AMD has announced that its Corporate Vice President Worldwide Component Channel Darren Grasby, 45, has been appointed to the newly-created position of president of AMD EMEA .
Lisa Su, president and chief executive officer at AMD said that EMEA was a “key region” with a broad set of important customers, partners and markets for AMD. more»
Microsoft and Red Hat have announced a partnership that will help customers embrace hybrid cloud computing by providing greater choice and flexibility deploying Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure.
Vole is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure. more»
Maker of multitouch tables and touch walls Ideum has signed a distribution deal with 2point0 Concepts.
It means that Ideum’s industrial multitouch tables and touch walls are, for the first time, available in the UK with local service and support exclusively from 2point0 Concepts. more»
One of the founders of 1990’s giants Gateway Computer has died.
In 1985, Mike Hammond, 53, met fellow co-founder Ted Waitt when they worked for a Des Moines computer and software seller.
The pair created a computer company. They set up in a vacant space on the Waitt family cattle farm thanks to $10,000 in collateral put up by Waitt’s grandmother. more»
Fruity cargo cult Apple has admitted that it is burning its resellers and might lose a few more after it beefs up its direct sales unit.
In a 10-K Annual Report Job’s Mob mentioned that it losing resellers was number four on its list of risks which could negatively impact the business. more»
Those resellers who sell cloud services for US companies in the EU will be relieved to discover that the US is close to coming up with a new “Safe Harbour” deal.
Safe Harbour was a fast-track process that US companies could use to comply with European data protection law, which prevents EU citizens’ personal data being transferred to non-EU countries deemed to have insufficient privacy safeguards. more»
Kaspersky Lab and B2B International have worked out that a third of financial services don’t offer customers a secure channel for all their online payments.
This is despite the fact that 62 percent of these organisations have noticed a significant rise in their customers making financial transactions online, and 50 per cent believe online financial fraud is increasing. more»
A furious EMC president of global sales Bill Scannell told his sales teams to stop making stuff up about the company’s coming merger with Dell.
According to Channelnomics Scannell told his staff not to “veer from the script” after the $67 billion acquisition by Dell was announced earlier this month. more»
Two PC retailers who were named and shamed by the Government for not paying the minimum wage have been fighting back.
We Love Laptops, and Printer Cartridge Supplies made a list of 115 UK companies which failed to pay their staff the minimum wage. more»
The third annual John Lewis Retail Report has discovered that a new ‘master shopper’ has emerged to take advantage of multichannel retail.
According to the report, this ‘master shopper’ has learned to combine channels and devices in order to create their own optimal shopping experience. more»
The maker of expensive printer ink, HP is calling it quits on its public cloud offering.
The Helion Public Cloud will be abandoned next year as the vendor is more interested in private cloud products and rather scared of its chums Microsoft and Amazon. more»
Software king of the world Microsoft has been asking its enterprise customers how it can improve the adoption of Surface tablets and Windows 10.
Writing in its Bog, Vole said that it had been chatting to customers who made large global footprints and discovered that the service, management and support options were pinching. more»
VIP Computers is offering indie PC retailers sale or return gaming packs in a bid to help out the smaller resellers.
The packs include a variety of goods from VIP’s key PC gaming vendors and marketing assets, will be sent out next week. more»
Western Digital is almost certain to buy the memory chipmaker SanDisk as part of the consolidation of the chip industry.
Word on the street is that the pair are in “advanced talks” which is business speak for working out who gets access to the executive gym and inherits the CEO’s drinks collection. more»
European privacy regulators have given the European Commission and United States three months to come up with a new privacy system enabling them to shuffle data across the Atlantic.
The highest EU court struck down the Safe Harbour rules used by over 4,000 firms to transfer personal data to the United States. more»