Tech Data Unveils Open Tech Community

Tech Data Corp. (TECD) has announced Open Tech, a new channel for open-source independent software vendors (ISVs) to market and sell their solutions to thousands of resellers nationwide. Tech Data previewed Open Tech last month during its 2009 Vendor Partner Summit, and the company introduced the initiative to nearly 250 SMB resellers attending the TechSelect Partner […]

New Novell Program Aids VAR Linux Biz

Novell has announced the creation of the SUSE appliance program – a move the company hopes will help VARs and ISVs, while at the same time driving its Linux infrastructure business. Focused around Novell’s SUSE Linux enterprise platform, the program will provide marketing and technical support that it says will help partners more easily create […]

Novell Promotes Chief Out of Channel

Solution provider Novell (NOVL) has named Javier Colado as president of the company’s EMEA operations. Colado leaves Novell’s channel chief post, which he only took four months ago, vacant. Novell did not name his replacement, but said that John Dragoon, the company’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer, would manage channel operations for the time […]

Teaming Up With Microsoft Might Not be so Bad

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Over at RAD-INFO, I have started to recap IT blunders. Novell, Lotus and Word Perfect are the first three. All missteps that resulted in Microsoft out-marketing them. I hope Eric Schmidt learned something, because he is CEO of Google and he used to be CEO of Novell during its tangle with […]

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