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  • Microsoft's Metro mystery

    Microsoft may have to rename its Metro UI after a trademark dispute with a mystery European company. Billy MacInnes is on the trail. 

  • Column: How hard can it be for Dell's premier partners to double their money?

    I have to admit to being fascinated by Dell's decision to make premier partners double the amount of business they do with the vendor if they wish to retain their status after 31 January 2013, writes Billy MacInnes. If you missed the story in MicroS... 

  • Team Epson UK's London to Brighton charity bike ride

    In the first of an occasional series of guest blog posts in the run up to the London to Brighton bike ride we hear how training is going for the Epson team planning to ride to the South Coast. On June 17 this summer, Epson UK-based staff will once a... 

  • Will you be sleeping under the stars in October?

    Raising money for charity is something that the channel does rather well so its great to see that Byte Night has launched its 2012 campaign to spur thoughts about its annual sleep-out event. Now in its fifteenth year the aim is to take the fund rais... 

  • Column: Has Whitman found the PSG answer?

    It's an intriguing story about plans by HP to combine its PC and imaging and print divisions, writes Billy MacInnes. What to make of it? Someone facetious might say that having decided not to spin the PC business off or sell it, HP is merely taking ... 

  • Column: Welcome to the IT shop of the future

    Worrying about the future of the channel is enough to drive anyone to drink. There's a pub full of serious drinkers that I drop into once a week. It's a place where nobody judges you because everyone has a sad story to tell. That's if you can stop th... 

  • Apple sparks the queues again

    The words 'iPad' and 'queues' seem to go hand in hand whenever there is a major product launch and sure enough its happened again. Apple fans down under queued up to get their mitts on the latest iPad giving the vendor the sort of exposure that mone... 

  • Column: McNally showed the value of varied experience

    Very sad news about Joe McNally's death after a three year battle with cancer, writes Billy MacInnes. He was there in the wild wild west days of the PC industry, starting Compaq UK in 1984 with $40,000. It's easy to look back at the past with rose-ti... 

  • Column: We should run the public sector like a Hadron Collider

    The Large Hadron Collider is a bit like our Connecting for Health programme. CERN fired billions of protons in a circuit in an attempt to catch a glimpse of the elusive Higgs Boson particle. Whereas NPfIT fired £12bn around a small conglomerate... 

  • Column: The positive experience driving BYOD

    BYOD is a very hot topic right now. Why shouldn't it be? After all, what company is going to turn down the chance of encouraging and supporting employees to buy their own devices for work rather than having to buy them itself? And so many things are ...