Microsoft extends Surface channel

image-left-cyan-hero-e1400563125164Software king of the world Microsoft has been expanding its channel for its Surface tablets by adding more partners.

Six UK resellers into its authorised device reseller (ADR) programme including  O2, Academia, XMA, PCS Business Systems, Storm and Total Computer Networks have signed up following a competitive tender process. more»

Cisco warns partners of IoS skills shortage

ciscologoWhile everyone is talking up the Internet of Things, network giant Cisco has cleared its throat and pointed out that there is a huge skill shortage based around the technology.

Speaking at the Cisco Partner Summit, the outfit’s vice president for Industry Solutions Group, Steve Steinhilber, said that the IoT market will be worth $19 billion by 2020 – $14.4 billion of which will come from the private sector, and $4.6 billion from the public sector. more»

Europe and channel drives Netwrix Expansion

european-commissionAuditing software outfit Netwrix reported an average revenue increase of 200 per cent in Q1 2015 across EMEA, with the largest growth rates in the UK, Southern Europe and Benelux.

The company also announced a new go-to-market strategy for its leading change and configuration auditing software that focuses on accelerating further growth through its partner-network and expanding sales, marketing and support teams across the UK, DACH, Benelux, France, Nordics and Eastern and Southern Europe. more»

Apple staff are inexperienced

iconStaff at the fruity Apple Cargo cult are starting to show their inexperience at flogging wearable fashion items like the iWatch.

A viral YouTube video shows an Apple genius demonstrating how to use the iWatch to buy stuff from Amazon. But he rapidly discovers that the watch is too small an interface to carry out a complex transaction. more»

Apple launches iWatch with a whimper

Cadburys_Chocolate_Teapot_hi_resWhile the Tame Apple Press and analysts claim that fruity cargo cult Apple is going to make billions from its iWatch, it does not seem that Tim Cook agrees.

Apple’s normal distribution plan is to release a product with a great fanfare, create a shortage and above all encourage fanboys to queue up to give the television cameras a story which makes the product look popular. more»

Security companies peddling snake oil

snake oilThe CEO of a security company has accused his fellow competitors of peddling snake oil to clients and lifted the lid on how they are doing it.

Paul Vixie, CEO, Farsight Security said that as security breaches increasingly make headlines, thousands of Internet security companies are chasing tens of billions of dollars in potential revenue and are doing by telling porkies to clients.. more»