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  • Getting ready for the end of year rush

    In the last couple of days of the year I'm likely to be stuck on a sofa weighed down by chocolate or in some returns queue taking back faulty goods. But if I was hard working and worked in distribution or a reseller then those last two days of the y... 

  • Don't forget the old tech that supports the new

    Standing next to another dad waiting to go into the school hall for the nativity we got into talking about what we did for a living. He revealed that he was a web and app developer "working at the sexy end of the industry". That inevitably... 

  • First it was white van man. Now it's thumb drives. Who are we going to blame next?

    Frank Kenney, Ipswitch's VP of Global Strategy, says we're over reacting to the wikileaks security scares. Okay we get it.WikiLeaks had the gumption to collect private cables sent to and from the United States State Department and actually publish t... 

  • Businesses don't know their carbon footprint from their cloud

    Here's Robert Neave, who founded a company called nlyte to inform us all about IT footprints. (nlyte - enlight. Geddit?) New research suggests that UK businesses blame consumers for Green IT ignorance, when most of themdon't even know the environment... 

  • Tight fisted councils will get a visit from three ghosts this Xmas - the ghost of reckless past....

    Scrooge-like Council CIOs willbe visited by three ghosts this Xmas. Here's your typical local council IT CIO, lying in bed at night, fretting about his budget. This Xmas many tight fisted bosses could be visited by three ghosts. The ghost of reckless... 

  • What to do when your partner is a transvendor

    Does your vendor like to cheat on you or dress in reseller's clothes? Tell our problem lady, who will deal with all your relationship, commitment and margin problems. Welcome to the Channel's first problem page. In this weintend to deal with all matt... 

  • Greentech gets shaken down by the windfellas

    Here's Vito Nicastri, the alleged mob boss who ran a windfarm racket in Sicily. He sold the assets of the Minerva Messina wind farm to Danish developer Greentech Energy System. Greentech bought 85 per cent of the 48.3 Megawatt Sicily based wind farm,... 

  • Chloride Trinergy - in carbon we trust

    It's only when you look at an ant under a magnifying glass that you realise how often they spontaneously burst into flames.This is the case with data centres. These huge computing factories cost the earth to maintain. We burn billions of tons of the ... 

  • Former Bell directors team up at consultancy Demuto

    Former Bell Microproducts director Colin McGregor has joined forces with Anthony Young at channel consultancy Demuto. McGregor left the distributor months ago to set up brain4change, a consultancy offering self-development workshops and exec coaching... 

  • HP to snub Oracle Siebel CRM and move 40k staff to Salesforce?

    HP is reportedly dumping Oracle Siebel's CRM system and penning a deal with Salesforce for 35,000 to 40,000 seats as a precursor to potentially moving wholesale to the new system. A war of words erupted between HP and Oracle in the summer following ...