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Microsoft 'in talks' to recruit UK partners for Surface Pro biz sales

Secret squirrel conversations are taking place between Microsoft and five B2B resellers over flogging Surface Pro to corporate customers, The Channel can reveal. Up to now Microsoft has sold Surface Pro only via its webshop direct and through a few select UK retailers including PC World and John Lewis. The device launched in …
Paul Kunert, 01 Jul 2013
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UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

The United Kingdom government has formally adopted the open document format (ODF) as the standard format for government documents. The announcement says PDF/A or HTML are now the standard “for viewing government” while ODF is now expected “for sharing or collaborating on government documents.” There's some pointed language in …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 2014
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Dell's channel love-in: We've picked 500k accounts (from direct reps' garden)

With Valentine's Day on the way, Dell is showing more love to the channel by rewarding direct sales reps who push up to half-a-million customer accounts to partners. The move is happening first Stateside where Cheryl Cook, newly crowned worldwide queen of Dell channels, told channel mag CRN US that it is hoped the move will fuel …
Paul Kunert, 07 Feb 2014

Samsung faces down TAB and smartphone MOUNTAIN HORROR

Samsung has confirmed sluggish sales of smartphones and tablets combined with efforts to shift the stock mountain that cast a shadow over Europe, denting group sales and profits for calendar Q2. The Korean chaebol has been out of step with falling market demand and as exclusively revealed by The Channel back in May, Sammy UK …
Paul Kunert, 31 Jul 2014
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Cisco, EMC love child VCE finally dangles rebate lure over channel pool

Cloudy hardware biz VCE threatened to roll out a new tiered channel programme and, by Jove, that is exactly what UK partners have got. The company was forged by Cisco and EMC in 2009, but it has taken the best part of four years to finally create a mechanism that looks and feels like a vendor programme – and it's offering …
Paul Kunert, 26 Sep 2013
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Microsoft promises, fails to keep things simple for partners

Microsoft today tried to convince UK channel partners that it’s working hard to simplify its licensing terms, but many resellers have grumbled that the firm hasn’t gone far enough yet. MS director of emerging technology, Gurprit Singh, who was speaking at the company’s partner event in London this morning, told the gathered …
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Oct 2008
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Microsoft blesses elite brotherhood to service big customers

Microsoft has anointed a secret guild of Large Account Resellers to service its biggest licensing customers in the UK. Under a re-classification, all 18 UK LARS will be authorised to sell to global customers, termed by the vendor as major accounts. But only a select band will qualify for the incentive programme kicking off on 1 …
Paul Kunert, 16 Jun 2011
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Google rolls out UK smart-meter cloud service

Everyone's favourite advertising company, Google, has today announced the UK roll out of its "PowerMeter" home-electricity-consumption cloud service. The idea is that users of certain home 'leccy meters will for some reason read them via Google's servers, rather than using the online services that come with the meters. Google's …
Lewis Page, 28 Oct 2009
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Microsoft to foot consultant recruitment bill for UK dealers

Microsoft Business Solutions is to foot the bill for recruiting 400 new consultants for its UK partners, to combat a severe skills shortage in the channel. The pressure is on for Microsoft to get enough capacity in its reselling channels before its Dynamics business software strategy gets off the ground in six months or so with …
Mark Ballard, 14 Jul 2006
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Dell hacks £10k off deal registration pricing

Computer maker Dell has slashed its PartnerDirect Deal Registration (PDDR) threshold by a hefty sum in a clear move to attract more UK partners to its programme. The company confirmed today it had permanently cut the cost of its PDDR by £10,000, which covers desktops, notebooks, servers and imaging products. Dell had been …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Jul 2009
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Microsoft reveals piracy battle plan for the UK

Microsoft has launched a campaign targeting software piracy in the UK. Called 'Keep IT Real', the campaign aims to reduce the UK piracy level for Windows by five per cent to 11.7 per cent within three years. The company says its goal would help the UK economy. "Keep IT Real will help us to address the problem in a number of …
OUT-LAW.COM, 20 Feb 2006
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Has Spare Backup had a Carphone Warehouse boost?

Cloud backup service provider Spare Backup has just got a big business boost from a UK partner, thought to be Carphone Warehouse. Spare Backup has an June 24, 2009 SEC filing that says is has agreed" "... a vastly expanded scope of work to be added as an addendum to their (November 8, 2008 Master Services Agreement) (and) will …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jul 2009
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Hitachi reseller cull leaves vacancies

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is seeking a couple of new resellers to complete its squad to attack the mid-range storage market. The firm has chopped around 15 UK partners in the last 14 months, and now has 38. Despite this, UK channel director Andrew Fitzgerald claims revenue growth of 17 per cent. In the past, large-scale …
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Office 2003: one year on

Richard Glew, Microsoft's worldwide director of partner marketing, told The Reg how the introduction of Office 2003 has changed the way the software giant's reseller partners work with customers. Glew said Office 2003 was the first time the desktop applications came with a proper developer platform, enabling independent …
John Oates, 27 Jan 2005
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OpenXML vs ODF round 497

Another day and another Microsoft event designed to promote the importance and flexibility of OpenXML, this time using some of the company’s UK partners to make the point. And it is a fair point, if only because the company’s Office Suite is so well-entrenched in so many businesses and organisations. Getting it to interoperate …
Martin Banks, 12 May 2007
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MS anti-piracy crew puts Suffolk dealer in the stocks

Pity Russell Simpson, joint owner of Suffolk-based resellers Greengage Computer Products, who has not only forked out an undisclosed sum in compensation for unwittingly flogging counterfeit copies of Microsoft software, but sentenced to the stocks too. For Simpson has been dragooned into supplying warning words in a Microsoft …
John Leyden, 18 Nov 2002
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MS, open source, The Facts and the fit-ups

Microsoft is now nearing the end of its "Get the Facts" UK roadshow on Open Source. and we at The Register think it's high time we looked at whether or not the company is getting value for its money, and indeed at the way it's spending that money. We've already produced a report of the London gig, but in order for you to …
John Lettice, 28 Jun 2004