Partner News Podcast: 2008 IT channel year in review

Hear how Infra-Comm's lawsuit against Cisco, Microsoft's online strategy and Oracle's price increases affected the IT channel in 2008.

Big news was not hard to come by in the IT channel in 2008. Infra-Comm, a former Cisco Systems partner, won a groundbreaking channel conflict lawsuit against the networking giant. Microsoft unveiled its software plus services strategy, marking a fundamental shift in the way partners will deliver software to customers. And despite a recession, Oracle decided it would be a good time to raise its prices by 20%.

In this final podcast of 2008, the staff discusses the top IT channel stories of the year and looks forward to 2009.

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