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October, 2007


October 10, 2007  12:32 AM

Some training needed when it comes to high-tech training

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

For as long as I've been covering the high-tech channel, product training has been a bone of passionate contention between vendors and VARs. The latter generally want/need skills building for free (considering all the up-front costs associated with taking on a new product before it actually...

October 7, 2007  10:55 PM

Analytics VARs Take Note: SAP to buy Business Objects

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

SAP, the ERP market leader,  is buying Business Objects, another European software power, for about $7 billion. The move by SAP, Waldorf, Germany, to buy Paris-based Business Objects typifies the...


October 4, 2007  8:50 PM

Google takes another step in biz apps biz

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

It took Google a month to incorporate Postini's security and compliance servers into its business apps. Google  completed its $625 million acquisition of Postini a security-as-a-service pioneer in...


October 3, 2007  10:47 PM

Microsoft wants Facebook–er, maybe not

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

 Just what company Microsoft will buy, or buy into, next has become a parlor game among solution providers and civilians alike.Last week,  The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources, that...


October 3, 2007  8:22 AM

Symantec adds bot protection to managed security services

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Symantec continued its services push today by boosting its managed security services (MSS) with bot protection. MSS customers will receive the added protection free with their current subscriptions,...


October 2, 2007  8:56 AM

Microsoft addresses Google, Zoho online apps

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Microsoft let another shoe drop Monday in its "software plus services" take on software-as-a-service First it announced a free service, with the catchy name Microsoft Office Live Workspace. This will let users securely access their stored online documents and files from anywhere. Users can...


October 2, 2007  6:16 AM

Rosy economic forecasts ignore the dour nature of the products being sold

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Despite the need to project budgets and hiring plans into the future, relying on generalized economic indicators can be iffy and, in some cases, counterproductive. Right now, for example, a


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