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  • Local difficulties could be lost in the cloud

    It appears that resellers are getting concerned about Microsoft's forthcomingOffice 365 cloud product and how they will fit into the company's plans. Understandable, given that everyone in the channel is trying to work out what role they will play in... 

  • Microsoft still searching for an answer

    Microsoft's Q2 results are a bit of a mixed bag. Although Windows sales were $300m lower than expected, sales at its Business Division (Office) were up 24% at $6bn and sales at its Entertainment and Services division were up 55%, mainly on the back o... 

  • Profit on demand

    As new cost-cutting drives converge with a growing thirst for decision-supporting information - served on demand at the point of need - a lucrative new opportunity is ripening for the ISV, SaaS and integrator channel. By enriching existing solutions ... 

  • EMC/Dell, what happens next?

    The EMC/Dell relationship appears to be unravelling at a rate of knots. EMC CEO Joe Tuccididn't mince his wordsa couple of days ago when he told analysts the company's relationship with Dell had moved from "strategic to tactical", adding &q... 

  • Look out, it's those private equity creeps - and they mean business

    Neil Matthews, a partner at Eversheds, doesn't seem to share our revulsion of private equity practitioners. Or maybe he's too professional. Problem isthey're taking over. What's the collective noun for private equity merchants? A smarm? A nest? A who... 

  • will.i.am appointment is not a sili.con

    In the latest instance in the miserable litany of tech companies trying to make themselves cool by linking themselves to figures from popular culture, Intel has appointed will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas (a popular beat combo, apparently) to the post... 

  • HMRC rule changes to hit PAYE on termination payments

    January does seem to have a 'taxing' theme about it and as if to prove a point, here's another change that from April 2011 will affect readers. HMRC has announced changes to PAYE regulations that mean from 6 April 2011, employers may need to withhold... 

  • Windows 7 tablets leave Microsoft breathless

    Microsoft has launched its latest salvo against Apple's iPad, extolling the virtues of Windows 7-based tablets to enterprise customers, according to some slides from a Microsoft presentation to reseller partners obtained by ZDNet. Some unkind souls ... 

  • Public sector cuts hitting small IT companies, worse to come

    The news that almost 8,000 IT companies were on Begbies Traynor's red flag alert report in the fourth quarter of 2010 makes for sombre reading, especially when you consider the figure is 9% up year on year and 27% higher than for the third quarter. B... 

  • Don't let banks control your destiny, says boss of new online angel for start ups, Business.co.uk

    Here's Nick Ogden. He was around at the dawn of the internetand, unlike many of us, he didn't squander his opportunity. Now the founder of WorldPay wants to give something back by helping startups Yesterday this column met Nick Ogden (see picture), i...