February 2009

  • Brocade eyes bigger slice of LAN market

    Brocade has made clear its intention to aggressively hunt down business in the networking space and given its clearest hint yet that it aims to do a number on Cisco's market share.

  • IBM cancels PartnerWorld 2009

    IBM has confirmed that this year's PartnerWorld conference in Toronto has been cancelled in response to channel feedback but it will hold regional and country-specific events. Last month, MicroSco...

  • Technical staff view 2009 as the year for upward changes

    A large proportion of technical staff are planning to make this year the moment when they move to a better job.

  • Technical staff view 2009 as the year for upwards changes

    A large proportion of technical staff are planning to make this year the moment when they move to a better job. According to the IT Job Board nearly 90% of those surveyed are looking at making move...

  • Keeping mobile communications flowing

    The year ahead will be tough for the mobile communications industry as the majority of organisations continue to rein in discretionary spend while keeping an eye on operational expenditure in an at...

  • Radware stalks Nortel assets

    Application delivery solutions specialist Radware has pounced on parts of Nortel's Layer 4-7 Application Delivery business for an undisclosed sum under what is known as a 'stalking horse' asset pur...

  • Planning to be back on track by 2012

    The year 2012 might not just be memorable because of the Olympics coming to the capital; by then the economy could be back in full swing. That was one version of the future on offer at the Canalys...

  • Datacentre problems spell reseller opportunity

    There are a few technology areas emerging in this recession as areas of continued spending including virtualisation, unified comms and managed services and now datacentre power management plans to ...

  • Gateway guns for mid market in EMEA

    Gateway is making a play for the mid-market with a range of PCs, servers, LCDs and managed services, vowing to work only with VARs dedicated to that space to protect margin from price aggressive et...

  • Interface increases Sun server partner levels

    Interface has reported a swift expansion in its Sun Microsystems reseller numbers to support its ambitions to increase its x86 server sales.

  • Target gets into broadband

    Target Components and 3G network provider 3 have put their signatures to a distribution agreement that will see Target offering 3 mobile broadband starter kits alongside its wireless router and lap...

  • Northamber reports first loss since recession of the 1990s

    The impact of the economic uncertainty on Northamber has been laid bare after the Surrey-based distributor reported its first loss since the last recession during the early 1990s.

  • Ingram Micro sees bleak times ahead

    Ingram Micro has predicted the recession will be the worst in the history of the industry as it plans to hack off 8% of its total workforce, with the axe largely falling on operations in North Amer...

  • HP to scale back channel inventory as slowdown bites

    Hewlett-Packard plans to scale back channel inventory for the coming months particularly throughout the imaging and printing supply chain after being caught out by slowing demand in the fiscal firs...

  • Brocade channel boss to drive Foundry integration

    Brocade has promoted Barbara Spicek to the role of vice president worldwide channels, having previously held the role of senior director of partner sales and marketing for EMEA.

  • Alcatel-Lucent forms 4G alliance

    Alcatel-Lucent has launched a global multi-vendor technology alliance designed to foster development of device, applications and content for 4G and LTE services. Launched at this week’s Mobile Wor...

  • Computacenter merges business units

    Computacenter has merged its product and services divisions into one business unit and "thinned" the management structure in a move that should address internal conflict or duplication as...

  • Software audits set to rise in tough market

    Resellers advising customers about their software licensing requirements could be set for a busy time as the vendors turn up the notch in increasing audit levels to claw back potential lost revenue.

  • Printer market suffers in 2008 due to economic uncertainty

    The downturn is likely to fuel the market shift to print services and other systems that help businesses save costs as traditional hardware sales look set to limp along again this year following a ...

  • Good year ahead for virtualisation software

    Virtualisation software continues to be one of the few near recession proof technologies in 2009 with analysts predicting another year of significant growth in the server and desktop spaces.