Channel Marker

November 2007

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  • Write a business plan, do some soul searching

    Heather Clancy 28 Nov 2007
  • So, here's the thing. Yesterday, I was reading a story in The Wall Street Journal about how plain old e-mail is becoming the next spam problem. And I had the realization: This story is SO all about ...

  • Vista capable? Rrrrrrrriiiiiigggghhhhht…

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 27 Nov 2007
  • You could see this one coming. Two sets of plaintiffs are trying to make their lawsuit over Microsoft's "Vista-capable" claims into a class action tiff. Vista has hit more than it's share of  bumps ...

  • What’s Sinofsky up to?

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 25 Nov 2007
  •  While many pundits have wondered about Ray Ozzie's radio-silence, I'm more interested in what Steven Sinofsky's been up to.  Sinofsky is credited with driving Microsoft's Office cash cow to ...

  • Virtualization wave ruffles Microsoft foundation

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 20 Nov 2007
  • Microsoft proponents would definitely not agree, but the virtualization genie will make operating systems a lot less relevant. Microsoft is pricing its  upcoming Hyper-V (aka Viridian) ...

  • Ex-Loti Sturtevant heads up new Microsoft concept lab

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 19 Nov 2007
  • Reed Sturtevant, one of the Lotus stars behind Freelance Graphics, is now heading up Microsoft’s concept development effort just blocks away from the old “LDB” headquarters building. See story ...

  • Customer disorganization can be a big VAR margin killer

    Heather Clancy 18 Nov 2007
  • How closely do you manage your account size mix? There are certainly advantages to working with smaller companies—such as the chance to be a strategic IT advisor—but are you putting an inordinate ...

  • Singing the Vista blues

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 15 Nov 2007
  •  The Vista debate continues. John Dvorak and others have weighed in on the price, confusing SKU array and other potential hurdles to adoption.Most damning, in my view, have been the anecdotal ...

  • Chizen exits Adobe

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 14 Nov 2007
  • Here's  another news nugget that bears watching. Bruce Chizen is leaving his spot as Adobe next month after 13 years with the company. Shantanu Narayen, who is now president and chief operating ...

  • Cognos: Sold to IBM for $5B!

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 12 Nov 2007
  •  IBM Software has long made a big racket about how it's an infrastructure player and would never ever, ever (again) compete with applications partners. But now it's buying Cognos for five billion ...

  • Got an IT job opening? Maybe you should take a chance on a vet

    Heather Clancy 12 Nov 2007
  • When I talk to solution providers about their biggest day-to-day operational challenges, hiring skilled technical personnel invariably comes up as urgent priority one or two. So it seemed ...