One very prominent character in the IT channel claimed last week, August would be the crunch time for resellers. "After that there will be some serious spring cleaning going on," the source said . . . What's going on at one ASX-listed company with links into retail IT distribution? Apparently, everyone with a salary in excess of $60,000 was booted for some excuse or another leaving just the CEO and his 2IC to run the ship with a series of demotivated order-takers and a couple of nice looking receptionists/PAs . . . Who is the channel manager from a prominent storage vendor who was poached by Quantum ATL for his reseller contacts . . . Which Australian networking vendor employee has been running around town trying to bribe his way into a job with his former employer's contacts database in tow. He may have got away with it, had he not tried to peddle it off to a company part owned by his former company's new MD . . .