October 2009 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK

October 2009

  • Dell bid for slice of £6bn public sector deal in doubt

    Dell and a number of other suppliers are believed to be appealing against their failure to make the second stage tender for Buying Solutions' £6bn IT Hardware and Software framework agreement...

  • Ingram Micro plans more enterprise distie buys

    Ingram Micro plans to use its $1.2bn cash in hand to further invest in the UK enterprise distribution market. Only days after emerging as the new owner of CCD, Ingram chief executive Greg Spierke...

  • HP distie rebate cuts could lead to price rises

    Hewlett-Packard distributors may need to consider raising their prices next month to counter a reduction in rebates. Starting with HP’s new fiscal year on 1 November, distributors are expected to ...

  • Juniper takes sledgehammer to network strategy

    Network infrastructure vendor Juniper has today announced a complete refresh of its strategy and partnerships with the intention of beating rival Cisco at its own game. In a key move, Juniper has o...

  • Avnet Q1 profits plummet but sales stabilising

    Components and enterprise distributor Avnet has noted a continued recovery in the market as indicated by a sequential climb in its first quarter revenues, however profits have yet to rebound. Com...

  • IT payment performance improving, says Experian

    Business payment performance trends look to be heading in the right direction at last, according to the number-crunchers at credit and information services specialist Experian.

  • HP tipped to hand Azlan storage contract

    Hewlett-Packard is expected to make Azlan the fifth distributor to carry its enterprise storage line-up from next month. This follows an extensive review of the StorageWorks division’s distributor...

  • Arrow Electronics Q3 profits fall 83% but sales stabilise

    Year-over year sales declines at Arrow Electronics’ two divisions showed signs of stabilisation during the third quarter but profits fell steeply. The US distributor closed off the period ended 2...

  • Ingram Micro server plans rest on CCD buy

    Ingram Micro’s UK bigwig reckons that with CCD on board it has the provision to start making more of a splash in the enterprise server market. The US giant yesterday acquired CCD from Computacente...

  • Interactive Ideas signs up with Zimbra

    Interactive Ideas continues to build out its open source portfolio and has signed with messaging and collaboration vendor Zimbra. The Red Hat distributor joined forces with database player Ingres ...

  • Ingram Micro enteprise server plans rest on CCD buy

    Ingram Micro's UK bigwig reckons that with CCD on board it has the provision to start making more of a splash in the enterprise server market.

  • HP staff to vote on industrial action

    UK staff at Hewlett-Packard will be balloted on industrial action over cuts in bonuses and pension packages to some 150 field engineers.

  • Fujitsu profits obscure impact of downturn

    Japanese tech bellwether Fujitsu has booked Q2 net profit of 72.4bn Yen (£485m), up from 4.2bn Yen this time last year after selling off a swathe of investment securities.

  • Computacenter plans for life post CCD

    Computacenter’s chief executive believes the sale of its distribution arm will free up in excess of £20m in working capital that the company can use to fund its own acquisitions. Ingram Mic...

  • Cisco secures Scansafe acquisition

    Networking equipment supplier Cisco is buying another security supplier with web security company Scan safe its latest buy. Cisco will pay $183m for Scansafe, which specialises in software as a se...

  • Ingram Micro acquires CCD

    Computacenter has sold its distribution business to Ingram Micro in a deal that will expand the broadliner's small UK footprint in the mid-market and enterprise channel. Asexclusively revealed by ...

  • Loss-making Extreme hunts new CEO

    Loss-making network infrastructure vendor Extreme Networks is on the hunt for a new CEO after Mark Canepa left the company last week to "pursue other opportunities". The California-based...

  • AirMagnet highlights WLAN security issues

    Network security specialist AirMagnet has warned that increasing uptake of 802.11n enabled wireless kit following the final ratification of the standard is providing new ways for cyber-crooks to br...

  • Microsoft UK to review Office 2010 disties

    Microsoft UK is beginning exploratory conversations with its four OEM specialist distributors to ascertain if they have an appetite to sell Office 2010. In a dictum from corporate HQ, Northamber, V...

  • Recession sends IT pros back to school

    A massive proportionof IT professionals are considering studying for new qualifications during the currentrecession to improve theirchances in the job market. According to research from the ITJob ...