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  • Say it ain't so Joe! Calyx CTO says cloud computing is nothing more than a marketing campaign -

    Joe MayhewCTO at medium sized managed service provider Calyx Group, says the cloud is an artificial construct. I think. What will Cloud Computing mean for the IT channel, Joe? The Cloud is nothing more than a marketing creation. VARs, marke... 

  • Cloud has a silver lining for the reseller, hints Clodagh Murphy at Eclipse

    Here's Clodagh Murphy, director of Eclipse Internet, answering your questions about the impact of the cloudburst that will soon engulf us all What will Cloud Computing mean for the IT channel? Cloud Computing can have a significant impact on t... 

  • The reseller channel could be in big trouble when the IT industry clouds over

    Really Simple Systems (I like this company already, just by the sound of its name) doesn't deal with the channel. So it can afford to be brutally honest. The verdict ofJohn Paterson (pictured) Really Simple Systems' CEO, could make uncomfortable rea... 

  • Styling tips for cool summer data centres

    It's going to be a barbeque summer. What better way to spend those sweltering summer afternoons than cooling off in a modish data centre? Here we review the new must have design trends for the new season. The popularity of clean lines achieved with s... 

  • 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...