Channel Marker

March 2011

  • Top Ten Takeaways from HP APC

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 30 Mar 2011
  • LAS VEGAS--Hewlett-Packard's Americas Partner Conference was chock-full of threads this week. Here's what bubbled to the top.   1: The jury's still out on whether new HP CEO Leo Apotheker is a true ...

  • MSPAlliance dreams up service provider certification

    Heather Clancy 29 Mar 2011
  • One of the toughest tasks for any technology solution provider is building trust with would-be customers. The job gets even tougher when you are asking a business to entrust certain pieces of their ...

  • HP APC: Leo's here, how'd he do?

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 29 Mar 2011
  • LAS VEGAS--Hewlett-Packard VARs have had their knickers in a twist since the unceremonious departure of HP CEO Mark Hurd in August and the subsequent hiring of Leo Apotheker as CEO a few months ...

  • HP partner wish list

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 28 Mar 2011
  • LAS VEGAS--As the Hewlett-Packard Americas Partner Conference convenes here Monday,  HP VARs and integrators have a lot of questions for the new management. Here, based on a totally unscientific ...

  • Oracle software biz soars but hardware remains a mystery

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 25 Mar 2011
  • Both Oracle co-presidents were upbeat on yesterday's third quarter earnings call--flaunting 37% revenue growth to $8.8 billion compared to the year-ago figures. Sales of new software licenses rose ...

  • OnForce founder launches new labor resources venture, Work Market

    Heather Clancy 24 Mar 2011
  • Jeffrey Leventhal, founder of OnForce, the self-described marketplace for orchestrating computer repair services, has surfaced as the founder of what he is calling a "labor resource platform" ...

  • Oracle, HP spatting again

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 23 Mar 2011
  • Okay, someone's gonna have to separate these two. Oracle and Hewlett-Packard are at it again and this act is starting to wear thin. The latest round of bickering kicked off late yesterday when ...

  • Solution provider proves that sometimes, it's OK to be red-faced

    Heather Clancy 17 Mar 2011
  • Yesterday, while I was poking around on Facebook researching potential stories ideas from my newsfeed, a rather random item popped up from managed service provide Evolve Technologies: Actually, it ...

  • Adrian Jones surfaces at Oracle

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 16 Mar 2011
  • It's not really announced yet but Adrian Jones, once the channel chief at Hewlett-Packard, is now at Oracle Corp. But, somewhat surprisingly, he has not taken over Oracle's new Sun hardware channel ...

  • HP to host app store for enterprises

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 14 Mar 2011
  • Today's HP Summit has been heavy on buzzwords and light on details, but there is now some verification that Hewlett-Packard plans to build a "cloud-based" (what else?) store for enterprise ...

  • All eyes on HP

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 14 Mar 2011
  • Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker will take the stage later today in San Francisco to outline his (so-far unclear) vision for the IT giant.   So far, reporting in the Wall Street Journal and ...

  • HP CEO slammed by shareholder group

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 10 Mar 2011
  • Hewlett-Packard shareholders should not vote for three new board members backed by new HP CEO Leo Apotheker, according to Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. The advocacy group said HP CEO Leo ...

  • Ingram Micro ups its green IT game with e-recycling service

    Heather Clancy 09 Mar 2011
  • One of the topics that I blog about most regularly (elsewhere) is green IT. Personally speaking, I think one of the easiest ways for a technology solution provider to become involved in the green ...

  • HP services take it on the chin

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 08 Mar 2011
  • Sometimes you wonder if Hewlett-Packard can buy itself a break. Checkout this Wall Street Journal  headline: IBM shows HP how to serve clients. Ouch. HP services fared poorly in the fourth quarter ...

  • Cisco makes three courting SMBs

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 07 Mar 2011
  • Last week it was Cisco Systems' turn to court SMBs. The networking giant, which has had its head in the enterprise with UCS, used its annual Cisco Partner Summit to talk up the importance of the ...