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June 28, 2010
Oracle Q4 turns in strong revenue and earnings
ZD Net
Dennis Howlett writes about Oracle’s recent quarter earnings.

“Oracle’s fourth quarter and full year earnings announcement were more or less in line with market expectations, posting non-GAAP earnings at $0.60 per share on Q4 revenue of $9.6 billion. This was up 40 per cent on the previous year. Hardware systems products and support which relate to the Sun acquisition brought in $1.8 billion.”

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The One SMB Managed Service That Will Never, Ever Go Away
The VAR Guy
The VAR Guy recaps the value behind managed print services and why this can be beneficial for channel partners.

“So, what’s the most reliable IT anchor of all? Which single managed service opportunity will never go away? … The short answer: Managed print services. As ConnectWise’s Bellini pointed out, small businesses will always need printers. But for some strange reason many VARs and MSPs overlook the managed print opportunity. In fact, only about 29 per cent of MSPmentor 100 survey participants offer their customers managed print services, according to data gathered in Q4 2009.”

Study: Open-Source Making Significant Traction in the Enterprise
Read Write Web
Alex Williams writes about the popularity of open source software in enterprise businesses.

“Open-source software is at an inflection point in the enterprise. According to a survey by Accenture, more than two-thirds of organizations anticipate increasing their investment in it this year, and almost 40 per cent said that they expect to migrate mission-critical software to open source within the next 12 months.”

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