October 2009

  • Acer beats down PC rivals to lead UK

    Acer became the highest selling PC vendor in the UK during a third quarter market that was characterised by declining shipments in all but the consumer portable segment.

  • Analysis: Cisco sees its future in video on the mobile internet

    16 October 2009 When you look at Cisco's recent movements in the acquisition space it is possible to see where the vendor believes the next stage of the internet is heading and what parts of the i...

  • Sales and profits slide at Logicalis and Westcon

    Datatec is confident of retuning to revenue growth in H2 of fiscal 2010 after the recession ravaged group sales and profits in the first six months of the year. This was particularly true of its ...

  • Acer shunts HP off top spot in EMEA PC market

    Acer has toppled Hewlett-Packard from the summit of the EMEA PC market as it became the only major vendor in the region to scale the business during a tough third quarter.

  • Cisco faces hiccup in Tandberg acquisition

    Cisco could be forced to pay more than $3bn to secure the Norwegian video conferencing specialist Tandberg after a major shareholder group blocked the offer.

  • Cisco goes mobile with $2.9bn Starent buy

    Network equipment maker Cisco today said it would pay $2.9bn to acquire Starent Networks, a supplier of IP-based networking equipment for mobile and converged carriers. Starent's access-independen...

  • DSGi out in first round of £6bn public sector tender

    DSGi Business has failed to make the second round of the tender stage for the £6bn public sector framework agreement due to kick off in the spring, sources close to the situation have confirm...

  • Acer recalls overheating Aspire laptops

    Acer is voluntarily recalling certain Aspire notebooks that contain a defective microphone cable which may overheat and cause the system to shut down.

  • Graydon UK service to tackle credit shortfall among SMEs

    Graydon UK says the recession has forever changed the way business risk is assessed and priced, meaning that SME resellers need to be more transparent with financial information when called upon by...

  • Jail terms needed to curb ID fraud

    Businesses will not invest in personal data protection until there are more tangible consequences such as heavy fines or jail sentences, says security firm Stonewood. The number of UK identify fr...

  • Kaspersky sells through Intel portal to grow SME share

    Anti-virus specialist Kaspersky Lab has signed up to sell products to SME customers via Intel’s Business Exchange portal. The move has been described by sources close to the security vendor as a wa...

  • Clearswift aims at rivals with trade-in deal

    It is becoming quite a trend for vendors to encourage their resellers to target rivals in order to hit growth targets in a flat market by taking share.

  • Samsung UK printer boss Slaughter resigns

    Samsung's director of the UK printer division has left the firm after less than two in the job to pursue other opportunities. Geoff Slaughter worked at copier dealer Erskine, which was acquired b...

  • Casualties of DSGi redundancies revealed

    Details have started to surface about the extent of the casualties of the redundancies made by DSGi across its reseller arms. In the summer, DSGi put around 60 staff on notice of redundancy as the...

  • Microsoft shuts out OEM disties from Office 2010

    Microsoft will overhaul the way that Office 2010 is sold in a move that could lead to the rationalisation of its distributor channel. The app will instead be available to retailers and resellers v...

  • CCD walks away from IBM System x channel

    CCD has disbanded its small IBM team after pulling out of the System x market as the low level of business meant the franchise was no longer commercially viable. Three staff at Comptacenter’s dis...

  • Ballmer strident over Windows 7 prospects

    This month is going to be one of the busiest in Microsoft’s calendar for quite a while as the vendor counts the days down to the launch of Windows 7. To get things warmed up, Steve Ballmer, CEO of...

  • Dimension Data reveals preference for holistic security

    Companies are moving to invest in security solutions and move away from point products as the investment in protection returns to the corporate agenda.

  • Cisco Tandberg marriage to boost video market

    Cisco and Tandberg have moved to reassure their respective channels that last week's $3bn acquisition of the Norwegian video specialist will be a positive move.

  • Microsoft outlines ambitious R&D plans

    Microsoft has boasted of its plans to continue to invest billions into research and development to keep ahead of rivals.