• January 06, 2011 06 Jan'11

    Former gun slinger rolls into HP town

    HP's chief marketing cheese Michael Mendenhall has resigned, marking the first senior departure under the tenure of CEO Leo Apotheker, according to reports. To replace the exec HP has brought on board SAP stalwart Bill Wohl, who most recently ...  Continue Reading

  • January 06, 2011 06 Jan'11

    Things I have learnt about going abroad

    These are the things I have learnt about going on vendor events abroad. They can be fun but they can also be exhausting so take care. If going to Spain expect to party well into the early hours. Don't volunteer for any morning activitiesor go to bed...  Continue Reading

  • January 06, 2011 06 Jan'11

    Does 3G on 2G spell curtains for daft data caps?

    The opening up of the 2G spectrum to 3G services, announced today by Ofcom, is to be welcomed for a number of reasons. Ofcom says that the measure will help phone operators increase mobile broadband speeds, deliver improved in-building coverage and ...  Continue Reading

  • January 06, 2011 06 Jan'11

    Snom launches dealer IP training scheme

    Commsvendor snom is to launch a Certified Engineer programme targeting resellers seeking entry to theIP telephony market,having successfully trialled a similar scheme in Italy. The Germany-basedvendor, which claims to havebeen inundated with ...  Continue Reading

  • January 06, 2011 06 Jan'11

    Come on George - don't be mean

    VAT, as we all know, went up to 20% on January 4, and small business lobbying group, the Federation of Small Businessesasked its members what they think of the effects of the rate rise. Not unsurprisingly 71% of respondents said that it would be bad...  Continue Reading

  • January 06, 2011 06 Jan'11

    Tribunal compensation limits set to increase

    Employers that aren't careful enough to avoid Employment Tribunals will, from 1 February, be paying more in compensation to successful claimants when the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2010 takes effect. This Order relates to ...  Continue Reading

  • January 05, 2011 05 Jan'11

    Symantec secures former Morse director Nutt

    Channel veteran Mark Nutt has returned to the vendor fold after joining security firm Symantec to drive sales and strategy across the EMEA region. Nutt pitched up at Morse in the summer of 2001 as a divisional head having worked at HP for 13 years....  Continue Reading

  • January 05, 2011 05 Jan'11

    Virtustream to dilute direct sales with channel push

    Cloud provider Virtustream is turning to the channel to spearhead its next growth phase in the mid-market. The privately held firm, which launched as a virtualisation specialist a decade ago, has acquired numerous businesses and developed data ...  Continue Reading

  • January 05, 2011 05 Jan'11

    Cloud services set to be more widely adopted by SMEs

    Among all of the predictions about the growth of cloud computing this year are expectations that the technology will become more widely adopted by SMEs. The move towards cloud by the channel heartland is being tipped as one of the main features of ...  Continue Reading

  • January 05, 2011 05 Jan'11

    Juniper team reunites at McAfee

    McAfee has appointed former Juniper channel sales boss David Small to run its channel and commercial business in EMEA, after previous incumbentGeorges Millet left to pursue other opportunities. Small joins just months after McAfee nabbed Juniper's ...  Continue Reading

  • January 05, 2011 05 Jan'11

    To Innerleithen and beyond! Fibre contest winners named

    BT's Race to Infinity publicity stunthas now drawnto a close, with six towns across the UK coming out on top in the telco's popularity contest to choosethe areasthat willget priorityaccess tofibre-optic broadband. BT initially promised to hook up ...  Continue Reading

  • January 05, 2011 05 Jan'11

    How to choose a technology PR company

    PR people always look good. But willthey do the business? Technology companies are always moaning about the PR agencies. They think that every time Nigel from accounts goes on a cycling holiday, the story should be on the front page of the Financial...  Continue Reading

  • January 05, 2011 05 Jan'11

    Tablets set to dominate CES

    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the annual consumer technology shindig in Las Vegas is set to be dominated by tablets. The show will be used as a platform to launch around 80 tablets with Toshiba one of the larger names joining the ranks of ...  Continue Reading

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