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Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS)
April Fools Day gives reporters a chance to write the faux headlines they would like to craft but can’t. At least for real
Here are the top creations from the SearchITChannel staff.
Gartner recommends using more acronyms
Microsoft changes gears, embraces open source
CompTIA offers new certification in undersea IT
Google Earth shows iPods, Macs in Gates mansion
Ballmer seen jogging with Apple T-shirt, hastily removed
Dell backs up partner-friendly meme, cans entire sales staff
Vendors clamor aboard “Service as a Service” bandwagon
VMware names Jamiroquai new CEO
Dueling Cisco/Microsoft unified communications plans to connect devices and people that, frankly, should never be connected. To anything. Ever.
Oracle to rely almost exclusively on channel to serve businesses with exactly 47.3 employees
Prospective Microsoft Gold VAR peruses program qualifications, opts for early retirement
Red Hat partner finds pigeon, er customer, willing to pay for free stuff
Windows XP SP3 to ship tomorrow, no today, no June 1, no May 15, wait! next year! oh never mind …
Microsoft code-name generator on the fritz, trade press freaks
The first five are courtesy of Matthew Donnelly, who’s clearly given this a lot of thought. Numbers six and seven come from Yuval Shavit–and he nails the whole hyped “as a service” meme. Rivka Little tossed off the Cisco jibe. The Jamiroquai item comes courtesy of Colin Steele, and yes, oldsters will probably have to Google this reference.
Barbara Darrow can be reached at email@example.com.