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Last-chance speaker opps at London’s #BigData World Congress and #Cloud World Forum

March 12, 2013

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_OBig_Data_Logo-copy

There are very few speaking slots left for the Big Data World Congress and Cloud World Forum this June – but if you have great ideas and act fast, you might still have a chance to snag a spot. Just send the name of your company, the name of your potential speaker, and a very brief outline of the speech to Francesca.hannay@informa.com, and she will let you know if there is a chance for you to speak.

There are currently over 60 speakers lined up for Big Data World; check out the keynote speakers here. Over 150 big data solution providers are exhibiting, including event sponsors Talend, BAE Systems, Deltica and Basho. You can register to attend here, but please note that you will have to pay to attend the seminars (an early-bird discount applies until May 10th).

The agenda currently includes sessions on the financial sector’s need for new analytics, cloud-friendly Hadoop, choosing a big data solution that fits your business objectives and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Note for your calendar: US Daylight Saving Time Begins This Week; European Summer Time begins March 31

March 11, 2013

clockconfusionBy Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

Check your calendars, everyone — US Daylight Saving Time began yesterday, although European Summer Time does not begin until March 31. Marketers  and PR pros should brace themselves for a conference call Armageddon as confusion over the new time difference causes some people to miss scheduled calls. Our advice is Read the rest of this entry »

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The 451 Group Announces 3rd Acquisition of 2013 @The451Group

March 11, 2013

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O451GroupLogo

The 451 Group (@The451Group) has announced its third acquisition of 2013 – Applied Velocity Labs. According to the press release, Applied Velocity Labs is a Charlotte, NC-based strategy, advisory and research firm and the developer of a proprietary digital infrastructure strategy framework. It is hoped that the acquisition will “strengthen The 451 Group’s thought leadership around digital infrastructure.”

Martin McCarthy, The 451 Group’s Chairman and CEO,  commented, “The proprietary Applied Velocity Labs strategic framework will broaden our capabilities and expertise, helping enterprises transform their technology operations to support the evolution of the digital enterprise.”

With the Applied Velocity Labs acquisition, Tony Bishop, founder of Applied Velocity Labs, becomes  The 451 Group’s chief strategy officer and co-head of 451 Advisors.

This news marks The 451 Group’s third acquisition since the start of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Get nominating for the CRN Sales and Marketing Awards 2013

March 7, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

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The CRN Sales and Marketing Awards are around the corner, with entries closing 22nd March (5pm GMT) and a shortlist announced 15th April.

This black tie awards evening will take place on 19th June at Lancaster London, promising to be a night of celebration for all involved. These awards will bring together sales and marketing professionals, acknowledging the roles of resellers, distributors and vendors.

Register here  to nominate a sales and marketing team whose expertise and enthusiasm has been vital to its clients’ success. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nominate for the Data Centre Solutions Awards before 15th March

March 6, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

Last year's DCS awardsOn 23rd May, the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London opens its doors to the much anticipated Data Centre Solutions Awards 2013. This prestigious black tie event rewards products, projects and services as well as valuing the companies and teams in data centre fields. The awards will also acknowledge the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Speaker opportunities at June 2013 Red Hat Summit: deadline this Friday

January 10, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

With its June 2013 summit on the horizon, Red Hat is seeking passionate presentation speakers for breakout sessions, panels and labs for this Boston-based event (June 11-14).

The Red Hat Summit is an open source technology event that showcases the latest and greatest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies.

This year, Red Hat is particularly interested in: Read the rest of this entry »

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Channel news: US 2112 Group and UK Incisive Media combine forces

January 9, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

B2B publishers the 2112 Group and Incisive Media formed a recent partnership in a move to extend their  following internationally.

This recent merge will, they hope, establish a combined identity, sparking transatlantic connections and increased readership for 2112 Group’s blog Channelnomics and Incisive Media’s print publication CRN UK and its website, ChannelWeb.co.uk.

CRN explains the goal of this relationship is to “develop media and consultative products that span the transatlantic technology marketplace to support and enable tens of thousands of IT resellers and integrators.”  With this internationally integrated approach in mind, Channelnomics and CRN UK intend to produce joint editorial products in the next year, emphasizing their union through combined editorial objectives. Read the rest of this entry »

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Celebrating 30 years of MicroScope and TechTarget’s acquisition of LeMagIT

December 19, 2012

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_OTechTarget_Logo-no Tagline

Simon Quicke - Editor in Chief -MicroScope - TechTarget party Dec 2012

Simon Quicke, Editor of MicroScope

This is an exciting year for the TechTarget team. We recently attended an auspicious birthday party for UK channel publication MicroScope (@ChannelNews) at TechTarget’s London offices. MicroScope was launched in 1982, making it older than some members of our staff. Simon Quicke, Editor of MicroScope, explained that MicroScope’s longevity shows the channel market is still relevant. Over the last 30 years, MicroScope has evolved from a print publication into a website that “provides significant added value services over and above news and analysis – such as seminars and events, a VAR and distributor directory, research, whitepapers, technical articles and background papers,” to quote a recent tribute to MicroScope. Happy birthday, MicroScope!

Of course, the birthday party wasn’t enough. At the same time, there was another celebration, this one concerning TechTarget’s acquisition of French enterprise technology publication LeMagIT (@LeMagIT). Read the rest of this entry »

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Social media: connect, appeal and engage!

December 14, 2012

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

In the last few weeks, the role of social media has been on our minds, and we’ve started to question how many of us really use this platform to its full potential. Everyone’s signed up, but we’re wondering how many accounts stay updated, with content relevant to followers and therefore considered noteworthy…

We’ve also been contemplating how personal social media handles appear, and how they attract leads for the brand that a personal profile represents. Associating a brand with a face builds connections from person to person which are unique, relevant and interactive.

At the Intellect headquarters in London last month, some of the team attended “Marketing and Sales Group Meeting: CRM and Social Business – Reinvigorating the existing and adding the new.” Here the managing director of Redd Marketing, Leigh Hopwood, spoke on how best to utilize your social media and truly connect with and understand your brand’s followers. Hopwood stressed the importance of social media, noting Read the rest of this entry »

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Network Computing Awards 2013 Now Accepting Nominations

December 10, 2012

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

It’s time to make your nominations for the UK’s Network Computing Awards, which recognise “the solutions and the companies that have been most impressive in helping organisations function better through getting the most out of their networks.” Nominations will close on January 7th, so click here to make your nominations now. If you’re chosen as a finalist, you will be invited to attend the awards ceremony on March 14th at the Hotel Russell in London’s Russell Square. Check out the pictures of winners at last year’s Network Computing Awards here.