Channel Marker

December 2007

  • Big channel questions loom in 2008

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 19 Dec 2007
  • What will be the defining partner issues of the coming year? Here's a completely unscientific take on what solution providers of all stripes should watch for. One: Will Dell's new-found (or born ...

  • Resolve to under-promise and over-deliver in 2008

    Heather Clancy 18 Dec 2007
  • I get sort of stubborn about using my mobile gadget to bridge my person and business life. It’s pretty simple: I forget things. This has caused all sorts of heartache for me in the past, especially ...

  • Vista: Worst product of ‘07?

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 17 Dec 2007
  • Here's one story you could see coming down the pike: PC World names Vista the biggest tech disappointment of the year. The subhead: "No Wow, No How." It's not that the new Windows client is so bad, ...

  • After CompUSA: Random thoughts on retail

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 10 Dec 2007
  • The  imminent demise of CompUSA sparks a now-familiar debate over the viability of brick-and-mortar retail outlets. That discussion should be buried: There will always be room for physical stores, ...

  • Dell gets partner religion (again)

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 07 Dec 2007
  • Well, credit Dell with putting on a  good show for solution providers with its most recent pledge to embrace the channel. Maybe the company will make good on its promises this time around but here ...

  • Some storage trends that may shape solution providers’ 2008 plans

    Heather Clancy 06 Dec 2007
  • I keep forgetting how hard it is to take notes about a panel that I'm moderating myself. But that doesn't stop me from trying. I picked up several compelling tidbits earlier this week during pretty ...

  • Microsoft gets new Americas sales chief

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 05 Dec 2007
  • Microsoft's filled a key sales post according to this IT World  story.The company tapped  Robert YoungJohns, formerly a Sun Microssytems exec and Callidus CEO, to lead North American Sales.   Two ...

  • Reller seques from biz apps to Windows

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 02 Dec 2007
  • Tami Reller is now CFO of Microsoft's Platform & Services Division. She retains her corporate vice president title and now reports to Kevin Johnson, president of PSD, according to an internal ...