• October 04, 2011 04 Oct'11

    Sluggish phone and tablet sales hit Ballmer bonus

    Slow growth in mobile phones and tablets cost Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer his maximum bonus for the second year in a row trimming the money he got for running the software giant. Ballmer's bonus is worked out based on the performance of key parts...  Continue Reading

  • October 04, 2011 04 Oct'11

    Does business have its head in the cloud?

    When I first saw the headline on the MicroScope story, I was pretty impressed. "Cloud to become a business conversation in 2012," it stated. According to a global study by auditors KPMG, cloud computing would no longer just be a technology...  Continue Reading

  • October 04, 2011 04 Oct'11

    Cloud to become a business conversation in 2012

    Cloud computing is to become "more of a business and not just a technology conversation" during the next 12 months, according to a global study carried out by auditors KPMG. KPMG grilled 806 senior executives in 15 countries earlier this ...  Continue Reading

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    Brother creates UK channel development job

    Brother has hired Andy Forsyth, formerly sales and marketing director for HP's UK and Ireland laser printing business, in a newly created channel support and development role. He will take responsibility for Brother's existing product porftolio in a...  Continue Reading

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    Yes, partners should be committed, but how do you define their commitment?

    "Underperformance is no longer an option." Chilling words from Anthony O'Mara, Trend Micro EMEA senior vice president, in the context of what the vendor expects from its channel partners going forward. He hits the nail on the head when he ...  Continue Reading

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    Osborne sets out plan to ease business credit

    The challenge of helping businesses get access to credit continues to stir political debate with the Chancellor George Osborne using his speech at the Conservative Party conference to outline more measures to help cash-strapped firms. Although the ...  Continue Reading

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    Ellison brushes off Sun attacks

    Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, has dismissed suggestions that the acquisition of Sun has not been a positive move using a keynote at the vendor's conference to talk up the hardware that has come out of the tie-up. Ellison said that rivals had ...  Continue Reading

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    Trend Micro threatens to dump underperforming resellers

    Trend Micro has taken the wraps off a partner programme but used the channel update as a chance to warn its partners they need to embrace the cloud or face an inevitable decline with those it decides are not making the right moves facing the axe.  Continue Reading

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    Incident Reporting

    Businesses are being reminded by the HSE about new incident reporting arrangements that were introduced last month. As reported on 7 June by BusinessMan, from 12 September, only fatal and major injuries and incidents will be able to be reported...  Continue Reading