Going on holiday is always a double-edged sword.
While there is no doubt about it - taking time away from the office and from the ever increasing mountain of email is much needed, coming back is also very difficult.
The first day back always leaves you feeling a little disorientated and unsure of what is going on! Well it does with me anyway.
Have I missed anything? Or is everyone on holiday now? August is known for being a traditionally quiet time of year, when news dies down and everyone's out of office goes into overdrive. I wonder if that will be the case this year?
I understand we have had a record number of Channel Awards entries, so that is very encouraging news, and I am the only person that reads every single one of them - they are divided between the judges to ensure each gets as much attention as possible.
Being the 20th anniversary of the Channel Awards, it is going to be a year to remember and I'm looking forward to reading about all the great achievements over the past year.
I will also be starting work on a brand new CRN report due out later this year and starting to send out invites to the CRN A-list. I'll stress that this is something that is invite only and the aim is to have as many VAR bosses on it as possible. This means I cannot feature many vendors as I am limited in space.
We have lots of exciting things coming up in the Autumn at CRN, so it is not going to be a quiet summer for us at all.
However if you have any news stories that you are holding onto - now is the time to send them to us - don't be shy!
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