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  • Will the Cloud create a suffocating atmosphere for resellers?

    In the age of IT as a utility, is the box standard reseller doomed? This is one of many questions that Cloud Computing raises for the IT reseller. What should they do? Get out and start retraining as estate agents or drug dealers? Move up the value c... 

  • Why the Cloud is smoking Part 1

    As part of an investigation into Cloud Computing, your correspondent found himself in a prison, composed entirely of fags. It's National No-Smoking Day, apparently. People like your columnist are being targeted in a government funded clamp down.... 

  • Rising above the cloud computing war

    by Rob Lovell, CEO of ThinkGrid The cloud computing market boomed during 2010 with more and more organisations adopting cloud services. As a cloud provider, customers are coming to us and our partners because they are fed up with the cost and pain o... 

  • Public sector still to get the cloud

    While it's good to have some optimism coming from the latest survey of resellers carried out by CA Technologies there are some surprising findings in its latest Channel Index. One of them was not so much that cloud computing is taking off, but where... 

  • Yet another skills shortage, why can't we try something different?

    I'm starting to get heartily sick of stories about skills shortages, usually around the latest technological trend. There's one on the MicroScope website today (22 February) about cloud computing which suggests the supply of consultants and developer... 

  • Local difficulties could be lost in the cloud

    It appears that resellers are getting concerned about Microsoft's forthcomingOffice 365 cloud product and how they will fit into the company's plans. Understandable, given that everyone in the channel is trying to work out what role they will play in... 

  • Metropolitan Police Firearms Unit gets Bunker training

    The Met Police are using an underground data centre to train for a possible terrorist or hostage situation.The Bunker Secure Hosting is allowing the world famous Metropolitan Police Firearms Unit to use its underground lair of data centres for armed ... 

  • How would Churchill deal with the Hitlers of today's technology industry?

    Stuart Finlay, author of What Churchill Would Do, says there are many parallels between the technology choices of today and 1939. Winston Churchill had a genius for spotting inventions, especially technology which could hurt the enemy. But, unlike hi... 

  • Finding a silver lining in the cloud

    by David Blackman, general manager, Northern Europe, Acronis Although the buzz around cloud computing looks set to continue well into 2011 and beyond, many resellers are still trying to figure out exactly what it means and what benefits it holds for ... 

  • Switching off the users brings great returns says ScriptLogic

    Calculatingthe return on your investment should be easy. ScriptLogic has created this tool for that very purpose. Does it makes things easier? We're not sure... Did you know that desktops are idle for 58 per cent of the working day. If that wasn't ba...