Next up for Oracle: Red Hat?
Every time Oracle snapped up another company over the past few years -- PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems, BEA Systems, Sun Microsystems -- folks thought that would be the end of the spree. It never was. Now Oracle VARs think that the company, which already fields a Linux distribution, may just make it official by
Rivals eye Sun partners, customers
It's September and Oracle's buyout of Sun Microsystems still awaits the blessing of European regulators. That could take another four months. In the meantime, Sun hardware partners worry about Oracle's plans -- or lack thereof -- for Sun's hardware businesses.
VARs laud Microsoft ARC pilot
Select Microsoft Gold VARs can participate in Microsoft's Analyst Relations for the Channel program, which gives them access to Gartner or Forrester Research services. VARs said the program helps them plan their big-picture business strategy.
NetSuite gives new meaning to cash for clunkers program
Under NetSuite's take on Cash For Clunkers, the company gives customers with old-school, on-premises ERP implementations credit toward NetSuite's SaaS offerings. It's unclear how partners would benefit, however.
Partnerpedia merges community, PRM features
The Partnerpedia partner relationship management (PRM) offering lets a VAR click through views of its relationships with many vendors from one screen -- an appealing perk -- according to Channel Marker contributor Heather Clancy.
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