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Interview with Desiré Athow (@desireathow), Editor of TechRadar Pro (@TechRadarPro)

March 19, 2014

By Rosalind Carr (@Rosalind_at_O) and Rose Ross (@Rose_at_O)

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Following our article on Desiré’s key event advice and tips (“5 golden PR rules for events”), we chat top tech events, PR pitches and hot topics in tech for 2014…

Q.  Tell us a bit about yourself.

Originally from Mauritius, been in this country for the last 10 years or so. English is my third language and my degree is in sociology. So to land in this country and to work as an editor on one of the biggest B2B websites in the UK is an absolute treat. Prior to working on TechRadar Pro, I was the editor of ITProPortal for 8 years and have been covering and writing tech for my entire adult life.

Q. Tell us a little bit about the title you write for and its interest in data storage/mobile/cloud/infosec/virtualization.

TechRadar Pro is a fairly new title, we’ve been around for less than two years. However, because it has been carved out of TechRadar, UK’s biggest technology website, we already have a significant amount of uniques, far more than more established websites. I seldom write unless I attend an event, have an exclusive or snatch an important interview. As for our areas of interest, our roots lie in computing but my team and I have been working hard on diversifying the content production to include business technology at large. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Visit Countdown2CloudExpo.com for an interview with blogger David Terrar

April 4, 2012

Countdown2MWC readers may be interested in a Q&A session just posted on our cloud computing-focused blog, Countdown2CloudExpo.com, with David Terrar (@DT on Twitter). David is a blogger and CEO of a cloud service provider in IBM’s social media speakeasy. He has some interesting views on how to use the cloud and social media to promote your business.

To read the interview, please visit http://countdown2cloudexpo.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/dt/.

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Meet Peter Judge, Editor of TechWeekEurope UK

April 3, 2012

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

Q. Hello Peter.  Would you start by telling us a little about your professional self and your publication?

I have been a journalist for 25 years, aaargh.  To my surprise, I now find myself editor of TechWeekEurope, a proper news site which, after three years, continues to go from strength to strength.  TWE is for technology decision makers.  Our aim is to examine the business implications of IT developments.  As you might imagine, that means we are particularly interested in mobile, security, the public sector, the cloud, and sustainable IT.

 Q. What are the hottest topics in mobile?

This is a tricky question, because in mobile the hottest thing seems to be stuff that doesn’t actually exist – like unannounced Apple products – or stuff that’s not that exciting – like the new iPad.  Where Apple is concerned, people tend to see it even if it isn’t there.  We took a survey before MWC and readers told us Read the rest of this entry ?

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New UK channel publication launches today. Will Channelbiz be the biz for the mobile and telco channels?

March 5, 2012

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

Today sees the launch of Channelbiz.co.uk, a pure play daily online channel magazine that is set to break the mould, from NetMediaEurope – the leading online IT publishing house.

 

According to NetMediaEurope’s announcement. Channelbiz is a channel title with a difference, because in addition to covering breaking news, the site aims to demonstrate to distributors and resellers the benefits in using emerging and nascent technologies to cut costs and to add those extra points to the bottom line.

 

The magazine will provide pithy comment pieces, interviews with important senior managers in the industry, and leading edge technology profiles.

 

The launch editor is Mike Magee, a channel veteran who also founded The Register and the Inquirer – both highly successful tech web magazines. Mike will manage a team of freelancers to produce lively, informative and valuable information for the channel. He continues to be editor in chief of Techeye.net, which has formed a strategic partnership with NetMediaEurope. Mike worked on both Microscope and PC Dealer (CRN) in the past, and also worked as marketing director of a corporate reseller in the 1980s.

 

Commenting on the launch, Dominique Busso, CEO at NetMediaEurope, said: “We are excited to launch Channelbiz.co.uk, and believe it will be well received, given the success of the brand already across Europe.

 

“Through this launch, NetMediaEurope UK now provides the most comprehensive offering to IT audiences.”

 

At a launch event for Channelbiz.co.uk, on the 15th of March at the Soho Hotel, NetMediaEurope will present qualitative and quantitative research on major trends in the channel and threats and opportunities that will affect the nature of both distribution and reselling. Interviews were conducted with 100 CIOs, CTOs, IT managers and with 15 vendors, distributors, VARs and end users and topics covered includes SaaS adoption rates, managed services and converged IP data.

 

The research, conducted by Paul Briggs CEO of Media Mantra Ltd (former editor of CRN, and a reporter for Microscope), and Thierry Hamelin of NetMediaEurope, explores two topics – reinventing the UK channel business model in the cloud era and IT procurement methods in 2012.

 

After the introduction to Channelbiz at the launch, there will be a lively and interactive panel discussion with panellists Malcolm Penn, CEO of Future Horizons and Clive Longbottom, service director of Quocirca Limited, moderated by Mike Magee.

 

The Launchpad team will be catching up with the new team at Channelbiz to find out more. Stay tuned!

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MWC always rocks! There are now over 32 ways to win at the Global Mobile Awards 2012

September 7, 2011

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

Mark your diaries now! The Awards night will be at the Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, 28 February 2012. And the Global Mobile Awards 2012 are now accepting entries!

The GMA’s offer organisations across the global mobile eco-system the opportunity to showcase the latest and best mobile products, applications, services and initiatives to the world.

The categories include the Global Mobile App Awards, Best Mobile Business & Enterprise, Mobile Innovation and more.

New categories this year include Best Smartphone, Best Featurephone, Best Mobile Marketing & Advertising and Best Mobile Tablet. View the entire category list and submit your awards entry by Wednesday, 30th November.

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Opportunity knocks for UK Cloud mobile and other start-ups: @UKTI mission to Silicon Valley offers great ops

September 6, 2011

By Rose Ross AKA @Rose_at_O

The UKTI is offering some great opportunities for some sassy UK mobile cloud start-ups to get some flowers in their hair or more excitingly meet with leading Cloud lights such as VMware and Salesforce before MWC next year. Full info below.

UKTI Cloud Mission: 24 – 28 October 2011 San Francisco

Following the success of last year’s mission, UK Trade & Investment is organising a second Cloud Mission to Silicon Valley. The Cloud landscape is becoming clearer, the PaaS market continues to expand, hybrid Clouds are a reality, and enterprises and governments are planning to adopt Cloud services beyond Dev & Test and for a range of their business functions. The US market is looking for further Cloud technologies, products and services to drive adoption.

We are currently recruiting CEOs of cutting edge companies whose software deliverables might include:

-Compliance, security, reliability, or privacy benefits which address business concerns around Cloud adoption
-Cloud enabling features for scaling, performance, virtualisation, storage, or middleware
-Real cost reductions for business users of private or hybrid Cloud architecture
-Analytics of Real-time / Big Data across the Cloud

Or, is your technology part of the Cloud that powers smartphones and tablets, mobile and collaborative working?

Join UKTI’s 4 day agenda, including meetings with a selection of the following major vendors: Salesforce, Citrix, VMware, HP, IBM, plus local incubators, business environment advisers, strategists and peer companies.  Mission participants will have the opportunity to attend FailCon (www.thefailcon.com) on Monday the 24th at a special UKTI 20% discounted rate.

Places are limited for the mission, register your company today and find out more about this fantastic opportunity –HERE.  The link will take you to the EventBrite website where you will have 90 minutes to complete your application.

Participation in the mission will require commissioning a £888
Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) through UK Trade & Investment. This service provides for overall mission programme and outlined activities. Delegates are responsible for covering the cost of their own transportation and accommodation.

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GSMA extends MWC call for papers to September 8th

August 17, 2011

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

Great news for those still trying to pin down that submission. And there are a lot of areas to think about covering. MWC next year has an extensive range of topics it will focus on so we are sure you’ll find an interesting angle or two to fit your expertise. Get submitting here!

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