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  • books ron eci 2016Will ECI owners
    change hands?

    PE Hub reports Apax may
    sell half #1 software house


    OP industry's leading systems house ECi Software Solutions was the subject of PEHub reports that owners Apax were considering the sale of half its asset. We discuss the story with CEO Ron Books and his future development plans.  Later today

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  • Screen Shot 2020 01 24 at 1.31.42 PMA BETTer EdTech
    Class for 2020's

    'Future is Now' shows top
    learning tools from leaders


    BETT 2020
    the 36th annual international Education Technology Show in London attracted 30,000+ visitors this week. We report and highlight the latest developments and best in class learning tools and services over the weekend

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  • Williams John Domtar DumpsterDomtar down
    deeper'n'down

    Protectionist CEO cuts
    capacity & profit forecast


    Leading US papermaker Domtar Corporation today issued a profit warning for Q4'19. CEO John Williams has been active protectionist with ITC to limit and penalize importers. Is it too late to drive an urgent reinvention programme?

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  • MEGATRENDS 2020sq2020 Business
    Supply Market
    MEGATRENDS

    Put Productivity Services
    Top of your 2020's agenda


    Apple, Microsoft, Amazon & Uber have M-powered a new entrepreneurial revolution with affordable personal tech & immediate delivery services. Stop, look, listen & connect with users by providing personalised productivity services + integrated same-day delivery. We guide on how dealers can take charge of their destiny? Report inc. 2019 US/UK Market Review

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  • tech resellers 18Top Tech VAR
    Resellers 2019

    Progressive, productivity
    driven dealers dominate


    CRN
    has published its annual review of top tech resellers aka managed service providers. In addition, invaluable research on end user needs and attitudes towards suppliers. We highlight the business supply leaders and discuss why productivity driven dealers are back in vogue

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One SWacker chicagoChicago's uber
urban tech hub

1 SWacker tower move
follws Bos, NY, SF & SEA

 

Last week's purchase of downtown Chicago office building is the latest indication that investors are betting heavily it will become an increasingly important tech centre

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rometty ginni ibm cloudIBM & Cisco's
cloud catches

Continues investment
in open (IaaS) services 


Enterprise IT services giants IBM & Cisco continue to invest in cloud service providers to chase leaders Amazon & Microsoft. Meanwhile HP continues it haughty pretence.

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chicago MM yelp officeTech realty
goes retro

Chicago urban shift
to Merchandise Mart


As giants like Facebook & Google build new offices in California cities smaller tech companies are doing just the opposite in downtown urban ex-industrial settings 

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whitman meg hp discover15HP Discover:
direction split

Meg's main message.
New product releases


HP Discover 2015
conference started yesterday with numerous news announcements and strategy updates. Here's a quick round up of the key news so far & Meg Whitman's address

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lamneck ken insightNew Insight

logo illogical

Does intricate redesign
miss simplicity meaning?


Global IT reseller Insight Enterprises says new logo and brand refresh reflects how the industry has changed since it set up shop in 1988. But has it misread the market?

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dixons carphone jamesDixons: double

% growth drive

Carphone integration &
mobile demand boost


Dixons Carphone Group,
the electricals and mobile device retail leader in Europe reported outstanding Q4'15 results to 2 May; 12 months after its merger

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hp meg deckchair shifterH o l l o w
r e t e n s e 

Discover: Meg moving
deckchairs on Titanic.
Showboating Wall St.


HP's Discover 2015 conference opened today in Las Vegas supposedly for the benefit of  10,000 IT leaders. Apologies for thinking it was a separation showcase ahead of its split on Nov 1 and subsequent HP Enterprise merger with EMC...

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dutkowsky bob techdataTechData: Will  
W/S go direct?

CEO Dutkowsky answers
questions after STG deal


Last week
 #2 IT wholesaler, Tech Data's CEO Bob Dutkowsky
was interviewed by CRN re concerns resellers have over its acquisition of VAR Signature Technology Group (STG). Will it start a trend?

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apple beats cook headsetApple streams to
new Beats tune

Preview WWDC event
of new Spotify rival


Apple is about to make a play to capture a huge part of the music industry. Can it succeed on Spotify's turf?

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WeWprk Neumann McKelveyThe phenomenal
rise of WeWork

Inside the world leader
in co-working spaces

 
Last week we met with WeWork's Luca Gualco at the Bisnow's'Office of the Future' event in Boston. On Friday we tour their co-working spaces at South Station and SeaPort. We profile its progress

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