November 2009

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Oracle attacks latest EC objections to Sun deal

    Oracle has received a statement of objections to its proposed acquisition of Sun from the European Commission but is in no mood to make concessions, which could further delay proceedings.

  • Radware relaunches Alteon brand

    Radware has officially relaunched the Alteon brand seven months after acquiring the application delivery unit from Nortel. The Israel-based vendor has pumped hefty amounts of cash into Alteon'...

  • Windows 7 heals Microsoft scars caused by Vista

    Microsoft can officially put the disaster that was Vista to bed after official figures confirmed sales of the latest operating system have eclipsed its predecessor.

  • In depth: How to exit a property lease

    Tenants must face the fact that the lease is a legal document into which they are most probably tied for a number of years. That said, there are options available for businesses which need to dispo...

  • Security threat from laid off staff remains major user concern

    The security threat posed by former employees is becoming a major concern for users tasked with keeping data assets secure.

  • Netbook not major play for business channel says Acer

    Standard netbooks are set to remain periphery to the business channel according to Acer’s senior corporate vice president Walter Deppeler. However IDC reckons that the emerging ultra low voltage ...

  • Security threat from laid-off staff remains major concern

    The security threat posed by former employees is becoming a major concern for users tasked with keeping data assets secure.

  • Former HP channel boss Poskett tipped to leave UK biz

    The UK restructure within Hewlett-Packard UK has taken shape with some of the key roles filled but question marks still hang over the permanent position to be taken up by former channel head Dave P...

  • How to exit a property lease

    Tenants must face the fact that the lease is a legal document into which they are most probably tied for a number of years.

  • How ISVs have survived the recession

    Many independent software vendors (ISVs) have been feeling the pressure recently, trapped between procrastination over resellers' and customers' buying decisions and tightening margins.

  • Nortel Enterprise channel on notice

    The Nortel enterprise channel is now officially living on borrowed time after Avaya announced that resellers selling Nortel gear will be inducted into its Avaya Connect channel from 1 March 2010. ...

  • Bell Micro returns to profit in Q3 but recovery in Europe less marked

    Bell Microproducts has taken a few more small steps on the road to recovery after returning to profit in the third quarter and re-applying to get back on the Nasdaq. The distributor this year cam...

  • Bell Micro returns to profit in Q3

    Bell Microproducts has taken a few more small steps on the road to recovery after returning to profit in the third quarter and re-applying to get back on the Nasdaq.

  • Tandberg shareholders call on Cisco to raise bid

    The war of words between Cisco's senior management and a group ofTandberg shareholders arguing over the value of the US vendor'sproposed $3bn take-over of the Norwegian firm has entered a fresh pha...

  • Insight former boss pockets $4m as EMEA slumps

    Insight Enterprises has coughed up $4m (£2.4m) in severance pay to former CEO Rich Fennessey and hopes to have a new boss in place by the end of the year following a quarter in which the firm...

  • In depth: Selling Windows 7

    It is the biggest release of the year and arguably the most important in Microsoft’s history, but will Windows 7 live up to expectations and erase the ill will caused by Vista? Windows 7 marks the...

  • Five minute interview: David Spate, Overland Storage

    MicroScope puts its questions to David Spate, sales and marketing director, EMEA Disk Solutions, at Overland Storage (EMEA) What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? The best...

  • In depth: Getting the best deal from rent reviews

    Rent is usually one of the biggest costs for a business, and for a number of years landlords have had the upper hand as commercial rents have risen ever higher. Despite today’s recessionary market...