January 2009

  • Dell and Dow - the wider context

    Dell has sliced an entire management layer from its EMEA operation this week in a cost-cutting move that included the departure of UK channel director Andy Dow, who agreed to an exit deal and is ex...

  • Downturn starts to impact network numbers

    Stock in Juniper Networks has slipped after the company reported preliminary financial results for its Q4'08, warning its sales growth has come in below previous estimates, amid mounting evidence t...

  • Electrone backs CCTV reseller calls

    The opportunities in the CCTV security market have been highlighted on previous occasions by ComputerLinks and Centerprise and now those making peripherals have urged resellers to examine the market.

  • McAfee highlights lost data security risk

    Those who had their details lost on the HMRC discs will not be surprised to discover that data continues to disappear on its way between multinationals and their various branch offices.

  • KCom cuts 150 staff

    Over a hundred more jobs are to go at comms services group KCom's Integration and Managed Services unit after it saw its revenue slip by 10% over the nine months to the end of December. The unit in...

  • Aladdin sounds warning of recession sparking piracy rises

    The impact of the global downturn on piracy is likely to be a major problem if user expectations translate into criminal activity. In research carried out by Aladdin Knowledge Systems a whopping 7...

  • Recession doesn’t faze UK tech firms

    British technology companies are more concerned with maintaining their sales rates, than the effects of the credit crunch, according to accountancy practice BDO Stoy Hayward.

  • Webroot offers a secure pitch

    Security is something that cannot be turned off despite the economic downturn and the temptation to delay purchases. For customers facing the internet minefield the decision to do business unprote...

  • Mitel launches financing programme

    Mitel has formally launched a revamped version of its financing programme designed to allow its resellers to offer complete communications managed services to their customers at a significantly low...

  • ITAC owner sent down and assets seized to cover £2.5m fine

    Microsoft continues to pursue ITAC owner Barry Omesuh to get hold of the £2.5m he has been ordered to pay in damages after being found guilty of intellectual property infringement.

  • SAP cuts staff and reveals income hit in 08 figures

    One of the most honest voices in the downturn has come from the board room at SAP as the German software player has consistently spelt out the reality of the economic situation.

  • Microsoft plays down Google challenge

    Microsoft has greeted Google’s decision to pitch up on its turf with the view that it validates the market it has been building over the past few years.

  • Sun losses mount as high-end system fall

    Sun Microsystems has recorded a fiscal second quarter loss as purchases of high-end systems were deferred by cautious customers adopting a wait and see policy before upgrading their infrastructure....

  • SAP cuts staff and reveals income hit in '08 figures

    One of the most honest voices in the downturn has come from the board room at SAP as the German software player has consistently spelt out the reality of the economic situation.

  • Government outlines digital Britain vision

    The government has today outlined its plans to secure the UK's place at the forefront of the digital global economy, with an ambitious guarantee to provide broadband to every home in Britain by the...

  • LCD in the business channel in 2008

    In a year marked by economic turmoil, 2008 saw the total LCD monitor market across the business channels contract by 3.9% in absolute volume terms when compared to 2007.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Kelway close to Panacea Services acquisition

    Kelway is in advanced talks with the management at London-based Panacea Services with a view to acquiring the managed services and virtualisation specialist.

  • Check Point revenues up as security demand continues

    The security industry has been seen by many in the children as protected from the worst of the recession because the threats never stop coming via the web.

  • Software AG benefits from demand for efficiency aids

    Software AG is planning to make acquisitions after posting strong figures for its fourth quarter. The German business intelligence specialist saw revenues increase by 14% year on year to 212.4m Eu...

  • EMC looks to second-half for better market conditions

    EMC has refused to provide revenue guidance due to the uncertain macro-economic conditions but reckons global IT spending will decline in the mid to high digits this year, and that budgets will fre...