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  • In-depth: 2010 component review - a turning point

    New technologies and components could transform the fortunes of the channel this year, writes Cliff Cheetham There's no denying that 2009 was a tough year for everyone, with a global economic recession in full swing and, with most IT manufacturers' ... 

  • In depth: In search of a killer app for tablet success

    Apple has joined the ranks of the tablet computing zealots, loud in their praise of the ultra-slim computer as a device set to sell and sell. But, as Tony Glover reports, in the absence of a killer app the channel is reserving judgement The hyster... 

  • In-depth: A game-changing year

    The last year of the 'noughties' was a big one for the technology sector, and many of the developments will have repercussions throughout this year and beyond. David Binning reports We all know that a year is a long time in the technology industry, ... 

  • In-depth: Technology trends for 2010

    We all know that a year is a long time in the technology industry, and there's barely been a 12-month period in the past 30 where people have failed to remark on the "speed of change". But even so, 2009 saw a number of key developments that... 

  • Analysis: Educators fear IT budget cuts

    Although the weather might have hit the numbers, more than 30,000 visitors were expected to walk the floors of London's Olympia at this year's BETT Show over its four-day span. One first-time attendee to the education technology show earlier this mo... 

  • In depth: Lessons from BETT 2010

    Heavy snow, icy pavements and frozen roads only heightened the buzz at last month's BETT show at London's Olympia. The world's largest annual technology in education show, the event had 750 exhibitors - 50 more than the previous year - and attracted ... 

  • In depth: Sustainable technology solutions

    In April next year, the British government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme comes into effect and with it a minefield of fines and other penalties for companies that fail in their responsibilities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And... 

  • In depth: Recession has reshaped the components market

    One of the interesting things about the components sector is that its performance tends to mirror that of the wider economy. This is because there are relatively few products on the market these days that do not contain some form of electronics. As a... 

  • In depth: Bright ideas in the cloud

    It has been a long time since a concept was hyped by the IT industry quite as much as cloud computing. Just about every vendor and many a channel partner with a hosted service or appropriate widget is claiming to be a cloud specialist in a bid to get... 

  • In depth: Selling Windows 7

    It is the biggest release of the year and arguably the most important in Microsoft’s history, but will Windows 7 live up to expectations and erase the ill will caused by Vista? Windows 7 marks the first time since the Wintel partnership began that m...