January 2009 - Marching Orders for 2009

Advice for partners facing uncertain economic times. Plus: a tale of two partners; how partners might benefit from the Obama effect; where Azure fits into the partner ecosystem; more.


How Will Barack Obama Change the Channel?

By Rich Freeman

Barack Obama is set to become the 44th president of the United States. How should partners position themselves for the new administration's IT spending priorities?

A Tale of Two Partners

By Eric Berkman

The collaboration between two Cincinnati partners brought them honors from Microsoft -- and a bumper crop of opportunities.

Marching Orders 2009

By Anne Stuart

Thanks to the downturn, plenty of partners are entering the New Year wondering which way to go. In our third annual Marching Orders feature, RCP's experts offer advice to point you in the right direction.


Software as a Service: CA's New Channel-Led SAAS offering

By Anne Stuart

Partners will handle billing in a new business-continuity solution.

Postscript: Symantec to See Major Shift in Leadership 2.0

By Scott Bekker

In a change with implications for the channel, Enrique Salem will replace John Thompson as CEO in April.

Product Timeline: 2 Key Milestones for Windows 7

By Kurt Mackie

A top Microsoft official says the company expects to release a beta version of its next operating system this month-with a launch to follow in early 2010.