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Can Windows 7 Back Linux Off from the Desktop?

Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, expected to ship later this year, is already being heralded as the potential savior of the (economically challenged) IT business. It could do something else, ho Read More

A Major Overseas Breakthrough for Open Source

No doubt open-source proponents are rejoicing over this news: The British government has decided to increase its use of open-source software in the public services field. It will be adopted over Read More

Is Google an Obama Administration Antitrust Target?

Nothing gets the high-tech industry more agitated that the word "antitrust." So the reports ricocheting around the blogosphere about Google coming into the Obama Administration's legal sights are Read More

The Top Four Financial Challenges Facing IT Companies

Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM) reported earnings for its fourth quarter and 2008 fiscal year Read More

Microsoft's Windows 7 Netbook Challenge

As if Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system release doesn't have the tech industry and channel buzzed enough, he's a new issue to worry about: Netbooks.I Read More

Five Reasons VARs Love the Stimulus Package

Mobile Industry Readjusts to Reality

The Mobile World Congress is underway in Barcelona this week and both vendor and service provider executives are having to adjust to the realities of an economic slowdown. Mobility has been Read More

Cisco Beefs Up Financial And Marketing Incentives for VARs

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Cuban Government Kick-Starts Linux

You want real open source? Head south to Havana. The Cuban government -- the one that's outlasted 10 U.S. presidents and a 50-year American boycott -- has launched a new operating system cal Read More

Ingram's Bradley Sees "Pockets of Opportunity" for VARs

A top executive with distributor Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM) believes there are still "pockets of opportunity" in th Read More

IBM Names Cloud Computing Czar

Cloud computing has been receiving its share of attention on this web site and many others as vendors and channel partners adjust their busines plans to get under the cloud. Now there's a sign th Read More

Vendors Improve Financial Offerings for VARs

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From Netbooks to Netphones?

Asus, the manufacturer that carved out the worldwide netbook market, is the latest vendor to get more serious about the increasingly crowded smartphone field. Vendor announcements are popping up like Read More

Tech Data Establishes Cisco Solutions Group

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Corporations Still Shipping IT Jobs Offshore

Despite the worsening economic downturn (or perhaps more accurately, as a convenient excuse to capitalize on it), U.S. corporations are continuing to ship thousands of IT jobs offshore. M Read More

The Year of the Smartphone

It seems to me the smartphone sweepstakes are getting a bit crowded. Just a few days ago, Acer revealed plans  to announce its entry into the market. Now the Wall Street Journal has set the blogo Read More

IBM Targets Midmarket, Offers VARs Faster Paybacks

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Acer Smartphone Could Fulfill VARs' Wish

Google's Latest Plan to Dominate The World

Everyone knows Google has big plans for the cloud (including an important role for the channel), but now the company sounds like its planning something really big: Launching a service that would Read More

Will Obama Push Open Source in Federal Government?

Here's news that should really get the open-source community flapping: President Barack Obama is supposedly studying the benefits that open source might bring to the U.S. government. According to this Read More

Will Cisco's Server Move Trigger A Channel Battle

Channel networking giant Cisco is supposedly preparing to enter the $50 billion server market, which would greatly round out its product strategy and propel it into new competition with vendors such a Read More

Google's Action Bodes Well for the Channel

One of the interesting facts lost in the debate following Google's recent decision to launch a  Read More

Google Changes Playing Field for VARs

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has launched a worldwide channel partner program for the more r Read More

Tech Data Adds Open-Source UC to Product Arsenal

VARs will be able to provide a new open-source, unified communications (UC) solution to the SMB market as a result of an ag Read More

Channel Vendors Expand Netbook Strategies

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Macs Finally Making Their Move Into Enterprise

Good news for Apple resellers used to seeing Macintoshes exalted in the education, graphic design and publishing markets but rejected in many others: The Mac is at last making inroads into the enterpr Read More

Channel Giant Cisco Targets Digital Home Market

Cisco used the Consumer Electronics Show this week as a launching pad for a new c Read More

Indian Outsourcing Scandal A Wake-Up Call to U.S. Companies

American companies may finally be reassessing their need to outsource to India, a step that I believe is long overdue. Last month's terrorist attacks in Mumbai caused some firms to think twice ab Read More

VARs Urged to Focus on Reducing Customers' Costs

With a recovery in IT spending at least a year away, channel partners should emphasize solutions that help businesses operate more efficiently, according Read More

An Economic Recovery for IT? Wait 'Til Next Year

There's a awful lot of confusing debate about just how the economy will play out this year, and I don't believe the economic pundits are going to be any better predicti Read More

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