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  • 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... 

  • If PSG is not for sale why did Leo say it might be?

    You have to wonder why the prospect of a sale of Hewlett-0Packard's Personal Systems Group was even raised if ever since it was mentioned the vendor has done all it can to quash sales talk. I have been at events where resellers have shared the view ... 

  • What if Samsung's Kubrick Defence had succeeded?

    Samsung's attempts to use 2001: A Space Odysseyin its defence against Apple in a German court have come to naught. The Korean giant had sought to overturn an injunction against the sale of its Galaxy Tab devices in Germany by arguing a sequence in th... 

  • A badly made sausage

    Over a conversation with Piers Linney, co-CEO of cloud channel cloud specialist Outsourcery, about his firms involvement with the cycling competition the Tour of Britain the positives of the sport came up. Obviously there was the green argument with... 

  • PCs in retreat as market prepares for tablet invasion

    Poor old PC. Things are not looking good. After all the furore surrounding HP's decision to retreat from the PC arena, we now read that Gartner has downgraded its PC market forecast for 2011, suggesting the PC is "not a particularly compelling p... 

  • Global services sector takes a big hit in Q2

    Ouch. Things aren't looking great in the services sector right now. Ovum has revealed that the value of global IT services sales in the second quarter of 2011 was 40% (yes, that's right, 40%) down on the same quarter in 2010. There were no deals ... 

  • Where MeeGo now if Intel shifts to Android and Windows Phone 7?

    I confess to knowing very little about MeeGo apart from the fact it used to be Intel and Nokia's next generation OS for smartphones and tablets. Most of the time when MeeGo has impinged on my consciousness it's been for negative reasons, such as Noki... 

  • Why is HP "pleasantly surprised" people will pay £89 for a TouchPad?

    Let's play a game of spot the link: 1) HP says it is going to discontinue making the TouchPad and slashes the price by £260 for a 16GB model from £349 to £89 and cuts the 32GB model price from £429 to £115 (a reduction o... 

  • 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... 

  • Is a PSG spin off the best route to HP's post-PC future?

    This morning when I went into the garage to let my dog out, my nostrils were assaulted by a terrible smell. My dog wasn't to blame, however, the culprit being another dog who has been on an extended sleepover at our house for the last few days (you k...