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  • IT? It's useless without proper context

    How come IT creates so many disasters? Because there's no context to it. Information and data on their own are very dangerous. Take these different examples of intelligence. What does data tell you?"It's red, it's small and it's round."... 

  • Lord Sugar's Twitter meltdown

    The pressure of fame is clearly getting to Lord Sugar who was this week replaced as business tsar by former Tory Cabinet Minister Lord Young. Not only has he lost the reasonably high profile job that was created for him by previous PM Gordon Brown b... 

  • Tying up the HP CEO in court room time

    If you want to distract one of your arch rivals from keeping their eye on the ball there is nothing like a court case to help do that. So it came as little surprise to see that Oracle is looking to get former SAP CEO and the latest boss of HP Leo Ap... 

  • Micro-P tipped for Cisco SMB move

    Word on the street is that Cisco is about to expand its distribution channel with sources expecting Micro P to take on the SME and consumer product range. The distributor ran a training weekend that started on 23 October with a number of vendors pres... 

  • Ingram Micro prepares for cloud assault

    Ingram Micro has started to make preparations for a push into cloud computing with a number of senior appointments on both sides of the Atlantic. Last month, the broadliner appointed Renee Bergeron as VP managed services and cloud computing to head ... 

  • Trying to see the point of i

    Just a quicke comment on the launch by the Independent of i the week day newspaper that costs 20p and is aimed at those that haven't got time to read a larger newspaper. Having got the first copy yesterday and flicked through the pages, what strikes ... 

  • Have you heard the word about Hurd's latest bird?

    The story of the summer refuses to die as further allegations about Mark Hurd's sex life emerged yesterday, following reports that he had a romantic dalliance with a married vice president of sales at Sun Microsystems. Traditionally, the IT industry ... 

  • Printerland boss set to run London Marathon

    Printerland boss James Kight has enlisted the help of Sale Sharks and England rugby Star Andrew Sheridan as a personal trainer to help get him in better shape for next year's London Marathon. The boss of the Cheshire-based reseller will be running i... 

  • Credit posterboy Pacey set to leave Avnet

    The word on the street is that Bell Microproducts long standing credit guru Eddie Pacey is set to exit the business. During 18 years at Ideal Hardware/ Bell Micro, Pacey raised the awareness and importance of credit in the channel like no-one else. 

  • Stick to knickers and cheese rolls Sir Phil, leave IT to resellers

    The rather silly comments made by Sir Philip Green yesterday that government should be buying IT kit direct from multi-national vendors really demonstrates why he should stick to selling cut priced clothes and food. For a start, it is questionable wh...