January 2008

  • Brick designs blueprint to build solid ProCurve

    When HP ProCurve's UK country manager, Jon Weatherall, hit the road at the tail end of July 2007, some in the channel rushed to paint his departure as the end of an era. But six months later, and w...

  • Lenovo signs IBM server deal

    Lenovo has vowed to end the troubles that have dogged its recent quarters and promised partners that channel incentive programmes, the special bid process and lead times are being reviewed to creat...

  • Forum questions SME statistics

    by Billy MacInnes The UK’s much-vaunted credentials as an entreprenuerial economy have come under fire from research that claims the growth prospects for small businesses are diminishing and that e...

  • Lights-out data centres to grow

    by Simon Quicke An era of unmanned data centres is drawing nearer as environmental and economic factors drive users towards a world where the technology takes the strain. David Pritchard, senior ...

  • Simple secured wireless

    Technology becomes accepted into the mainstream so much more quickly than it ever used to, with home users embracing anything that will make their lives easier. Two things have driven wireless net...

  • More than storage

    When you first hear the words ‘big red box’ you might automatically think of storage in the sense of something brightly coloured you put your belongings in. The connection between that image and t...

  • Partial refreshes to increase

    by Paul Kunert In one of the more off-the-wall predictions for the storage market in 2008, IDC believes customers will increasingly demand partial hardware replacements to cut costs and up the ante...

  • Data leak puts focus on encryption

    The channel has been handed a gift with yet another loss of confidential data, this time from a Ministry of Defence laptop.

  • Lenovo delays launch into UK retail arena

    Lenovo has promised that its consumer PCs will be on the shelves of UK retailers before the year is out following claims from partners that the boxes were originally due for launch in April. The ...

  • A stylish alternative

    Laptop bags have come on in leaps and bounds in the past few years and are now a far cry from the clunky freebies you got with mobiles in the past. The initial inspiration of designers of laptop b...

  • Smart digital photo tools

    It is one thing to sell a digital camera, but it is quite another helping a customer to get the most out of the purchase. It is quite understandable why people might take digital photography for g...

  • Delivering broadband control

    These days you don’t see too many people harking on about broadband, with most of us just signing up to services as a norm. But for businesses the issue of looking after their broadband continues ...

  • Global plans for Dell buy

    Dell has paid an undisclosed sum for UK server and storage consultancy The Networked Storage Company (TNWSC) and plans to offer its services globally. The Surrey-based firm specialises in helping...

  • Clustering influences future

    by Paul Kunert Consolidation at disk array level is forcing major storage vendors to reconsider more scalable options that industry observers predict will replace monolithic systems in the not-too-...

  • Markets to converge

    The idea of convergence between opposite sides of the same sector has been a market trend over the past few years, but so far has not been too evident in the security space.

  • Big switch or small beer?

    by Chris Mellor Preparing for storage Armageddon? Nicholas Carr thinks you should be, because computing-as-we-know-it is in the process of vanishing. A real big cheese in the area of computing, bu...

  • Hot topics in 2008

    At the start of last year there were weighty expectations for Microsoft’s Vista operating system and hopes that the wave of enthusiasm would filter through to consumers and provide a surge in upgra...

  • Teksys finds buyers

    The standing of Teksys is looking more secure after private equity backers bought the entire business with the intention of using the less-than-certain economic climate to consolidate. There were r...

  • Midwich enters Europe with Which Lamps range

    Midwich is widening its horizons unveiling plans to increase its European activity selling projector lamps on the continent. The Diss-based distributor has been building up a market for its Which ...

  • Trams buys Rapid Group to bolster Mac operations

    Apple specialist Trams has expanded its stake in the Mac channel with the acquisition of Rapid Group, which will deliver a combined turnover of £20m.