IT channel podcasts, Summer 2008

SearchITChannel.com podcasts from Summer 2008, featuring information technology news and trends for value-added resellers, systems integrators and managed services providers.

Podcasts for the week ending Sept. 19, 2008

Partner News Podcast: Microsoft vs. VMware at VMworld 2008
News writer Colin Steele reports live from VMworld 2008, where VMware announced its Virtual Data Center Operating System. CEO Paul Maritz said the announcement was the beginning of the end for the traditional OS, but Microsoft fired back with a guerrilla marketing campaign attacking VMware's high prices.

Microsoft vs. VMware at VMworld 2008

Podcasts for the week ending Sept. 12, 2008

Partner News Podcast: SAP offers partners rewards at SAP TechEd 2008
SearchSAP.com news editor Courtney Bjorlin calls from SAP TechEd 2008, where SAP is offering partners and developers $25,000 to address the use of social networking in enterprise applications, handle errors on unified heterogeneous Web servers and create a video on the benefits of community networks. SAP is holding the contest through a partnership with InnoCentive, a Waltham, Mass. company.

SAP offers partners rewards at SAP TechEd 2008

Podcasts for the week ending Sept. 5, 2008

Partner News Podcast: VMworld 2008 preview
Ben Matheson, VMware's senior director of partner marketing, tells partners what they can expect at VMworld 2008 -- including the first public comments from new CEO Paul Maritz. Matheson also discusses VMware's relationships with distributors and increased competition from Microsoft.

VMworld 2008 preview

Podcasts for the week ending Aug. 29, 2008

Partner News Podcast: Partner News Podcast: Avnet IBM Ignition '08 conference
Associate features editor Elaine Hom checks in from Avnet IBM Ignition '08 to talk about Avnet's focus on training and certifying IBM partners in government, healthcare and other vertical markets. Also: changes to Hewlett-Packard's PartnerOne program.

Avnet IBM Ignition '08 conference

Podcasts for the week ending Aug. 22, 2008

Partner News Podcast: SAP channel welcomes Extended Business partners
SearchITChannel.com and SearchSAP.com team up to interview SAP channel executive Patricia Hume about the new Extended Business partner program, competition with Oracle and the rough Business ByDesign launch. Also: how to use Web 2.0 technologies to market your IT solution provider business.

SAP channel welcomes Extended Business partners

Podcasts for the week ending Aug. 15, 2008

Partner News Podcast: Sun Microsystems profits
Hear how Sun Microsystems' profits, which fell 73% last quarter, are affecting Sun solution providers. Also: AT&T gets into cloud computing, but what does this move mean for the telecommunications market as a whole?

Sun Microsystems profits



Podcasts for the week ending Aug. 8, 2008

Partner News Podcast: IBM recruits partners for SMB push
The SearchITChannel.com staff talks about Big Blue's plan to target small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with help from solution providers. There's also a discussion on Google Apps Education Edition and the partner opportunities it presents.

IBM recruits partners for SMB push


Podcasts for the week ending Aug. 1, 2008

Partner News Podcast: Ubuntu Linux channel opportunities
Steve George, director of corporate services for Ubuntu Linux distributor Canonical, says how IT solution providers can use Ubuntu to serve their customers. We also discuss Citrix Systems' exclusive deal with Ingram Micro.

Ubuntu Linux channel opportunities

Podcasts for the week ending July 25, 2008

Partner News Podcast: Brocade-Foundry Networks acquisition
Brocade will acquire Foundry Networks for almost $3 billion to increase its competitive standing against Cisco Systems in the data center. Plus: Symantec's direct sales strategy causes a stir among partners.

Brocade-Foundry Networks acquisition


Podcasts for the week ending July 18, 2008

Partner News Podcast: VMware leadership change
Virtualization expert Chris Wolf talks about the departure of VMware CEO Diane Greene, who was fired for a lack of "operational experience," and how the leadership change will affect VMware partners.

Vmware leadership change



Podcasts for the week ending July 11, 2008

Partner News Podcast: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
SearchITChannel.com's Barb Darrow and Colin Steele check in live from Houston with all of the news on Software as a Service and Windows Vista and what it means for Microsoft solution providers.

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference


Microsoft partners adjust to selling online services
Four Microsoft partners at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston talk about how Microsoft-hosted services will affect the way they do business.

Microsoft partners adjust to selling online services

Podcasts for the week ending June 27, 2008

Partner News Podcast: Cisco partner lawsuit
Former Cisco partner Infra-Comm sues the vendor, alleging customer poaching. We discuss the suit and its affect on overall vendor-partner relations. Plus: VMware and HP's virtualization partnership.

Cisco partner lawsuit



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This was last published in November 2008

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