August 2008

  • More than a flash in the pan

    When the announcement came over the wires that Norwegian business software specialist Mamut was the buyer of the UK operations of MYOB, the name might have been unfamiliar to a few people in the ch...

  • x86 servers show strains of commoditisation in EMEA

    The EMEA server market has grown in the second quarter fuelled by activity in central and Eastern Europe.

  • Services market dominated by largest players

    IDC has released a piece of research that will come as little surprise to channel service specialists battling for business with the larger suppliers. According to the analyst house more than half ...

  • DSGi puts 60 staff on notice of redundancy

    Despite claiming it is outperforming the market, DSGi has put as many as 60 staff on notice of redundancy including a number of senior and middle management roles potentially impacted.

  • x86 servers show signs of strain from commodisation in EMEA

    The EMEA server market has grown in the second quarter fuelled by activity in central and Eastern Europe.

  • Trustmarque lands £4m MoD security deal

    The wave of high profile data leaks, a fair few of them involving the Ministry of Defence, have ratcheted up the issue of information security up the government agenda.

  • Dell EMEA pricing to blame for profit decline

    Despite hailing global gains in revenues and market share, Dell saw profits decline in its second fiscal quarter as gross margin took a hit due to overly aggressive pricing in EMEA.

  • Mobile broadband will force regulatory change

    Telecoms and media analyst consultancy Analysys Mason has called for Ofcom to begin considering regulatory change as the dramatic growth in mobile data usage is altering the nature of the mobile pr...

  • US economy surprises with growth

    Those industry analysts that wondered where the optimism expressed by Cisco CEO John Chambers in its most recent financial filing came from might understand more clearly after the US economy report...

  • x86 growth slows to lowest rate for six years

    The Olympics may be over but the x86 servers segment is creating a number of its own world records as sales growth of the platform slowed to their lowest level for 23 quarters.

  • Alcatel-Lucent embarks on partner recruitment drive

    Franco-American comms giant Alcatel-Lucent is ramping up its partner recruitment activities in the UK in a bid to encourage more specialist data and security resellers to sell its OmniAccess Laptop...

  • Vista starts to pick up corporate buyers

    The long awaited embrace of Vista by the business community appears to be picking up speed with more widespread adoption of Microsoft's most recent OS release.

  • Late payment problems continue to worsen

    The issue of late payments has been ongoing this year, made more acute by the pressure of the credit crunch, and shows no signs of improving.

  • x86 server sales drop to lowest level for six years

    The Olympics may be over but the x86 servers segment is creating a number of its own world records as sales growth of the platform slowed to their lowest level for 23 quarters.

  • Dell gives assurances over Premier Pages service

    Dell has assured MicroScope that the system error that caused a disturbance to its Premier Pages online pricing system have been fixed. Partners reported experiencing problems last month with the ...

  • MessageLabs buys Fortium ICA to add image analysis to SaaS proposition

    MessageLabs has announced the acquisition of Fortium ICA in a move to bolster its position as a SaaS player.

  • HP seals mammoth EDS buy

    Three months after it was initially announced, Hewlett-Packard has completed its $13.9bn acquisition of IT services giant EDS and outlined details of its plans for the unit.

  • Calls for greater encryption after RBS eBay fiasco

    The sale on eBay of a PC that had customer data from RBS bank customers has become the sparked calls for greater levels of encryption.

  • Will netbooks blend with notebooks?

    One of the big debates these days here in Silicon Valley is whether products such as the Asus Eee PC, or netbooks in general, will actually take off and, if so, whether they will encroach on the lo...

  • Alternatives to a tangle of tape

    by Ian Masters When it comes to backing up data, tape has been the preferred option for many years. At the end of each day, some poor soul has been responsible for managing the transfer of data fr...