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June, 2008


June 19, 2008  11:29 PM

MySQL switches version control

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

MySQL is switching version control ships, leaving BitKeeper for Bazaar, an open-source version control system. "Both the main MySQL server code and the code for many ancillary...

June 18, 2008  9:18 PM

YouTube is a great tool for spreading the word

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

This one is for those of you, dear readers, who remember Mike Homer, who contributed some great marketing ideas to both browser pioneer Netscape and personal computer pioneer Apple Computer. Those outside Silicon Valley may not be aware that Homer was diagnosed last year with


June 17, 2008  5:13 PM

Big price hikes from Oracle

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

The Cadillac of databases has become the Mercedes. Ok, that might not be the right analogy, so let's just say that Oracle has hiked prices across its software portfolio. Significantly. An example: Per CPU pricing on the big Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition database is now $47,500 vs. $40,000 before....


June 17, 2008  1:01 PM

Avaya executive-go-round

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Avaya appointed former Motorola channel executive Jeremy Butt to be its worldwide channel chief today. The appointment is the latest in a series of executive changes at the company in recent months. Butt most recently served as vice president of worldwide channels for Motorola’s enterprise...


June 12, 2008  4:30 PM

The impending cloud

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

For many VARs, cloud-based computing is a worrisome prospect. The notion of functions served up direct to users from a vendor-owned-and-operated cloud poses a huge disintermediation threat to...


June 11, 2008  2:28 PM

WiMax’ rocky road

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

WiMax is having a rough life -- and this week epitomizes that. The wireless protocol for broadband access -- known in long form as Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access -- started off the week on a high note. On Monday, six tech heavy hitters, including Cisco Systems, Samsung...


June 10, 2008  4:02 PM

Next from Dan Bricklin: A wiki-spreadsheet combo

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Spreadsheet pioneer Dan Bricklin is at it again. The father of VisiCalc is now working to bring the spreadsheet's productivity to workgroups. Bricklin, in his trademark flannel shirt (it's nearly 100 degrees out!) said hello...


June 6, 2008  10:55 PM

Atrion: Beyond the network, it’s all about applications

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

What the heck does a network integrator intend to do with a interactive multimedia company? That was my first reaction when I heard the news that network integrator and managed service provider Atrion Networking (based in Warwick, R.I., and a company I know...


June 6, 2008  2:03 PM

MySQL road show stresses enterprise cred

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

MySQL execs took to the road this week, talking up the database's increasing relevance to big businesses.

The message at a Boston event Tuesday night, was that Sun Microsystems' buyout of...


June 6, 2008  12:54 PM

Hey Microsoft: Keep it simple, stupid!

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Earlier this week, a partner asked Microsoft the following question: If Software Assurance expires on Small Business Server 2003, will the client lose the right to install SBS 2003 on new hardware? Seems like a simple enough question, right? Wrong. On the 2 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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