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Ingram Micro deal with Chinese conglomorate proves there is no such thing as being too big for acquisition
Something tells me there will be no shortage of questions at Microsoft's global partner shindig
Congrats to all those growing those tasteful 'tashes!
will I get in trouble for using this word now?
Hapless Apprentice loser Alex Epstein makes a PR faux pas
The recent awful news surrounding a prank call put me in reflective mode
After hankering after an invite to the IT industry's top sailing event - The Silicon Cup - for many years, I was invited along this year to find out what it was all about
Winners and losers revealed - don't read if you haven't watched it
A certain burger joint has swallowed contactless card technology
CRN moved offices this week and it certainly hasn't all gone smoothly!
In the ever challenging job market, work experience should mean something
The more I travel to the US, the more I realise that it is very difficult to communicate in plain English
Microsoft and Nokia's latest salvo should really shake up the market
If you are feeling a little down - have a look - it's great
Looking like a bumper year ahead
I never read certain newspapers if I can help it, but this article has me seething!
Well done Asus for a spectacular own goal!
Being woken up at 4.45am on a day off is not a laughing matter
Research reveals that 67 per cent of European CIOs and IT directors block Facebook
Well according to the latest survey from a specialist recruiter (who else)
Is one exec trying to keep his true calling in life a secret?
My blushes are spared as my tip for the Apprentice winner pays off
What a year it has been for CRN
But it was all about the hoodie
Who would you really like to see at an industry event?
Whether on foot or on a bike - the morons are taking over the world
As news of a Treasury surplus does the rounds this week, what does that mean for us little people?
The deadline is in March and there has never been a better time to shout about your success
Founder of 'teambuilding' company that teaches corporate ukulele workshops says they are the future. And I cannot disagree. But I am biased.
For an industry that used to thrive on face-to-face networking - times have certainly changed
So much for the silly season
Whatever next? A female prime minister? Oh....
If you missed our event in October - catch all the keynotes here
Is there any room for compassion in this hard-nosed business world?
Friday is the last day to submit your entry for the 2012 Channel Awards
I've witnessed a fantastic retail business spring up from scratch over the past few months and it shows there is always room for clever entrepreneurs
With Olympic fever well and truly alive, CRN got down to some competitive sport of our own
And it is all about IT vendors
Is it really so difficult to get a name right?
The claws have really started to come out as the end is in sight
Let me know what you think of our revamped print edition on Monday
They could be the giants of the future
I've discovered that iPads are great for consuming, not so good for creating
According to the latest headline-grabbing research released by a publicity-hungry insurance firm, we all need more money
I am interested to hear what you think about a new mid-market giant being created?
Life would be very dull without one
Is the BlackBerry maker in the last chance saloon?
Enough of this carry on - just accept that we all work together and no one is better than the other
Will someone think of the children for God's sake?
My hometown is on the shortlist!
Back to the 1980s
Luckily I think we are all wise enough to avoid falling victim to festive scammers. Or are we?
According to the IMF, lower global growth is forecast compared to last year, but is it time to panic? I hope not.
According to recent GDP figures we are one quarter away from a recession
Helps to keep customers happy. Usually.
Returning from holiday is always a nightmare!
Christopher Farrell, he of the Octiclean fame, is also given 200 hours community service
When is that light at the end of the tunnel going to appear?
Don't shoot the messenger
My little home town won the bid to be twinned with Meerkovo!
Don't miss out on bagging yourself one of our Sales & Marketing Awards
Getting your messaging right is essential - but the onus isn't always just on you
New survey claims 'more than one in three' women IT staff have witness or experienced sexism
As the US continues to slide towards a financial crisis, Apple is sitting pretty
I really don't know how some people get out of bed safely anymore
Is this the worst poem in the history of Christmas poems? Or do you know a worse one?
Well if a press release I was sent is to be believed anyway
Firm takes him back after TV stint (but didn't they make him redundant in the first place?)
But how we are ever going to solve the skills shortage after recent figures show the demand for IT skills is unstoppable?
UK directors are more worried about losing key staff than ever before. And with good reason
Well done to everyone who hit the deadline with the Channel Awards
...to happen during the working day is for your email system to crash repeatedly
What a crazy day of judging yesterday
How long before the comparisons to Fiorina start?
Now I and a handful of others have got the channel's biggest secret!
Talk about dropping bombshells on the industry late at night!
Will you be entering?
Or are they?
Short video featuring Mr T Rex conveys a serious message (I loved it)
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.
A new survey claims 69 per cent of people have pulled a sickie in the past year
It is about time more real stars got some recognition, rather than pointless ‘celebrities'
Every little doesn't help
Today I used a typing solution (my fingers) to write this
Can anyone explain it?
Now Tech Data has bought SDG, the era of the true hybrid is over
As I recover from a schwonky shoulder/arm - I'm asking all our Twitter followers not to forget our event hashtags
We hope you all have a great year ahead
As the kneejerk reactions to the riots begin, let's not get carried away here
Thought I'd write this handy five point guide on how to really get on our nerves
Unfortunately shouting into a mobile phone on a train means everyone can hear your business
Double whammy sees Vincent sent home in a taxi. Good riddance.
Google ensures a steady stream of job applications for the next 100 years
And not staying ahead of the game
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
Which? investigation reveals we do pay far too much for IT products over here
A BBC report reveals the government has not stuck to a pledge.....
I am now the proud owner of a silver Vespa.
Varlink's chief Mike Pullon is running marathon number six for Shelter
Ouch my head!
The new year is upon us and I wonder what it will hold?
I might suggest a new Olympic category - awards entry reading
Maybe not looking so good out there, eh George?
Research reveals that many firms would be willing to pay to make tax simpler
....of the CRN 'Stating the bleedin' obvious' award goes to.....
As we look back on another CRN Channel Awards, the comments made by a selected few have made me ANGRY
As more threats of a 'triple dip' raise their heads I'm looking into membership of the stating the bleeding obvious society
Even though this was my 16th channel awards, last night was in my top three!
Why is nothing simple when it comes to customer 'service' these days?
Following on from my treating staff well post last week, I marvel at the package of Microsoft's new chief and the cunning way the software giant will pay it
In the wake of Mastercard's recent PR fiasco at The Brit Awards - I wonder what is to come
I'm noticing an increase in the number of people calling me who are just not doing their research. And it is making me ANGRY
After meetings with both HP and Dell global channel execs last week, the question is, which business strategy works best for the channel?
Apparently the age of the zero employee billion dollar business is upon us. Yikes!
What a week it has been. But today was all about the UK
An eventful first day
Some think physical money will disappear in the next 20 years. I say nooooooo!
It seems Microsoft was a little surprised by the headline of one national newspaper today
The internal memo from Yahoo! chief executive masquerades as a stark ultimatum for staff
Is encouraging young people to work for a few hours in exchange for their job seekers allowance taking advantage?
A power failure has caused CRN HQ to relocate remotely - I won't be so blase about disaster recovery now
After years of avoiding events, is the channel embracing them once more?
An unbelievable outcome has left me stunned
Google's plans to slash 4,000 jobs is going to hurt
Do you know who pinched CCS Media's award on the night?
Tips from the British Dietetic Association on how to have a truly miserable Christmas
If 24-hour media coverage is just not enough check this out....
I'm going to be a little difficult to pin down in August - but there are reasons for that!
Less than a week to go!
Please, for your own safety, DO NOT invite me to any more of them
Otherwise you are just going to get in the way
This article about an Aussie being banned for drink driving a beer cooler made me smile
FSB warns Chancellor he needs SMBs to help economy grow
Come and have a go if you think you're 'ard enough!
Climbing the UK's highest mountains in three days was the biggest physical challenge I've ever done
I'm looking forward to celebrating the end of a crazy couple of months after venturing into the world of PowerPoint
Good to know old-fashioned sexism is alive and well in the channel
Everyone groans inwardly when a 'motivational speaker' is on the conference menu, but Kriss Akabusi was great!
We are getting hundreds of downloads of our PDF
Just over a week to go - don't miss out!
Everyone I meet asks how this year has been for CRN and my reply is always the same - manic!
Far too much negativity in the world at the moment
We hope you like CRN's new web site
To find out a bit more about our exciting new report - watch this handy video
It ended in tears as predicted. But who will be left crying?
An interesting development in the long saga of ICT teaching and very relevant to CRN
That post Channel Awards feeling is definitely here, but the night was better than ever
A friend of mine sent me a hilarious email with examples of iPhone autocorrect mishaps.....
Still looking for that Christmas cheer
Private Eye has a little dig at the world's number one vendor
Will you be joining us?
I've decided to patent a new device called the iSpend that just takes money out of your bank account every six months. Warning - tongue-in-cheek comment alert.
As a self-made millionaire claims morals and work ethic matter more than a degree, the question is, do they?
Have I just witnessed the birth of the iPhone killer? And the innovation keeps on coming
In case anyone is wondering where the editorial team is today
As we bid farewell for another four days I hope you make the most of the free time
Do you think you are a fish?
Fuzzy heads all round as that post Fight Night feeling sets in
Leaked news of firm's administration shocks everyone, including own staff on Christmas Eve
A press release I was sent got me all excited, until I read the whole thing
I'm always amazed by the attitudes of people in the US - we could do with some of that positivity over here!
It is smartphone wars for real as Apple sues Samsung
I am one of these crazy journalists taking part in the Acer 'Three Peaks in Three Days' challenge
Today we have announced the Channel Awards shortlist and I'm braced for the flak!
Please join the campaign to change my home town Market Harborough to Meerkat Harborough
Apprentice fever is a little late to my household this time round
Another excuse for people to pontificate about how things need to change in... [insert subject here] blah blah blah
This year is certainly going to be a challenge and the doom-mongers are out in force already
With billions wiped off its value since it floated in May, what will Facebook do next?
April Fool's Day passed me by unfortunately
For the week!
In the light of the Hillary Clinton email saga, will this signal a law change both in the US and over here?
The Channel Awards shortlist is out and I'm bracing for the usual barrage of questions over the shortlist
Charity is in desperate need of unwanted monitors to ship off to developing countries and help get more people connected
ONS figures reveal there are more people over the age of 65 still in full time work
The deadline expires at 5pm today! Don't miss out!
A few days with the white stuff and predictably our rail services fail
A survey claims that consumers are not loyal to one brand because they are looking for a bargain - but do I agree?
My love affair with the products made by a fruit-based vendor is coming to an end
The sign of a great team is one that will not hesitate to cover each others' backs
Have you made the cut?
ebooks are outselling paperbacks, according to Amazon's latest figures
Does anyone have any cool auction prizes going spare for CRN Fight Night?
Why do so many customer-facing companies insist on using these awful institutions?
Sometimes you can do all you can for people but they just don't want your help
Just another night at the CRN Channel Awards
Every year the CRN judges spend hours reading entries and debating the results. But we can't please everyone
Welcome to April 1 - where the media lets its hair down for a day.
As the CompTIA Breakaway event nears its final day....I have a mull....
Riots show how technology is enabling the organised chaos to spread
Well, at least in the cycling world anyway
UKFast's Lawrence Jones is certainly one of the most generous bosses I've ever heard of
CRN's first Sales and Marketing Awards celebrated individual and team success
Quite an apt description of this year's Apprentice contestants
It is impossible to stay quiet about the antics of the hapless few left on the 2010 show
Perhaps Black Friday is due a name change after one of its biggest advocates drops out this year
I have been invited to attend a discussion about this subject. Discuss!
Wasn't it only five minutes since the last lot melted away?
The Lenovo Superfish fiasco and this latest round of NSA sypware makes me wonder how safe you actually are
Is reusing Christmas paper a good idea or just downright stingy?
Insightful Scottish researchers claim negative effects of Facebook outweigh the benefits. Apparently.
As the song goes: Oh What a Night!
With the whole year stretching ahead of us, there is always plenty to do!
With world leaders admitting cyber-terrorism is one of their biggest growing concerns, the value of good IT advice is evermore crucial
But dammit - we all need a break!
Check the former dabs.com boss's debut on Homes Under the Hammer!
Westcoast's move to embrace office supplies is an interesting one
Would you reveal sensitive security information over Twitter or LinkedIn?
Just DAYS to go before the 18 July deadline is up. Don't miss out!
I'd love to be a fly on the wall at HP HQ right now
We go on about security measures in business but what about the lax security policies of banks?
With more A-level students than ever before opting not to go to university - the channel has some rich pickings
HP CEO Leo Apotheker is left red-faced after a private memo about HP results is leaked to the market
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
Vendor's PSG decision ends weeks of speculation
I'm running a half marathon in March in aid of charity...yes I really am!
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
Interesting conversation yesterday sparked debate on how much importance the channel places on websites
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?
One thing I have learned in my 40 years on this planet is R.E.S.P.E.C.T costs very little, but counts for everything
iPad 2's US launch is greeted with the usual crazy high jinks
With my holiday a distant memory already, it is time to start nagging about the Channel Awards deadline
As HMV becomes the latest to call in the administrators I wonder what we will be left with if it cannot be saved
Subtle email arrives today from British Dietetic organisation putting the kybosh on Christmas
I recently celebrated 15 years at CRN and I can't believe what has changed
Just as I was beginning to feel festive - I started reading Christmas press releases
2011 is upon us and it is a busy year ahead
As students take to the streets for a second time I wonder if commuters should do the same?
Apex chief Nick King takes a backseat after merger to concentrate on charity work
More doom and gloom from the CBI as consumers hold onto their cash
Imaginative name for an imaginative person?
A day of whooping and aggression. Where channel men are men and rivals are scared.Or something.
I'm collecting industry tributes about James to send to his parents....
Synaxon UK's first ever conference seemed to go pretty well
Recession. blah. depression. blah. Regression. blah.....come on there is good stuff out there as well
The channel's biggest networking opportunity is coming to Coventry on Thursday 17 May
The whole CRN team is in Coventry waiting to meet you!
whoever called it a 'fun run'?
As a missive from our own company highlights the dangers of bribery - I wonder what exactly it means?
I was lucky enough to attend this great event, sponsored by SCC
It is a tough business
Mark Hughes bares all for charity
Personally I think titles are overrated
I'm in my favourite place (after home of course) for the CompTIA Breakaway event
Mulling over the event and would like feedback
Phenomenan raises its head in the Rovers but is quickly slapped down by Betty the 90-year-old barmaid
What does that mean exactly?
A report claims that a nearly a third of UK firms are blocking social networking sites due to security fears
Surely the most unappetising dish on a menu?
IBM's latest intelligent machine is causing quite a stir in media circles
But in these increasingly busy times, the allure of online shopping is too much to resist
Corporate tax dodgers - something that really gets my goat. Even more than rail companies.
The quickest way to make me never want to use a service is to get BT on the case
Is back. Tonight!
I'm stupidly climbing the Three Peaks for charity and really need your help
As I hang up my phone and pen for the festive period - I hope you all have a great week off
If something is similar, but not exactly the same, can you justify going ahead?
Watching kids interact with technology fascinates me, but worries me too
I have just touched down from a trip to New York to visit our new partners...exciting times ahead