It is early days and nobody has any idea how this particular deal will pan out, but the pace of consolidation in the industry is actually frightening now
Every year the CRN judges spend hours reading entries and debating the results. But we can't please everyone
We are looking to get a quick idea of how vendors are feeling about the UK after Brexit became a reality - can you fill out our short survey?
With the In/Out Referendum looming, I am keen to have an online debate about what this means for the IT industry and the channel. Views are my own and I'm not speaking as CRN.
The biggest take-home message from CRN’s recent Cloud Conference in central London was not to rush into being a jack-of-all-trades, but to pick your cloud strategy carefully
Comms-care is the third UK channel services firm to be acquired by a distributor, meaning Ingram deal should not have come as a surprise, argues Doug Woodburn
Doug Woodburn asks how partners should be viewing a merged Dell and EMC
CDW brand has formally launched into the UK at a time when customers are increasingly demanding cross-border skills
Forget whizzy new technology - most customers aren't doing third-party patch management, panelists at CRN Security Summit complain
Come in, have a look around and let us know what you think
Ingram Micro deal with Chinese conglomorate proves there is no such thing as being too big for acquisition
But how we are ever going to solve the skills shortage after recent figures show the demand for IT skills is unstoppable?
Dave reports on copyright controversy, soggy storage, exhibitionist equines, and multinationals making massive mounds of money
The newly spun-out vendor makes a buck off a forgetful channel chap and dry-cleaners run the memory stick racket
If something is similar, but not exactly the same, can you justify going ahead?
Is it time for 'vendor-agnostic' VARs to get off the fence, asks Doug Woodburn
Dave gets to grips with online wooing and robotic drinking, and finds out why tech workers are shunning the Sugarlord
We hope you all have a great year ahead
I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas break, but spare a thought for those of us that have a birthday at this time of year
Apple-bashing, beer, and cats for lonely OAPs all leave Dave full of Christmas cheer High-profile security breaches are so commonplace these days that you become somewhat inured to them.
Even though this was my 16th channel awards, last night was in my top three!
The Dodgi kingpin reports on the gee-gees, some PCs, emojis, DLP, VHS, GBH and JVC. FYI – get ready to ROFL #YOLO
Perhaps Black Friday is due a name change after one of its biggest advocates drops out this year