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  • Profile: Microsoft Australia's new chief Pip Marlow

    <b>Microsoft’s new country manager, Pip Marlow, has been with the company for 15 years and brings a wealth of channel experience to the role. She chats with ARN about her vision for the company in 2011 and how she plans on maintaining her work/life balance.</b>

  • Soaring dollar turns the channel to grey

    Due to the soaring Australian dollar and what many consider to be continually steep vendor prices, some resellers are allegedly turning to grey importing goods, risking vendor/reseller agreements.

  • Businesses still stumble over off-site back-up

    British businesses are lagging behind many of their global competitors when it comes to disaster recovery in the clouds, according to research from Acronis. And even the companies who are diligent about backing up are failing to treat virtual servers in the same way as they treat physical ones.

  • iPad leads way as 'media tablet' business grows 45% in Q3 2010

    If it wasn't already obvious, Apple's iPad has led the way to explosive growth in the so-called "media tablet" business. The device almost exclusively led the way to a strong 2010 third quarter that grew by 45 per cent compared to the second quarter, IDC said Tuesday with the release of its first report on the new tablet computer market.

  • Wall Street Beat: Software to drive IT growth

    Intel and SAP results and various forecasts issued this week suggest that while 2010 was a recovery year for just about all sectors of IT, enterprise software and accompanying services will be the main drivers for technology revenue growth over the next few years.

  • Watch out Android marketplace! Here comes Windows

    Nattering nabobs of negativism aside, the marketplace for Windows Phone 7 apps is doing quite well, thank you. A recent analysis from IDC shows that the WP7 marketplace is growing at a faster clip out of the gate than its counterpart for Google's Android operating system. What's more, it can even be favorably compared to Apple's app store.

  • Top trends to watch out for in 2011

    Industry experts reveal the hot market trends for the next 12 months including the growing datacentre market, converged infrastructure, cloud computing and virtual desktop infrastructure solutions

  • Apple dethrones Nokia, Android makes a charge

    Just 12 months ago, Apple’s burgeoning mobile phone business could do no wrong in Australia. Fresh from the local launch of the iPhone 3GS and with a market share ranking that was speedily catching up to the likes of Nokia and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry in the smartphone market, Apple was on track to conquer the world.

  • Semiconductor market to slow down next year

    Market research firms Gartner and IDC on Thursday said that worldwide semiconductor revenue will slow down next year, putting the brakes on the market's recovery this year from the recession.