Wednesday, December 26

The Next “Software as a Service” Giant

By The VAR Guy

The VAR Guy was on the outside looking in when NetSuite launched its initial public offering a few days ago. Too bad. Netsuite’s stock skyrocketed as investors went crazy for the software-as-a-service (SaaS) specialist. So, which company will cash in next on the SaaS craze? The VAR Guy has a surprising answer…

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Wednesday, December 19

Citrix Launches Online Virtualization Training

By joe

Citrix Systems has launched a Web-based technical training program for XenServer, the company’sfamily of virtual server platforms. The online training effort targets channel partners and features on-demand lab access, according to a Citrix release.

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Monday, December 17

10 Open Source Companies Set to Dominate 2008

By The VAR Guy

The VAR Guy spent most of 2007 blogging about open source start-ups and open source business models. As he looks ahead to 2008, The VAR Guy knows hundreds of open source software providers are seeking to catch on in the corporate market. Here are the top 10 open source providers and platforms that are set to succeed in 2008.

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Friday, December 14

Corporate Name Changes Done Right

By The VAR Guy

Generally speaking, tech companies that change their name are heading for disaster. But in the cases of Centric CRM (an open source company that has renamed itself Concursive) and SWsoft (the company behind Parallels for the Mac), The VAR Guy thinks corporate name changes are exactly what the doctor ordered.

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Tuesday, December 11

3 Things Elvis and OS/2 Have In Common

By The VAR Guy

Name three things that Elvis and OS/2 have in common. Don’t rush your answer. Think about it for a minute or two. OK, ready? Here’s the answer…

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Red Hat’s Loss Is Ubuntu Linux’s Gain

By The VAR Guy

Time for The VAR Guy to stir up a little controversy, this time in the Linux desktop market. He thinks a small desktop setback at Red Hat could lead to more PC momentum for Ubuntu Linux. Here’s the scoop.

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Adtran Pushes for Partner Quality

By The VAR Guy

What if you could buy a Cadillac for the price of a Chevy? That’s the basic approach to business at Adtran, which is gaining momentum as a low-cost/high-quality alternative to Cisco network solutions. Sure, The VAR Guy spends most of his networking energy blogging about Cisco. But Adtran has a bit of buzz in the market.

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Monday, December 10

Five Reasons Why Apple Stores Are Rockin’

By The VAR Guy

CompUSA is imploding. Independent PC stores have died. Yet 1,600 people waited online — correction, in line — for the opening of Apple’s new retail store in New York. Here are five reasons why Apple’s retail strategy is crushing the competition this holiday season, according to The VAR Guy.

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