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  • ISVs must move with the times

    Many independent software vendors have yet to get to grips with the cloud and mobile, let alone the internet of things and big data, says Billy MacInnes. But as demand for rapid, agile applications increases, ISVs will need to up their game 

  • Protection of intellectual property is ongoing battle

    IP theft shows no sign of abating as many illegal downloaders admit they have no fear of the consequences if they get caught. Simon Quicke and Amro Gebreel report 

  • Marussia F1 Team keeps racing with Sage partner expertise

    Software specialists discuss how bespoke tailored apps successfully augment Sage ERP X3 sales into midmarket customers such as the Marussia Formula 1 Team 

  • We need to talk about coding

    There is a desperate shortage of people who can talk to machines in the IT industry and we need to attract more. Nick Booth explores how the industry can go about bridging the gap 

  • Compensating channel partners in the cloud computing era

    Craig Vodnik from e-commerce firm cleverbridge explores how resellers need to evolve their business to meet both corporate IT department needs as well as ISV product distribution models 

  • Apps for the future

    Developing apps will increasingly be a lucrative area for the reseller. Amro Gebreel reports 

  • Bringing the iTunes attitude to the office

    Billy MacInnes looks at how resellers can help organisations change their current application delivery method for a more flexible app store approach 

  • Market for big data is open

    Vendors should play a more active role in promoting the technology outside the large enterprise sector. Amro Gebreel reports 

  • Five Minute Interview: Ian Masters, Vision Solutions

    Ian Masters, sales director for Northern Europe at information availability and disaster recovery specialist Vision Solutions, reveals all in our Five Minute Interview. 

About Independent Software Vendor (ISV) community

The ISV community is vital to extending the reach of off-the shelf software, taking standard applications and adapting them into programmes that can be taken into vertical markets and into niche sectors. The added value that ISVs deliver to vendors is vital, and their role in the software market is charted on this section of the site.