Doug Kass :July 2010 Archives

Google Gets Greener, Buys Wind Generated Energy

Three years ago, Google Inc. said that it intended to become carbon neutral by reducing its energy consumptio Read More

Avnet Rolls Out New Programs for Oracle Partners

Avnet Technology Solutions, the distribution arm of Avnet Inc., said that it has initiated two programs to help its channel partners selling Oracle Inc. solutions navigate the vendor's specialization Read More

SonicWall Completes $717 Million Buyout by Investment Firm

SonicWall Inc., a maker of network security appliances, said that it has finalized its acquisition by a group of investors led by Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm, for some $717 million, Read More

HP Names New Head of Global Distribution for Enterprise Business

Hewlett-Packard Co. has tapped Mark Angelino, a 30-year IT industry veteran whose past roles include a long stint at IBM Corp., to handle worldwide distribution for its $54 billion enterprise business Read More

Private Company CEOs Feeling the Heat to Grow Business, Improve Risk Management, Study Finds

If private company C-level executives are feeling a bit schizophrenic these days, it's understandable, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.Apparently, with the business communit Read More

Microsoft Lauds 2010 U.S. Public Sector Partners of the Year

Microsoft Corp. named 20 government, education and health care industry partners in 21 different categories as its U.S. Public Sector Partners of the Year and feted the group at its recently concluded Read More

Ballmer's (and Microsoft's) Heady View of the Cloud

In his keynote speech at Microsoft's recently concluded Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C., Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, waxed eloquent about cloud computing.H Read More

Inventors of Online Payment Technology Sue eBay, PayPal, others for $3.8 Billion

XPRT Ventures LLC last week sued eBay Inc. and its companies PayPal Inc., Bill Me Later Inc., Shopping.com Inc. and StubHub Inc. for some $3.8 billion, chargi Read More

HP Lands $3 Billion Enterprise IT Services Contract with U.S. Navy

Hewlett Packard Co.'s Enterprise Services unit has landed a $3 billion contract to upgrade the U.S. Navy's enterprise network and provide IT support to more than 700,000 sailors, Marines and civilians Read More

New Tech Data Web Site Two Weeks From Live

Distributor Tech Data Corp. in two weeks plans to launch its new web site, techdata.com, which the company initially unwrapped last May at its TechSelect Spring Partner Conference in Miami Beach, FL. Read More

Cisco's O'Callaghan: New Disty C-Series Certification Helps Resellers

Dave O'Callaghan, Cisco Systems Inc.'s current head of worldwide distribution and, as of August 1, its new vice president, worldwide commercial sales, said that the Unified Compute Authorization Confi Read More

Avnet Promotes Solutions Selling to Channel Partners

Avnet Technology Solutions, the distribution arm of Avnet Inc., has published a white paper investigating market conditions driving channel partners toward solutions selling, suggesting that resellers Read More

U.S. IPO Volume Triples in Q2 2010

The number of IPOs filed by U.S. companies tripled in the second quarter 2010 when compared with the similar period last year, according to U.S. IPO Watch, an analysis of IPO activity on U.S. stock ex Read More

Microsoft Offers New Entry Level Certification for Students

Microsoft Corp. is offering a new entry level certification, called the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), for students with no prior IT or development experience or employment.The vend Read More

Researcher Lauds Dell Service in Q1 Customer Satisfaction Study

Technology Business Research, a Hampton, NH-based researcher, has given top marks to Dell Computer Corp.'s services performance, ranking it first in a Q1 assessment of customer satisfaction among corp Read More

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