July 2008

  • Pegasus calls for reduction in SME red tape

    Accountancy specialist Pegasus has called on the government to reduce the burden of red tape that is imposed on small businesses.

  • Symantec warns of Olympic malware threats

    One of the favoured techniques of virus writers in days gone by was to use a major global event as a trigger to send out attacks and spam related material seems to be back in fashion.

  • Lenovo to unveil netbook range

    Lenovo is planning an assault on the netbook market by the end of September, according to notebook ODMs in the Far East.

  • Brocade points to Foundry buy as channel opportunity

    Brocade has expanded on its reasons for buying Foundry Networks and the repercussions for the channel underlying the increase in opportunities it presents for partners. The announcement of the $3b...

  • Gateway abandons direct sales

    Gateway is to abandon its direct sales approach and sell exclusively through channel partners to mirror the strategy employed by parent company Acer.

  • Brocade spells out channel benefits of Foundry Networks acquisition

    Brocade has expanded on its reasons for buying Foundry Networks and the repercussions for the channel underlying the increase in opportunities it presents for partners.

  • $100 netbook a reality in three years

    Resellers wondering how low notebook prices can go have been given the answer by Gartner after the analyst claimed the first $100 (£50) device is on its way, but will not arrive for another two to ...

  • Resellers with security and networking skills in demand

    An increasing number of customers are looking for a single reseller to offer both security and networking expertise.

  • Viglen profits collapse

    Sir Alan Sugar may have a new role for an Apprentice in the next series of the BBC show getting them to help turnaround an ailing local system builder called Viglen. In financial results for the ...

  • Replicate data to protect servers

    Many organisations are adopting virtualisation in their data centres to better use hardware, reduce power consumption and simplify management. The reliability of the infrastructure is critically i...

  • Microsoft's Barclay prepares for new challenges

    Working with the channel is always going to be a challenge when you are employed by one of the world's largest software vendors. It becomes even trickier when the message coming out of global HQ i...

  • Ease targets, vendors urged

    The channel has called for vendors to start factoring the economic slowdown into their sales forecasts, as sales are on average five to 10 per cent below expectations, according to industry sources...

  • Acer moves to clear old kit and improve UK supply chain

    Acer has been forced to write down notebook inventories in the UK by an estimated £4m to clear ageing stock but it looks as though the reckless channel stuffing of the last two years will become a ...

  • Internal security threats still a major concern

    Although the focus of most attention in the security world is on the perimeter threats and securing the gateway the internal problems with staff accessing and compromising data show no signs of dim...

  • The mythology of employment law

    July 28 2008 When Alan Sugar quizzed a potential winner of The Apprentice about the arrangements she was making for her childcare there was uproar. Some people thought what he had done was illegal...

  • Opinion: Replicate data to protect servers

    Many organisations are adopting virtualisation in their data centres to better use hardware, reduce power consumption and simplify management.

  • BSA completes Manchester campaign

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA)has wrapped up its campaign to target companies in Manchester with initial signs of an impact on the unlicensed software problem. Although it will take the BSA ...

  • BSA completes Manchester campaign

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA)has wrapped up its campaign to target companies in Manchester with initial signs of an impact on the unlicensed software problem.

  • Morse announces £4.5m cost reduction programme

    Morse will embark on a cost reduction programme that is aimed at reducing fixed costs but will produce a one off charge of £4m to £4.5m that will be recorded in its next financial year....

  • Lost MOD laptops a gift for security resellers

    Two widely reported admissions by government departments about the loss of mobile devices have helped to make security issues surrounding laptops, USB sticks and smartphones the currency of channel...