December 2009

  • Fujitsu workers set further strike dates

    Unionised Fujitsu workers are planning a “Scrooge” strike a week today and have pencilled further walks outs next year over cuts to jobs, pay and pensions. According to union Unite, staff will do...

  • Mobile phone security gets put on the 2010 agenda

    One of the areas that could well cause concern on the security front next year is the emergence of threats targeting mobile devices.

  • Ciena books widening losses but sees growth ahead

    Quarterly net losses at networking vendor Ciena have widened to $26.7m (£16.3m) for its fiscal fourth quarter, and $581.2m for the year ended 31 October after booking a one-off goodwill impai...

  • Sequential growth shows PBX sales could be back on track

    Mirroring sequential growth seen in other areas of the ICT industry, it appears as if the UK market for PBX and IP PBX systems is moving in the right direction once again,after analysts at MZA Cons...

  • EU optimistic Oracle can prove Sun case

    Positive sounds emanating from the European Competition Commissioner could indicate that the future for the Oracle and Sun merger is looking brighter than it has been for the last few weeks.

  • Symantec reduces distie numbers

    One of Symantec’s distribution partners will have ended its relationship with the vendor before the end of the year as it works through the last fortnight of its notice period. Although the identi...

  • C2000 names Ancell as credit boss

    Computer 2000 has concluded its search for a new credit boss to replace Nick Tiltman - who left the company last month - with Graydon UK head of intelligence Mark Ancell due to pick up the reins fr...

  • UK printer sales decline slowing

    The decline in printer sales arrested in the third quarter but Gartner is cautious of forecasting a more concerted recovery in the market, despite HP recently pinning its hopes on a corporate refre...

  • McAfee UK channel boss outlines plans to extend reseller capabilities

    McAfee is looking to expand and fine-tune its reseller base in order to move its core base beyond just anti-virus products. Spearheading the overhaul of the partner base is UK and Ireland channel ...

  • Tech trader: Autotask raises the bar with Taskfire system

    Using technology to track each and every minute a reseller spends working on behalf of a customer, billing for it and then chasing the invoice, makes a great deal of sense. But in an always switch...

  • Packard Bell recalls potentially hazardous notebooks

    Packard Bell is voluntarily recalling certain notebooks in its EasyNote range as they contain a potentially defective battery cell that could overheat or catch fire. The units that may be affecte...

  • Ingram Micro UK profits halved in 2008

    Ingram Micro UK profits halved in the last full financial year as turnover fell by low double digits. In the twelve months to 31 December 2008, the broadline giant made £2.2m compared to &p...

  • Cisco boss talks up recovery and hints at further acquisitions

    In a climate where most CEOs shy away from making boldoptimistic statements about the future Cisco’s head honcho has talked of doubledigit growth and acquisitions. Speaking at a financial analyst ...

  • UK server market back on its feet

    The UK server market has picked itself off the canvas following a series of heavy blows delivered by the recession. Both shipments and revenues rebounded in the third quarter, albeit on a sequent...

  • Dell makes $6.5m through Twitter sales

    Computer maker Dell has sold $6.5m worth of equipment by using microbloggingwebsite Twitter. This represents a late surge because in June this year the company said ithad made $3m of sales on Twit...

  • Analysis: Combating counterfeit consumables

    The world is full of counterfeit products. Walk through any street market and you will find stalls full of “designer” clothes, watches and handbags at unbelievable prices. The prices are too good t...

  • Tech trader: Ecotek customers save money on standby

    Once in a while, an idea that is pitched to the entrepreneurs seated in leather chairs flanked by piles of their own cash on Dragon’s Den is for a product that actually makes sense. On the one han...

  • Cisco boss talks of recovery and further acquisitions

    In a climate where most CEOs shy away from making bold optimistic statements about the future Cisco's head honcho has talked of double digit growth and acquisitions.

  • Micro Focus acquisitions bolster H1 revenue

    UK business intelligence specialist Micro Focus has seen group revenues for its half year bolstered by the acquired assets of Borland and Compuware.

  • DSGi closes Equanet Surbiton office

    DSGi has today closed Equanet's Surbiton-based office and shifted across all customer accounts to Bury and Borehamwood as part of a cost rationalisation process. Calls to the branch are being tran...