Channel Marker

February 2010

  • Facebook: A VAR’s best CRM tool

    Nicole Harding - TechTarget 26 Feb 2010
  •   Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years, you may have noticed that social networking sites are kind of a big thing. A recent study by Gartner on customer relationship ...

  • HP recruits next channel chief from Lenovo

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 23 Feb 2010
  • Channel sources have speculated for months about who will replace Adrian Jones as top channel poobah at HP. In the last week, speculation narrowed down to candidates from IBM, but the winner looks ...

  • Connectwise funds another services-focused start-up

    Heather Clancy 21 Feb 2010
  • A second managed services infrastructure company, LabTech Software, has snagged an investment as part of ConnectWise Capital, which is managing a $20 million fund focused on incubating "innovative ...

  • Oracle tries to clarify Sun direct sales message

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 19 Feb 2010
  • Oracle channel guy Judson Althoff does his best to talk large Sun resellers off the ledge after Larry Ellison's statement that Oracle will take Sun's top 4,000 Sun accounts direct. Check out the ...

  • Cisco dumps HP as partner

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 19 Feb 2010
  • Can't we all just get along? Apparently not, if "we" is Cisco and Hewlett-Packard. The latest in the nasty HP vs. Cisco data center hardware battle is that Cisco is dumping HP, a long time partner ...

  • Is Microsoft vs. VMware SO last year?

    Nicole Harding - TechTarget 15 Feb 2010
  • I recently read an article titled, “Nine reasons why the whole Hyper-V vs. ESX debate is a waste of time” by Alessandro Perilli, founder of The whole Hyper-V vs. vSphere vs. ...

  • Sure, everyone wants to gain revenue. What about retaining revenue?

    Heather Clancy 09 Feb 2010
  • How much money are you leaving on the table by letting the support and maintenance contracts associated with the products you sell expire? That's the challenge being addressed by Managed ...

  • Ingram Micro's new prescription for healthcare

    Heather Clancy 09 Feb 2010
  • Distributor Ingram Micro has signed a distribution relationship with electronic healthcare records provider NextGen Healthcare Information Systems. The software that NextGen provides is focused on ...

  • Oracle loses Dr. DBA

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 08 Feb 2010
  •   Oracle database expert, Ken Jacobs, resigned last week, apparently miffed that he did not win ownership of Oracle's new MySQL franchise.   Jacobs, often known as Dr. DBA, had hoped to head up the ...

  • Bracing for the Oracle 'we get the cloud' onslaught

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 05 Feb 2010
  • Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has made much hay proclaiming that the term "cloud computing" is over-used, mis-used and misconstrued. He has a point. Kind of. So get ready for Oracle to go on the cloud ...