steele pinged me...


September 12, 2008  11:52 AM

Follow VMworld 2008 and Partner Day on Twitter



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Virtualization, VMware

I'm heading to warm, sunny Las Vegas this weekend to cover VMworld 2008, focusing on


September 10, 2008  1:46 PM

A complete 180: Dell virtualization news highlights partners



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Dell, Microsoft, News, Virtualization

Dell made its big virtualization announcement today, and the channel is an important part of it -- despite the


September 9, 2008  8:18 AM

NYT: Tucci fired Greene in front of her husband, offered her seat to him



Posted by: Bcournoyer
EMC, News, Virtualization, VMware

Wow. Looks like all that speculation about bad blood between Joe Tucci and Diane Greene wasn't just true -- it was worse than people thought. The New York Times today has an explosive story with the...


September 5, 2008  3:24 PM

Microsoft’s virtualization party



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Server virtualization, Sun, Vendor partner business issues, Virtualization, VMware

Microsoft wants customers and partners to know that it's really, really REALLY ready to virtualize. So it's hosting its "Get Virtual Now" event Monday.

It's invited a few dozen of its...


September 5, 2008  2:31 PM

Surprise, surprise: Dell ignores partners yet again



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Dell, Direct reseller channel conflict, Server virtualization

It's official: Dell's practice of ignoring channel partners in its news announcements is a trend. For the third time since May, Dell made no mention of its resellers during a major* news announcement. And as any journalist will tell you, if something happens three times, that's a trend.


September 3, 2008  1:46 PM

Google Chrome’s tremendous upside potential



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Managed services providers, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

Google Chrome isn't anything special as a Web browser -- at least not yet. Sure, Chrome is fast and clean-looking. But it really doesn't have any "Cool! I...


August 14, 2008  11:54 AM

Bad day for VMware



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Leading technology vendors, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization, VMware

VMware was rocked by a bug in a critical update to its ESX software. The


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