June 2008

  • Avnet completes Horizon acquisition

    Avnet has been given the green light to complete the acquisition of UK and Ireland distributor come integrator Horizon Technology Group for 1.18 Euros per share amounting to a total of 98m Euros (&...

  • Overland Storage snaps up Adapteq NAS operation

    Overland Storage has acquired the Snap Server NAS business from Adapteq for $3.6m (£1.8m) with $2.1m paid upfront in the cash and the rest settled within 12 months. The allows Overland to a...

  • Margirus calls more more intelligent sales from resellers

    Magirus has used its appointment as a CommVault distributor to warn resellers that in the current climate it is vital they sell storage more intelligently or risk losing the attention of customers....

  • Overland Storage acquires Snap Server NAS business from Adapteq

    Overland Storage has acquired the Snap Server NAS business from Adapteq for $3.6m (£1.8m) with $2.1m paid upfront in the cash and the rest settled within 12 months.

  • Application failure rates costing companies

    Most users have got used to the idea that their systems will crash at some point but the levels of disruption caused by application failure is worryingly high.

  • Relaxing domain name rules increases web vulnerabilities

    Despite the apparent backing of the introduction of more flexibility into the naming of domains on the web concerns have been raised around internet security.

  • Savng money not the planet driving eco sales

    From a vendor marketing perspective, green IT has generated demand for information on energy efficient technologies and services, but the hype is in danger of confusing customers, or creating expec...

  • Late payments threaten SMEs

    27 June 2008 Late payments could threaten to push some small companies into administration as the credit crunch bites and the flow of cash becomes more critical. According to a survey of the mem...

  • Hewlett-Packard to appoint 150 Gold partners

    Hewlett-Packard's decision to award 150 partners the Gold accreditation from 1 November has caused disappointment among some resellers who had expected the recruitment process to be more selective.

  • Channel warned of increasing cyber criminal activity

    Increasingly sophisticated criminal attacks will be a feature of the security landscape for the next couple of years.

  • Virtualisation appeals to credit crunch concious SMEs

    The economic slowdown is being used as a reason to encourage customers to invest in desktop virtualisation.

  • PCI standard has internal blindspot

    The looming arrival of the credit card security regulations that make up PCI have been critcised for being too weak.

  • Dell's indirect business on track

    When Michael Dell, CEO of the PC firm announced plans to formalise partnerships with local resellers and systems integrators last May he pointed out the channel accounted for $9bn (£4.59bn) of Dell...

  • Telco consolidation talk grows

    The consolidation battle in the British telecoms sector has ramped up as reports emerged of a rescue bid by UK-based business ISP Colt Telecom and US-based Global Crossing for Thus.

  • Semiconductors put in strong May performance

    Often used as a bell weather for the industry, figures by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) have shown that the worldwide market grew at a healthy rate in May driven by strong demand for...

  • Storage resellers must sell with intelligence in current market climate

    Magirus has used its appointment as a CommVault distributor to warn resellers that in the current climate it is vital they sell storage more intelligently or risk losing the attention of customers.

  • PCI ushered in but confusion persists

    Retailers will be scrambling to secure themselves as the PCI credit card data requirements come into force.

  • Adventi poaches Oracle Scotland boss to lead the charge

    Adventi Group has sent out a clear signal of its intent to become a significant business IT provider by audaciously poaching the head of Oracle Scotland to become its new CEO. Commenting on the app...