Channel Marker

March 2008

  • Buh-bye CRM Live

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 27 Mar 2008
  • Microsoft is about to change the branding of CRM Live before CRM Live is officially out the gate, sources say. Word is when the Microsoft-hosted customer relationship management goes fully -- um -- ...

  • Virtual VARs

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 27 Mar 2008
  • Are you a citizen of Second Life? Does it make sense to build a business establishment in a fake world? Unclear, but some VARs, including Ira Chandler, president of Curbstone Corp.,  are aboard. ...

  • Oracle wants to be BI’s big boy

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 26 Mar 2008
  • Oracle bought Hyperion and now it wants to sell it. Direct. Through partners. Just sell it. Hyperion's business intelligence (BI) products give the database giant a weapon to use against Business ...

  • Could open source ISVs outprepare Microsoft stack players?

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 25 Mar 2008
  • Here's an interesting juxtaposition. On Tuesday, Microsoft's  Sam Ramji talked up the company's progress wooing open-source ISVs to Windows Server 2008.  Zend Technologies, the self-proclaimed "PHP ...

  • Sun gets grant to develop “laser” technology

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 25 Mar 2008
  •   "You know, Sun Microsystems has one simple request. And that is to have microchips with frickin' laser beams!"

  • Dude, you’re migratin’ to Vista

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 25 Mar 2008
  • Dell has announced its own Windows Vista migration tool, joining a growing list of vendors looking to capitalize on the complexity of deploying the new OS. Dell calls its offering the Client ...

  • Does Vista need an exorcist?

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 24 Mar 2008
  • Microsoft resellers had been looking forward to the release of Windows Vista SP1, hoping it would spur more customers to upgrade from XP. But now, just a week after SP1 debuted, that doesn't seem ...

  • Microsoft touts updated Response Point

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 24 Mar 2008
  • If you've ever worked for a small company, you know how painful office telephony can be. Case in point: At my last gig, I inherited the desk and phone of another reporter who had left the company. ...

  • Hyper-V gets closer

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 19 Mar 2008
  • Microsoft says it delivered a "feature complete" release candidate of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V today. The RC has been qualified for guest OSes including Windows Server 2003 SP2, SUSE Enterprise ...

  • Tech Data wants you to step outside

    Heather Clancy 15 Mar 2008
  • Chances are at least SOME portion of your business comes from wireless networking at this point, but I'd bet most of it is of the indoor variety. Well, Tech Data is throwing down the gauntlet to ...

  • And the new Rauline Ochs is…

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 14 Mar 2008
  • Word out of Redwood Shores is that Oracle has tapped the new channel chief for North America. Make that channel chiefs. Plural.  Apparently it takes not one but two men to fill Rauline Ochs' shoes: ...

  • My trip to Microsoft Convergence 2008

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 14 Mar 2008
  • This week I went to Orlando for Convergence 2008, Microsoft's big annual conference for its enterprise applications customers and partners. We learned that Microsoft is planning a hosted ERP ...