The channel has flown the flag strongly in a list of the fastest growing mid-sized companies indicating that it's far from all gloom and doom in the reseller world.
The latest list of the 100 fastest growing mid-sized companies includes 16 IT and telco sector operators, among them some big channel names including Kelway, ANS Group, Exponential-E and Onyx.
Network and cloud integrator Redstone is offering vendor partners the chance to come in as guest sponsors after becoming title sponsors of the former Motorbase Performance British Touring Car (BTCC) squad.
Dell has announced its second acquisition in the space of a month, forking out an undisclosed sum to acquire cloud client and cloud software specialist Wyse Technology.
The Hard Disc Drive (HDD) market, hit hard by the floods in Thailand last year, should have got back to normal by the second half of this year.
The the size of the challenge in trying to compete in the smartphone market at Blackberry-maker RIM was laid bare as the firm reported a $125m loss in its latest quarter.