November 2009

  • Ingram finalises CCD acquisition

    Ingram Micro has taken the first step to build an enterprise infrastructure business by completing the acquisitionof CCD. Around 40 staff at Computacenter's former distribution arm along with gene...

  • Accounting software market still to touch large chunk of SME sector

    Resellers specialising in selling accountancy software wondering what size of the market is still doing their accounts manually are looking at a significant number of untapped customers. According...

  • Computacenter completes Thesaurus acquisition

    Computacenter has completed the acquisition of Thesaurus Computer Services for £900,000, bolstering its IBM z series business. The deal, exclusively revealed by MicroScope this morning, wil...

  • Update: Computacenter set to acquire insolvent Thesaurus

    Computacenter is understood to be in exclusive negotiations with IBM z series player Thesaurus and is expected to acquire the company today or at the latest early next week. MicroScope understand...

  • UPS market has the power to perform

    Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) may well be designed to protect devices against power outages and surges, but they can’t do anything to protect the market from its own ups and downs. Jason d...

  • Ingram Micro plans to extend cloud services beyond the US

    Ingram Micro has built up a range of managed and cloud services in North America over the last two years and they could be on their way to Europe. The worldwide As-A-Service market is forecast by ...

  • Buying Solutions moves to stem criticism of tender process

    Buying Solutions (BS) is trying to control the growing dissent among resellers who are frustrated by the delays to the supplier evaluation process and concerned the whole process will need to start...

  • Azlan grabs Cisco Unified Computing Solutions portfolio

    Azlan has taken on Cisco’s entire Unified Computing Solutions portfolio to build out its mid-market infrastructure push. Only this week the networking division of Computer 2000 poached Avnet Tech...

  • Reseller demand for Dell PCs ''not strong'' says Tech Data CEO

    Tech Data’s CEO has admitted that demand for Dell PCs from its reseller customers in North America has not been strong, albeit in a depressed market. In a channel first this year, Dell tasked Tec...

  • Analysis: Can SAP rise to the SaaS challenge?

    SAP reported poor third quarter results last month as attendees of its TechEd summit in Vienna saw a company at pains to show how it plans to reinvent itself and stave off the many challenges to it...

  • UK still lagging behind in broadband stakes

    Despite the occasionally bright spot the UK is still lagging behind in the broadband speed stakes with some places still below the 2Mbpsgoal set by the government.

  • Computacenter buys becom Informationssysteme

    Computacenter has shelled out €2m (£1.8m) in cash to acquire IBM system house becom Informationssysteme GmBH from USCF Holding. The integrator-come-reseller which recently sold its distribut...

  • BSF projects climb on back of election uncertainty

    Some Local Education Authorities (LEAs) have brought forward Building Schools for the Future projects amid concerns about potential changes to the programme next year when a new Government is elect...

  • Reseller demand for Dell PCs "not strong" says Tech Data

    Tech Data's CEO has admitted that demand for Dell PCs from its reseller customers in North America has not been strong, albeit in a depressed market.

  • Oracle faces EU to argue for Sun merger

    The ongoing saga of the EU and its investigation into the Oracle and Sun merger appears to have taken another turn with the US database giant reported to be close to presenting its case.

  • DSGi Business sales down by a third

    DSGi Business has seen its sales dive by almost a third in the first half of fiscal 2010, as the parent reported a dip in revenues and flat losses.

  • HP Hunter handed channel reins for PSG

    Hewlett-Packard has named Paul Hunter as the channel director for its Personal Systems Group, replacing Dave Poskett in a role he held on an interim basis. The US tech monster has informed partne...

  • European performance buoys Blue Coat Q2

    Network application delivery specialist Blue Coat Systems has benefited from improving conditions in both Europe and the US recording sequential growth in its second quarter.

  • BSF buying and bidding process to be reviewed

    Partnership for Schools (PfS) is proposing a review of the bidding process and the way IT is procured under the Building Schools for the Future programme. The non-departmental body set up in 2004...

  • Brocade full-year sales up on networking surge

    Brocade has wrapped up a transformative financial year with dip in net profit offsetting a surge in quarterly sales. Year-on-year, quarterly GAAP net profit at the storage and networking vendor sl...