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July, 2008

July 31, 2008  2:59 PM

What are VARs’ biggest concerns?

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Learning about new technologies, winning new business and recruiting skilled professionals are some of the top challenges facing solution providers today. How do we know? Well, we asked you. We surveyed our readers, got the results back, and now we're doing something with them. We just launched...

July 31, 2008  2:53 PM

Maybe it’s time to call it something other than Web 2.0

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

For the past eight or so months, I've been writing a column called Web Sight (spelling intentional) for Entrepreneur magazine. (Here's a sample piece from the latest issue.) The focus has been on how so-called...

July 31, 2008  12:58 PM

Shareholders approve HP-EDS acquisition

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

It looks like the odyssey leading to Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) acquisition of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) is finally over. This morning, EDS shareholders overwhelmingly approved the...

July 30, 2008  5:26 PM

Zimbra wants to out-Outlook Outlook

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

 You have to hand it to Zimbra.The company, now part of Yahoo and seemingly unfazed by all that entails, is nothing if not aggressive. With Zimbra Desktopit's now taking on the grand poobah of...

July 30, 2008  11:34 AM

SAP CEO: Partners key to recruiting skilled workers

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

SAP wants to see at least 30,000 new SAP consultants enter the market in the near future. And partners will be the driving force behind that growth. That's the word from Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP Americas and Asia Pacific. My colleague Courtney Bjorlin, news editor for, just posted...

July 29, 2008  7:43 PM

Former VAR exec to lead Juniper U.S. sales

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Juniper Networks fished an executive out of its own sea of channel partners this week, hiring Philip O’Reilly, former CEO of Solunet, as the new senior vice president of U.S. enterprise sales. O’Reilly will replace Hayley Tabor, who left the position earlier this year. Working with Juniper’s...

July 29, 2008  12:25 PM

Vista: Should I stay or should I go?

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

The great 20th-century British philosopher Mick Jones once asked the defining question of his era: "Should I stay or should I go?" OK, OK, OK. Jones wasn't a philosopher. He was the singer for The Clash. But...

July 29, 2008  11:51 AM

If Vista’s so great, maybe Microsoft should pay for it

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

There's no better way to spend a hot afternoon than in an air-conditioned  gym zoning out in front of ESPN's afternoon lineup. (Minus Jim Rome, whose appeal remains a mystery.) Anyway, the various Around the Horn and PTI guys were in fine fettle the other day, yelling about how Goodyear should...

July 28, 2008  11:16 PM

Juniper gets KJ at a hefty price

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle

Juniper Networks may have a cozy relationship with newly hired CEO Kevin Johnson, but it didn’t come cheap. Juniper agreed to pay Johnson $5 million for signing on, Jason Davis reported in his...

July 28, 2008  1:16 PM

Is Sun in play?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Gabriel Consulting Group posted an interesting item about Sun Microsystems' future. It speculates that the beleaguered tech...

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