Dell is going to CompTIA

August 1, 2008
2,125 Canadians want to save Windows XP
ComputerWorld Canada
Greg Meckbach reports Canadians still want Windows XP, please.

“Microsoft Corp. has stopped selling Windows XP through retailers and is strongly encouraging users to upgrade to Vista, touting the new operating system as more secure with a better interface. But more than 2,000 users beg to differ..”

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How the analyst racket works
ValleyWag
Paul Boutin shines a light inside the world of technology analysts.

“This is the food chain of what passes for fact in the Valley: The company pays the analyst, the high-paid analyst talks up the company, the low-paid journalist runs the analysts’ quotes as instantly obtained “reporting.” If I wasn’t so bad at following instructions, I’d be cruising for an analyst gig right now.”

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CompTIA Breakaway: Here comes Dell
MSP Mentor
Joe Panettieri notes Dell is a silver sponsor for the big CompTIA Breakaway show in Orlando next week.

“Is Dell perfect? Nope. But has Dell made progress since launching PartnerDirect and acquiring Silverback and Everdream? Absolutely. If things were terrible with Dell’s MSP and partner program, we all would have heard about it by now.”

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Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

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Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras
A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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