Channel partner program news
- June 15, 2010
MSPs get Symantec subscriptions; EqualLogic supports mixed disks; other news.
- June 08, 2010
IT Channel Marker blog readers had a thirst for variety in May, with most-read posts including news from big vendors like Microsoft to smaller-sized companies, such as Webiplex.
- June 04, 2010
But VARs say midmarket IT spending remains iffy as confidence in an economic recovery wavers.
- June 01, 2010
Cisco shortages hit UC; Ektron and Solsbury team up to socialize content management.
- May 24, 2010
David Greschler, Microsoft director of integrated virtualization, says VARs can profit by deploying "free" Hyper-V.
- May 20, 2010
Google, VMware take up arms against Microsoft; Avnet appoints Hamada president; other news.
- May 19, 2010
Melding many partner locators into one eases partner access to top IBM execs.
- May 10, 2010
IT distributors can play a huge role as data center convergence picks up steam.
- May 06, 2010
Microsoft ups SQL Server virtualization cost; KVM vs. Xen; other news
- April 29, 2010
Unified communications and a converged data center mean huge partner opportunities, Cisco says.
- April 29, 2010
HP presents first Partner in Excellence Awards; Salesforce.com, VMware build VMforce Java development farm; other news.
- April 20, 2010
VARs with ties to both HP and Cisco gird for tense times ahead.
- April 19, 2010
NaviSite, a company best known for its application hosting services, is adding managed cloud computing services to its bulging portfolio.
- April 09, 2010
Symantec consulting services that had gone direct will now be handled by qualified partners. No change seen on hosted or managed services model.
- April 07, 2010
Check out the most-read IT Channel Marker posts for March, which inlcudes headlines on Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 Series and Oracle's direct sales push.
- April 07, 2010
Layoffs in the air as CA, Symantec cut heads; NetApp to buy Bycast; Branch office virtualization: Is it worth the hassle?
- March 22, 2010
Novell board rejects Elliott Partners' $2 billion bid, saying it will explore other options.
- March 19, 2010
Microsoft and Citrix use free licensing approach to entice VMware customers; Do bigger routers equal path to the cloud?
- March 18, 2010
Check out the most popular blog entries and top news stories on partner program changes, vendor-partner relationships and new emerging technologies.
- March 17, 2010
Autotask acquires VARStreet; Laurus Technologies pushes customer portal; other news.
- March 17, 2010
VMware's application virtualization offering supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, but it still lacks management infrastructure.
- March 12, 2010
HP groks healthcare with new partner portal; CA tries to get nimble with Nimsoft buy; Microsoft updates ID management.
- March 11, 2010
IT security consultants get the need for integrated security suites, but still see a niche for best-of-breed products.
- March 08, 2010
Who needs Microsoft's Windows Essential Business Server? Not many, apparently. The product made little sense from the start.
- March 04, 2010
Novell's intellectual property trove could draw other bidders, VARs say.
- March 03, 2010
Novell fields buyout offer; AMD adds software, VARs to Fusion; more headlines.
- March 02, 2010
NetSuite SP 100 program lures Microsoft partners with rich margins in hopes of building NetSuite's SaaS ERP business.
- February 25, 2010
New Hewlett-Packard data center assessment and planning tools augment partner offerings.
- February 08, 2010
VMware kicks off Partner Exchange; SAP CEO resigns after less than a year; more headlines.
- February 02, 2010
Oracle goes to court -- again; Microsoft Azure debuts for real.
- January 27, 2010
Oracle will take Sun's biggest 4,000 accounts direct, claiming customers want hardware, software, and support from one vendor.
- January 26, 2010
NetApp, Cisco, VMware multi-tenancy effort could speed deployment of virtual data centers.
- January 21, 2010
Eight expert tips help VARs build their IT services business.
- January 21, 2010
Sun VARs worry about renewal revenue, Oracle VARs fear more competition.
- January 18, 2010
Security vendor pledges better integration of Secure Computing and other partners.
- January 14, 2010
Licensing change makes it easier for partners to offer All-in-One subscriptions.
- January 04, 2010
Thin clients and desktop virtualization will dominate discussions, but solution providers see plenty to cheer about in the new year.
- December 16, 2009
In Google's enterprise push, VARs and ISVs say the company wooed them, then turned on them.
- December 11, 2009
By acquiring Opalis Software, Microsoft will have a better shot at selling System Center to cloud and hosting service providers that demand IT process automation.
- December 10, 2009
The commercial versions of Microsoft Azure services will hit in February, just about the time when more customers are ready to test cloud computing.
- November 24, 2009
Gartner sees some PC market growth; Salesforce.com gets chatty; more headlines.
- November 16, 2009
Don't bother trying to sell energy-efficient technology by emphasizing "green computing." VARs say customers look for other factors.
- October 29, 2009
The latest move by Microsoft to bring non-Windows developers and VARs into the Azure fold won praise from Microsoft shops and even some non-aligned partners.
- October 20, 2009
Cisco VARs taking advantage of VIP and OIP perks can push margins to 25% on new Cisco ISR G2 routers.
- October 16, 2009
Oracle will not follow HP and Dell's lead to buy IT services, said CEO Larry Ellison.
- October 07, 2009
Oracle Partner Network designations will transform to Platinum, Gold and Silver as Oracle tries to bring Sun and BEA partners into the fold.
- October 07, 2009
Value-added resellers (VARs) of video conferencing solutions are likely to see more benefit than loss from Cisco Systems' $3 billion acquisition of Tandberg. VARs and analysts agree that no turf war between Cisco and Tandberg partners will break out.
- October 05, 2009
Formalized Cisco Developer Network aims to give developers the APIs, SDKs and support they need to build unified communications and other applications.
- September 30, 2009
HP's tweaked PartnerOne channel program emphasizes ProCurve networking, LeftHand storage and puts Microsoft and Citrix virtualization on par with VMware.
- August 24, 2009
Veeam signs Ingram Micro; Google Apps sync with BlackBerry.
- August 20, 2009
The century-old Canadian telecom equipment maker announced last week further sales of its assets, killing off what little hope remained for the company's resuscitation. Trace back Nortel's rocky road to collapse, from the recent sale of its CDMA/LTE...
- August 12, 2009
VARs and customers gripe about Cisco Systems' end-of-life policies and perceived 'forklift' upgrades to new technologies.
- July 20, 2009
Notable IT channel partner program news for July 2009 includes headlines from Ingram Micro, Tech Data, IBM and Avnet Technology Solutions.
- July 16, 2009
VAR healthcare IT initiatives, EHR work on hold until "meaningful use" is defined.
- July 13, 2009
Microsoft overhauls its channel program, renaming it the Microsoft Partner Network, restructuring its tiers and streamlining partner specialization areas.
- July 13, 2009
Check out the top IT channel news stories for June 2009, including more on the Oracle and Sun saga, the security issues around virtualization and Ingram Micro's IMStimulus program.
- July 12, 2009
Get all the news affecting Microsoft channel partners from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, including articles, blogs and videos.
- July 07, 2009
Desktop virtualization and application virtualization can benefit users, but ROI will take longer than it would with server-side virtualization, VARs say.
- July 06, 2009
Cisco tweaks its Value Incentive Program to add the TelePresence product, new certifications and enhanced data center tracks to the mix.
- July 01, 2009
Netbooks, devices that fit between cell phones and laptops on the computing continuum, are a bright spot in IT sales. Get all the netbook news here.
- June 24, 2009
HP pushes 'standard' cloud deployment; Sun pushes new HPC servers.
- June 16, 2009
Netbooks running Intel Moblin, Google Android or other Linux flavors chip away at Microsoft Windows franchise.
- June 12, 2009
Google Apps needed Outlook sync, but VARs won't buy into the latest Google business software push until they see the money.
- June 10, 2009
In an effort to boost its credibility as a small business vendor, Cisco launched several new products in its small business portfolios. It also offered several incentives and profitability programs aimed at helping Cisco channel partners to sell ...
- June 10, 2009
Acer jumps on Android bandwagon; NetApp fields new portal.
- June 09, 2009
As Oracle and Sun complete their deal, many wonder which company's virtualization technologies will survive and prosper.
- May 29, 2009
Headlines: ITIL cert could ease IT service management; social net sites double as hotbeds for malware; other IT channel news.
- May 28, 2009
Oracle plans to pick go-to partners for content management, identity management and other tech pillars and to erase the $1 billion line separating direct from partner sales.
- May 19, 2009
IBM Smart Cube packages QuickBooks Enterprise and Linux on SMB appliance.
- May 14, 2009
Retail sees most of the Mac virtualization action, but enterprise market shows signs of life.
- May 11, 2009
3Com is targeting the enterprise networking market for the third time, this time with cheaper H3C switches from the 3Com Huawei venture.
- May 07, 2009
Learn about the various technologies that will be covered at Microsoft TechEd 2009, including Windows 7, Windows Server, Microsoft Hyper-V and more.
- April 24, 2009
Headlines: Microsoft, VMware post worrisome earnings; Virtualization could bring operational risks; other IT channel news.
- April 22, 2009
Headlines: Do you know where your data visualization comes from?; other IT channel news.
- April 21, 2009
Headlines: HP strikes back at Cisco unified server; at long last, vSphere; VMware releases security API; other IT channel news.
- April 17, 2009
Tech Data will now help Microsoft ISVs manage their royalty relationships with the giant software vendor.
- April 15, 2009
A new Cisco Westcon distribution agreement offers partners one contract to address every foreign market they enter, easing cross-border transactions.
- April 14, 2009
IBM is amping up its partner effort around service-oriented architectures with new social networking tools, search engine optimization help and other resources.
- April 07, 2009
Headlines: Sun shares fall after IBM deal appears to fail; Microsoft delays security console; other IT channel news.
- March 19, 2009
Sun and IBM VARs ponder repercussions if IBM does, in fact, end up buying Sun Microsystems.
- March 13, 2009
Oracle's lucrative maintenance and support revenue is under pressure as customers fight the 22% annual fee.
- March 04, 2009
Nortel Networks expects to exit Chapter 11 protection in 2010. Also in the news roundup: Alcatel beefs up UC suite; network manager salaries rise.
- March 02, 2009
Microsoft Online Services -- including Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Office Communications Online -- are now available, a fact that makes Microsoft hosting partners nervous.
- February 20, 2009
IBM partners that don't meet new certification requirements for each of 14 different software lines won't be able to sell those products anymore.
- February 17, 2009
Microsoft, Red Hat team on cross-VM support; Kaspersky Lab hacked.
- February 11, 2009
Finding new customers is tough in a bad economy, so Cisco partners are receiving incentives to sell into the installed base.
- January 28, 2009
Today's headlines: HP opens up new rebates to select VARs; Navint-Tribridge merge Microsoft might
- January 23, 2009
CA pleases VARs by updating its Erwin Data Modeling suite to include Exeros' data profiling software.
- January 13, 2009
SonicWALL adds deal registration, enterprise and MSP specializations to its partner program.
- December 05, 2008
Under the partnership, solution providers can integrate RSA DLP Suite 6.5 with Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services.
- December 04, 2008
Cisco faces an antitrust lawsuit filed by a network maintenance company that says it can't service Cisco networks without a Cisco SMARTnet maintenance agreement.
- December 03, 2008
IT distributor Ingram Micro is now a Microsoft SPLA provider, signifying a shift in how Microsoft will push SaaS through partners.
- December 02, 2008
VMware's new desktop virtualization software offers storage optimization, application virtualization and offline desktops.
- November 04, 2008
Today's headlines: Salesforce.com sends in the clouds; moving and shaking at Apple.
- November 03, 2008
Sun Microsystems hopes its Open Access Channel Program will drum up business for VARs who specialize in key software areas.
- October 24, 2008
New Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson debuts on his first earnings call, then sits down to talk company and channel futures.
- October 22, 2008
Today's headlines: SAP launches a review site for partners, and Google releases the Android code.
- October 20, 2008
Value-added resller Infra-Comm claims Cisco channel contracts are unfair and unbalanced.
- October 17, 2008
COO Enrique Salem's keynote at Partner Engage 2008 highlighted Symantec's commitment to the channel.
- October 15, 2008
Ingram Micro VentureTech Network conference attendees will discuss weathering the economy.