April 2008

  • Protect kids from the web

    One of the most worrying areas of the internet is its scope for making children vulnerable to criminals and other predatory elements. The growth of chatrooms and social networking sites has take...

  • Changing fortunes in security

    With rarely a day passing without the British media reporting a data leak at a prominent organisation or government department, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect sales of data loss prevention t...

  • SSD frenzy grips vendors

    Maybe the Storage Networking World (SNW) event in Orlando has been the spark but the storage hardware inventiveness index has suddenly rocketed. A drive array was a drive array was a drive array wa...

  • Add greenery to save money

    If there is one word that grabs the attention of a customer that word has to be "green". With an antarctic ice shelf sliding into the sea and the weather all over the place it is hard ...

  • Brocade aims high

    In the wake of last month’s imprisonment of its former human resources chief Stephanie Jensen — for backdating and falsifying corporate records between 2000 and 2004 — storage vendor Brocade has co...

  • An eventful first quarter

    The first quarter of the year ended with an old-fashioned feel, with several high-profile product launches that recall the good old days of the 1990s. Leading the charge with the major launches i...

  • Targeting the gaming community

    by Cliff Cheetham Those who view the gaming market as a niche that is hard to sell into might need to have a rethink because things are changing. The use of the word ‘niche’ might need some clar...

  • Second chance for CRM

    Once bitten, twice shy could well be the CRM epitaph. The technology has too often failed to live up to expectation as organisations have embarked upon multiple tactical deployments that have paten...

  • Visibility is vital

    When the first ISPs started offering services to customers, the main features were web browsing, file transfer, email and news group access. Most of the internet content came from the US and the ma...

  • Bright future for virtualisation

    With the credit crunch looming, resellers are understandably keen to get any advice on product areas that can withstand budget cuts. According to research from Citrix, it looks as if virtualisati...

  • Move to ICT services aids sustainability

    A move away from products to services in information and communication technology (ICT) could have a positive effect on sustainable development, according to a survey by Forumfor the Future. The ...

  • Virtualisation market poised for growth

    Growing IT labour costs coupled with concerns around reliability and performance will make the market for storage virtualisation continue its solid growth rate, according to a survey by F5 Networks...

  • Avnet tipped as Horizon suitor

    There is continued industry talk identifying Avnet as the distributor that recently approached enterprise player Horizon Technology Group to kickstart negotiations that could lead to the sale of th...

  • Police hunt for fraudulent reseller on the run

    The police are on the hunt for Raymond Nevitt, former head at Manchester-based reseller Ravelle Group who absconded after being found guilty of fraud totalling £3.25m, which he had used to fu...

  • Magic web's tawdry truth

    Amazing what you can do on the web these days. For instance, you can upload a bunch of photos to Tagcow.com and get them all back accurately tagged with keywords like "beach", "rain&...

  • Staggered product launches set to become familiar sight

    The influence of the internet is changing the timetable of large software releases, forcing vendors to brief resellers at a much earlier stage. Even before the release of Windows Server 2008 ther...

  • A leap in mobile computing

    There were two landmark announcements in our corner of the tech world recently that have the potential to change the definition of mobile computing. The first came from Intel and focused on their...

  • Can the largest robbery in the UK be stopped?

    When you see a figure the size of £290m has been stolen, it amounts to a sizeable chunk of revenue. As one source commented last week, it is one of the largest robberies ever committed in the UK a...

  • De-duplication can boost performance

    De-duplication in itself is easy to understand – optimised storage capacity usage by eliminating duplicated data. However the devil is in understanding the different technologies, techniques and im...

  • Security is the key for remote working

    Remote working is an increasingly popular choice for millions of people in the UK . It makes sense for increasing business productivity, boosting employee motivation, as well as the added bonus of ...