Channel Marker

September 2008

  • Brought to you by Microsoft: More bad ads

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 30 Sep 2008
  • How is it possible that a company as successful as Microsoft can continue to put out such really, really bad ads? My hand to god, I was watching something last night, admittedly bleary eyed with ...

  • Not buying it

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 29 Sep 2008
  • Several times over the past few weeks,  Oracle execs have stressed that the company is not unduly exposed to the various earthquakes afflicting financial institutions worldwide. That's hard to ...

  • Oracle takes on storage partners

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 25 Sep 2008
  • Forrester Research's Andrew Reichman has a good take on Larry Ellison's latest competitive foray. During his Oracle OpenWorld Keynote, Ellison did, in fact, position the HP Oracle Database Machine ...

  • Oracle throws hardware at disk bandwidth problem

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 25 Sep 2008
  • Oracle, the biggest enterprise software company in the universe, is putting hardware to work to eliminate disk bandwidth problems. The database giant has pressed Hewlett-Packard, apparently now its ...

  • Ten lessons from Oracle OpenWorld

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 24 Sep 2008
  • 1: Trade shows aren't dead. (Sorry Rivka.) The crowds at Moscone Center ---ALL of Moscone Center -- are bigger than remembered. Of course it's been two years since I covered the event and in that ...

  • Microsoft makes SBS 2008 bits available to (some) subscribers

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 24 Sep 2008
  • The RTM version of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is posted to Microsoft's TechNet and MSDN for subscribers. Some subscribers that is. A few subsets of that population still cannot access the ...

  • IT decision makers split on impact of impending election

    Heather Clancy 24 Sep 2008
  • I don't usually get pulled into politics in my blogs, but I couldn't resist a recent survey released by CDW with some data pertaining to how the upcoming election may or may not affect IT spending. ...

  • Oracle X

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 23 Sep 2008
  •'s Barney Beal pointed out the big 'X Is Coming' signs that have sprouted up in and around Moscone Center at Oracle OpenWorld today. In this case, X must equal the game-changing, ...

  • So, what’s the killer Oracle feature?

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 22 Sep 2008
  • Speculation at Oracle OpenWorld continued to swirl around what Larry Ellison will say Wednesday. In the past two earnings calls, the Oracle CEO has hinted (not very subtly) about a new killer ...

  • Up, up and away: Oracle heads for the clouds

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 22 Sep 2008
  • It looks like Oracle is embracing "the cloud." At Oracle OpenWorld on Monday, the two Chucks -- Oracle president Charles Phillips and executive vice president Chuck Rozwat--said Oracle is making ...

  • Oracle rebuilds partner training

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 21 Sep 2008
  • The Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) kick off to Oracle OpenWorld was bigger than ever. And there was some news, other than Ted Bereswill's move from the direct sales side of the house (The dark side? I ...

  • New channel exec for Oracle

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 21 Sep 2008
  • Most Oracle OpenWorld attendees are still shaking the sleep out of their eyes but there's already news.  Ted Bereswill, who had headed up North American technology sales (that is database and ...

  • Cisco’s Jabber acquisition heats up the collaboration race

    Rivka Gewirtz Little 21 Sep 2008
  • Cisco Systems has acquired open source instant messaging and presence company Jabber less than a month after it picked up e-mail and calendaring software provider PostPath. The move signifies ...

  • Interop: Are tradeshows dead?

    Rivka Gewirtz Little 19 Sep 2008
  • I was truly confused Wednesday morning when I jumped off the bus near the Jacob Javits Center in New York for Interop and saw armies of tight skirts and multi-colored stilettos trotting up the ramp ...

  • More on the NetSuite-Skyytek split

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 18 Sep 2008
  • As with any divorce, there are a number of factors behind the imminent split between NetSuite and Skyytek, one of the largest, if not the largest, NetSuite business partner. For one thing, NetSuite ...