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March, 2008


March 9, 2008  5:06 AM

Surprise! CDW research shows small businesses worried about IT spending

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Yes, here I am, with more depressing economic news for those of you out there in IT services land who count on small businesses as your bread-and-butter clients. CDW's latest CDW IT Monitor shows that only 29 percent of small businesses expect their IT budgets to increase over the next six months....

March 7, 2008  10:49 PM

Done deal: Oracle’s Kennedy is now VP, Microsoft Dynamics Partners

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

It's official -- at least within Microsoft walls -- Doug Kennedy is aboard as vice president, Microsoft Dynamics Partners. Kennedy was senior vice president of worldwide alliances and channels at...


March 7, 2008  3:27 PM

Microsoft has no hosted ERP plans, exec says

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Hosted enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not in Microsoft's future, according to one exec. Microsoft offers hosted customer relationship management (CRM) software through its Dynamics CRM Live service, but corporate vice president 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 6, 2008  5:33 PM

Oracle’s Kennedy heads to Microsoft

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Ouch. Not only is Oracle's worldwide channel chief flying the coop, he's swooping into the nest of the enemy. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 6, 2008  2:55 PM

Ballmer the baller?

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Steve Ballmer must really want to buy something big.Steve Ballmer jersey With a potential Yahoo acquisition still up in the air, the Microsoft CEO has turned his attention to the hometown...


March 5, 2008  9:38 PM

Oracle gets new worldwide channel chief in Althoff

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Big channel changes atop Oracle. Doug Kennedy is leaving the database-and-biz-apps giant and Judson Althoff will replace...


March 5, 2008  1:34 PM

IE 8, Silverlight betas highlight Mix 08

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

As expected: IE 8 and Silverlight are taking center stage at Microsoft's Mix 08 show in Vegas. So far, company execs announced that  beta 1 of Internet Explorer 8 is out or will be soon and 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 5, 2008  12:42 PM

Yahoo getting dumb and dumber?

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Gizmodo's Wilson Rothman has some brief comments on today's news that Yahoo is trying to partner with AOL to thwart Microsoft's takeover. And he's not a fan.


March 5, 2008  8:46 AM

Microsoft Office Live Workspace vs. Google Docs: Who will win?

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Microsoft Office Live Workspace and Google Docs are going mano a mano over on ReadWriteWeb, where a 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 5, 2008  6:47 AM

What do you know about Web 2.0?

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Forrester Research has some pretty terrific demographic research that tends to get me thinking. Yes, I know, frightening thought. One area it has been covering pretty closely is what it calls "social computing," which is another way of talking about what other might lump under the category of Web...


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