July 2008

  • EXCLUSIVE: SCH Distribution completes Interface acquisition

    SCH Distribution has finalised the acquisition of Interface Solutions and Systems Loans Services (SLS) this morning after the board of parent company Fayrewood gave the £2m deal the thumbs up.

  • BSA takes action against four companies using unlicensed software

    The Business Software Alliance has been flexing its legal muscles after settling out of court with four companies found using unlicensed software.

  • Vendors urged to set more realistic sales targets

    The channel has called for vendors to start factoring the economic slowdown into their sales forecasts, which industry sources claim is on average five to ten per cent below expectations.

  • Dell investigates partner web tool calamity

    By Paul Kunert 24July 2008 Dell is investigating an error on its web-based ordering mechanism that caused the system to crash leaving reseller partners with invalid quotes for customers. The Pre...

  • EXCLUSIVE:Dell investigates partner web tool calamity

    Dell is investigating an error on its web-based ordering mechanism that caused the system to crash leaving reseller partners with invalid quotes for customers.

  • Government needs to focus on more than energy

    Following the announcement by the government that it plans to be carbon neutral in terms of its ICT in four years others in the industry have called for a wider focus. The emphasis of the governme...

  • Government needs to concentrate on more than energy

    Following the announcement by the government that it plans to be carbon neutral in terms of its ICT in four years others in the industry have called for a wider focus.

  • Demystifying data deduplication

    When it comes to data deduplication technology the opportunities for resellers are clear - provided they present it and match it to their customers' needs effectively.

  • Late payments growing issue for SMEs

    Payment times from large companies are slipping to levels that could have a serious impact on smaller suppliers struggling to maintain cash flow.

  • Google provides big name boost for security market

    The continuing expansion of Google has seen the internet giant move into the security market through its acquisition of Postini, with "business as usual" the message to the channel.

  • Kyocera offers transactional managed print service to resellers

    Kyocera has claimed its first managed print service aimed at the IT channel is purely a transactional sale for resellers,who havethe option of outsourcing paperwork, field engineers and everything ...

  • FAST spearheads piracy crackdown

    As the dust settles on a series of surveys and predictions about the future of software piracy the overall conclusion for the channel appears to be that things are going to get worse. On the one h...

  • Calls for more sustainable IT

    The channel has a long history of inventing and then widely adopting buzzwords and the latest “sustainability” is tapping into not just questions of efficiency and cost but also the green agenda. ...

  • Ingram Micro EMEA's bold fuel move to lead the way

    The decision by Ingram Micro to become the first distributor to charge resellers for freight on all orders in an attempt to recoup the rapidly rising cost of fuel across Europe has led others in th...

  • Skills shortage holding back virtualisation adoption

    A shortage of in-house skills and overcoming licensing issues are the main reasons why some customers are not deploying virtualisation more quickly but resellers can play a pivotal role in overcomi...

  • Oracle announces enhancements to Business Intelligence portfolio

    Oracle has made a couple of moves to enhance its business intelligence offering after releasing the next generation of its management system as well as outlining the road map of post acquisition Hy...

  • Government plans to be IT carbon neutral by 2012

    In a move that has the potential to put help make the green data centre debate back under the spotlight the government has announced plans to make its IT carbon neutral.

  • Hamilton Rentals splits from 2e2 after £10m MBO

    IT and AV rental specialist Hamilton Rentals has split from 2e2 after a £10m management buyout The company was previously part of Compel, which 2e2 acquired in March last year, and is aiming...

  • Avaya extends 0% finance offer

    Avaya has introduced a 0% financing offer on its IP-communications products in a move that it hopes will encourage end-users to lease Avaya kit with no interest charges or upfront costs.

  • Avaya extends 0% offer

    16 July 2008 Avaya has introduced a 0% financing offer on its IP-communications products in a move that it hopes will encourage end-users to lease Avaya kit with no interest charges or upfront cost...