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September, 2009

September 10, 2009  7:50 PM

Oracle ad claims bright future for Sun hardware

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

So, you were wondering what Oracle will do with Sun's venerable hardware franchise? Apparently a lot.  A new ad in The Wall Street...

September 10, 2009  11:19 AM

CDW reports improving optimism among IT decision makers

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Are things looking brighter for your customers? And, in turn, for you? It would seem so, as reported by the latest CDW IT Monitor. Continued...

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September 8, 2009  11:16 AM

Tech Data promises the benefits of a bi-coastal integration relationship

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Distributor Tech Data, which as you all know (what you didn't?) is based in Clearwater, Florida, has opened a new 25,000-square-foot West Coast integration center at its existing Fontana, California, facility. The distributor already has a ISO 9001:2000-certified integration center in...

September 3, 2009  1:51 PM

European regulators poop on Oracle’s party

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

As many expected, the European Commission isn't smitten with Oracle's planned buyout of Sun. And the regulars want to take a closer, deeper look at the $7.4 billion deal which already won approval by the much less picky U.S. regulators.

September 2, 2009  4:27 PM

Not ‘getting’ the channel

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Why is it that very smart, MIT-educated technologists cannot answer a simple question when it comes to the VARs and systems integrators that often implement the products they build? It never ceases to amaze. Earlier this week, a very smart Oracle technologist was asked what about the new

September 2, 2009  1:26 PM

eBay to dump Skype

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

It's been real but...eBay is ready to end its ill-fated marriage with VoIP pioneer Skype. The 2005 buyout--for just under $3 billion--is viewed as a disaster in terms of tech M&As with eBay writing off $900 million two years later. Almost on par with  Time-Warner's buyout of AOL. Here's a...

September 2, 2009  12:37 PM

Two developers make the most out of the VMware ecosystem

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

I'm not at VMworld this week, but it seems like everyone else is, including Microsoft. So it's not surprising to me that some of the channel news that I've come across in the past couple of weeks is very much tied to activity at the conference. This post is about two of the vendors seeking to...

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