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What are some other big opportunities for partners?

We have now got a very compelling line of 1u, 2u, 4u blades and we really want the partners to aggressively sell those units. Where there is a big opportunity for partners, I think, is still networking and storage. We have got a lot of partners who have made a lot of money now on 3Par midtier storage. I have seen more interest in HP Networking in the last six months than I saw in all of the previous year.

And then here is the hot topic: software. We had our partner advisory board last weekend here and everyone wanted to know how they could get involved with Vertica, Autonomy, ArcSight, TippingPoint, Fortify and the IT performance management suite.