January 2011

  • Former gun slinger rolls into HP town

    HP's chief marketing cheese Michael Mendenhall has resigned, marking the first senior departure under the tenure of CEO Leo Apotheker, according to reports. To replace the exec HP has brought on b...

  • Things I have learnt about going abroad

    These are the things I have learnt about going on vendor events abroad. They can be fun but they can also be exhausting so take care. If going to Spain expect to party well into the early hours. Do...

  • Does 3G on 2G spell curtains for daft data caps?

    The opening up of the 2G spectrum to 3G services, announced today by Ofcom, is to be welcomed for a number of reasons. Ofcom says that the measure will help phone operators increase mobile broadban...

  • Channel set to get larger slice of BI market

    Spending on business intelligence will be driven more through the channel and away from vendors over the next three years. The prediction of 40% of trading on business analytics to go through inte...

  • Gadget makers to continue with disruptive technology policy

    Microsoft, Google and all those other annoying buggers have announced they intend to keep launching a raft of FATYHTGUT products (flippingannoying things you'll have to get used to) whether you're ...

  • Is cloud computing infrastructure made of brick or of straw?

    Cloud computing is on its way to being the dominant means of accessing IT in the 21st century, and so a major source of revenue for IT resellers, integrators and service providers.

  • Making money from the cloud

    It seems as if the whole of the IT world has become thunderstruck by the cloud.

  • IT growth rests on "favourable" US forex rate says Gartner

    Global IT spending in 2011 hinges upon a beneficial US dollar exchange rate but comms kit, computing hardware and enterprise software represent the strongest growth prospects for the industry, acco...

  • Resellers still have crucial role to play in PCI compliance

    Merchants are still failing to understand the requirements of PCI DSS credit card data protection or the consequences of failing to be compliant with the rules. The largest merchants had to meet a ...

  • Time and money saving technology that could stop you and the taxi driver from crashing

    Here's a new gadget that could not only save busy professionals time and money, it could heal the north-south divide As an IT supplier, you're well versed in the technicalities of pervasive working...

  • Snom launches dealer IP training scheme

    Commsvendor snom is to launch a Certified Engineer programme targeting resellers seeking entry to theIP telephony market,having successfully trialled a similar scheme in Italy. The Germany-basedven...

  • Come on George - don't be mean

    VAT, as we all know, went up to 20% on January 4, and small business lobbying group, the Federation of Small Businessesasked its members what they think of the effects of the rate rise. Not unsurpr...

  • Tribunal compensation limits set to increase

    Employers that aren't careful enough to avoid Employment Tribunals will, from 1 February, be paying more in compensation to successful claimants when the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Orde...

  • Symantec secures former Morse director Nutt

    Channel veteran Mark Nutt has returned to the vendor fold after joining security firm Symantec to drive sales and strategy across the EMEA region. Nutt pitched up at Morse in the summer of 2001 as...

  • Virtustream to dilute direct sales with channel push

    Cloud provider Virtustream is turning to the channel to spearhead its next growth phase in the mid-market. The privately held firm, which launched as a virtualisation specialist a decade ago, has ...

  • Cloud services set to be more widely adopted by SMEs

    Among all of the predictions about the growth of cloud computing this year are expectations that the technology will become more widely adopted by SMEs. The move towards cloud by the channel heart...

  • Juniper team reunites at McAfee

    McAfee has appointed former Juniper channel sales boss David Small to run its channel and commercial business in EMEA, after previous incumbentGeorges Millet left to pursue other opportunities. Sma...

  • To Innerleithen and beyond! Fibre contest winners named

    BT's Race to Infinity publicity stunthas now drawnto a close, with six towns across the UK coming out on top in the telco's popularity contest to choosethe areasthat willget priorityaccess tofibre-...

  • How to choose a technology PR company

    PR people always look good. But willthey do the business? Technology companies are always moaning about the PR agencies. They think that every time Nigel from accounts goes on a cycling holiday, th...

  • Tablets set to dominate CES

    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the annual consumer technology shindig in Las Vegas is set to be dominated by tablets. The show will be used as a platform to launch around 80 tablets with Tos...