Channel Marker

August 2008

  • Jobs’ obit posted

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 28 Aug 2008
  • It's an editor's worst nightmare: An obituary hits the wire before the subject is, well, is actually dead. (Insert Monty Python Holy Grail joke here.)  It happened yesterday when Bloomberg posted ...

  • Avnet/IBM and the importance of being certified

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 26 Aug 2008
  • By Elaine Hom, Associate Features Editor SAN ANTONIO -- At Avnet/IBM's Ignition '08 Conference in San Antonio, the word of the day seems to be "certification." Every time I sit down at a table, I ...

  • CompTIA security-certified professionals now top 50,000

    Heather Clancy 25 Aug 2008
  • The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) says it has certified more than 50,000 IT professionals with its vendor-neutral CompTIA Security+ designation. How many individual vendors ...

  • Domino is dead

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 15 Aug 2008
  • So, once again, Domino is dead. That's the gist of Ron Herardian's article in -- get this -- This may be trolling but there's a lot of truth in what Herardian, a longtime contact ...

  • Bad day for VMware

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 14 Aug 2008
  • VMware was rocked by a bug in a critical update to its ESX software. The Version 3.5 Update 2 to be exact. The issues were triggered when the ESX 3.5 or ESXi 3.5 update 2 clocks hit midnight on ...

  • BSOD over Beijing

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 13 Aug 2008
  • Roundtrip tickets for two to Beijing for the Olympics: $3,300. Hotel room (after post-building-boom price cuts): $150 per person. Twenty-four meals over the course of your stay: $631.84 Image of  ...

  • Dell laptop launch ignores partners

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 12 Aug 2008
  • Dell launched a new line of laptops today, once again favoring its direct sales strategy over its channel program. I received the press release in my inbox this afternoon. Not only is there no ...

  • ‘BI’ Bill Baker exits Microsoft

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 12 Aug 2008
  • Here's a tidbit that broke last week while some were vacating: Bill Baker, a business intelligence and database guru at Microsoft, is leaving this month to become CTO of Visible Technologies. The ...