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Microsoft To Partners: We're Not Really Asking You To Destroy Surface Accessories
6:36 PM EST Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
Microsoft addresses partners' confusion over a document that appeared to ask them to commit to destroying Surface hardware accessories to be eligible to sell Surface tablets.
Microsoft May Expand Surface Sales To More Partners, But Requirements Are Strict
3:00 PM EST Wed. Dec. 04, 2013
According to an email to select partners viewed by CRN, Microsoft is considering opening up Surface sales to a wider range of solution providers -- but the requirements they are being asked to meet are stringent.
Windows 8 OS Gains Are Anemic, As XP Share Holds Steady
2:21 PM EST Mon. Dec. 02, 2013
Microsoft Windows 8.1 adoption stalls one month after release and five months from XP sun setting.
Report: Government Picks HP Over Verizon Terremark To Run Healthcare.gov Website
9:20 PM EST Wed. Nov. 27, 2013
Fresh off fourth quarter results that beat Wall Street's expectations, HP has reportedly been awarded a web hosting contract for the troubled Healthcare.gov website.
8 Tech Turkeys For 2013
4:00 PM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
Companies have made some bird-brained decisions throughout the year. From embarrassing mishaps to baffling blunders, here's a look at some of the biggest turkeys in tech.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
12:37 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
For the week ending Nov. 22, CRN looks at IT companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
8 Startups That Stood Out At Amazon's AWS re:Invent Show
12:00 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
CRN walked the expo hall at Amazon's recent AWS re:Invent conference in search of innovative products and services that work with its public cloud. Here's what we found.
Salesforce Expands APIs, Rolls Out New Platform For Mobile Developers
5:02 PM EST Mon. Nov. 18, 2013
Salesforce.com has been courting mobile developers for a while, but now it's getting serious by casting its SaaS system as a platform for ISVs and developers.
VMware To Amazon: Welcome To The Virtual Desktop Market, Frenemy
8:15 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
With Amazon Web Services taking aim at the virtual desktop market, VMware and Citrix say they're happy to see the newcomer. But VMware is also going to be competing with AWS.
Microsoft Could Face 'Employee Exodus Of Biblical Proportions' If Turner Is Named CEO
4:43 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
A new report suggests Microsoft has picked COO Kevin Turner to run the company as CEO for the next two to three years, and then hand the reins to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
Amazon Unveils 'Kinesis' Big Data Service, Expands Tools For Cloud Developers
4:44 PM EST Thu. Nov. 14, 2013
On day two of Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels brings out the heavy artillery with new tools and services for mobile and cloud developers.
Amazon Web Services Chief Pokes Fun At IBM, Says CEO Bezos Bullish On AWS Cloud
8:21 PM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
IBM took to Las Vegas, where Amazon is holding its AWS Re:Invent conference, and plastered signage to try and steal Amazon's thunder and pitch IBM's cloud as enterprise-ready, but one AWS exec used Wednesday's keynote to dish the competitive rhetoric right back.
Pivotal Tries To Steal Amazon's Thunder With Commercial Cloud Foundry Launch
10:33 AM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
As Amazon holds its annual developer conference, Pivotal launches its commercial version of the Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service for building cloud apps.
7 Things The Judge Didn't Like About IBM's CIA Cloud Legal Battle With Amazon
10:15 AM EST Tue. Nov. 12, 2013
As the dust settles from Amazon's eight-month legal battle with IBM over a prized CIA cloud contract, the judge in the case calls out IBM for the legal tactics it employed.
Panasonic Unveils 20-inch, 4K Resolution Toughpad Tablet In Big Hollywood Splash
10:00 AM EST Mon. Nov. 11, 2013
CRN takes you to Hollywood where Panasonic on Thursday night unveiled its Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 tablet PC, and its 20-inch screen with better-than-high-definition 4K resolution wowed the crowd.
Xerox Program Cracks Down On Counterfeiting
9:40 AM EST Mon. Nov. 11, 2013
The Genuine Xerox Rewards program aims squarely at the counterfeit market pervading the printing and imaging industry -- and benefits customers and partners along the way.
Let's Get Real: Counterfeit Parts Could Be In The Solution You're Selling Right Now
9:00 AM EST Mon. Nov. 11, 2013
Counterfeiters are getting smarter and more, well, innovative every day. Solution providers that aren't careful about where they buy their gear could be putting their business, and their customers, at risk.
Report: Elop Would Bring Office To Apple, Google Devices If Named Microsoft CEO
8:12 PM EST Fri. Nov. 08, 2013
If Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is named Microsoft's next CEO, he'd depart from tradition by green lighting Office on iPhones, iPads and Android devices, according to a report.
IBM Takes Shots At Amazon Web Services In New Cloud Marketing Campaign
3:16 PM EST Tue. Nov. 05, 2013
IBM lost its battle with Amazon over a $600 million cloud contract for the CIA, but it's keeping the pressure on AWS with a new cloud marketing campaign.
Microsoft Launches Windows Azure Discounts To Keep Customers Away From Amazon
6:00 PM EST Mon. Nov. 04, 2013
Microsoft officially takes wraps off new Windows Azure discounts for customers that sign three-year volume licensing agreements. Will that be enough to keep Amazon at bay?
Oracle Shareholders Think Larry Ellison, Other Execs Are Overpaid
7:11 PM EST Fri. Nov. 01, 2013
Oracle shareholders re-elect all current board members but vote down a non-binding measure on executive pay packages for the second consecutive year.
Report: Microsoft Aiming To Sell 16 Million Windows Tablets This Holiday Season
5:08 PM EST Fri. Nov. 01, 2013
Microsoft has reportedly set a goal of selling 16 million Windows 8 tablets this holiday season. Whether or not it reaches this goal, Microsoft partners are excited about the possibilities.
Proxy Advisory Firm Urging Microsoft Shareholders Not To Re-Elect Board Director Thompson
8:37 PM EST Tue. Oct. 29, 2013
John Thompson, the longtime IBM and Symantec exec who's now running cloud startup Virtual Instruments, has a conflict of interest, according to a proxy advisory firm.
Cloudera Pitching Its Hadoop As One-Stop Shop For Enterprise Data
6:47 PM EST Tue. Oct. 29, 2013
Cloudera was first to commercialize Hadoop, and now it's trying to parlay that first-mover advantage to get enterprises to think of it as a hub for all their data.
Oracle Luring SAP Business ByDesign Customers With Free Cloud ERP Offer
7:53 PM EST Mon. Oct. 28, 2013
Oracle steps up its ERP game by offering customers a free year of cloud ERP on a new 3-year contract, and the target is SAP Business ByDesign customers.
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