Best systems blog posts

Check out this collection of the best systems-related blog posts from the past five months.

These Channel Marker blog posts provide commentary from our writers for value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators on a wide range of channel-related topics. Check out this collection of the 10 best systems blog posts from the past five months, or find all of the Channel Marker blog posts here.

  1. Microsoft attacks VMware with poker chips
  2. The Microsoft/VMware rivalry heats up as Microsoft tries out a new promotional gig at VMworld 2008.

  3. Microsoft's branding sucks, partner says
  4. One Microsoft partner decries the confusion behind Microsoft's branding, saying it can create serious problems for customers.

  5. Is Sun in play?
  6. Sun could undergo a serious facelift, with rumors abounding that the tech giant could be taken private, writes Barbara Darrow.

  7. Big price hikes from Oracle
  8. Oracle deals with a tough sales environment and tougher times with significant price hikes across its software portfolio.

  9. NetSuite, Skyytek sever ties
  10. NetSuite and one of its major reseller partners have ended ties, in a shocking move involving a former NetSuite "business partner of the year."

  11. EMC to sell VMware? To Intel?
  12. Rumors of EMC selling its majority stake in VMware have gained momentum lately, prompting a rise in stock prices amid a possible move to Intel.

  13. NYT: Tucci fired Greene in front of her husband, offered seat to him
  14. Details of an ugly firing confrontation between the CEO and chairman of VMware and the co-founder of VMware surfaced in an explosive New York Times story.

  15. With EDS in family, HP slashes jobs; looks to large enterprise domination
  16. Part of Hewlett-Packard's plan to restructure with EDS now in the fold involved the slashing of its total workforce by 7.5%, or nearly 25,000 jobs.

  17. Microsoft's virtualization party
  18. As part of Microsoft's announcement to the world that it was ready to virtualize, it hosted a "Get Virtual Now" event with its vendor best friends in attendance.

  19. Dynamics AX 2009 debuts

Microsoft's new Dynamics AX 2009 debuted, targeting multinational companies with a host of new features that simplified different time zones, currencies and languages.

This was first published in October 2008

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