Channel Marker

March 2010

  • Oracle execs stick to direct sales mantra

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 26 Mar 2010
  • Oracle and Sun VARs hoping for relief from direct-sales anxiety didn't come out of last night's Oracle earnings call with much in the way of reassurance. Oracle execs did not back down from a ...

  • Microsoft Office Communications Server: A fruitless tree?

    Nicole Harding - TechTarget 25 Mar 2010
  •   Microsoft’s Office Communications Server 14 is due later this year. But in this lackluster unified communications (UC) market, is that too soon? This week, Microsoft pushed Office Communications ...

  • Healthcare plan = big bucks for VARs

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 25 Mar 2010
  •   While many VARs may not agree with the now-approved healthcare legislation, those with a healthcare bent see it as a potential goldmine. This according to one member of the ...

  • Forecast: Clear skies for cloud computing

    Nicole Harding - TechTarget 09 Mar 2010
  • At last week’s IDC Directions conference, I made a point to attend all the sessions geared toward solutions providers. And wouldn’t you know, each session was centered on the importance of the ...

  • Oracle gets into helping Haiti

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 05 Mar 2010
  • Oracle wants to raise $1 million for Haiti relief at the upcoming BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. The "Hit for Haiti" event will feature tennis greats Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Martina ...

  • Novell tries to calm the storm

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 05 Mar 2010
  • Novell, trying to calm the roiled waters over an unexpected buyout bid, sought to reassure partners that it's "business as usual." That was the message in an email sent by Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian ...

  • Microsoft calls do-over on phone effort

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 02 Mar 2010
  • Microsoft has gone back to square one on its mobile phone effort--the new Windows Phone 7 Series bears little resemblance to its predecessor. That's a good thing. The Windows mobile debacle- which ...