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January 2009

  • Parallels signs SITS to boost Northern coverage

    Virtualisation specialist Parallels has signed up a gold partner SITS in the North of England to extend its geographical coverage.

  • Sophos warns of misplaced customer cost cutting

    In one of the more obvious admonitions of the last few weeks Sophos has warned that cutting back on security will damage companies looking to make changes to ease their IT budgets.

  • Asset protection scheme latest government move to restore lending

    The government has launched its latest attempt to try and get the banks lending again to small businesses. By offering insurance that the banks can take out against potential bad debts the governm...

  • Lawford to leave Bell to join expansive Avaya

    Avaya's head of worldwide channels is working on a global partner programme that is designed to make the company easier to do business with as he plans to hike the level of sales, particularly serv...

  • Mid-market keeping tech acqusition activity going

    The mid market continues to be the playground for those looking at making mergers and acquisitions as the mega deals between multinational IT players dries up.

  • Nortel business won't go quietly, says channel

    While analysts and pundits pick over Nortel's future after it filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, customers and channel partners are largely standing by their investments. Merseyside...

  • Unified comms strong, but help needed with ROI story

    Unified communications (UC) outfits claim they are busier than ever during the recession, but some say that resellers and service providers are still not getting enough support when it comes to exp...

  • Microsoft reveals pricing of online productivity suite

    Microsoft has unveiled the pricing for its Business Productivity Online Suite, which it is launching later this spring, arguing it offers the flexibility in costs customers are demanding.

  • Dell may add more distributors to channel

    Dell's UK channel head has not ruled out appointing more distributors following yesterday's revelation that Hammer has been signed to supply resellers with its server and EqualLogic storage portfolio.

  • SCH's Sir Peter discusses credit cuts with Gordon Brown

    SCH chairman and chief executive Sir Peter Rigby has met with Gordon Brown as part of the Prime Minister's regional tour of England and Wales to detail what the Government is doing to help the comm...

  • Dell names Hammer as storage and blade distributor

    Dell appears to be warming to the idea of a two tier supply chain following the revelation that it has signed Hammer to distribute its EqualLogic storage line as well as the entire range of servers...

  • Comstor signs HP ProCurve

    Westcon-owned Cisco distributor Comstor is to sign a distribution agreement with HP ProCurve that will bring to an end its virtual exclusivity on Cisco. ProCurve and Comstor confirmed exclusively t...

  • Jobs benched over deteriorating health

    Apple boss Steve Jobs stunned Silicon Valley's IT elite last night after temporarily benching himself for health reasons. In an email to Apple employees, Jobs said: "Unfortunately, the curiosi...

  • Will government’s £20bn be enough?

    One of the features of this global downturn has been the focus on credit, with the lack of it driving many SMEs to the brink. Even as people are losing their jobs and companies are going under, the...

  • Planning for tough times ahead

    What’s the difference between a recession and a depression? For some people, I bet there’s no difference at all. If you end up losing your job or business, your house and your hope, it doesn’t matt...

  • SCC's Rigby discusses channel credit with Gordon Brown

    SCH chairman and chief executive Sir Peter Rigby has met with Gordon Brown as part of the Prime Minister's regional tour of England and Wales to detail what the Government is doing to help the comm...

  • DSGi sales slump as crunch bites

    Despite a post Christmas spike in sales the festive period was not particularly kind to DSG International which saw a double digit fall in like-for-like shipments during the 12 weeks to 10 January.

  • PC growth in EMEA at slowest rate since 2000

    Fourth quarter growth in the EMEA PC market sunk to levels not seen since the turn of the millennium but sales for the entire year still managed to climb healthily, according to preliminary data by...

  • Will government's £20bn be enough?

    One of the features of this global downturn has been the focus on credit, with the lack of it driving many SMEs to the brink.

  • M&A activity stabilises after 18 months of fluctuation

    Mergers and acquisitions activity in the technology and telecoms space has stabilised after 18 months of fluctuations fuelled by the fragile state of the economy.