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Unified Computing Will Shake Up Channel

Cisco's big Unified Computing System (UCS) announcement earlier this week was long on buzz words and promises. In the space Read More

Dell Takes Hit; Sees Hope in Windows 7

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Server Sales Fell 14 Percent Last Quarter: IDC

Windows XP Gets Another Channel Reprieve

The Windows XP operating system has received another channel reprieve. Read More

Sun Sets Sights on Cloud Computing

Channel vendor Sun Microsystems has decided to unleash its considerable hardware, software and technical expertise on the rapidly growing cloud computing area. Dave Douglas, the director of Read More

Why a Sun/EMC Match Might Work

Our world is never static, but as I write this, we are going through a particularly nasty period of upheaval. Print publications are dying left and right. The latest examples are US News & Read More

What's Next for Sun?

Take That, Apple!

Partners Get First Look at Windows 7

Ray Ozzie, chief software architect for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), said Windows 7 marks a part of the company's overall effort to better deliver what he described as one complete offering. " Read More

Microsoft's Researchers Show Off Future Tech

Microsoft Moves Services to The Cloud

Microsoft kicked off its Professional Developer Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles this week by unveiling its developers platform, Windows Azure. The action marks a major step in the software vendor's Read More

Microsoft Rushes Out Urgent Windows Fix

Microsoft is rushing out an emergency security fix outside of its regular patch schedule for Windows users. Microsoft posted the fix at 10 a.m. Pacific time today. It applies to all versions of Read More

Virtualization Deployments Increasing Dramatically, IDC Reports

Virtualization, a primary focus of channel partners, distributors and vendors, isn't just a buzzword anymore. It is not only being deployed in the enterprise but is growing at tremendous ra Read More

Spending on Datacenters Seen Holding Steady

Finally, some good news in a sea of bad economic news lately. AFCOM, an association supporting the data center industry, polled 312 members representing major datacenters around the world i Read More

EDS Integration Means HP Must Cut 24,000 Jobs

Hewlett-Packard today announced plans to begin the process of integrating EDS as its fourth business group, but the integration is not going to be painless. The company announced 24,600 people, 7.5 Read More

NEC to Rely on Channel in New U.S. Sales Drive

NEC Corporation of America is making a new play to raise its profile as a provider of server hardware in the U.S. market. A dominant company in its native Japan, NEC is not known as a major brand i Read More

New Dell Offerings Cover 'Virtually' Everything

Dell sure has embraced EqualLogic, the storage vendor provider it acquired in January, with gusto. The company has announc Read More

Gartner Spells Out Changing Tech Scenarios

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – The coming few years will feature continued consolidation, financial pressures and changes to the hardware business, requiring different IT strategies for the future t Read More

Comcast's Answer to Downloaders: Monthly Limits

BitTorrent downloaders who thought they had scored a victory when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered Comcast to stop interfering with BitTorrent traffic aren't necessarily in the c Read More

Apple to Fix iPhone Security Loophole

Apple is promising to fix a loophole in the iPhone that would allow anyone to access the user's personal information, such as contacts, even if the phone is password protected. The hole was Read More

IDC: Q2 Server Sales Have Their Own Price

IDC has released its Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for the second quarter of 2008 and the results mirror that of last week's figures from Read More

Microsoft's IE8 Beta Sports New UI Features

Microsoft swore it would not allow another huge gap between Internet Explorer releases like what happened between versions 6 and 7 (Vers. 6 was released in 2001 and 7 didn't come out till 2006) and Read More

The Secondary Payoff to Intel's Cool Chips

IDC: Chip Sales Grow, Prices Go Low

USB 3.0 One Step Closer to Reality

Intel has announced the Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) draft specification, revision 0.9, is now available for review, making USB 3.0 one step closer to reality. The news comes just ah Read More

Dell's Laptop Revamp Targets Business Customers

Dell, which has aggressively moved sales through the channel during the last year in an effort to grow its market share, has introduced four new lines of Latitude and Precision notebook computers a Read More

Microsoft Serves Up SQL 2008

Microsoft today announced it's releasing to manufacturing SQL Server 2008, its enterprise database and business intelligence platform. Originally planned for earlier this year to coincide wit Read More

Channel to Benefit from IBM-Rackable Systems Deal

In a move that promises to help channel partners, IBM and Rackable Systems have announced a joint sales agreement that allows Rackable Systems to offer IBM's BladeCenter systems for installation in Read More

Sun Revamps Channel Program

Sun Microsystems has initiated changes to its channel program designed to help support partners and increase sales, something it desperately needs to do to get the top line growing in its quarterl Read More

AMD's New CEO and Execution

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