Channel Marker

June 2008

  • Small businesses apparently slow to adopt Web 2.0 philosophies

    Heather Clancy 29 Jun 2008
  • Since many IT solution providers who poke around in this blog are themselves small businesses, it will not be a major shocker to hear that a recent survey shows that smaller companies are latching ...

  • Ellison on ‘on-demand’

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 27 Jun 2008
  • Larry Ellison had some interesting thoughts on the on-demand model, especially intriguing as he retains his interest in NetSuite, the on-demand ERP provider. His ownership stake, which might appear ...

  • Database market share war resumes

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 26 Jun 2008
  • It's that time of year for the database market share squabble. IDC has released its numbers--at least to the vendors--and two of the three big database players are claiming victory. From the ...

  • MySQL switches version control

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 20 Jun 2008
  • MySQL is switching version control ships, leaving BitKeeper for Bazaar, an open-source version control system. "Both the main MySQL server code and the code for many ancillary projects have been ...

  • YouTube is a great tool for spreading the word

    Heather Clancy 18 Jun 2008
  • This one is for those of you, dear readers, who remember Mike Homer, who contributed some great marketing ideas to both browser pioneer Netscape and personal computer pioneer Apple Computer. Those ...

  • Big price hikes from Oracle

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 17 Jun 2008
  • The Cadillac of databases has become the Mercedes. Ok, that might not be the right analogy, so let's just say that Oracle has hiked prices across its software portfolio. Significantly. An example: ...

  • Avaya executive-go-round

    Rivka Gewirtz Little 17 Jun 2008
  • Avaya appointed former Motorola channel executive Jeremy Butt to be its worldwide channel chief today. The appointment is the latest in a series of executive changes at the company in recent ...

  • The impending cloud

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 12 Jun 2008
  • For many VARs, cloud-based computing is a worrisome prospect. The notion of functions served up direct to users from a vendor-owned-and-operated cloud poses a huge disintermediation threat to ...