August 2008

  • Fill the skills gap

    Despite the economic downturn, the skills crisis in the UK’s IT and telecoms market does not seem to be abating, which is leading some channel partners to take matters into their own hands. Accord...

  • 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...

  • IBM leads global server market in Q2

    IBM maintained a stranglehold on worldwide server revenues in the second quarter while Hewlett-Packard grew slower than the market average and Sun and Fujitsu Siemens saw declines, according to mar...

  • Atos Origin brings Olympic IT circus to London

    As the Beijing Olympic Games enter their last two days and Team GB looks set to return with its largest medal haul for a century, the IOC’s IT services partner, Atos Origin, has started preparation...

  • Fuss-free data archiving

    There are increasing numbers of customers that are going home after a hard working day wondering whether or not they have done the right thing with their data.

  • Dell expected to enter netbook arena imminently

    Dell's long awaited entry into the netbook market could be around the corner with details surfacing on the products and a launch date set for Friday.

  • Microsoft postpones LAR rebate changes

    Microsoft has delayed the European roll out of its global rebate programme for LARs until January after partners complained they needed more time to adjust their business model to reflect the revam...

  • 2e2 tables £58m offer in bid to acquire Netstore

    The CEO at 2e2 has revealed the £58.1m bid to acquire Microsoft Gold partner Netstore - should it go through - will add the finishing touches to its buy and build strategy, for this year at l...

  • Fat order book best protection against downturn

    IT services providers have continued to report strong order books insulating them from the growing effects of the downturn, as Anglo-Dutch services outfit Logica and managed security services provi...

  • Phoenix warns of soft market

    Phoenix IT has issued a trading statement for the period between 1 April and 13 August, revealing that although financial results have so far fallen in line with the board's expectations, the firm'...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft postpones LAR rebate changes

    Microsoft has delayed the European roll out of its global rebate programme for LARs until January after partners complained they needed more time to adjust their business model to reflect the revam...

  • McIntyre leaves Morse

    Long standing Morse director Duncan McIntyre has relinquished his role as non-executive chairman tofocus full time on Monetise, a mobile banking and payments solutions arm that de-merged from the i...

  • Linksys dealers told: join Cisco scheme or find another supplier

    Linksys dealers that opt not to join Cisco's SMB programme when their existing scheme becomes extinct next month will have to find an alternative supplier for the small business market. Cisco has s...

  • Netbook market predicted to reach 50 million units by 2012

    The mini-notebook market is set to rack up major sales according to Gartner with worldwide volumes of up to 50 million units by 2012.

  • Computerlinks shareholders approve Barclays buyout

    Barclays Private Equity looks set to officially take over Germany-based security and network distributor Computerlinks providing the European Commission approves the acquisition by 27 August.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Mesh downplays Euler Hermes credit insurance withdrawal

    Mesh Computers has played down the potential impact of credit insurer Euler Hermes' decision to remove cover on the firm, claiming many of the suppliers it currently buys from use other indemnity p...

  • Linksys SMB partners join Cisco fold

    Cisco's SMB channel could be diluted with up to 20,000 new resellers worldwide after the vendor announced plans to amalgamate the Linksys small business channel partner programme with its own and p...

  • Credit crunch provides some with opportunity

    The credit crunch is proving to be a benefit to those thatare pushing services and products that might face a tougher sales pitch ifbuyers were sticking with the status quo. Anecdotal evidence fro...

  • CIOs increasingly demanding ITIL

    Research conducted by IT service management (ITSM) company Axios has revealed that two thirds of IT professionals now believe ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) best practice standards are the most s...

  • HDD meets rising storage demands

    The rise of automated manufacturing processes, automated ticketing machines, self-service/mobile point of sale retail machines, and the widespread use of data capture equipment such as CCTV cameras...