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March 25, 2010  5:17 PM

Healthcare plan = big bucks for VARs



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Droid, DVI, Google, iPhone, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, SearchITChannel.com advisory board, Virtualization

  While many VARs may not agree with the now-approved healthcare legislation, those with a healthcare bent see it as a potential goldmine. This according to one member of the SearchITChannel.com Advisory board. Here are the top five takeways from yesterday's quarterly advisory board...

March 9, 2010  1:36 PM

Forecast: Clear skies for cloud computing



Posted by: NicoleH
cloud computing, Cloud Services, IDC, IT channel products and services, Nicole Harding, private cloud, public cloud, SearchSystemsChannel

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February 15, 2010  4:49 PM

Is Microsoft vs. VMware SO last year?



Posted by: NicoleH
Hyper-V, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Nicole Harding, SearchSystemsChannel, server virt, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere

I recently read an article titled, “Nine reasons why the whole Hyper-V vs....

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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...


February 4, 2010  7:44 PM

Microsoft and (lack of) innovation: Big angst in Redmond



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, Bill Veghte, cloud computing, Dick Brass, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Mike Nash, Ray Ozzie, Steven Sinofsky

While it may not be facing a Toyota-like crisis of confidence, Microsoft's got big problems. Today, Dick Brass, a former exec who headed up Microsoft's ill-fated tablet PC efforts, turned a spotlight on the company's "Issues", in a brutal New York Times Op Ed...

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January 4, 2010  5:45 PM

Good riddance to a bad decade



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, dotcom bust, Google, HP, IBM, iPhone, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, Open-source, Vista, y2k bug

Face it, the first decade of the 21st century was a bummer. As it closes, it's time for the obligatory look at the major IT stories of the aughts. Based on a completely unscientific survey  of VARs and colleagues, here are the biggest stories of the that painful decade. 1: The fizz (and...


December 9, 2009  4:57 AM

Hot channel trends to watch in 2010



Posted by: badarrow
Android phones, Barbara Darrow, BPOS, Business Productivity Online Suite, deskop virtualization, Google, iPhones, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, VDI, VMware

Desktop virtualization will be big. Cloud computing and new client hardware? Also hot topics, but there's less agreement about whether they'll drive channel opportunities and profits. Yes, the SearchITChannel.com channel advisory board has weighed in on the hot technologies they see driving...


December 2, 2009  6:40 PM

Nimsoft’s monitoring solution keeps tabs on internal and external (cloud) infrastructure



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, Ingram Micro Seismic, IT channel products and services, IT infrastructure, Nimsoft, Unified Monitoring, Virtualization

Pretty much everyone I know in the channel agrees that cloud services will play SOME role for at least part of their customers' computing needs. The good news for IT solution providers is that there is still plenty of work for them to do in terms of integration and management services. The bad...


November 23, 2009  9:29 PM

Cloud storage player Nirvanix seeks channel partners



Posted by: Heather Clancy
channel program, cloud computing, IT channel products and technologies, Nirvanix, Nth Generation Computing, reseller

Slowly but surely, pioneers of the cloud infrastructure world are figuring out that a direct sales won't cover all the basis and they're adding rather specialized partner programs to start recruiting VARs and IT solution providers who are capable of integrating cloud technology with legacy...


November 18, 2009  1:17 AM

Cloud Computing 101: New HP offering for schools offers lesson in innovative cloud solutions



Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and servies, school

Hewlett-Packard had a mega-briefing this week about thin client and client virtualization technology that I will be reporting on in greater depth, but one of the "products" that the company's partners should consider studying most closely is something called HP SchoolCloud.


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