IBM PureSystems Training: Countering Oracle, VCE?

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http://www.thevarguy.com – An engineered systems showdown between IBM (NYSE: IBM), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and VCE continues to intensify. The latest move: IBM PureSystems partner training and certification is under way this week at Compass 2012, an Avnet Technology Solutions conference (Aug. 5-8, San Antonio). The goal: Make sure IBM partners can deploy next-generation systems for Big Data, analytics and other compute-intensive applications. Here’s the background, and potential implications for channel partners. Early chatter about PureSystems seems upbeat, as peer blogger Doug Kass recently pointed out. And buzz a (IT news)