Channel Marker

January 2008

  • Same ol’, same ol’ at Oracle

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 31 Jan 2008
  • Oracle’s next channel chief will have to deal with the age-old conflicts the company has always faced. Many Oracle partners credit the recently departed Rauline Ochs with moving in the right ...

  • Time for VARs to get more adept at mobile

    Heather Clancy 30 Jan 2008
  • CompTIA (the Computing Technology Industry Association) has released some data that finds that IT departments are spending more money and resources supporting various mobile communications and ...

  • Microsoft partner says portal makes him look stupid

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 29 Jan 2008
  • The Microsoft Partner Program Web site gets skewered today by John Powers, CEO of independent software vendor Digipede. On his blog, Powers Unfiltered, Powers gripes about how hard it is to search ...

  • Attention MSPs: There’s a new online tech support site in town. Interested?

    Heather Clancy 28 Jan 2008
  • The exclusive Demo conference held several times each year is usually replete with great Web concepts and technologies that won't really be relevant for the channel for at least a year down the ...

  • V-Day: VMware gets pounded, SWsoft becomes Parallels (finally)

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 28 Jan 2008
  •  Monday was  a big day in virtualization. First, VMware said it  doubled its profits and boosted revenue by 80%  in its fourth quarter.  Wall Street rewarded it by sending the shares into an ...

  • VMware memo: Microsoft cutting out Citrix

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 28 Jan 2008
  • VMware is trying to drive a wedge between Microsoft and Citrix Systems, according to The site says it has obtained a memo that VMware sent to its sales channel last week, on ...

  • Microsoft ‘clarifies’ SQL Server 2008 slip

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 25 Jan 2008
  • The latest word on SQL Server 2008 is that final shipment is now on for Q3 2008 -- basically a slip of a quarter.  The company had said to expect the database in the first half of the year with a ...

  • IBM-iPhone snafu examined

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 22 Jan 2008
  • Vendors, like seventh graders,  fall all over themselves to seem cool. And in the process they end up looking more out of it than ever. Witness this week's IBM-Apple PR debacle. The  AP reported a ...

  • A tale of two stacks

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 21 Jan 2008
  • Microsoft -- or at least part of Microsoft -- continues its quest to persuade open-source developers that Windows should be on their short-list of platforms. You know, right up there with Linux. ...

  • Beware ‘TMI’

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 18 Jan 2008
  • Too much information! Warning customers against posting personal data to the Web is one of the most important services VARs can provide. Many in the business community are enamored of social ...