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  • Roundtable: Improving the channel's bottom line

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 June, 2010 17:32

    How to retain profitability within the channel is an issue vendors, distributors and resellers have to constantly stay focused on

  • Cloud Computing: Outsourcing 2.0?

    By Nadia Cameron | 29 March, 2010 09:22

    Cloud computing is being touted as a completely new way of delivering technology, yet many of the solutions on offer sound surprisingly similar to traditional outsourcing. So what is the difference between the two?

  • Business transformation

    By Nadia Cameron | 22 April, 2009 13:33

    Managed services providers (MSPs) attending ARN’s recent roundtable claimed a proactive approach around delivering technology could be a business enabler for end users. It also allowed the service provider to move up and talk to higher levels of management, which brought about a better understanding of the business requirements and demands.

  • The sweet spot

    By Nadia Cameron | 22 April, 2009 13:31

    SMBs have always been thought of as the sweet spot for managed services providers, but many are also experiencing strong take-up in the mid-tier through to enterprise space.

  • Feature: Managed services matters

    By Trevor Clarke | 22 April, 2009 13:26

    It may be the silver lining in an otherwise stormy economy, but that doesn’t mean the managed services game is not without its challenges. TREVOR CLARKE reports.

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  • Top 10 tech industry megatrends of 2015

    By Michael Friedenberg | 22 November, 2014 15:40

    "Futurology has always bounced around between common sense, nonsense and a healthy dose of wishful thinking." That's how a 2012 Scientific American article summed up the history of prediction. Our compelling annual urge to predict the future traces back to the ancient Greeks and their Delphic Oracle--so who am I to argue with such venerable tradition? Here's my top 10 countdown for the shape of our industry in 2015:

  • Watson shows the power of intelligent computing

    By Rob Enderle | 11 October, 2014 00:18

    At IBM's Think Forum in New York, CEO Ginni Rometty took us through the success and future of Watson, IBM's automated decision engine. This technology fascinates me because it's the first major step to change the basic computing paradigm.

  • Physical Layer management in 10G to 40G/100G Ethernet migration

    By Pat Thompson | 27 August, 2014 06:27

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • The rise of vagueness as a service

    By Mike Elgan | 10 May, 2014 21:10

    An unexpected trend is emerging in technology. Information presented to the user is growing vague. Columnist Mike Elgan explains why.

  • Are transparent displays dumb or brilliant?

    By Mike Elgan | 02 February, 2013 12:07

    See-through screens won't happen for phones and tablets, but get ready for your windows to run Window, says Mike Elgan

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