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Oracle turns the screw on Sun hardware support

News from the field is that as of Monday, Oracle will no longer accept any purchase orders on Sun (er Oracle) hardware that do not include support.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise given the Sun hardware support changes Oracle imposed in March,but it still felt like a sharp stick in the eye to many Sun VARs. Oh, and some of the VARs have been told to no longer interact directly with Oracle people–even Oracle channel sorts–but to work through Avnet and the MOCA group of Arrow ECS.

They’re not getting a good feeling about this. But then again, they haven’t gotten a good feeling about Sun hardware in many months.

Amusing moment on yesterday’s Oracle earnings call when one analyst asked about the impact of Oracle’s “elimination” of the Sun channel on the Sun hardware business. Charles Phillips was quick to deny any such elimination.

Here’s the thing: Most of the Sun VARs still out there are smart business people. They see the writing on the wall, they know they’re going the way of the dodo, so they’re yessing Oracle to death and recommending as much IBM, HP, even–gasp–Dell hardware as they can.

 

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Is your company doing a BlackBerry 10 upgrade?
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We've actually seen our Android app ported by a third-party to the Z10 using BB's porting tool - which makes it an even harder decision to build a native app. (For more info, check out http://blog.youmail.com/post/47890965337/youmail-for-blackberry-10-sort-of)
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We are contemplating Windows phone. Been doing lots of research....i think this is the way forward. Can depend on a company that seems to have lost it's way.
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Legacy blackberry (version 7 and earlier) still being used, and windows phone also is around among staffs are using it. So evaluating the MDM who can manage them all at once.
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BYOD strategy in place
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