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Darwinism comes to the Channel

Darwinism comes to the Channel

Darwinism comes to the Channel: Evolution, and survival of the fittest have long been documented as the manner by which species prosper, and this is no truer than in the IT channel. If we consider where Microsoft were in the early 80’s – a mere fly-swat to the likes of IBM, their reliance on resellers… Continue reading Darwinism comes to the Channel

Where have all the silver bullets gone?

Where have all the silver bullets gone?

Where have all the silver bullets gone? “One install equals one licence”, “OEM software lives and dies with the machine”, “You don’t own the software, merely the rights to use the software” etc. etc. Fast forward to today: “Your Oracle ordering document takes precedence over any pre-existing contract you might have signed”, “Improving your processor… Continue reading Where have all the silver bullets gone?