Sholto Macpherson

Sholto Macpherson has worked in radio and print journalism for more than 10 years. He began his print career as sub-editor for CRN Australia in 2000 before becoming a freelance journalist for a range of publications in IT, politics and business, sustainability and the arts. Before taking the role of editor of CRN, Sholto spent three years as associate editor of The Diplomat magazine, an Australian title on international politics. He is now a contributing editor to the publication.

Recent articles by Sholto Macpherson

Signs of the infrastructure apocalypse

Signs of the infrastructure apocalypse

[Comment] Dell-EMC merger is reaction to enterprise buyers' cloud focus.
Sholto Macpherson Nov 30 2015, 2:02PM Comment
From Magento to AWS, how a digital agency owns the cloud stack

From Magento to AWS, how a digital agency owns the cloud stack

Netstarter is part of new cloud channel for a digital era.
Sholto Macpherson Nov 19 2015, 7:36AM Cloud
When is it wise to outsource to other partners?

When is it wise to outsource to other partners?

[Comment] The benefits of standing on the shoulders of others.
Sholto Macpherson Nov 11 2015, 12:10PM Comment
Should resellers outsource or offshore migrations?

Should resellers outsource or offshore migrations?

[Comment] Focus on faster returns for customers.
Sholto Macpherson Oct 20 2015, 7:00AM Comment
How Salesforce.com’s rock-solid platform won over Sage

How Salesforce.com’s rock-solid platform won over Sage

[Comment] The Force is strong with this one.
Sholto Macpherson Sep 30 2015, 2:48PM Comment
Meet Unleashed Software, a cloud ERP with local clout

Meet Unleashed Software, a cloud ERP with local clout

[Comment] Born amid the ANZ accounting software boom.
Sholto Macpherson Sep 6 2015, 4:00PM Cloud
Is 'channel-first' just lip service?

Is 'channel-first' just lip service?

Not every reseller is easily convinced about vendors' partner promises.
Sholto Macpherson Aug 25 2015, 11:02AM Strategy
Local software boom running short on staff

Local software boom running short on staff

So many jobs, so few suitable candidates.
Sholto Macpherson Aug 24 2015, 6:28AM Software
Meet Retriever Communications, a Sydney mobile specialist

Meet Retriever Communications, a Sydney mobile specialist

Talking app opportunities for enterprises.
Sholto Macpherson Jul 30 2015, 5:17AM Collaboration
ATO could open door for smaller resellers

ATO could open door for smaller resellers

Monoliths and mainframes out, agile projects in.
Sholto Macpherson Jun 28 2015, 10:00AM Finance
The psychology of good software design

The psychology of good software design

We talk to the company that designed UX for Telstra.
Sholto Macpherson Jun 28 2015, 10:00AM Software
A reason for resellers to thank the taxman

A reason for resellers to thank the taxman

Opportunities around government’s shift to standard business reporting.
Sholto Macpherson Jun 10 2015, 5:08AM Finance
Fridge-sized data centre lets miners move on from dusty boxes

Fridge-sized data centre lets miners move on from dusty boxes

Homegrown Perth manufacturer scoring major clients.
Sholto Macpherson Jun 3 2015, 5:06AM Data centre
Analysing the acquisitions in the CRN Fast50

Analysing the acquisitions in the CRN Fast50

Almost a dozen business owners have attracted buyers.
Sholto Macpherson May 28 2015, 12:00PM Photos
Bumper buyouts for CRN Fast50 success stories

Bumper buyouts for CRN Fast50 success stories

How Fast50 companies have become M&A targets.
Sholto Macpherson May 28 2015, 12:00PM Cloud
Aussie resellers cash in as POS goes cloud and mobile

Aussie resellers cash in as POS goes cloud and mobile

From tablets to SaaS to analytics.
Sholto Macpherson May 27 2015, 9:30PM Software
How to make sales while losing money, the SaaS way

How to make sales while losing money, the SaaS way

[Comment] Where are the profits in the cloud?
Sholto Macpherson May 27 2015, 11:39AM Comment
How Telstra wants to own cloud software sales

How Telstra wants to own cloud software sales

The world after T-Suite and Office 365.
Sholto Macpherson Apr 21 2015, 8:40PM Cloud
The recurring dream of subscription software

The recurring dream of subscription software

Predictable, ongoing revenue is no longer a fantasy for resellers.
Sholto Macpherson Apr 21 2015, 6:28AM Software
How a Sydney MSP launched a software start-up

How a Sydney MSP launched a software start-up

Reseller's high hopes for its own intellectual property.
Sholto Macpherson Apr 10 2015, 11:29AM Cloud

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