November 2009

  • Cisco finds more dough for Tandberg

    Cisco has upped its bid for Norwegian video-conferencing hotshot Tandberg, revaluing the firm at $3.4bn after shareholders turned their noses up at its previous offer.

  • Northamber Q1 interim shows impact of uncertainty

    Northamberhas revealed it has had to reduce its workforce and record a small loss for the first quarter of its financial year following the tough market conditions. In an interim management stateme...

  • Check Point hands ACE to ComputerLinks

    In a move that should help crack down on grey services ComputerLinks has become the first UK distributor to gain the Check Point appliance service accreditation. The Newmarket-based security speci...

  • Analysis: Time for the channel to implement marketing 2.0

    One of the most common demands that resellers make ofvendors is for assistance with marketing – not just in those cases where theycannot afford to do any themselves, but also to help channel market...

  • Services spending to remain tight in 2010

    The move out of recession will impact different parts of the outsourcing market at varying speeds as the constraints on user budgets continue with managed service providers the best positioned to s...

  • Analysis: Time for the channel to implement 'marketing 2.0'

    One of the most common demands that resellers make of vendors is for assistance with marketing - not just in those cases where they cannot afford to do any themselves, but also to help channel mark...

  • AMD drops case against Intel for $1.25bn

    Intel and AMD today issued the same statement about a decision to end all outstanding legal disputes between the two companies. The joint statement reads: "Intel Corporation and Advanced Micro...

  • HP acquires 3Com for $2.7bn

    Hewlett-Packard is to acquire 3Com for $2.7bn (£1.62bn), making it the dominant force in the strategically important Chinese networking market and increasing the intensity of its battle with ...

  • C2000 warns of vendor cull

    Vendors that are not prepared to invest in growth programmes or rationalise a crowded distribution network will not be a priority for Computer 2000 in the coming year and may even be dumped. The ...

  • C2000 prepared to acquire to build enterprise business

    Computer 2000 remains committed to building up its enterprise infrastructure business and is looking around for potential acquisitions. The Basingstoke-based distributor was understood to be the t...

  • C2000 extends credit boosting scheme for SMEs

    The Credit Elevator programme Computer 2000 created for SME reseller in the past year will be extended into 2010. The initiative, which was offered to 800 UK dealers increased credit available to ...

  • Fujitsu strike called off at eleventh hour

    Fujitsu workers have called off today's strike over proposed cuts to jobs and pensions after union Unite talked the company into extending the consultation period.

  • BSA settles with London firms as capital focus returns

    The Business Software Alliance has reminded firms in the capital that it has not rested in the quest to crackdown on unlicensed software after settling with three companies for £35,000.

  • Expand expands distie community

    WAN optimisation hotshot Expand Networks has enticed recently-formed Cloud Distribution to join its distie line-up, along with European partner CDG and comms specialist Sematron.

  • DNS and Magirus join Data Domain distie line-up

    EMC Data Domain is moving to a two tier supply chain starting with the appointment of DNS Arrow and Magirus in the UK but Avnet Technology Solutions is also expected to sign up.

  • Tandberg shareholders snub takeover

    Cisco's whirlwind romance with Tandberg's shareholders in its $3bn acquisition of the Norwegian video hotshot is not going entirely to plan, the vendor has revealed.

  • Cisco tells resellers to target pent-up user demand

    Resellers at Cisco's Partner Velocity event in Paris have been told that the recovery is coming and been encouraged to target customers that had been deferring spending to try and get them to loose...

  • In depth: Bright ideas in the cloud

    It has been a long time since a concept was hyped by the IT industry quite as much as cloud computing. Just about every vendor and many a channel partner with a hosted service or appropriate widget...

  • In depth: Recession has reshaped the components market

    One of the interesting things about the components sector is that its performance tends to mirror that of the wider economy. This is because there are relatively few products on the market these da...

  • Recession’s impact on IT

    In 2009, we have seen the effects of global and local pressure on the retail and business sectors in the UK IT environment. With lower levels of growth or further declines reported in some produc...