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October 2008

  • Symantec tries to mend its ’stubbed toe’

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 23 Oct 2008
  • I'm a Symantec user. At home, I run Norton 360. My work laptop has Symantec AntiVirus. They both work very well. But oh my God, are they memory hogs. Whenever either computer is running slowly -- ...

  • Bad economy good for VMware? And Microsoft?

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 22 Oct 2008
  • VMware posted strong financial results yesterday, despite the weak economy and increased competition from Microsoft. The virtualization market leader took in $472 million in its third quarter -- a ...

  • Dealing with large manufacturers

    George Crump - Storage Switzerland 21 Oct 2008
  • How many salespeople and sales engineers do you want your manufacturer partners to have? Before everyone yells ZERO, let's think about that for a minute. Different manufacturers have different ...

  • The official Windows 7 name: Windows 7

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 14 Oct 2008
  • Microsoft is going retro with its operating system naming conventions. The company announced yesterday that Windows Vista's successor will be called Windows 7. Windows 7 has been the project's code ...

  • Finding the right products to bet on in a tough economy

    George Crump - Storage Switzerland 14 Oct 2008
  • In my days as a storage reseller CTO, one of my goals was to find three great new products and add them to our portfolio every year, replacing products that weren't doing well or where the ...

  • Man bites dog; VAR loves vendor

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 13 Oct 2008
  • When a VAR gives an unsolicited testimonial for a technology vendor, it's unusual enough to warrant attention. While researching a storage-related story a month or so ago, I called this VAR who ...

  • Microsoft-Yahoo coming back to life?

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 13 Oct 2008
  • As Yahoo's stock dives, speculation is rising that Microsoft could make another acquisition bid. In May, at the height of negotiations, Microsoft offered Yahoo $33 per share -- a significant ...

  • Julie Parrish leaving Symantec

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 10 Oct 2008
  • Julie Parrish, leader of the Symantec partner program for the past three years, is leaving the company. The news comes just five days before the start of Partner Engage, Symantec’s annual partner ...