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September, 2007

September 18, 2007  9:53 AM

Cisco acquires tools to clean up airwaves

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Cisco Systems Inc. has shopped successfully for a set of tools that can help its wireless customers clean up the interference and improve the efficiency of their networks.

Cisco announced...

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September 17, 2007  3:44 PM

McAfee introduces security management platform

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

McAfee announced today a version of its management console designed to support most major security applications, and to allow third parties to write custom code to add special functions to McAfee's existing framework. McAfee describes ePolicy Orchestrator 4.0...

September 17, 2007  2:51 PM

Kaseya launches program to help managed services providers

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Automation software vendor Kaseya is offering a new program to help its channel partners provide managed services. Kaseya's emPower Program, launched today, supports partners' managed services with around-the-clock IT monitoring, training and additional...

September 16, 2007  9:48 PM

HP and SAP: A winning combo?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

A good source swore last week that Hewlett Packard is talking with SAP about buying the ERP kingpin. This guy is tight with HP insiders. And knee-jerk doubts aside, the idea is not so farfetched. Please note: I know nothing more about a potential deal than what this guy is saying. But, let's...

September 13, 2007  1:21 PM

HP drives toward”Global 500,000″ focuses on blades, includes some services

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Hewlett-Packard Co. launched an assault on the mid-market yesterday, targeting what it calls the “global 500,000” – companies with between 100 and 999 employees.

Like similar marketing campaigns from Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle and SAP,...

September 13, 2007  2:10 AM

VMware partner profit margins still strong, exec. says

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Are VMware partners making money? Company execs at VMworld in San Francisco, Calif.last week said yes,  but not always in the ways you'd expect. “There are areas of our partner ecosystem where we can quantify that they actually make a lot more money than we do,” according to Brian Byun,...

September 12, 2007  1:07 AM

VMware revenue model shifts, CEO says

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

VMware Inc. has shifted its revenue model away from its hypervisor technology to value added services, said Diane Greene, the company’s president and CEO....

September 11, 2007  10:35 PM

Sun, Microsoft to write another interop chapter?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Tomorrow afternoon Sun and Microsoft will co-host a conference call to talk up hopefully some tangible new facet of their plan to make their respective operating systems and toolsets work well together.

September 11, 2007  8:34 PM

Symantec honors partners with annual awards

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Symantec gave out its partner awards throughout the day at Symantec Partner Engage in San Diego today. All of the winners received a crystal trophy, except for the partner of the year, who received a brass telescope. Here's who won:

September 11, 2007  8:03 PM

Symantec CEO takes shots at Microsoft’s security play

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

The conference is called Symantec Partner Engage, but CEO John Thompson took an hour after his keynote address in San Diego this morning to engage reporters in a roundtable discussion. And it didn't take long for the conversation to steer towards Microsoft's plans to compete in the security...

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