Enterprise Opportunities

  • VARs Unfazed By McAfee President&'s Exit
    Solution providers said Tuesday that they don&'t expect the resignation of longtime McAfee President Gene Hodges to have an impact on the security vendor&'s channel strategy.
  • Dell Not Ready To Mount Small-Biz Services Offensive
    Dell is holding off on mounting a services offensive in the small-business market until the company can deepen its services penetration in the enterprise and midmarket segments, a Dell executive said Monday.
  • Company wants to beef up its professional services offerings

    EMC To Buy Microsoft Partner Internosis
    Storage kingpin EMC is stepping up its professional services march with plans to acquire Microsoft solution provider Internosis.
  • Sun's Software Sins
    Sun&'s software business has always been the real crown jewel of the company. That said, it also has always been relegated to a supporting role within a hardware business that has been marginalized over the past several years.
  • VARs Ponder Potential HP-CSC Deal
    Is Hewlett-Packard poised to take a bigger step into the services game by buying a piece of Computer Sciences Corp.? That was the question solution providers were pondering last week after a report that HP was eyeing a possible buyout of the $14 billion services giant in conjunction with private equity firm Blackstone Group.
  • Avanade, NetApp Partnership Makes Room For VARs
    Avanade is working with Network Appliance to help enterprise clients migrate to Microsoft messaging applications and with related compliance issues, and NetApp solution providers are being invited along for the ride.
  • Briefs: December 19, 2005
    Oracle met analyst expectations in its second fiscal quarter ended Nov. 30, a performance that apparently was not enough to satisfy investors who have been expecting bigger things since the business software maker launched a nearly $20 billion shopping spree a year ago.
  • Educated bets; looking ahead

    So Where's This Business Heading In 2006? Predictions For The New Year
    When you wrap it up, 2005 was in many ways a better year than expected. But it&'s basically all over at this point, and it&'s time to start thinking about next year. So here&'s my take on some things to think about for your business, with a prediction or two thrown in.