Simon Sharwood

Recent articles by Simon Sharwood

Arq Group in trouble: enterprise revenue dips as lenders dig in

Arq Group in trouble: enterprise revenue dips as lenders dig in

Some interest in asset sales, but nothing definitive.
Simon Sharwood Nov 13 2019, 11:40AM Finance
Accenture Australia trims team

Accenture Australia trims team

‘Overcapacity of skills’ leads to workforce 'rebalance'.
Simon Sharwood Nov 13 2019, 6:54AM Services
Dell to ‘crystallise’ storage range soon

Dell to ‘crystallise’ storage range soon

Vendor reveals consolidation, plans to keep channel close during cloud transition.
Simon Sharwood Nov 12 2019, 11:45AM Servers & Storage
Xerox and HP talks offer hope for PC revival

Xerox and HP talks offer hope for PC revival

Printers generate recurring revenue. PCs … not so much.
Simon Sharwood Nov 12 2019, 7:04AM Hardware
MSPs must master multi-cloud says IDC

MSPs must master multi-cloud says IDC

Users will sprawl across clouds, but shrink their MSP fleet says analyst firm.
Simon Sharwood Nov 11 2019, 12:46PM Cloud
AWS makes new upfront discount pricing play

AWS makes new upfront discount pricing play

Commits to consistent dollars-per-hour spend, same as reserved instances.
Simon Sharwood Nov 11 2019, 6:43AM Cloud
Channel Legends look back 15 years

Channel Legends look back 15 years

Channel Dynamics, Westcon, Ingram, Domo, TML, NEXTDC StorageCraft chat with CRN.
Simon Sharwood Nov 11 2019, 6:38AM Strategy
Attaché Software acquired by UK’s Access Group

Attaché Software acquired by UK’s Access Group

Aussie software stalwart predicts partner bonanza.
Simon Sharwood Nov 11 2019, 6:30AM Finance
Xero slows costs by extending training beyond partners

Xero slows costs by extending training beyond partners

Passes two million subscriber mark and posts cracking results
Simon Sharwood Nov 7 2019, 3:39PM Finance
Reseller won deal by having a haircut with a prospect

Reseller won deal by having a haircut with a prospect

PODCAST: Callum McDonald of CSW-IT shares the City Software turnaround story.
Simon Sharwood Nov 7 2019, 1:10PM Sales & Marketing
Mia Distribution signs as master agency for RingCentral

Mia Distribution signs as master agency for RingCentral

Extends current hardware fulfillment arrangement after just four months.
Simon Sharwood Nov 7 2019, 10:15AM Collaboration
Optus makes 220-store Apple-for-business push

Optus makes 220-store Apple-for-business push

Small business zones featuring iThings and iExperts to appear across Australia.
Simon Sharwood Nov 7 2019, 6:33AM Sales & Marketing
VMware plans less-hardware clouds for partners

VMware plans less-hardware clouds for partners

Also launches vSphere-with-Kubernetes beta.
Mark Haranas , Simon Sharwood Nov 6 2019, 12:02PM Finance
Melbourne SAP partner BNW bought by SoftwareONE

Melbourne SAP partner BNW bought by SoftwareONE

Will become part of global SAP practice.
Simon Sharwood Nov 6 2019, 10:22AM Strategy
HPE channel chief Marina Fronek to depart

HPE channel chief Marina Fronek to depart

Chasing her next career chapter, will usher in successor.
Simon Sharwood Nov 5 2019, 11:29AM Sales & Marketing
DXC buys Sydney SAP and Microsoft partner Bluleader

DXC buys Sydney SAP and Microsoft partner Bluleader

For its customer experience expertise, which it plans to export.
Simon Sharwood Nov 5 2019, 9:52AM Sales & Marketing
Microsoft starts countdown to new Azure CSP plan

Microsoft starts countdown to new Azure CSP plan

You’ve got “several months” to adopt it.
Simon Sharwood Nov 4 2019, 12:00PM Cloud
ASG acquires Brisbane MSP 1ICT

ASG acquires Brisbane MSP 1ICT

Acquisition takes ASG into India and strengthens Queensland presence.
Simon Sharwood Nov 4 2019, 11:25AM Finance
Alca-Lu takes Melbourne ISV to Asian hotels

Alca-Lu takes Melbourne ISV to Asian hotels

Tapendium’s in-room tablet computers become VoIP endpoints.
Simon Sharwood Nov 4 2019, 2:01AM Cloud
Microsoft delays self-service software purchasing plan

Microsoft delays self-service software purchasing plan

Plan would have let end-users buy licences with little oversight.
Simon Sharwood Nov 4 2019, 1:48AM Finance

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