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  • Tableau offers business intelligence for dummies

    I missed the event, but a tip off from a former tabloid journalist told me that the Tableau's partner programme might be worth investigating Research companies Gartner and IDC both recently rated Tableau as the fastest growing business intelligence v... 

  • 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... 

  • Resellers should try and get closer to their vendors says channel boss

    Resellers often complain that they don't get the support they want from the people who supply them with kit. But is it their own fault? We asked some top vendors for their advice. Christine Gebauer, business development manager for network monit... 

  • Tech Entrepreneurs Week - how you could win fifty grand for your start up

    Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is to be the head of the Head of Jury in December's Tech Entrepreneurs Week. He's giving a speech too. But that's not why I'll be on the edge of my seat. I won't listen to a word of his speech. Even if it was a m... 

  • 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... 

  • Why did Yahoo's CEO get the boot by phone?

    So Yahoo has fired CEO Carol Bartz. Whatever the reasons for her sacking, I'm intrigued by the way Yahoo chose to fire her. In an email to Yahoo employees, Bartz wrote: "I am very sad to tell you that I've just been fired over the phone by Yahoo... 

  • 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 ... 

  • PR Masterclass: the 10 phone calls every PR must make

    In the latest instalment of his PR MasterClass, Gavin Bird, CEO of Condescentii Digital, reminds us that this is a people business. Journalists, bless them, couldn't function without PR. That's why they sit by their phones all day, waiting for you to... 

  • 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... 

  • Five minute interview: Mike Dowling, Scriptlogic Corporation

    Today MicroScrope puts its questions to Mike Dowling, EMEA channel manager at Quest Software subsidiary ScriptLogic Corporation. What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom?I have received a lot of great advice from people that I ha...