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April, 2009

April 24, 2009  12:15 PM

CDW sees profit in new non-profit team

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

What does CDW know that the rest of us don't know? Is everyone who is being laid off ditching corporate life to do some good for the world or the environment or someone other than himself or herself?

April 23, 2009  2:48 PM

Microsoft research: More than half of SMBs will maintain or increase IT spending this year

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

There are two big reasons Microsoft should be concerned about the health of small and midsize businesses: First, because many of its revenue dollars are tied up in this chunk of the commercial market. Second, many of channel partners happen to fall into this chunk of the U.S. business universe. ...

April 21, 2009  3:09 AM

Top five questions about Sun-Oracle

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Here's a completely non-scientific list of my top five questions arising from Oracle's $7.4 billion buy out of Sun Microsystems. 5: How could it have been surprising that Oracle was the white...

April 20, 2009  11:56 AM

Oracle buys Sun

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Well that didn't take long. Oracle is buying Sun, in a deal worth about $7.4 billion, the company said in a statement released early Monday. Oracle is offering $9.50 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at about $7.4 billion,...

April 16, 2009  2:04 PM

Shiny, happy VARs

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

ARLINGTON, VA.--If there's a potential bright spot for IT VARs now, it's the soon-to-be-flush government sector. Nothing puts the spring in a VAR's step like the prospect of big bags o'...

April 15, 2009  9:38 PM

McKinsey report brings cloud concept down to earth

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

The goodly researchers at McKinsey & Co. have released an analysis of the business benefits of cloud computing and have found the concept wanting for larger companies. Its findings, in a report called "Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing," were presented at the Uptime Institute's Lean, Clean...

April 7, 2009  6:23 PM

McAfee slaps brand on Secure Computing products

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

McAfee is putting its mark on Secure Computing's products.  And by that I mean ALL over them. So, say goodbye to IronMail and hello to McAfee Email Gateway. So long Webwasher; hey to McAfee Web Gateway.

April 6, 2009  5:58 PM

Open source meets economic stimulus

NicoleH Nicole Harding Profile: NicoleH

We’ve all heard about the nightmare mishaps in hospital surgeries -- doctors look at the wrong charts and you come out of what was supposed to be routine surgery with missing limbs. What would happen if you presented them with a complex electronic system of health records?

April 6, 2009  1:14 AM

Conglomeration conga

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow


Whether Sun and IBM ever actually do tie the knot, the M&A craziness will continue....

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