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Open Source Channel Alliance: Five Trends Worth Watching

Mar 09, 2010, 12:36 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"Here are five trends to anticipate at the OSBC conference.

"1. Where are the Channel Partners?: The agenda for OSBC sure looks promising. But how come solutions providers, VARs and integrators aren't really mentioned on the agenda? Surely, channel partners should use the OSBC conference to connect with potential corporate IT customers. Also, initiatives like the Open Source Channel Alliance and Tech Data's Open Tech could have earned some headlines and partner momentum at the OSBC…

"2. Canonical's In the House: Traditional names like Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst are on the agenda. But source say Canonical — promoter of Ubuntu Linux — will also have a strong presence at the show. And for good reason: New Canonical Chief Operating Officer Matt Asay is founder of the OSBC. The event represents a prime opportunity for Canonical to make its pitch to businesses."

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