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  • Mr Bean's Unisys Drop Box: 28 years of MicroScope funnies (3)

    When it comes to demonstrating a product's capabilities, nothing can beat showing people something working right in front of their eyes instead of relying on presenting it on a slide or a video. Back in 1992, Unisys product marketing manager Ste... 

  • Telecoms are out of control, scream ICT managers

    Telecoms: you can't live without them, but you can cut your bills quite easily. Or maybe you can't, if you're a dim-bulb IT manager. Seven out of ten IT and Telecoms managers think their telecoms cost are out of control says a new report by MDS. Four... 

  • When the supplies run dry: 28 years of MicroScope funnies (2)

    People in the channel can be pretty sharp and quick-witted when they want to be. This story, from 1995, is a perfect example: Back in the days when Compaq was battling with Dell to be the largest PC supplier in the world, the company found itself ... 

  • Top ten rainmakers in Cloud Computing

    The sun's been out for two consecutive days now. So it can't be long before there's a hosepipe ban. In recognition of this coming water crisis, here's a list of the top ten rainmakers in cloud computing. Benguela- Which is entering The Cloud in ... 

  • GoDaddy CEO under fire for shooting elephant

    We have all become wearingly familiar with the phrase "the elephant in the room", but Bob Parsons, CEO at domain and hosting provider GoDaddy has come up with a different take on it: "the elephant in the video", specifically the v... 

  • Resellers should operate as cloud computing aggregators, advises Quocirca analyst Clive Longbottom

    As a reseller you need to hold stock, you're hostage to the whims of a vendor and constantly getting credit crunched or screwed over on pricing. It'll be a lot less risky being a cloud computing service aggregator, says Quocirca analyst Clive Longbot... 

  • If the MacBook Pro is "the last notebook you'll ever need", what's the point of making any more?

    Apple hasn't been slow to trumpet the InfoWorld review for its latest MacBook Pro and it's not hard to see why when reviewer Tom Yager waxes so enthusiastically about it to the point where he states: "After more than two weeks of continuous test... 

  • Linguists in war of words over Apple App store trademark claim

    Do you ever get the feeling some companies just have too much money for their own good? And that maybe they could be using it to better purpose than lining lawyers' pockets? Microsoft and Apple are currently embroiled in a fairly ridiculous court cas... 

  • "We're not a broadliner anymore," says C2000 boss. So what are you?

    Computer 2000 is not a generalist distributor. Has everybody got that? You at the back, did you hear it? C2000 head honcho Andy Gass was pretty clear on the subject when he told attendees at its annual Vendor Summit in London today (25 March): "... 

  • Citrix responds to European Commissioner's calls for cloud regulation

    European commissioner Neelie Kroes spoke out this week on interoperability and standards at the heart of the cloud computing agenda. Good grief. Is the european commissioner moving in on The Cloud? Surely, that's like being handed The Black Spot...