Microsoft restructures salesforce. Thousands to be laid off.

Microsoft is poised to layoff thousands of employees worldwide in a move to reorganize its salesforce. A source with knowledge of the planned downsizing told TechCrunch that the U.S. firm would lay off “thousands” of staff across the world. The…

Digital tech industries to add £2 billion to region’s economy

A new report revealing that tech and digital industries could add more than £2 billion to the West Midlands economy and create thousands of new jobs, will be unveiled at a special Birmingham event showcasing new inventions and technological creations….

HPE Completes $1 Billion Nimble Acquisition, Partners Anxious To Rock All-Flash Market

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Monday completed its $1 billion acquisition of all-flash superstar Nimble, opening the doors for its partners to play a bigger role in the disruptive all-flash market. “We looked at the Nimble solution and thought it was amazing,”…

Microsoft asks partners to take on sales staff chopped from Reading HQ

Around 50 people working at TVP in Reading asked to relocate to Dublin or risk redundancy. Microsoft has asked three of its biggest UK partners to consider taking on around 50 people it is getting rid of from its Reading…

Channel Operations Overhaul for Microsoft

Partners have welcomed news that Microsoft is overhauling its partner business, in a move it claims will make it easier for its channel to do business with the firm. The reorganisation will see Microsoft combine its Enterprise Product Group (EPG)…

Cloud vendors increasingly reliant on channel

The shift has occurred as customers turn to the cloud to boost efficiency and productivity More than half of channel executives think distributors will be able to develop or enhance cloud financing programmes thanks to new opportunities arising in the…

26% of British businesses ‘have no protection against cyber attacks’

Although businesses understand the importance of digital innovation, they aren’t prepared for the challenges Almost a third of UK businesses are not sufficiently prepared against a cyber attack, research by software and services provider Advanced has revealed. Additionally, 46% of…

7 Steps to Develop a Successful Business Plan

Most people who spend a little time searching on the Internet or in a bookstore can quickly find a guide on how to write a business plan. However, just following these templates doesn’t guarantee that the business plan produce will…

Ingram Micro: partners need to do more than just resell

Distie tells partners at i360 Cloud Conference that they need to find new ways of differentiating themselves Ingram Micro Cloud today told its partners that to stay successful they need to find ways to differentiate themselves by adding onto vendor…

Misco UK suffers fall in sales and wider losses in FY15

Parent Systemax aiming to restore UK arm to profitability, calling it the ‘cornerstone’ of its European business Misco’s UK arm endured widening losses and falling sales in its last financial year, according to accounts filed recently on Companies House. Revenues…