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Did Microsoft miss the boat…again?

Plus, Ingram Micro launches a cloud billing system and Scale Computing is seeking unhappy HP resellers

June 2, 2011

Did Microsoft miss the boat…again?

ZDNet

David Chernicoff discusses whether Microsoft is once again behind its competitors with an important trend.

“But take a look at the recent news regarding the cloud and music. Amazon released their Amazon MP3 service with smartphone clients, Google released their Music service, and it is being predicted that the Apple iCloud announcement will be a music streaming service of some type.  Are we seeing the theme here?”

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Ingram Micro Launching Cloud Billing System for VARs in Q4

Talkin’ Cloud

Joe Panettieri reports on the distributor’s new cloud system for resellers.

“Ingram seems upbeat about its long-term cloud aggregator strategy. The idea is for the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace to offer dozens of third-party SaaS applications to VARs and MSPs.”

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Scale Computing looking for a few good, unhappy HP VARs

The VAR Guy

Dave Courbanou reports on the company’s partner program and strategy.

“VARs can join up with the Scale Computing Partner Program and take advantage of free (for a limited time) web-based sales, marketing and technical training, in addition to a “$350 special payment incentives for fast sales,” according to the company. What’s more, Scale Computing said its highest partner level only needs half of the demand-generation level HP’s Enterprise Storage Partner program requires.”

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