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  • Windows 8 passes 200m sales mark but lags behind 7

    Microsoft has broken a half year silence on the progress of sales of its Windows 8 operating system revealing that it has not managed to match the pace of the previous Windows 7.


  • Avnet hands resellers training revenue opportunities

    The topic of IT skills shortages is never far from the headlines at the moment as a result of the increasing competition for the limited number of good people out in the labour pool.

    Many answers


  • Windows 10 gaining ground in enterprise space

    So where are we with Windows 10? it seems that more businesses are starting to use the OS and that matters because it makes it a serious revenue opportunity for the channel.

    In all the hulabaloo


  • Breaking news: Windows 10 is doing... okay!

    Hold the front page! Windows 10 is more popular than Windows 8.

    Okay, so this news is hardly worth stopping the press for given the near-universal loathing of the former flagship operating system;


  • Nutanix files for IPO

    Hyper-converged storage provider Nutanix has filed for its IPO, with the aim of going public in early 2016.

    The firm, which provides turnkey data centre infrastructure, lodged the appropriate


  • CSC ruins Capita bid for Xchanging with tasty last minute offer

    CSC has successfully made a last minute cash bid for Xchanging, knocking the seemingly preferred bidder Capita right out of the picture.

    The rival suitor made a late takeover offer of 190p-per-share,


  • Kyocera on track with plans to swell reseller base

    It has been slightly more than a month since Kyocera officially cut the ribbon on its revised partner programme and it remains on track to hit its target on expanding its reseller base.



  • Comms-care enjoys services growth

    The channel is in transition towards a business model that derices the bulk of revenue from services and those that have made the strategic decisions to change the balance of their operations are starting


  • Iceberg, dead ahead! VMware investors jump ship

    “Abandon ship, abandon ship” is the cry from VMware investors. Their once unsinkable vessel has been blindsided by a big Dell-shaped iceberg and is now taking on water. The captains are


  • SCC boosts hosted voice reach with SIPCOM investment

    SCC has made no secret of its plans to broaden its managed services portfolio and do so by acquisition if that is the quickest route to developing a comprehensive solution.

    The channel player


  • AMD shows the impact of a weak PC market with more job cuts

    It has been a while since job cuts have been a regular theme in the industry thanks largely to better economic times but they are resurfacing as a result of vendor responses to changes in the market


  • Channel roundup: Who's Gone Where

    With the busy fourth quarter beckoning, it has been a relatively quiet week. Nonetheless, a few key appointments have been made in the channel, as vendors, distributors and resellers look to get


  • Invest in skills for now and the future

    Most people tend to think of the “IT industry” or “digital economy” when they hear the words “skills gap”, but the fact is there were skills gaps long before the


  • Softcat breaks through £200m revenue mark

    Softcat is planning to hand outcake and beer to staff after breaking through the £200m revenue mark in its financial year, beating its own forecasts. Although the reseller hasn't...

  • Sage expects upgrade boon for resellers with 200 launch

    Sage is hoping the availability of its latest version of its flagship business intelligence product will spark a rush of upgrades from its entry-level customer base. The vendor is looking for its Sage...

  • Industry best practice sales advice available to channel

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  • Disaster recovery testing remains a concern for UK businesses

    Over a quarter of downtime in UK enterprises is caused by unreliable power supplies, a study from Timico has revealed. 

    Behind unreliable power, the other primary causes of downtime were


  • Lenovo swings the axe as things get tough

    Gravity never seemed to be a problem for Lenovo as the Chinese firm seemed to be able to soar in struggling market sectors even when its competition floundered.


  • Can EVO:RAIL recover from a turbulent first year?

    VMware’s all-singing, all dancing, EVO:RAIL hasn’t really lived up to the high expectations that were set at VMworld 2014.


  • Larger firms dragging heels on WS2003 migration

    The deadline for the end of support for Windows Server 2003 came and went earlier this week and was eclipsed at Microsoft's Worldwide partner Conference with all the talk of the next desktop OS and