Author Archives: John MacDonald

Ingram Micro works on building brand at GovEd annual partner event

 Ingram Micro works on building brand at GovEd annual partner event Distributor Ingram Micro, which held its 2011 GovEd Alliance Invitational last week in Chicago for its channel partners focused on the public sector, is placing more emphasis on building its brands, to make benefits better known, and get more involvement from the broad base of its members.”The themes haven’t ... Read More »

HP announces new program for partners to win in the cloud

 HP announces new program for partners to win in the cloud HP has been strongly counselling its partners to move into the cloud. And on the second day of the HP Americas Partner Conference in Las Vegas, HP announced a new program to help channel partners capitalize on cloud market opportunities. The program is scheduled to roll out in the ... Read More »

HIPAA ‘wins’ most troublesome regulations title in compliance survey

HIPAA ‘wins’ most troublesome regulations title in compliance survey Ipswitch’s Network Management Division has released the results of a survey of some of its 100,000 customers on their biggest compliance issues. The survey reveals that from an IT standpoint, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is the most challenging regulation to businesses today.HIPAA, enacted by Congress in 1996 ... Read More »

Ease of use now trumps functionality in BI software

Ease of use now trumps functionality in BI software It’s a changing world in business intelligence.The market for BI software remains a healthy one, which Gartner forecasting it to grow 9.7 percent to reach US$10.8 billion in 2011. Gartner’s view is that the market for BI platforms will remain one of the fastest growing software markets despite sluggish economic growth ... Read More »

Dell announces significant organizational changes

Dell announces significant organizational changes Dell has announced a significant number of related changes that will impact its commercial business.The company announces that it is consolidating its public and large enterprise business units. It is also expanding Dell Services. And it is changing its services boss, announcing that Steve Schuckenbrock has been named president of Dell Services. Schuckenbrock, who had ... Read More »

Infrastructure services hot market for Astreya

Infrastructure services hot market for Astreya Many solutions providers have found success changing or modifying their business model with the growth of managed services and now the cloud. But Bay-area based Astreya Partners has been able to grow by evolving in a different direction, into infrastructure services, which is essentially outsourced engineering support.Jeff Freeland, Astreya’s CEO, ran Planetary Networks, a ... Read More »

Enterprise cloud adoption growing among Oracle users

 Enterprise cloud adoption growing among Oracle users Cloud computing is evolving rapidly among Oracle users.That likely won’t come as a great surprise, but it has now been documented by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), an independent community of more than 20,000 international database and technology professionals representing companies, government agencies and educational institutions The IOUG has just released the ... Read More »

IBM buys Canadian business analytics vendor

 IBM buys Canadian business analytics vendor IBM has acquired Clarity Systems, a privately-held company based in Toronto, Canada. Financial terms were not disclosed. It is the largest acquisition for IBM in Canada since IBM acquired Cognos in 2008.Effective immediately, Clarity Systems becomes part of the IBM Business Analytics team, led by Rob Ashe, former CEO of Cognos, from Ottawa. In ... Read More »

Index Engines releases new unified discovery platform

 Index Engines releases new unified discovery platform Holmdel NJ-based Index Engines has announced the latest release of its unified discovery platform with functionality to enhance the performance of large scale data discovery for the enterprise.”It’s a powerful indexing tool to make data discoverable, especially in complex formats like backup and email,” said Jim McGann, Vice President of Information Discovery at ... Read More »

ArcSight launches new tiered channel program in North America

ArcSight launches new tiered channel program in North America ArcSight, which makes cybersecurity and compliance solutions, has announced the introduction of a tiered channel partner program in North America. The ArcSight Connections Channel Program is expected to open the way to channel business growth through escalating incentives and significant investments in partner enablement. ArcSight channel partners in North America will ... Read More »