March 2008

  • Could a recession be the answer?

    by Chris Mellor An incoming company is bright eyed and bushy tailed at one end of the tape market, while another at the opposite end is almost at its wits end as it struggles to avoid bankruptcy. ...

  • Smooth performance

    One of the best products of the past few years has to be the iPod and the smart piece of design has spawned numerous equally innovative products. Gear4 has made a business out of providing produc...

  • Wireless mice keep on running

    It really is a case of using is believing with wireless mice because it is only after you have tried one that you understand the freedom and much more relaxed experience it provides. There has be...

  • TSG halts acquisitions

    Acquisitive Sage partner TSG has called a temporary halt to its expansion programme but has hinted that it could bring out the cheque book again in the summer.

  • Printer market loses value

    At almost 5 million units, the overall size of the consumer printing market in 2007 remained flat on 2006 in terms of volume sales. However, the year was characterised by significant price erosion ...

  • Bell Micro signs virtualisation deal

    by Simon Quicke Bell Micro has secured a deal with Parallels to add server and desktop virtualisation to its portfolio. The distributor already has relationships with Brocade and DataCore, but i...

  • Bright future for storage

    by Billy MacInnes Storage resellers looking for research that will back up their anecdotal evidence that customers are facing greater problems will draw considerable comfort from EMC’s latest thou...

  • Acquisition talks boosts Horizon shares

    Horizon Technology Group has confirmed it has been approached by a potential acquirer that may buy the entire UK distribution and Irish integrator businesses. In a filing with the Irish stock exch...

  • Bytes forges ahead with Xerox buys

    The buy-and-build strategy employed by Bytes Technology Group in the Xerox concessionaire market has continued with Halifax-based Planflow Systems the third acquisition in two years and there is no...

  • NetApp to rebrand products

    NetApp could rejig its distribution channel under a rebranding exercise in an attempt to raise the profile of the StoreVault range aimed at small businesses. Sources close to the company said th...

  • Cure-all for data transfer

    One of the parts of the technology world that tends to be forgotten by almost everyone other than those directly involved is the storage peripherals market. Acronyms including SAS, SATA and SCSI ...

  • Server sales dip

    Shifting dynamics in the server market following the trend of customers consolidating and virtualising their environments saw server sales fall last year but average sales prices rose, according to...

  • Bell Micro faces delisting

    In seven days Bell Micro could be delisted from the Nasdaq if it fails to regain compliance with the market's filing requirements but the distributor has played down the impact of such an outcome.

  • Check Point rewards value

    The conundrum that is channel programmes appears to have been solved by Check Point, which has eased its partners through a transition to a value-based model.

  • No clear winner in storage race

    by Chris Mellor There are various questions vexing my mind at the moment. What’s best, unified storage or point products? Is it better to have a unified storage product line or point products? A...

  • How Blu-Ray won the battle

    One of the great things about hindsight is that it allows you to boast of being right all along when it was often more luck than skill. These that have ended up in the Blu-ray camp and turned a c...

  • Dell awaits 'hungry' resellers for Partner Direct

    The channel account management and field sales teams should be in place at Dell by the end of this month and the UK partner director believes resellers are chomping at the bit to get started.