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  • Just how helpful are these online communities?

    One of the best reasons for buying a Mac rather than a PC is that you get a half decent film editing suite and the nice Apple people will train you in how to use it. Superb! A one to one session with an Apple trainer is worth any number of glib advic... 

  • Cloud? Don't talk to me about cloud!

    The BBC will be forced to run endless repeats because of the cuts, so were told. Good. I'd love to see a repeat of a documentary from the '90s about a charming man called Alan Sugar. Particularly the bit where a member of staff asks about email. Suga... 

  • Cloud of misconception still haunts the channel

    Microsoft's SMB cloud supremo has strongly defended the channel against critics who say utility computing will bypass the reseller. Cloud services suffer from an image problem at the moment, he argued, and the misconceptions do nobody any good. "... 

  • Oracle OpenWorld not so open to Salesforce.com CEO

    Doesn't look like Oracle's OpenWorld event in San Francisco is all that open after all. What else are we to think of the bizarre story that Salesforce.com CEO Mark Benioff has had his keynote speech, due to be presented at the event today (5 October)... 

  • Does business have its head in the cloud?

    When I first saw the headline on the MicroScope story, I was pretty impressed. "Cloud to become a business conversation in 2012," it stated. According to a global study by auditors KPMG, cloud computing would no longer just be a technology ... 

  • Is Junosphere the world's first cloud testing environment? Not really

    There's a funny list circulating on the web of the Ten Most Pointless Phrasesin technology PR. 'World's first' isn't on it. But it should be. Juniper Networks has launched Junosphere, which appears to be a cloud based testing system for service provi... 

  • Yes, partners should be committed, but how do you define their commitment?

    "Underperformance is no longer an option." Chilling words from Anthony O'Mara, Trend Micro EMEA senior vice president, in the context of what the vendor expects from its channel partners going forward. He hits the nail on the head when he d... 

  • Is Gmail a bad advert for cloud computing?

    I'm constantly amazed as the omnipotent power of marketing in IT. Mumbo jumbo really has conquered the world. If you repeat a lie often enough, people will inevitably start to believe it and pass it on. You wanna get a solar panel, they'll say. I kno... 

  • Can Microsoft explanation for Office 365 and Windows Live outage reassure cloud customers?

    The explanation as to why Microsoft suffered an outage of three and a half hours to its Office 365 and Windows Live services on 8 September might not be too reassuring for those people out there tempted to move to the cloud. According to a blog post ... 

  • Who else thinks resellers can thrive in the cloud era?

    I'm a bit confused by the Channel Transformation Alliance, the body which has been set up to promote and further the spread of cloud computing and managed services in the channel. It's not that I don't think it's a good idea. After all, who could...