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March, 2011

March 30, 2011  4:18 PM

Top Ten Takeaways from HP APC

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

LAS VEGAS--Hewlett-Packard's Americas Partner Conference was chock-full of threads this week. Here's what bubbled to the top.   1: The jury's still out on whether new HP CEO Leo...

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March 29, 2011  9:20 PM

MSPAlliance dreams up service provider certification

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

One of the toughest tasks for any technology solution provider is building trust with would-be customers. The job gets even tougher when you are asking a business to entrust certain pieces of their IT infrastructure to the so-called "cloud." Can the service provider REALLY guarantee service levels?...

March 29, 2011  2:44 PM

HP APC: Leo’s here, how’d he do?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

LAS VEGAS--Hewlett-Packard VARs have had their knickers in a twist since the unceremonious departure of HP CEO Mark Hurd in August and the subsequent hiring of Leo Apotheker as CEO a few months later.

March 28, 2011  4:09 AM

HP partner wish list

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

LAS VEGAS--As the Hewlett-Packard Americas Partner Conference convenes here Monday,  HP VARs and integrators have a lot of questions for the new management. Here, based on a totally unscientific survey, is what they want to hear from HP. 1: What's the HP cloud plan? Be...

March 25, 2011  3:25 PM

Oracle software biz soars but hardware remains a mystery

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Both Oracle co-presidents were upbeat on yesterday's third quarter earnings call--flaunting 37% revenue growth to $8.8 billion compared to the year-ago figures. Sales of new software licenses rose a healthy 29% to $2.2 billion compared to the comparable-quarter last year. ...

March 24, 2011  6:54 PM

OnForce founder launches new labor resources venture, Work Market

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Jeffrey Leventhal, founder of OnForce, the self-described marketplace for orchestrating computer repair services, has surfaced as the founder of what he is calling a "labor resource platform" called Work Market. The new...

March 23, 2011  7:58 PM

Oracle, HP spatting again

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Okay, someone's gonna have to separate these two. Oracle and Hewlett-Packard are at it again and this act is starting to wear thin. Continued »

March 17, 2011  5:10 PM

Solution provider proves that sometimes, it’s OK to be red-faced

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Yesterday, while I was poking around on Facebook researching potential stories ideas from my newsfeed, a rather random item popped up from managed service provide Evolve Technologies: Actually, it was a random photo that popped up on the Fairfax, Va.-based...

March 16, 2011  8:11 PM

Adrian Jones surfaces at Oracle

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

It's not really announced yet but Adrian Jones, once the channel chief at Hewlett-Packard, is now at Oracle Corp.

March 14, 2011  9:42 PM

HP to host app store for enterprises

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Today's HP Summit has been heavy on buzzwords and light on details, but there is now some verification that Hewlett-Packard plans to build a "cloud-based" (what else?) store for enterprise applications. HP, which already launched Infrastructure-as-a-Service for enterprise customers will offer...

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