January 2009

  • Nortel goes into administration

    North America's largest communications manufacturer, Nortel Networks, has filed for protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in its native Canada and Chapter 11 in the US. As predi...

  • Public Sector body backs Logicalis call for £1bn IT fund

    The call made late last week by Logicalis for the government to set up a £1bn fund to invest in public sector IT efficiency projects has been backed by the influential Society of Information Techno...

  • Google turns to channel to sell enterprise apps

    Google has taken the wraps off a channel programme designed to ramp-up the reach of its online Apps Premier business.

  • Fujitsu Services UK chief executive resigns

    Long serving Fujitsu Services UK chief executive Dave Courtley has resigned from the firm and executive chairman Richard Christou has taken hold of the reins while a search for a successor takes pl...

  • Nortel on life support

    Nortel may shortly become the first vendor to fall victim to the credit crunch amid reports that it could file for bankruptcy protection later on Wednesday.

  • Comment: Risk and reward in automation

    As enterprise application software is used more and more to automate complex business processes, organisations expose themselves to risks introduced by having mission-critical operations reliant up...

  • Opportunities in new security agenda

    If there is a theme in the security world, apart from helping customers combat day-to-day threats, it is about making the transition towards a situation where protection is twinned with business pr...

  • Key notebook supplier slashes forecasts

    Notebook SKU builder Compal has slashed its annual shipment and spending forecast in the face of the shrinking market. The Taiwan-based firm is the world’s second largest contract notebook builder...

  • Comment: Resellers can profit from helping buyers cut costs

    The winners in storage selling in 2009 will be suppliers that convince customers that storage products and services will help them cut costs. Through this year, the stronger customers will want to ...

  • Comment: Making unified communications work

    Unified communications (UC) is a growing consideration for enterprises. One of the main drivers behind this growth is a desire for improved employee productivity through more effective collaboratio...

  • Security SME budgets set to bounce back

    SMEs are expected to continue spending on IT security this year after a dip last year as smaller companies move to protect themselves from web based attacks. According to Forrester’s State of SMB ...

  • Government on brink of £20bn SME loan scheme

    The government is expected to unveil plans to increase the loan fund available for SMEs from the current £2m to around £20bn to ease the flow of credit. The announcement, which the gov...

  • Comment: Profit from helping buyers cut costs

    The winners in storage selling in 2009 will be suppliers that convince customers that storage products and services will help them cut costs.

  • Dell moves to minmise channel conflict

    In a long overdue move, Dell is merging its direct and indirect teams to cover four major customer segments and is understood to be preparing to unveil an internal commission structure designed to ...

  • Didata laments lack of UC knowledge

    CIOs still see a lack of understanding when trying to convince their bosses that unified comms is a sound investment, according to new figures out from Dimension Data.

  • Question mark hangs over IBM PartnerWorld

    IBM'sworldwide partner conference earmarked for Toronto in May is unlikely to go ahead due to the uncertain economic climate Big Blue resellers have claimed. The annual PartnerWorld event has been...

  • Accountants view future roles as business IT advisors

    The long heralded replacement of bean counting with automated software in the accountancy world appears to be happening on a scale that will force many currently in that market into different careers.

  • Growth opportunities in digital imaging

    In the current financial climate many resellers are looking for ways to move into new markets and generate revenues and customers outside their traditional base. Digital imaging has been one of the...

  • A host of new components

    It seems 2009 is going to be another big step up for the componentmarket, with another version of Windows on its way, and the inevitableupgrades that follow, and the release of several core technol...

  • Threats help maintain security spending

    Most of those resellers operating in the security market have been buoyed by a belief that because very few companies could turn their protection against threats off this year will be tough but not...