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  • Ecosystems rather than solo pitching the way to the cloud

    Ecosystems of cloud providers could be one way to ensure that resellers can remain competitive and inspire customer loyalty in the face of greater user choice and flexibility. The conclusions of IBM's thoughts on the future development of the cloud ... 

  • CA Technologies hires de Rojas to run UK operation

    CA Technologies has turned to its former staffer Jacqueline de Rojas to head up its UK and Ireland operations handing her a brief to grow the business. De Rojas joins from McAfee, where she bolstered the firms position in the security market, and wi... 

  • Column: Does Facebook really contribute £2.2bn to UK GDP?

    What a bizarre story doing the rounds this week concerning a study by Deloitte which suggests Facebook has contributed £2.2bn to UK GDP and supports as many as 35,000 jobs, writes Billy MacInnes. Numerous sources report comments by Facebook's ... 

  • In-depth: The virtualisation channel pitch

    Virtualisation has long been seen as a market that not only offers growth but provides resellers with a topical technology to talk to customers about. It has spread from servers to desktops and then beyond to become a conversation about management to... 

  • In-depth: Managing the complexities of virtualisation projects

    Billy MacInnes identifies opportunities for resellers in virtualised business environments It's one of the unwritten laws of technology that whenever it promises to make something simpler to do, it invariably ends up moving the complexity somewhere e... 

  • VMware posts billion dollar quarter

    VMware has posted yet another stellar quarter as demand for cloud computing technology continues to ramp up, with Q4 and full year sales up 27% and 32% to $1.06bn (£680m) and $3.77bn respectively. Fourth quarter net income was $200m, up from $... 

  • Remembering David Hurley

    It was with great sadness that we heard about the death of David Hurley, who passed away after a short illness at the weekend. Hurley had been a long standing contact of MicroScope and the relationship charted the ups and downs of the channel and hi... 

  • Anglia Business Solutions mourns death of Hurley

    One of the founding members of one of the most long standing resellers, Anglia Business Solutions, has died after a short illness. David Hurley, who will be known by many in the channel, helped set up Anglia in 1981 and had been running the company ... 

  • Consumerisation and social driving software growth

    The European software industry can expect modest growth this year as consumerisation and social media force firms to open up budgets to enable secure remote working. The latest forecasts from IDC reveal expectations of a 3.1% increase in growth acro... 

  • Microsoft PC nightmare unrealised in Q2

    A decline in PC sales as a result of the Thai flooding crisis seems to have hurt Microsoft's Q2 numbersless than Redmond had at first feared feared, with strong sales elsewhere in the firm helping to offsetthe impact ofthe disaster. Microsofttodayrep...