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Alanis Morissette missed an irony

09 Apr 2014 Teenagers of the 90s will recall the famous 'Ironic' song by Alanis Morissette, where some of the points made in the song...

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Could Microsoft do with more warmth and less hot air on XP?

08 Apr 2014 Having been launched in 2011, Windows XP is considered ancient in operating-system terms. But perhaps, in seeking to understand...

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OK, I've been to a women in IT thing....

07 Apr 2014 I knew there was a reason I didn't attend any 'Women in' sessions in the UK. So perhaps the US wasn't the best place to...

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Shady deal

07 Apr 2014 I was almost as excited to learn this week that Google Glass is teaming up with the company behind fancy shades maker Ray-Ban...

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Women of the Cloud

31 Mar 2014 I am due to fly out to Miami next week to attend Ingram Micro's global Cloud Summit. This is a first for me and I am looking...

Views from the Channel
View from the channel

Cisco and Las Vegas; Confused? You will be...

27 Mar 2014 It's an oft-cited factoid that the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip have no windows and no clocks, so as to cultivate an environment...

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No jacket required

26 Feb 2014 I was nonplussed and violently ill to learn this week that Birds Eye is launching "Mashtags" - sorry, "Mas#tags" - the self-styled...

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Have you got what it takes to win a CRN SMA award?

24 Feb 2014 Positivity is certainly oozing from many channel pores at the moment and long may it continue. Having recently won 'Brand...

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Controlling the Press

20 Feb 2014 OK, first up, I'm delighted to have the excuse to use a picture of a dog reading a newspaper! But on a more serious note,...

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Performance means prizes for Microsoft CEO

11 Feb 2014 Microsoft's long search for a new chief executive might be over but Satya Nadella's journey is only just beginning. It...

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Dave the dealer blog

Atlantic crossing

10 Feb 2014 Call me horribly prejudiced, but I always go to lunch get-togethers with American execs expecting to be met with a disconcertingly...

Views from the Channel
View from the channel

Comrade Meg strikes again

06 Feb 2014 If the terminology of Meg Whitman's "five-year plan" to transform HP has a Soviet-style feel to it, her clinical elimination...

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Keeping staff happy

05 Feb 2014 If rumours are to be believed, the economy is starting to pick up. It is definitely feeling more positive out there from...

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Teething problems

30 Jan 2014 Moving house is a stressful time in anybody's life - but moving offices is equally stressful. Add a whole new way of working...

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Not so sweet as Candy

22 Jan 2014 I remember a few years ago, when I was starting out as a reporter on CRN, one of my predecessors had a framed picture of...

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So here we are then

06 Jan 2014 Happy New Year, one and all! However, I have to ask, why is the first week back to work such a struggle? After a fantastic...

Dave the dealer
Dave the dealer blog

Abreast of developments

16 Dec 2013 There was exciting news from the world of wearable tech this week, particularly at that time of year when millions of men...

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View from the channel

VARmaggedon? Not on my watch

13 Dec 2013 Last week I was shocked to hear that a term I'd not previously come across - VARmaggedon (or LARmaggedon as some have it)...

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Looking back on 2013

11 Dec 2013 Just like 2013 has been a year of complete change for the IT channel - so it has been for CRN. We have always reflected...

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Dave the dealer blog

Pardon my French

02 Dec 2013 It can be hard for nascent resellers trying to make their way in this crowded market to come up with a name that differentiates...

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Could Microsoft do with more warmth and less hot air on XP?

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