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Partner News Podcast: Oracle channel conflict, Google enterprise plans

In this edition, the staff talks about competition between Oracle and its partners, as well as news in the Google vs. Microsoft battle and a VMware follow-up.

This week's Partner News Podcast focuses on reports of Oracle channel conflict in the wake of the departures of the company's top channel executives. The staff of -- associate features editor Elaine Hom, senior news editor Barbara Darrow and news writer Colin Steele -- also discusses Google's enterprise plans and a VMware original equipment manufacturer (OEM) deal with Dell.

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