Channel EYE Delivering the lowdown Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:33:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Infosys shake-up shakes company up Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:33:56 +0000 web-chocolate-shake-maltInfosys’s board of directors meeting saw the resignation of Dr. Vishal Sikka as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Vishal Sikka was  appointed the Executive Vice-Chairman, Mr. U B Pravin Rao as the Interim-Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. more»

Worldwide Supply expands into Northern Europe Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:33:00 +0000 vikingGlobal networking hardware and services outfit,Worldwide Supply, the leader in  has announced an expansion of its network infrastructure hardware supply, network maintenance and field services business into Northern Europe.

The expansion into Northern Europe was driven by the growing demand from network operators across Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to save significant costs on networking equipment and services. more»

Cisco keeps losing Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:32:23 +0000 Cisco Kid Cisco posted a seventh consecutive quarter of declining revenue, which is unwelcome news for its partners, but many analysts are seeing the glass as half-full.

The computer networking company avoided any big downgrades from Wall Street analysts after reporting a four percent decline for its fiscal fourth quarter revenue and serving up a weak financial forecast. more»

Microsoft buys a new Cycle Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:57:25 +0000 7e319356549d95d0190f09ecdfee237eMicrosoft has written a cheque for the cloud firm Cycle Computing in the hope that it will make it easier for its customers to use high-performance computing in the cloud.

Formed in 2012, Cycle Computing uses cloud resources to make big computing possible in the cloud on a large scale. more»

Gartner sees opportunities in security services Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:56:42 +0000 funny-security-guardBeancounters at Gartner have had a quick look at the security market for the rest of this year and decided that there are opportunities on the services side.

It in its report, Big G said that the security market is set for a strong end to the year and a positive outlook for 2018, with those in the channel providing services in the best position. more»

Amazon builds a new distribution centre in Bristol Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:55:57 +0000  

amazonAmazon has just built a new fulfilment centre in Bristol that will create over 1,000 jobs.

The online retailer now has 13 fulfilment centres in the country.

The company said that these newly created jobs in Bristol are in addition to the 5,000 jobs that it is creating this year. more»

Supplier discovers a quarter of Brits have been scammed Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:55:17 +0000 nigeria1A quarter of UK adults have been scammed online in the past, according to research conducted by the supplier Misco.

Apparently only a third can tell if an email is real or not, which might be the main problem.

In light of recent high-profile cyberattacks, Misco tested the nation’s ability to spot whether an email is real or fake. more»

Disloyal punters ignore brands claims Salmon Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:02:22 +0000 Salmon-of-Knowledge-Irish-Stamp-from-An-PostBeancounters at global ecommerce consultancy Salmon have discovered that the era of the ‘disloyal consumer’ is upon us.

Apparently, brand loyalty is tumbling as consumers increasingly prioritise speed, innovation and convenience when they shop.

A new study of over 6,000 consumers across the UK, US and Benelux conducted, showed that 88 percent of consumers believe speed of delivery is more important to them than the brand being ordered (78 percent). more»

Government framework already a week late Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:00:34 +0000 article-0-05073D31000005DC-953_634x400Suppliers wanting into the multibillion-pound government framework have been left hanging, with intention-to-award notices already a week late and no sign of them coming.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) schedule for the Technology Services 2 framework promised that intention-to-award notices were due to be sent to suppliers on 7 August, triggering a 10 day standstill period before the framework is awarded on 21 August. more»

Freight as a Service fated to be the next big thing Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:59:31 +0000 DHLFreight as a Service (FaaS) could be the next key transformative technology trend, according to a recent B2B technology survey.

The survey of 455 companies across nine verticals, was conducted by ABI Research and has the catchy title of “ABI Research’s Industry Survey: Transformative Technology Adoption and Attitude – Logistics report”. more»