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Channel news: WinServer 2008 to get better power management; Sun becomes JAVA

Microsoft details Windows Server 2008 power management features Windows Server 2008 will offer new power management features. Stephen Berard of Microsoft discusses their potential to reduce data center server energy consumption. [

Sun Microsystems to change ticker symbol to ‘JAVA’ Twenty-one years after going public, Sun decides to make an image change. [eWEEK]

Microsoft Office faces desktop applications challenge from Google, Sun Microsoft Office could have a viable desktop application alternative thanks to Google and Sun’s partnership to distribute StarOffice for free. []

A hasty move to Google Apps a ‘career-limiting move’ The Burton Group’s new 55-page study concludes that Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE) shouldn’t be seen as a quick and obvious replacement for Microsoft Office — or any other Office online and/or offline competitors. [All About Microsoft]

No good way to measure HIPAA compliance It’s been two years since HIPAA took effect. But for many IT pros in the healthcare sector, measuring actual compliance is still a tricky task. []

CommVault pushes into public sector storage with Arrow deal CommVault eyes the public sector as it inks a deal with Arrow Electronics Inc. authorizing Arrow’s Enterprise Computing Solutions business unit to distribute CommVault’s software to federal, state and local governments. []

Cable in network blackout was sawed off Cogent said fiber-optic cable near Cleveland was sawed and shot by gunfire, causing a major network outage. [Computerworld] took 5 days to disclose data theft waited five days to tell its users about a security breach that resulted in the theft of confidential information from some 1.3 million job seekers, a company executive told Reuters on Thursday. [Reuters]

IDC: Dell bounces back in the server market Dell’s server line sales rebounded in the second quarter although IBM and HP continue to dominate the market. [eWEEK]

VoIP deployment eased with hosted IT VoIP deployment for one company looking to upgrade its voice and data network is helped along by a hosted IT company. []

Microsoft kills its ‘Get the Facts’ anti-Linux site It was a long time in coming. But Microsoft has finally acknowledged that its anti-Linux site had gone past the point of usefulness. On Aug. 23, Microsoft pulled plug on the “Get the Facts” site, replacing it with a new Windows Server “Compare” site.

Dell sponsoring channel event Still skeptical about Dell’s commitment to the channel? Well, now you’ll have the opportunity to hear directly from Dell’s channel chief — Greg Davis, VP, Americas Channel Business. Davis is scheduled to speak at a channel event in Chicago this September. [TechIQ]

In primary, tech’s home is a magnet For presidential candidates campaigning in Silicon Valley, the place to be is Google’s headquarters. [NYT]

Brocade Q3 profits down 56 per cent Legal fees and McData acquisition rob company purse [TheReg]

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