Oracle-Sun Microsystems Deal Winners and Losers

Oracle and Sun Microsystems surprised the computer industry a week ago with news of a planned acquisition by Oracle of Sun. Now that a week has passed, here’s a look at the likely winners and losers in this deal, from employees to shareholders to reseller channel partners.

Dell, Perot Systems Target Electronic Medical Records

PC, server and storage vendor Dell has teamed up with technology solution provider Perot Systems to target the health care space and electronic medical records (EMRs). Analysts and resellers have identified health care as one of the vertical industries that is experiencing growth during the recession.

What Successful Businesses Do in Challenging Times

What do you do when the business environment feels like quicksand and all the tactics that used to be successful just don’t work anymore? Take some advice from an executive who turned a losing proposition into a multibillion business.

Apple Nehalem-Based Servers Now at Resellers

Pushing the message of energy efficiency in performance per watt, Apple has released updated Xserve workgroup servers based on Intel’s Nehalem Xeon 5500 processor. Xserve starts at a price of £2,000 and is available now through Apple resellers and the Apple Store.

Microsoft Adds Apps to Windows Marketplace for Mobile

Even as Apple iPhone and iPod Touch owners gained the power to download Skype, Microsoft was deep in preparations for a major mobile applications push of its own, adding more apps to its Windows Marketplace for Mobile store. Microsoft recently announced how mobile software developers can participate in the app store.

How to Get IT Job Security and a 6-Figure Salary

Even as the recession grinds on and unemployment remains high, virtualization engineers are enjoying boom-time salaries and job opportunities. But gaining your VCP VMware certification doesn’t mean you’re a shoo-in for the job, solution providers say.

Treo Smart Phone Maker Palm’s Revenues Plummet

Treo smartphone maker Palm says its 70 percent drop in revenues in Q3 is due to the bad economy. Palm is preparing to launch a new smartphone, called Pre, to more effectively compete with Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s Blackberry.