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  • Cloud has a silver lining for the reseller, hints Clodagh Murphy at Eclipse

    Here's Clodagh Murphy, director of Eclipse Internet, answering your questions about the impact of the cloudburst that will soon engulf us all What will Cloud Computing mean for the IT channel? Cloud Computing can have a significant impact on t... 

  • The reseller channel could be in big trouble when the IT industry clouds over

    Really Simple Systems (I like this company already, just by the sound of its name) doesn't deal with the channel. So it can afford to be brutally honest. The verdict ofJohn Paterson (pictured) Really Simple Systems' CEO, could make uncomfortable rea... 

  • Styling tips for cool summer data centres

    It's going to be a barbeque summer. What better way to spend those sweltering summer afternoons than cooling off in a modish data centre? Here we review the new must have design trends for the new season. The popularity of clean lines achieved with s... 

  • DHL needs to sharpen up its act, if this email is anything to go by

    Here's an email that just came from DHL apparently. If this is a level of their professionalism, they should be a bit worried. Dear customer! The parcel was send your home address. And it will arrice within 7 bussness day. More information and the tr... 

  • Rescuers still hopeful of reaching buried story caught in a perfect corporate jargon storm

    Six days after being submerged under a downpour of corporate jargon, rescuers still haven't given up hope of rescuing a vaguely interesting story. The story, about a new IT product that could make a variety of British industries more productive ... 

  • Will the Cloud create a suffocating atmosphere for resellers?

    In the age of IT as a utility, is the box standard reseller doomed? This is one of many questions that Cloud Computing raises for the IT reseller. What should they do? Get out and start retraining as estate agents or drug dealers? Move up the value c... 

  • Balloon stunt for new game leaves THQ red faced

    More from the inexhaustible supply of idiotic publicity stunts by IT companies: game developer THQ has landed in hot water San Francisco Bay water with a harebrained stunt to promote its latest masterwork. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, T... 

  • Google asks kids for social security number details

    Interesting story in New York magazine regarding Google. Seems like the web giant may have been a bit over-zealous in asking schoolkids (aged from six to 12) to provide their name, city of birth, date of birth and the last four digits of their socia... 

  • Hells bells, wheels come off Dell Streak stunt

    I laughed out loud at the story about the Dell staffers arrested after a PR stunt went badly wrong. Hats off to the marketing geniuses who decided it would be really smart for someone to run through densely staffed areas at the company's HQ dressed i... 

  • Insight takes a hit on LAR changes

    Ouch. Insight has predicted that the changes to Microsoft's fees for LARs (large account resellers) could make a dent of $5m to $10m in gross profits. Not turnover, profits. Insight says it is "implementing action plans intended to help mitigat...