It’s going to be difficult to say how much I miss my dear friend Dave Evans, who died last Saturday, after fighting hard with cancer for way too long, but I’ll have a bash.
I first met Dave in 1989 when he worked at ICL Today and I was editing PC Business World. more»
As far as we can see, Apple’s announcement of its iWatch put chip giant Intel in the shade yesterday.
Yesterday was supposed to be Intel’s day, but as it doesn’t really have very much to say about anything except wearable technology, it didn’t really stand a chance. more»
In one of those strange twists of fate that dog the semiconductor industry, it appears X86 giant Intel is now one of the biggest licensees of ARM tech on the planet, now it is a foundry business. ARM, of course, offers an advantage over X86 servers in terms of both functionality and heat. more»
Because Intel has so few products to show at its expensive upcoming Intel Developer Forum in September in San Francisco, it will play its old three card trick and show off new logos and marketing plans instead. Ailing Intel, it seems, has run out of “innovation”. more»
Fruity cargo cult Apple has huge difficulties calling a spade a spade without out hyping it up into something it is clearly not, writes Nick Farrell.
After all, marketing was what made Apple’s iPad a success, while Microsoft’s tablet, languished on the shelves for years. more»
Hungarian security company Balabit showed off its Shell Control Box (SCB) at a press gig this week.
This is a clever gizmo which sits between a data centre and people accessing the data which has an active alert function and which can reconstruct changes people have made to systems as well as preclude certain users from doing different things. more»
Security outfit Balabit said that following an £8 million cash injection from C5 in the UK, it is set to extend its indirect model to new territories.
Balabit’s Baldor Kiszei told ChannelEye here in Hungary that 95 percent of its revenue stream is already indirect, but it has ambitious plans to extend its existing model to the UK and to the USA too. more»
Miriam Murphy (pictured) is to become a senor VP of Avnet’s northern region – that’s the UK and Ireland.
She replaces interim head of the territory Tony Madden, who has run the UK business over the last six months.
Murphy is a long time employee of Avnet and she was responsible for expanding its IBM business across 14 countries in the EMEA region, according to Graeme Watt, president of Avnet EMEA. more»
Ten years ago, the very word Dell was enough to send VARs, VADs and, let’s face it, the rest of the channel into streams of invective, punctuated by words you wouldn’t want your nan to hear you speak. Like the expletive “direct sales”, for example. more»
Despite the BBC World Service this morning claiming that Dell will carry on making desktops, notebooks and servers in perpetuity, there’s another string to the hardware giant’s bow.
And here in Budapest there’s a three day security conference which is exclusively about software. more»
The best channel title you ever did see – that’s us, you fule, won’t be filing stories today because we have made a unilateral declaration of bank holiday dom. We’ll be filing tomorrow. Have a great holiday! more»
Hopes that the mobile PC market would show some spunk in the fourth quarter of 2013 were dashed by insipid sales.
According to market research company IHS, although the quarter showed the strongest global sequential growth in four years, the results were still disappointing. more»
In many cultures, both in Asia and the West, crossroads are considered to be baleful places, associated with darkness, with death.
Why so? A crossroads is a place where you have to make decisions, to head off in a different direction, not really knowing what lies at the end of the route you choose. more»
Genevieve Bell and another 100 or so social scientists are trying to save Intel’s “flailing business”.
Bell, an anthropologist and an Intel fellow, and her team, are racking their brains to figure out what gadgets people will use in the future, according to the San Jose Mercury News. more»
SMEs are not taking sufficient advantage of the opportunities and cost advantages of the cloud, according to a survey by Sharp.
It has launched its Cloud Portal Office today, a subscription based model aimed at SMEs with data held at Amazon Cloud Services in Dublin. more»