December 2008

  • Trading Standards make first software inspection of Cardiff firm

    Taking advantage of changes in the law that have strengthened the power of Trading Standards in its fight to protect intellectual property rights the first company has been inspected.

  • Cyber criminals exploiting global downturn

    Most governments are not focusing on cyber crime, there is a shortage of police in this area and the size of the problem is continually expanding. Those were the conclusions of the first McAfee Vi...

  • BSA settles for £35,000 from three hit by legal proceedings

    Indicating that despite the season of goodwill to all men being almost upon us that it will not relax its hunt for users of counterfeit products the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has announced s...

  • Rate of business failures could support 2009 recovery predictions

    Those working with small businesses are starting to believe that perhaps the worst is over with the expression “light at the end of the tunnel” being aired. Dennis Scott, commercial director of e-...

  • Nortel may have sought bankruptcy advice

    Troubled Canadian communications giant Nortel has hit back at its critics after reports emerged that the vendor was seeking legal advice ahead of filing for bankruptcy protection.

  • Professional qualifications add to the salary

    Those wondering if it’s worth bothering investing in professional qualifications given the current economic landscape will find an analysis of the Labour Force Survey persuasive reading.

  • Forrester cuts US IT spending forecasts

    The US is unlikely to be the powerhouse for growth next year that many would hope with only a small increase in IT spending now being predicted for 2009.

  • SSD – the real winner against HDD?

    The solid-state drive (SSD) has big shoes to fill. Its reputation as the technology frontrunner set to replace hard disk drives (HDD) means it faces a public downfall if its promises are not delive...

  • KBOX enables easy server control

    There is a growing market for slivers of tin that slip into a server case and offer greater management functionality. The reason for the increase in demand for these types of products is obvious a...

  • Making the most of legacy systems

    The widening credit crunch and fear of recession have led to a drop in confidence among IT buyers. New projects are being delayed or sliced into smaller pieces that are easier to pass through the p...

  • Axe to fall on marketing jobs

    How important is marketing to businesses that want to survive and prosper in what could be an increasingly gloomy 2009? The message coming from IT companies is mixed at best, according to the late...

  • Proposed RoHS changes could cause admin chaos

    Indications are emerging that changes to the European Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive that place responsibility for ensuring IT equipment meets compliance standards on reseller...

  • Flexible enclosure keeps servers cool

    Server enclosures have changed in the past couple of years, driven not just by the demand for products with greater accessibility but also by a requirement for increased flexibility, as users gain ...

  • RoHS directive changes will impact resellers

    Draft changes to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives published this week by the European Commission will put added responsibility on the reseller community to ensure that the ...

  • eBuyer has credit limits halved

    eBuyer has downplayed the impact that a reduction in credit insurance will have on its business after both Euler Hermes and Atradius slashed limits on the company by 50% following the disclosure of...

  • No job cuts at Cisco, vows Chambers

    Speaking at a Credit Suisse Technology conference in the States, Cisco CEO John Chambers has said that in spite of an ongoing hiring freeze there will be no job cuts at Cisco for the foreseeable fu...

  • Microsoft LAR changes due in January

    Microsoft has halved the number of hoops that LARs must jump through to hit rebates targets under changes that will see partners earn less on volume licensing deals particularly in the public secto...

  • HDS helps dealers justify storage spend

    Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has given resellers access to its in-house Storage Economics analytical methodology in the hope of easing the sales process and enabling end-user IT managers and CIOs to ...

  • Flexible working features in Queen's speech

    Increased legislation around flexible working is expected to feature in the Queen’s Speech at the state opening of parliament later today. Along with bills that will see a crackdown on strip clubs...

  • Atradius calls for more transparency

    Resellers have been advised to put their suspicions to one side when a credit insurer comes knocking for fresh financial information or management data according to Atradius, one of the big three u...