Channel Marker

October 2010

  • Microsoft makes Azure more palatable

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 29 Oct 2010
  •   Microsoft execs, including server and tools chief Bob Muglia, have long maintained that the Azure price model was sound and clear as a bell. This despite developers and other would-be Azure-ites ...

  • If you're an MSP, are you a green MSP?

    Heather Clancy 28 Oct 2010
  • Here's a question for all you managed service providers (MSPs) out there: How green is your data center? Yes, I know, you don't care. But, increasingly, your larger customers might make this one of ...

  • Ellison reloads, fires again

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 27 Oct 2010
  • Another missive from Oracle, attributed to Larry Ellison. The Oracle vs. HP (and SAP) battle continues.     “HP Chairman Ray Lane has taken the position that Leo Apotheker is innocent of wrongdoing ...

  • Microsoft Live Meeting outage--that's gotta hurt

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 20 Oct 2010
  • Microsoft Live Meeting went bust today. I know this because a partner event was cancelled this morning because of technical difficulties. According to the email header sent to partners, the event ...

  • Ray Ozzie leaving Microsoft gig

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 18 Oct 2010
  • Ray Ozzie is leaving his post at Microsoft, company CEO Steve Ballmer said today. In a memo to staff posted to the company's Web site, Ballmer wrote:  "With our progress in services and the cloud ...

  • Sun VARs get (temporary) reprieve from Oracle

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 18 Oct 2010
  • Sun VARs have been given another two weeks aboard the Oracle partner program to close deals before losing their ability to do so. Oracle had designated October 15 as the end of the Sun Partner ...

  • Beware of sharing, beware of Facebook

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 18 Oct 2010
  • Granted, Facebook is addictive. Especially the Scrabulous/Scrabble part which is what got me hooked. For many others,  Zynga's FarmVille, Mafia Wars game portfolio is the original hook. And for ...

  • Autodesk draws on simulation for channel sales training

    Heather Clancy 14 Oct 2010
  • When you consider that the average IT solution provider supports easily a dozen different vendor relationships, all the sales training that blossoms out of those contracts must blur together. ...