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  • How companies should prepare for cloud computing

    Unshackling the desktop should be the first step to cloud computing , saysDavid Angwin, Wyse Technology's marketing director. Desktop virtualisation provides a bridge to a 'true-cloud' world - but it's still 5-10 years away. By breaking th... 

  • Three classic mistakes made by cloud computer users

    Mac Scott, a director at Xantus Consulting advises FTSE100 companies and large government departments about cloud computing. He's identified three classic traps organisations fall into. Seeing security through rose tinted glasses We are starti... 

  • Cloud computing may not save you money - but here's why it's still worth it

    The cloud won't necessarily save you money, warns Ewen Anderson, managing director at consultancy Centralis whose partners include luminaries such as App DNA , AppSense , Citrix , Microsoft , VMware and Liquidware Labs . Things we prob... 

  • Three things you probably didn't know about cloud computing

    Craig Wellman, director of business development, Azzurri Communications names the Three Things We Probably Don't Know About Cloud Computing: Large firms have the most to lose from cloud computing. They benefit from utility-based pricing (moving... 

  • Nintendo 3DS midnight launch: Is any gadget worth staying up for?

    The very very early hours, actually minutes, of Friday morning could turn out to be a mugger's paradise with the news that more than 1,200 stores are opening at one minute past midnight in the UK for the launch of Nintendo's 3DS game console. The... 

  • Salesforce.com says it will beckon you into the cloud and mentor you

    Here's Eric Stahl, senior director of product marketing at Salesforce.com, on how his company will mentor you into the cloud with its channel strategy. Cloud computing is an exciting opportunity for resellers to grow their businesses around the futur... 

  • AMEX's corporate social responsibility message really is pulling up trees

    An unsolicited letter arrives in the post. As usual it's stuffed full of leaflets I never asked for, urging me to apply for the British Airways American Express card. I can't think of two organisations I need less at the moment. At the back ... 

  • HDS: cloud computing won't deliver without SIs

    We asked Francois Zimmermann, CTO at Hitachi Data Systems UK, to explain the role of the channel in the cloud.... He's made a better stabof it than most... A systems integrator could simplify the process of installing new systems and make them cheape... 

  • How press releases get bonged off - PR

    An email arrives in our in-box, explaining why and how [name withheld] is helping the channel make the transition from selling hardware and software to selling services. But, they're made one cardinal mistake. They've sent a five megabyte pictur... 

  • IT investment whether forecast - cloudy with a chance of pain

    John Appleby, CEO of cloud consultancySaaspoint, the cloud opportunities are there for the taking In a sense, we are the channel! Saaspoint operates as a centre of excellence for developing AppExchange and Force.com applications. We use o...