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An in-depth look at IBM's hush-hush acquisition...
IBM’s acquisition of marketing automation vendor Silverpop in April 2014 caused barely a ripple in the IT press.
IBM / Lenovo deal: What partners need to know...
Why is IBM transitioning x86 to Lenovo? That's million-dollar question on the lips of the company's Business Partners.
IBM ups partner ante ahead of Lenovo deal
With HP lurking in the shadows ready to forage on the scraps, IBM has urged partners to stick with the company ahead of the sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo.
Security software market beats global rise as Kiwis keep spending
"The consequent involvement of the business in security purchase decisions has both a positive and negative effect on software vendor revenue."
Kiwi tech veteran takes top ANZ Dell role
"As a New Zealander, I am thrilled to return from Singapore to be able to lead this region, which is one of Dell’s top markets, globally."
“Stable” HP targets IBM partners heading to Lenovo
"We have the stability now and they have the instability."
Weak high-end demand triggers external disk storage market decline
"The poor results of the first quarter were driven by several factors, the most important of which was a -25% decline in high-end storage spending."
Google goes after Apple as top tech firms trail behind...
"All of this activity sends a very strong signal to consumers about what Google is about and it has coincided with a slowdown at Apple."
Redmond's new order, a big Aussie distie deal and a mystery start-up...
Six months is a long time in the New Zealand channel market - The Channel looks back at the big stories in February...
NZ CRM revenue increase lags global figures
"CRM will be at the heart of digital initiatives in coming years..."
Vendors proved wrong as Business Intelligence market slows
"Confusion still reigns around how to best leverage analytics on big data. Much big data investment happened outside traditional BI in experimental si
Microsoft takes down Oracle to retain software top spot
"There is a shift in vendor rankings from 2013 at the top of the worldwide software market."
IBM supports NZ firms with $10m cloud investment
"This investment into a local cloud offering brings onshore state-of-the-art cloud computing to our local clients."
Is Apple top of America’s Billion Dollar Brands Club?
Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, HP, Intel, Cisco, Google, IBM, Oracle - which tech firm leads the way?
Industry turns out in force for Westcon's Unified Comms event...
Ten vendors, one very clear message for unified communications enablement at Westcon's Switched On event in Auckland last week.
Fortune 500 company delivers opportunities to Unitec
The Fortune 500 company Concentrix has joined the IBM Delivery Centre at Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology, with the partnership bringing numerous benefits to the students and the business community.
Under-performing IBM to address struggling hardware business
"We must acknowledge that while 2013 was an important year of transformation, our performance did not meet our expectations."
Westcon Unified Comms invite: 10 vendors... 1 message
Westcon Group NZ is inviting resellers and end-users to one-day Unified Communications event, showcasing technical expertise from ten vendors, as well as a host of prizes and giveaways.
As 7,500 jobs go to Lenovo, IBM continues “workforce rebalancing”
Following news that 7,500 IBM workers will join forces with Lenovo in the company’s newly acquired x86 server business, the tech giant has revealed more cuts could be on the way.
How will IBM/Lenovo deal impact the Channel?
Following Lenovo’s US$2.3bn deal to acquire IBM’s x86 server business, many leading industry analysts have questioned how this will impact the channel market.
Lenovo agrees $2.3bn IBM server acquisition
"This acquisition demonstrates our willingness to invest in businesses that can help fuel profitable growth and extend our PC Plus strategy."
Tech firms lead the race in battle for best Workplace
Technology companies have made a strong showing taking 11 out of 43 spots as finalists in this year's Best Workplaces of 2013 awards – run by IBM company, Kenexa.
Apple beats Coca-Cola to become World's Most Valuable Brand
Every so often, a company changes our lives, not just with its products, but also with its ethos.
Attackers sharpen skills, so must CISO's
CISO’s must increase their knowledge of the current vulnerability and attack landscape, such as mobile and social technologies, to more effectively combat emerging security threats.