Microsoft Technical Communities Program (MSTC)

Calling all user group leaders and speakers! Have you registered on the new Microsoft Technical Communities site yet? If you are a User Group Leader looking for resources, this is the place to go. Register your group and get a range of benefits including skills-based training, special discounts, free advertising for your event and more….

New HP and Microsoft Agreement to Simplify Technology Environments

For those who haven’t heard, HP and Microsoft Corp. announced an agreement to invest $250 million over the next three years to significantly simplify technology environments for businesses of all sizes. This agreement represents the industry’s most comprehensive technology stack integration to date — from infrastructure to application — and is intended to substantially improve…


Worldwide PC shipments up 12% – IDC

Worldwide PC shipments grew by 12.5% in the second quarter of 2007 (2Q07), according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) returned as the fastest growing region with volume increasing more than 20% from the same quarter one year ago. A competitive market in the United States also helped boost overall growth with…


Resources boom stabilizing IT hire

“Both the private and public sectors have begun increasing permanent staff, with the resources boom in Western Australia and Australia’s stable economy making it the ideal location in the Asia Pacific. According to the Candle 2007 market analysis report released yesterday, demand for permanent staff in New South Wales has increased 25 compared to the…