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  • SharePoint 2010 to join 64-bit only club

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 12 May 2009
  • The next release of Microsoft SharePoint will leave 32-bitness behind. Microsoft dropped the news that  SharePoint 2010 will be 64-bit only in its blog and at a TechEd 2009 session. The new ...

  • Vista who???

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 11 May 2009
  • The most interesting thing--and there were several interesting things--in today's TechEd 09 keynote was Bill Veghte's words of wisdom to current Windows shops. "If you're deploying Windows Vista ...

  • Can you claim the title of trusted partner?

    Heather Clancy 06 May 2009
  • One moniker that gets bandied about plenty in the channel, especially in times like these when everyone is trying to define their "value," is the idea that an IT solution provider should be ...

  • Ballmer's white board magic

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 06 May 2009
  • Last month, the New York Times brilliantly reproduced Steve Ballmer's white boarded vision of the company's cloud services plan. It depicts the company's "software plus services" vision with Azure ...

  • Mountain to Mohammed: Oracle waives some support fees

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 06 May 2009
  • How did this not get more ink? Oracle is waiving maintenance fees on some of its software products for up to two years. This is a baby step, granted. But it is, in fact, movement. For one thing, ...

  • EMC fights Donatelli departure tooth and nail

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 05 May 2009
  • EMC isn't taking the defection of David Donatelli to Hewlett Packard lying down. In fact it's suing to put the kibosh on the move and a Masschusetts (homer!) judge has granted a preliminary ...

  • Microsoft layoffs: More shoes dropping

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 05 May 2009
  • TechFlash's Todd Bishop has the Steve Ballmer memo to the troops outlining  the latest round of Microsoft layoffs. The cuts have been widely expected given a: the economy in general and b: ...

  • Will SAP maintenance move move Oracle?

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 04 May 2009
  • SAP, the ERP leader, recently decided to defer maintenance fee increases until it proves to customers that the fees are worth the money. The first question that comes to mind is if Oracle will ...

  • Signs of life? CDW spending index shows IT growth potential

    Heather Clancy 30 Apr 2009
  • The new edition of the CDW IT Monitor, which is the national reseller's ongoing poll of IT decision makers from small and midsize companies, shows some glimpses of improvement for the second half ...

  • CDW sees profit in new non-profit team

    Heather Clancy 24 Apr 2009
  • What does CDW know that the rest of us don't know? Is everyone who is being laid off ditching corporate life to do some good for the world or the environment or someone other than himself or ...

  • Microsoft research: More than half of SMBs will maintain or increase IT spending this year

    Heather Clancy 23 Apr 2009
  • There are two big reasons Microsoft should be concerned about the health of small and midsize businesses: First, because many of its revenue dollars are tied up in this chunk of the commercial ...

  • Top five questions about Sun-Oracle

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 20 Apr 2009
  • Here's a completely non-scientific list of my top five questions arising from Oracle's $7.4 billion buy out of Sun Microsystems. 5: How could it have been surprising that Oracle was the white ...

  • Oracle buys Sun

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 20 Apr 2009
  • Well that didn't take long. Oracle is buying Sun, in a deal worth about $7.4 billion, the company said in a statement released early Monday. Oracle is offering $9.50 per share in cash. The ...

  • Shiny, happy VARs

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 16 Apr 2009
  • ARLINGTON, VA.--If there's a potential bright spot for IT VARs now, it's the soon-to-be-flush government sector. Nothing puts the spring in a VAR's step like the prospect of big bags o' loot, and ...

  • McKinsey report brings cloud concept down to earth

    Heather Clancy 15 Apr 2009
  • The goodly researchers at McKinsey & Co. have released an analysis of the business benefits of cloud computing and have found the concept wanting for larger companies. Its findings, in a report ...