January 2009

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Networking: what does 2009 hold?

    The networking world finds itself in the position of being at the bleeding edge of an industry that prides itself on cutting through to the next way to speed up life and business processes. In con...

  • Storage shows resilience despite recession

    The impact of the recession is hitting the storage market with customers considering switching to lower cost products or freezing budget.

  • Storage market shows resilience despite recession

    The impact of the recession is hitting the storage market with customers considering switching to lower cost products or freezing budget.

  • Patel to exit Ingram Micro at month-end

    Ingram Micro veteran of 24 years Bhavesh Patel has resigned as commercial director for volume products and plans to take a break from the industry. During his tenure, Patel worked with the distribu...

  • SaaS, netbooks and smartphones bright spots for 2009

    At this time each year I am often asked about my predictions for the coming 12 months. While the current economic crisis makes this forecasting exercise more difficult this time around, I have comp...

  • SMEs finding credit harder to come by

    Despite interest rates being cut to the lowest they have been for 315 years resellers are still struggling to get their hands on credit.

  • The road to virtualisation

    One of the questions resellers often ask is where some of the account managers and sales directors that they enjoyed dealing with in distribution have moved to. Some move onwards and upwards in th...

  • Green IT and infrastructure projects victims of downturn

    If there is one question dominating channel minds it is what the year ahead holds. Most agree that 2009 is going to be tough and that thinking beyond the end of this month is guesswork for most fi...

  • Government urged to launch £1bn ICT efficiency fund

    Logicalis has called on the government to establish a centrally-funded but locally delivered fund of £1bn to unlock IT savings that the services specialist argues can cover the cost of the fund in ...

  • Euler makes second reduction in DSGi credit insurance

    Only weeks after Euler Hermes cut credit insurance for troubled retailer DSGi the underwriter has taken further steps to reduce its exposure to the business.

  • Vendors buffer network channel

    Over the course of the decade we've watched networking go from an adjunct to IT to one of its keystones, around which a huge amount of industry innovation is occurring.

  • Cisco ploughs into consumer channel

    Cisco has ploughed headlong into the consumer channel with the launch of the Cisco Consumer Channel Network formed from the remnants of the Linksys channel. The new programme accompanies Cisco's la...

  • Lenovo swings axe to counter PC slowdown

    Lenovo has lifted the covers off a worldwide restructuring programme that includes shedding 2,500 jobs, slashing expenses and reducing executive compensation packages by up to 50%. As revealed ye...

  • Advice to dispose of hard drives with hammer questioned

    The advice to consumers to destroy old computers with the aid of a hammer has been met with scepticism by some in the data disposal industry.

  • BSA settles with Liverpool pirate

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has settled with a Liverpool-based man that had been suspected of selling illegal software online.

  • Lenovo unveils direct sales via web

    Lenovo has followed in the footsteps of its competitors and set up a web store to sell direct to the home based office market and smaller SMEs. The web store will offer users the choice of configur...

  • CDC tables offer for Chordiant

    Enterprise software specialist CDC has made an offer to acquire Chordiant Software just days after its president used a Q4 forecasting statement to reveal it would be acquisitive. CDC has already ...

  • Brother director lobbies Cameron with channel concerns

    In between trying to grab the headlines for his pension and savings plans Conservative leader David Cameron found time to pop up to Manchester and face some questions from Brother.