Channel Marker

March 2009

  • Security is security is security

    Heather Clancy 31 Mar 2009
  • We in the high-tech industry (and media) love the word convergence. You've heard seemingly forever about the convergence of voice and data networks. More recently, the buzz has shifted over to how ...

  • Storage efficiency: Go beyond cost savings

    George Crump - Storage Switzerland 30 Mar 2009
  • You’re feeling it full force -- the impact of the economic downturn -- and so are your customers. For the last two quarters, conversations have turned from “How do I expand?” to “How do I contract ...

  • The silence of the tweets

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 27 Mar 2009
  • Twitter is down today. As it was last week. This is only mentionable because there are a lot of people at TechTarget (and everywhere) who are tweet addicts (tweetaholics?). They tweet therefore ...

  • McNealy on IBM rumors

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 25 Mar 2009
  • What is Scott McNealy's take on the much-reported IBM/Sun combo under discussion? According to Alex Barrett, pretty much what you'd expect.  As in: "I can’t comment, but if we were to buy IBM, I ...

  • The value of focus

    George Crump - Storage Switzerland 25 Mar 2009
  • Spreading your technical knowledge too thin is a very common mistake that resellers (and manufacturers) make. A great example is the issue of what VMware storage protocol to use. There are three ...

  • Verio pumps up internal support for channel partners

    Heather Clancy 24 Mar 2009
  • Verio is the latest tech vendor to rustle up some extra resources for partners struggling in this unpredictable economic climate. At its partner conference earlier this month (yes, it still held ...

  • Possible Sun deal opens can o' worms for IBM

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 23 Mar 2009
  • Here's a reminder that Microsoft isn't the only tech vendor known for its hardball tactics. When it comes to monopolistic practices in the computer business, many say IBM wrote the book. Last ...

  • Sun-IBM as Tupac-Notorious BIG

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 19 Mar 2009
  • Storage Soup has the best take on the much-talked about IBM-Sun takeout story.  IBM as Biggie Smalls? Brilliant. As for VARs, most seem to divide along party lines. IBM VARs love it, Sun VARs, not ...

  • Disk archiving: How do you know it’s not the next ILM?

    George Crump - Storage Switzerland 18 Mar 2009
  • Disk-based archiving is a popular topic today, one that you might be bringing up with customers or maybe they’re even asking you about it. As we detailed in our article on archiving basics, ...

  • Eaton powers up VAR program

    Heather Clancy 17 Mar 2009
  • I write quite a bit about how servers and storage are adapting to improve the energy efficiency of data centers, but one piece of the equation that sort of gets short shrift in terms of coverage ...