There's something in the air this week, Dear Reader.
Maybe everyone in the channel has finally got their feet back under the desk after summering in St Tropez. Or maybe the falling leaves have prompted us all to stop and consider the transitory nature of existence - whatever it is, change appears to be afoot in our industry. And I haven't gone 10 minutes this week without hearing a juicy bit of gossip.
Have we all heard the one about two channel firms whose lucrative relationship is rumoured to have become so strained that their next meeting could be in a courtroom?
What about the London reseller on the verge of gobbling up a tasty acquisition?
And who knows which vendor's UK channel head dreamt of becoming a "slap bass deity" before a career in IT beckoned?
Alas, my buddies at CRN tell me there's some things you just can't print. But I'll be damned if you can't have a good chinwag about them over a lunchtime pint.
Security firm set to become part of acquisitive Shearwater Group
Distributor merges three northern sites into one new hub in Warrington
Activist investor puts forward five director candidates as turmoil continues at security giant
Nima Green asks what is driving public cloud uptake in Germany