November 2008

  • Government expected to extend SME loan scheme to ease small business pressure

    The government has faced renewed calls to do more to help small businesses from both the opposition and SME lobby groups.

  • Semiconductor sales expected to dip for first time in six years in 2009

    Semiconductor sales are expected to drop next year for the first time since the last time the industry hit the skids in 2001.

  • Semiconductor sales expected to dip next year

    20 November 2008 Semiconductor sales are expected to drop next year for the first time since the last time the industry hit the skids in 2001. The warning has come from the Semiconductor Industr...

  • FAST IiS calls for more compulsory compliance checks

    There should be compulsory checks to make sure that companies and government departments are following compliance guidelines and securing data, according to industry group FAST IiS.

  • Carphone Warehouse heads for velvet divorce

    Carphone Warehouse CEO Charles Dunstone has said that the business could be heading for a split as he unveiled the firm's half-yearly results to the end of September.

  • Microsoft looks to unblock order books with 0% financing offer

    Microsoft has taken the wraps off a financing package designed to unblock reseller order books and encourage wider adoption of the monetary tools used as standard in other industries.

  • Kendall-Smith to exit Fujitsu Siemens in strategy change

    After four years at the helm Fujitsu Siemens is parting company with joint managing director Steve Kendall-Smith but the other incumbent Paul Parish will remain in place as part of a strategic real...

  • Sun Microsystems to shed up to 6,000 jobs worldwide

    Sun Microsystems will axe up to 18% of its workforce worldwide with the aim of reducing costs by as much as $800m over the next twelve months to prepare for what is shaping up to be the deepest rec...

  • Centerprise adds to calls for IP security focus

    Centerprise has become the latest player in the market to identify the physical security market as an arena that data resellers should take advantage of.

  • One laptop per child scheme arrives in Europe

    Although originally designed to be sold into the third world the $100 laptop that was designed for the one laptop per child (OLPC) scheme is to be sold in Europe.

  • One Laptop per Child arrives in UK

    Although originally designed to be sold into the third world the $100 laptop that was designed for the one laptop per child (OLPC) scheme is to be sold in Europe.

  • SCH rocked by massive drop in profits

    Deteriorating economic conditions coupled with continued downward pressure on pricing and vendors taking more business direct weighed heavily on SCH's profits for the year, dragging them down a sta...

  • Intel profit warning hammers tech stocks

    Intel stock hit a 12-year low yesterday as the chip vendor revealed fourth quarter numbers will come in below previously announced expectations.

  • NetApp Q2 figures show buoyancy in storage

    Those operating in the storage world have always known that with data growing and compliance regulations fuelling tighter backup strategies that the market looks relatively stable. The latest to c...

  • BT readies 10,000 P45s

    BT’s recent channel shopping spree has come back to haunt it as the telecoms behemoth admitted that staff costs before leaver costs increased by 2% to £1.32bn in the three months to the end of Sept...

  • Atradius reduces credit insurance on DSGi

    DSGi has put a brave face on the embarrassing reduction in credit insurance that underwriter Atradius has exacted, as it runs for cover in the high risk retail sector.

  • Small business group lists pre-budget wish list

    13 November 2008 As could be expected the wish lists have started to come out in the run up to the pre-budget report, which will be announced towards the end of the month. Among the concerns wil...

  • Vodafone to shore up against recession

    Vodafone has vowed to head off the credit crunch at the pass after unveiling a pre-emptive restructuring programme in the wake of a 35% profit slump in the first half.

  • Insight Enterprises to cut 240 jobs in the US

    Insight Enterprises is axe around 240 jobs or around 8% of its US workforce to cut costs in reaction to the expected continuation of weak market conditions. As revealed in its recent third quarte...

  • Insight to slash 240 jobs in the US

    Insight Enterprises is axe around 240 jobs or around 8% of its US workforce to cut costs in reaction to the expected continuation of weak market conditions.