October 2008

  • FAST IiS calls on government for more IP protection

    The decision by the US government to create the role of a IP tsar to keep an eye on intellectual property has been heralded as a move that the UK government could learn from.

  • Apricot returns to target mobile workers with sub-laptop product

    In an announcement that will spark a feeling of nostalgia for a generation of thirty something's the brand of Apricot Computers is making a comeback.

  • Intel appeals to EU

    Industry heavyweight Intel has asked the EU to grant it more time to respond to charges that it bribed retailers to shift more PCs built on Intel chips.

  • Green set to dominate debate at Storage Expo

    With Storage Expo kicking off tomorrow in Olympia in London for a couple of packed days the organisers have given an early indication of what will be under discussion at the event.

  • Crisis no 'dot com bust' says Gartner

    Speaking at this week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in the US, analysts have said that although the economic crisis is going to impact IT budgets next year, the scale of the slowdown will not match tha...

  • SAP shares hit by another dose of CEO honesty

    Although the honesty is refreshing the continuing openness that senior executives at SAP are engaging in is unlikely to help the vendor's share price keep on an upward path.

  • IT executives call for leadership in the face of meltdown

    Executives in the IT sector are calling for calm in the face of a growing sense of alarm and panic in the business community. According to a survey from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) al...

  • Computerlinks expands into physical security

    Security distribution specialist ComputerLinks has launched a physical security division in a move that opens up a growing market to data resellers.

  • Abacus falls to Avnet

    Components distributor Abacus has fallen to Avnet in a £42m cash deal after failure to execute on a planned acquisition strategy meant it put itself up for sale last month.

  • iSuppli warns of trouble for chips

    Technology market intelligence specialists iSuppli has adjusted its forecast for 2008 worldwide semiconductor growth downward from 4% to 3.5%, but is warning that the chip market could be in for a ...

  • Storage Expo 2008

    Every year the great and the good of the storage world meet at Storage Expo to show off their wares and inform resellers and customers about the general state of the market.

  • Cisco keeps mum on Linksys future

    Cisco has continued to maintain its silence over the definitive future of the small business-focused side of its prosumer and small office Linksys brand after folding Linksys' SMB channel into the ...

  • Phoenix warns of softening in half year figures

    Phoenix IT Services has unveiled a picture of the half year that show growth but contain the signs of continued softening in the market. The company has indicated pre-tax profit for the first half...

  • IBM moves to rally share price with early Q3 preview

    IBM provided some cheer for those looking for signs of resilience in the IT world with better than expected Q3 figures. The vendor revealed its profits were up a week before it was scheduled to re...

  • Storage Expo preview

    Every year the great and the good of the storage world meet at Storage Expo to show off their wares and inform resellers and customers about the general state of the market. Along with the show fl...

  • Phoenix IT Services half year figures show growth but warn of softening market

    Phoenix IT Services has unveiled a picture of the half year that show growth but contain the signs of continued softening in the market.

  • IBM moves to rally share price with peek at 20 % Q3 profit increase

    IBM provided some cheer for those looking for signs of resilience in the IT world with better than expected Q3 figures.

  • SAP announces cost cutting plan to help weather economic storm

    SAP is preparing itself for a cost cutting programme to prepare itself for the further effects of a downturn.

  • Graydon warns channel insolvencies set to soar

    The number of channel firms going to the wall is on the up according to the latest set of insolvency figures from Graydon UK but worse is yet to come the credit reference agency has warned.

  • US banks to part-fund Foundry acquisition

    Storage specialist Brocade has secured a $1.2bn (£687m) combined loan and revolving credit facility from the Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and HSBC as it seeks to wrap up its purchase of networki...