Channel EYE http://channeleye.co.uk Delivering the lowdown Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:49:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 Progress becomes a hamburger http://channeleye.co.uk/progress-becomes-a-hamburger/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:49:06 +0000 http://channeleye.co.uk/?p=18287 photo4Security outfit Progress has launched a company in Germany, kickstarted with a Hamburg office and a new German country manager.

Progress was launched last year by John Quinn and is now taking heading into central Europe.

Progress has taken on a dedicated Spanish region manager, based in Madrid, as the firm looks to build its presence in Iberia. more»

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As-a-service sourcing contracts grow http://channeleye.co.uk/as-a-service-sourcing-contracts-grow/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:48:36 +0000 http://channeleye.co.uk/?p=18290 Forwarders-set-to-see-growthThe value of as-a-service sourcing contracts have reached an all-time high in EMEA, but a drop in traditional sourcing resulted in a weak quarter overall.

Beancounters at Information Services Group (ISG) have added up some numbers and decided that the 3Q17 EMEA ISG Index shows commercial sector outsourcing contracts with an annual contract value (ACV) of £3.5 million. more»

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IBM calls in Watson for the IoT http://channeleye.co.uk/ibm-calls-in-watson-for-the-iot/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:47:56 +0000 http://channeleye.co.uk/?p=18285 Sherlock-Holmes-and-WatsonThe ever shrinking Biggish Blue wants to use advanced analytics  and its Watson platform to help partners and customers stand out in the crowded Internet of Things market.

Talking to the assembled throngs at IoTConnex, IBM’s business development leader IoT for Manufacturing and Industrial Products Raghbir Kern said that analytics and cognitive computing capabilities will be an essential part of IoT as industrial companies continue to connect their manufacturing floors. more»

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HP is making inroads into 3D printing http://channeleye.co.uk/hp-is-making-inroads-into-3d-printing/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:46:24 +0000 http://channeleye.co.uk/?p=18281 o-OFFICE-3D-PRINTER-facebookA while back HP promised that it would take the lead in 3D printing and it is starting to look like it is making good on that promise.

Vendor snuck into fifth place in industrial 3D printer market in Q2, four years after Meg Whitman declared that HP intended to lead the market. more»

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Softcat makes £800 million http://channeleye.co.uk/softcat-makes-800-million/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:45:11 +0000 http://channeleye.co.uk/?p=18279 cat-at-laptop-275Even while it hunts for a new CEO Softcat is making piles of dosh.

Softcat’s shares were up in early trading this morning as it announced that sales were up by nearly a quarter in its first full year of trading as a public company. more»

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Chess aims to take another acquisition piece http://channeleye.co.uk/chess-aims-to-take-another-acquisition-piece/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:44:21 +0000 http://channeleye.co.uk/?p=18276 315801_a5e44c0e6f53654feec6d94e671b9cf8_largeVAR outfit Chess is take another cybersecurity piece after acquiring Foursys a few months ago.

Foursys, which will become Chess Cybersecurity, put Chess into the cybersecurity game – most of its acquisitions have been outside that area such as Lanway, Parachute IT and Compwise Systems. more»

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NetSuite wants more ISVs http://channeleye.co.uk/netsuite-wants-more-isvs/ Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:14:16 +0000 http://channeleye.co.uk/?p=18266 photoNetSuite has said that it wants to work with more ISVs and is continuing to recruit more UK partners.

The Oracle-owned outfit is a more attractive prospect for channel players looking to sell more business intelligence tools and services.

NetSuite is recruiting resellers across EMEA as well as bringing on board a larger number of ISVs. more»

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Ernst & Young fined £1.8 million for Tech Data cock-up http://channeleye.co.uk/ernst-young-fined-1-8-million-for-tech-data-cock-up/ Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:07:02 +0000 http://channeleye.co.uk/?p=18269 watchdogErnst & Young has been fined £1.8 million by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)  watch dog after admitting to misconduct surrounding the Tech Data reports.

In 2013 Tech Data was forced to restate numbers for its 2011, 2012, and 2013 fiscal years in the UK after finding accounting “improprieties”. more»

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Kenna Security wants Crompton to spruce up its channel http://channeleye.co.uk/kenna-security-wants-crompton-to-spruce-up-its-channel/ Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:06:01 +0000 http://channeleye.co.uk/?p=18263 trevorcromptonCybersecurity outfit Kenna Security has hired Trevor Crompton to build it a shiny new channel of UK sales partners.

Crompton has history with Symantec and RiskIQ.  In RiskIQ he managed to keep 60 resellers, 20 consultants and 10 systems integrators across EMEA happy. more»

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Cloud will see double digit growth this year – claim http://channeleye.co.uk/cloud-will-see-double-digit-growth-this-year-claim/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:31:52 +0000 http://channeleye.co.uk/?p=18255 grandpa_simpson_yelling_at_cloudThe crack team of divination experts at Gartner Group are predicting that cloud services will see double digit growth this year thanks to strong SaaS and IaaS sales.

By the end of the year, cloud services revenue is predicted to reach $260 billion which is an 18.5 percent year-on-year increase. more»

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