Channel Marker

May 2009

MSP channel partner programs

  • Survey: SMBs poised to rebound when economy turns

    Heather Clancy 28 May 2009
  • Small-business owners are a remarkably resilient breed. Even though the federal government sometimes seems to be out to get them (an extra week of vacation anyone?), a new study that was conducted ...

  • Neutron Jack to headline Microsoft partner event

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 27 May 2009
  • Former General Electric poohbah, author, and Red Sox fan Jack Welch will take center stage at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans. In July. First question: Will celeb wife and ...

  • OS choice for netbooks expands

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 26 May 2009
  • First there was news that Hewlett-Packard, Dell and possibly other hardware makers would consider slapping Google Android on netbooks. Last week, Intel said it's jumping into the netbook OS market ...

  • Channel advocate looking for others to help preach the cause

    Heather Clancy 22 May 2009
  • Pat Taylor, a former system builder who has been a member of Intel's Premier Partner Board of Advisors for years who also has been its president for three years, wants the channel to stand up for ...

  • Top five lessons from TechEd

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 17 May 2009
  • The pallid economy took its toll on TechEd 2009 attendance. But there were still lessons to be learned or reinforced. My top five:  1: Microsoft burns with Silverlight fever. This is not a good ...

  • Google fails; panic ensues

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 14 May 2009
  • The reporters in my row are agog as the Google news outage continues. Folks wanted to know which  alternative search engine to use. The consensus winner was, although Altavista and Yahoo ...

  • SharePoint 2010 to join 64-bit only club

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 12 May 2009
  • The next release of Microsoft SharePoint will leave 32-bitness behind. Microsoft dropped the news that  SharePoint 2010 will be 64-bit only in its blog and at a TechEd 2009 session. The new ...

  • Vista who???

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 11 May 2009
  • The most interesting thing--and there were several interesting things--in today's TechEd 09 keynote was Bill Veghte's words of wisdom to current Windows shops. "If you're deploying Windows Vista ...

  • Can you claim the title of trusted partner?

    Heather Clancy 06 May 2009
  • One moniker that gets bandied about plenty in the channel, especially in times like these when everyone is trying to define their "value," is the idea that an IT solution provider should be ...

  • Ballmer's white board magic

    Barb Darrow - TechTarget 06 May 2009
  • Last month, the New York Times brilliantly reproduced Steve Ballmer's white boarded vision of the company's cloud services plan. It depicts the company's "software plus services" vision with Azure ...