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December 2008

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  • IT services warning: Rough sailing ahead

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 26 Dec 2008
  • If they're not already kaput, the days of open-ended IT consulting engagements soon will be. Unisys, a big IT consultancy and integrator and also a tech vendor, kicked off the holiday season on a ...

  • Nortel for sale … maybe

    Rivka Gewirtz Little 23 Dec 2008
  • Nortel is mulling over bids worth nearly $1 billion for its Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) unit. Nortel placed the MEN unit -- one of the healthiest divisions in the company -- on the block in ...

  • Whose cloud is it anyway?

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 23 Dec 2008
  • Raise your hand if you've heard enough about the proverbial cloud yet. Understood. The hypefest has been enormous. And the payoff? Not there yet. For all the verbiage, much remains uncertain. For ...

  • Virtualization predictions for 2009

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 22 Dec 2008
  • With the end of the year approaching, virtualization pundits are coming out with their predictions for 2009. I won't be coming out with any of my own -- I had to sell my crystal ball to buy a few ...

  • And the Oscar goes to… not this one

    Brein Matturro - TechTarget 18 Dec 2008
  • In my first blog post about the "life" of avatars, I joked about avatar deaths being the riveting subject of the next Law and Order episode.  I really meant it as a joke.  Hollywood execs must've ...

  • VMware hires Google exec to head overseas channel

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 18 Dec 2008
  • VMware has appointed Maurizio Carli as general manager of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. In that role, Carli will run the region's sales, channel, services and marketing ...

  • Dealing directly with directaphobia

    George Crump - Storage Switzerland 17 Dec 2008
  • In my last entry, I provided some suggestions for keeping a deal from going direct, but despite your best efforts it is going to happen and I think the temptation will be even greater next year. So ...

  • Another trade show bites the dust

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 17 Dec 2008
  • Novell has canceled BrainShare 2009, its long-running customer and partner conference. BrainShare 2009 was scheduled for March in Salt Lake City. John Dragoon, Novell's senior vice president and ...

  • Feds look into Cognos deals

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 17 Dec 2008
  • Cognos, now part of IBM, has seen more than its share of bad press lately, what with the scrutiny of two large Massachusetts contracts that are under investigation. A series of Boston Globe ...

  • Jobs, Apple, bow out of Macworld

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 16 Dec 2008
  • There will be no more Steve Jobs keynotes at Macworld Expo. Ever. In fact, Apple is out of the Macworld Expo keynote business, it said. Phil Schiller's keynote will be the last Apple keynote at the ...

  • Now that you’ve helped your clients go virtual, how can you help manage it all?

    Heather Clancy 15 Dec 2008
  • A vendor agreement announced last week by distributor Tech Data is definitely a sign of things to come in the virtualization space. That is, a move to manage and secure all the virtual environments ...

  • Lisa Loe out at McAfee

    Brendan Cournoyer - TechTarget 15 Dec 2008
  • Lisa Loe, McAfee's vice president of North American channels, has left the security vendor after just three months. McAfee just confirmed this afternoon that Loe is no longer with the company. ...