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Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz is executive editor of Redmond Channel Partner and an editor-at-large at Redmond magazine, affiliate publications of Government Computer News.

Dell to sink $1B into its cloud push

Dell said April 7 that it plans to spend $1 billion in cloud technology over its next fiscal year.

Dell to acquire cloud integrator Boomi

Dell has announced it will acquire Boomi, which operates a service designed to simplify the integration of cloud services with premises-based infrastructure.

Microsoft's Ray Ozzie to retire

Microsoft's chief software architect Ray Ozzie is stepping down from his role and will retire, the company announced late Monday.

Ballmer fills key executive holes

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has named three new company presidents and reorganized two of the company's business units.

HP taps outsider as CEO

Once again, Hewlett-Packard Co. has turned to an outsider, naming Leo Apotheker as president and CEO and former Oracle President Ray Lane as non-executive chairman.

Hurd resurfaces at Oracle

Oracle has hired former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd as co-president.

Citrix to acquire VMLogix

In a move aimed at extending its Open Cloud infrastructure, Citrix Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire VMLogix Inc.

Intel to acquire McAfee for $7.68B

Blockbuster deal will let Intel provide hardware-based security.

Symantec makes $1.3B play for VeriSign's security biz

Deal will make Symantec a leader in identity management and public key infrastructure.

HP shakes up mobile market with Palm acquisition

Hewlett-Packard Co. said today it has agreed to acquire Palm Inc., credited with creating the smart phone, for $1.2 billion.

Cisco to HP: Drop dead

The rivalry between Cisco and Hewlett-Packard heats up as Cisco announces it will not renew its systems integrator agreement with HP.

SAP shakes up executive suite

SAP has replaced Leo Apotheker with two co-CEOs as it it struggles with customer complaints and poor financial performance.

Oracle-Sun deal gets green light

The European Commission today cleared Oracle's $7.4 billion agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems, paving the way for the two companies to close the deal.

Microsoft and HP ink cloud, virtualization pact

Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard disclosed a $250 million, three-year partnership to develop and market next-generation data center technology and application infrastructure that combines virtualization, system management and cloud computing.

VMware breaks into new market after buying Zimbra

VMware on Tuesday said it is acquiring Zimbra from Yahoo, extending VMware's reach beyond system virtualization.

HP extends public, private cloud portfolio

Hewlett-Packard this week bolstered its private and public cloud portfolio, looking to extend its reach to enterprises of all sizes.