Channel Marker

June 2011

  • Hardware continues to flummox Oracle

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 24 Jun 2011
  • Oh, Oracle, Oracle, Oracle. You're nothing if not predictable. On yesterday's Oracle fourth quarter  earnings call, there was the usual happy talk about fat margins and great execution. The ...

  • Time to brush up on mobile development skills

    Heather Clancy 20 Jun 2011
  • As Hewlett-Packard preps its would-be Apple iPad killer -- the HP TouchPad -- for release on July 1, a new research report from ABI Research predicts that the market for enterprise smartphone and ...

  • The cloud vs. converged hardware

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 20 Jun 2011
  • As Oracle, Cisco  and Hewlett-Packard try to convince the world that every data center needs Oracle or Cisco or HP's own unique brand of converged hardware--that mythical IT beast that somehow ...

  • Oracle-HP slap fight continues

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 16 Jun 2011
  • It would be sad if it weren't so entertaining: The HP-versus-Oracle spat ratcheted up again this week with Hewlett-Packard suing Oracle. Again. This time it's about Oracle's decision to deep-six ...

  • HP shakeup: Livermore kicked upstairs

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 14 Jun 2011
  • Ann Livermore, the respected Hewlett-Packard veteran once considered a prime CEO candidate, is relinquishing day-to-day responsibilities and will take a seat on the HP board. Here's HP's official ...

  • IT channel merger activity continues apace

    Heather Clancy 13 Jun 2011
  • Since I wrote my article last month about the spike in channel mergers and acquisitions, two more big deals have come to my attention -- one aimed at expanding the service footprint of the ...

  • Oracle hardware: It is a mystery

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 08 Jun 2011
  • It's really not news that Oracle sales people go into a discounting frenzy at the close of the fiscal year. And, that discounting has netted Oracle some Exadata deals in its fourth quarter ending ...