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Cohesive's Christmas Carol 2010 (starring CRN)

The workplace Christmas party is popular with some – less popular with others. How are channel companies celebrating this year?

17 Dec 2014

Daisy tackles skills shortage with hiring binge

Blue Logic to expand in Leeds after strong 2012

Streamlined fishing


A Scottish shellfish company has contoured its successful IT approach in time for Christmas

16 Dec 2014

Eureka for Scottish cloud solutions

Eureka creditors agree CVA terms

The lucrative nature of privacy

Tom Phipps

For many channel bosses, private equity is a double-edged sword: some see it as a way to grow their business and execute their exit strategies, while others have strong reservations. Sara Yirrell chats to Tom Phipps, director at Livingstone Partners LLP, to see how PE firms view the channel

12 Dec 2014

In with the ‘in' cloud

Analysis of G-Cloud data shows more than two thirds of accredited firms yet to make a sale. Hannah Breeze investigates

01 Dec 2014

For one night only

Whether it was your first Channel Awards or your 21st, there was something for everyone at Battersea Arena on Thursday 14 November 2014

01 Dec 2014

Bridging the gap

Jack Gilbert asks if the TechNorth initiative can bridge the regional divide in the tech industry and channel

20 Nov 2014

Art of the abstract

Software-defined networking promises extraordinary benefits but can be risky, as Fleur Doidge discovers

18 Nov 2014

Back to school (again)

Budget cuts have altered the scorecard on education – but one savvy VAR has reinvented itself on schedule. Fleur Doidge reports

14 Nov 2014

CRN on Education

Leading channel figures report on market trends at our recent event focused on the education market

10 Nov 2014

Consumer culture

As business IT becomes more consumerised, enterprise tech giants are turning to traditional consumer outlets to talk up their latest offerings

03 Nov 2014

Security under a darker cloud

Should the channel take information and data security more seriously? Fleur Doidge reports from technical security forum Black Hat

03 Nov 2014

Channelling managed services in 2014

While many VARs and other IT providers have made a successful transition to MSP status, others are still grappling with the move.

31 Oct 2014

Ticket to ride

From school buses to hospital wards, projects involving the Internet of Things are taking off. Is it time traditional IT resellers jumped on board?

21 Oct 2014

Sir Tim’s guide to Planet Data

A London event saw Sir Tim Berners-Lee explain that big data can and must work with, not against, privacy needs.

16 Oct 2014

Compare the markets dot com

Channel companies on the lookout for opportunities further afield may do well to consider the Continent.

13 Oct 2014

Heading north

Last year, Northamber drafted in its chairman's son, Alex Phillips, to turn around the UK's longest-standing distie.

07 Oct 2014

Reshaping the channel funnel

Selling services means adapting – perhaps radically – to the way customers now engage with potential IT investments. Fleur Doidge reports

07 Oct 2014

Trapped in technology prison

The keynote speaker at Ingram Micro's SMB Alliance Forum event in Milton Keynes really hit a note in more ways than one, writes Sara Yirrell

03 Oct 2014

Love me vendor, love me true

Ingram Micro's big ONE show in Vegas this year saw a whole lot of channel shakin' going on. Jessica Meek reports

02 Oct 2014

Bit on the side?

Since its inception in 2008 Bitcoin has taken off in the global economy but is the virtual currency going to become legal tender for the channel? Jack Gilbert investigates

22 Sep 2014

'Aye' to an undivided UK

After the Scotland referendum a positive pathway must be mapped out for Alba and its businesses. Fleur Doidge reports

22 Sep 2014

The Scottish IT industry vote – yes or no?

Scotland goes to the polling booths tomorrow, but which way might the IT channel vote and why?

17 Sep 2014

Spin cycle

Channel companies have been told over and over that SSD is gaining on spinning disk. Has the wheel turned?

09 Sep 2014

Are you smarter than a six-year-old?

Hannah Breeze investigates what impact a generation of tech-savvy youngsters will have on the channel's future

08 Sep 2014

Licence to crusade

Software EULAs and aggressive audits have put customers on the back foot, but a new body is battling for the end user.

05 Sep 2014


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