January 2009

  • Lenovo shares suspended ahead of major announcement

    Lenovo shares were suspended on the Hong Kong stock exchange this morning amid feverish industry talk that sluggish sales at the PC firm could lead to a major restructuring.

  • Buyers market for IT talent in 2009

    Recruiters will face a buyers market during the next few months when it comes to scooping IT talent, according to research analysts at Gartner.

  • Vendors urged to plug SME credit gap

    Vendors will need to step in to provide finance for SMEs as credit becomes harder to get hold of for smaller companies.

  • Logitech cuts staff and scraps 2009 forecasts

    Peripherals specialist Logitech has announced plans to cut 15% of its workforce and has withdrawn its 2009 fiscal year targets. The global recession was blamed by Gerald Quindlen, president and CEO...

  • Bell Microproducts files SEC paperwork

    Bell Microproducts has had to fork out just shy of $70m in legal and consultancy fees as the costs were racked up over the past months for it to provide the necessary paperwork to restate its resul...

  • Jobs' absence from Macworld raises health questions

    The Apple faithful gathering at Macworld will miss out on the usual glitz and fanfare that accompanies tomorrow's keynote speech from CEO Steve Jobs after it was announced he was not speaking The k...

  • Government planning credit insurance fund

    Resellers will be watching with interest if mooted government plans to step in and offer credit insurance to firms becomes a real policy later this month. Getting hold of credit insurance has beco...

  • Profile: Andrew Binding, Magirus - Forward thinker

    Andrew Binding, vice-president of Northern Europe at Magirus, tells Simon Quicke how the distributor has changed direction It is a scene from a Hollywood film or the opening chapter of a successfu...

  • Roundtable: The channel's role in security

    Security remains a thriving market and businesses of all sizes face a variety of threats daily. But for SMEs, a security breach can be devastating and the channel has adopted the dual role of advis...