September 2008

  • Ballmer goes from upbeat to talk of non-immunity

    Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft, arrives in London tomorrow and will struggle to get the attention onto the software plus services message with most of the attention being on his view o...

  • Ballmer goes from upbeat to talk of non-immunity for the tech sector

    Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft, arrives in London tomorrow and will struggle to get the attention onto the software plus services message with most of the attention being on his view o...

  • The changing face of IT recruitment

    As thousands of out-of work bankers get on their bikes this week, a survey carried out by IT recruitment consultancy Hays Information Technology has revealed another reason for the IT industry to b...

  • Channel will feel the pinch

    The banking industry collapse which sent shockwaves through the global economy could have severe repercussions for all industries, and sadly the channel will be no different amid predictions that t...

  • Microsoft scores one over pirates

    One of the most common reactions to vendor attempts to stamp out piracy is that after the initial headlines have been written and the furore died down the guilty parties often return to their law-b...

  • SecureTrading joins CNP fight

    There have long been high levels of frustration in the channel with the lack of apparent willingness by the banking and legal professions to tackle cardholder not present fraud. The figures for CN...

  • SME focus for Kaspersky Lab

    Kaspersky Lab has followed in the footsteps of several other vendors and launched a product aimed at the SME market.

  • Parallels hands Computacenter gold to grow market

    Virtualisation specialist Parallels has appointed Computacenter as a gold partner with a brief to open up more enterprise accounts for the vendor.

  • Ballmer upbeat about IT industry prospects

    Those in the channel looking for some good cheer will have been cheered by comments made by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about the state of the economy.

  • Affiniti parent KCOM latest to reveal Lehman Brother's hit

    The fall-out from the collapse of Lehman Brothers continues to ripple across the channel with Affiniti and Kingston Communications parent KCOM warning it could be hit by £3m by the demise of ...

  • Windows 7 pre-beta developer hand-out could claw back initiative for Microsoft

    One of the reasons cited by customers unwilling to upgrade to Vista has been the expectations that Windows 7 could arrive and make the intermediate upgrade unnecessary.

  • Oracle enters hardware market with HP assistance

    Oracle’s OpenWorld event is likely to be remembered for the moment that the CEO Larry Ellison announced that the vendor was entering the hardware market.

  • Logicalis backs mainframe apprenticeship scheme

    Logicalis has put its weight behind the Advanced IT Apprenticeship, as part of a move designed to plug the skills gap and develop mainframe expertise.

  • IBM put on short-selling protection list

    The move to ban short-selling, the practice of trading shares on the presumption that a company will drop in value, has been the focus of moves made by the government to shore up the markets.

  • IBM put on list to prevent abuse by short-sellers

    The move to ban short-selling, the practice of trading shares on the presumption that a company will drop in value, has been the focus of moves made by the government to shore up the markets.

  • Northamber posts results for 2008

    The downturn in the economy and an upswing in the number of reseller casualties have taken a toll on Surrey-based distributor Northamber which this morning posted results for fiscal 2008. Revenues...

  • Microsoft strings up ITAC for second time

    Nearly three years after Microsoft took down Manchester-based reseller ITAC for unlawful grey trading in its software (MicroScope 30 January 2006), Redmond has reported more details of the February...

  • Lehman Brothers troubles hit the channel

    As one of the world's largest banks, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers has sent ripples through the financial world but the collapse has also hit its hardware suppliers Morse and Computacenter. ...

  • Acer talks up growth prospects

    Against a backdrop of turmoil in the global financial markets and the ubiquitous uncertainty it has created the PC market will continue to grow in double digits, the CEO and President at Acer has p...

  • Toshiba profits warning could scupper SanDisk approach

    Toshiba is looking less likely to make a rival bid for SanDisk to try and get the flash memory specialist in the place of Samsung. Samsung has made a bid and had it rejected but there were expecta...