April 2008

  • 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...

  • Infosecurity Europe: product review

    In an age when most people argue that the internet has started to replace everything, it is reassuring not only to walk the halls of an exhibition and do business with real people, but also to see ...

  • Time for CRM to get social

    Historically, salespeople have been well known for keeping valuable information close to their chests. However, the climate is changing and we are now a society of social networkers, and people are...

  • Delivering power where it matters

    One of the subjects in the channel that has become a daily discussion point in the past year is power. Everyone wants to know how much power they are consuming, and which bits of kit suck up the wa...

  • Generating an attractive return

    The great attraction of the accounting software market has always been its recurring revenues. Tax changes and, increasingly, compliance regulations, mean businesses are willing to pay vendors a ma...

  • InvisiTasking makes for 'no brainer' sales

    It has been a while since the name Diskeeper appeared on Tech Trader’s pages but, as is usual in the world of technology, if you wait long enough another version will come along. As you would exp...

  • Motorola addresses concerns over splits

    Motorola has assured its business partners they have nothing to fear from the imminent break-up of the communications giant. The company announced it was to divest itself of the struggling and unpr...

  • Blu-ray in the ascendant as 2.5in drives on the horizon

    There have been numerous product launches around the flash arena and that trend is set to continue with the introduction of smaller drives writes Chris Mellor. 2.5 inch drive surge coming. ...

  • Opportunities with Server 2008

    In the good old days of the channel there seemed to be a product launch every other week at a plush venue with some half-decent food. These days the large launches are special because of their rar...

  • UK should look east to build confidence

    With the financial markets getting jittery again, there are no immediate signs that things will settle down, and to some extent, the US is to blame. The Federal Reserve is showing its desperation...

  • Data leakage to set conference agenda

    As the great and the good meet in Olympia later this month to show off their wares and discuss the direction of the industry there are going to be a couple of key areas that dominate conversations....

  • Acorn event recalls best of British computing

    The glory days of the early 1980s saw some British names fighting it out in the computer rooms at schools and in the bedrooms with Acorn among the leading contenders.

  • F-Secure Anti-Virus 2008 offers SMEs security

    One of the more immune products in any downturn is computer security because taking risks with data is simply not an option.

  • Protect your firm when staff leave

    One of the biggest problems with putting a lot of effort into developing staff is that they have a tendency to up sticks and leave. The worse case scenario is when not only do they leave but they a...

  • Simplifying security for a greener network

    When IT managers consider consolidating their organisation’s IT hardware, the primary motivation often concerns freeing up data centre space or reducing management overheads. However, reducing the ...

  • Projecting healthy sales

    The days when projectors were products that occasionally got switched on in boardrooms or found their way into clubs and classrooms has long gone.

  • Opportunities with Server 2000

    In the good old days of the channel there seemed to be a product launch every other week at a plush venue with some half-decent food.

  • Spending curb could push hosted services

    Ahead of the inaugural EMEA Enterprise Networking and Communications Summit, to be hosted by Gartner in London towards the end of April, analysts have been mulling over the state of the market as t...

  • New VAT rules will not burden firms, says EC

    The European Commission has assured traders they will not see increases to the administrative burdens already placed on them, after it outlined proposed changes to VAT regulations designed to cut c...

  • Dell looks to get into bed with John Lewis

    Dell is locked in negotiations with a premium high-street brand as part of its ongoing retail expansion strategy, according to sources close to the vendor. As revealed late last year, in an atte...