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  • 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... 

  • Does the Web makes us all more angry and abusive?

    Should we be surprised by a US poll that shows 56% of people in their teens and early 20s have been the target of online taunting, harassment or bullying? I'm not. You only have to look at the level of discourse on the web, the vitriol and abuse pour... 

  • Data centre security: how safe is your data?

    The business benefits of virtualisation and cloud computing are apparent but for many companies the main obstacle is perceived issues in the data centre. For technology resellers, security may not be their primary business and with few experts on boa... 

  • 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... 

  • Why did Yahoo's CEO get the boot by phone?

    So Yahoo has fired CEO Carol Bartz. Whatever the reasons for her sacking, I'm intrigued by the way Yahoo chose to fire her. In an email to Yahoo employees, Bartz wrote: "I am very sad to tell you that I've just been fired over the phone by Yahoo... 

  • Fisher heads to China to run, cycle and swim for GB

    The channel is full of talent and people with passions and hidden depths so it is perhaps not as surprising as it might at first seem to be highlighting the triathlete credentials of License Dashboard sales and marketing director Matt Fisher. 

  • The best (and worst) of the web? It's all there on transfer deadline day

    It's that time of year again when the (male) population gets an illuminating insight into the positive and destructive effects of the Web: transfer deadline day. All around the country, grown men are glued to their PC screens, returning to their favo... 

  • Jargon buster is a good idea but it misses the real target

    Earlier in the week, IT support company Barton Technology released a "jargon buster" designed to help small businesses and SMEs decipher some of the jargon in hardware, networking, software and licensing, backup, server applications and sec... 

  • Thoughts on HP's MPS Confessions campaign: what kind of people have 'beloved' print devices?

    In case you missed it, HP has just launched its "MPS Confessions" campaign - no, not MPs Confessions (now that might be diverting) but MPS. For those of you who have been living in a desert outpost somewhere miles away from an internet...