February 2009

  • Trustmarque appoints new CEO

    Software licensing specialist Trustmarque Solutions has appointed Scott Haddow as its new CEO and charged him with boosting its bottom line and improving profitability at the Yorkshire-based Micros...

  • Mobile data demands to soar

    Mobile internet usage is set to soar dramatically in spite of the severe recession, according to new research carried out on behalf of voice, video and data services specialist Tellabs.

  • Nebulas calls for more security common sense

    Security reseller Nebulas has reacted with bemusement to the $250,000 reward being offered by Microsoft to catch the author of the Conficker worm. The software vendor made the announcement that it ...

  • Ofcom plans to speed up wireless

    Ofcom has proposed biting into parts of the spectrum bands operated by Vodafone and O2 in order to make good on the government’s promise to provide universal broadband in the UK within the next fou...

  • KCOM culls 150 services jobs

    KCom has today confirmed that as part of a cost-cutting drive, 150 services staff will lose thier jobs across its managed services and contact centre business. At the end oflast month,the group sa...

  • BSA totals costs of UK piracy at £1.9m

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has put a £1.9m figure on the cost to British businesses for being caught using illegal software last year.

  • Computacenter shuts standalone SME business unit

    As part of a wider restructure Computacenter is walking away from small business clients and has effectively closed the standalone Customer Coverage Unit (CCU), the telesales operation set up to ta...

  • McAfee hints at acquisitions after favourable results

    The security market is expected to be robust according to those operating in the market and that view has been backed up by quarterly figures from McAfee.

  • Outsourcing group calls for calm in foreign workers row

    The National Outsourcing Association has called for calm in the current ongoing row about foreign jobs.

  • Fujitsu Siemens to merge client portfolio

    Fujitsu Siemens is to merge its business and consumer client portfolio from 1 April when ownership of the company transfers to the Japanese brand which bought out its German partner's 50% stake las...

  • Dell moves to address channel conflict

    Dell has expanded throughout the entire organisation a UK pilot that precluded its direct sales team from achieving their bonuses without using the channel, in an attempt to kick-start wider collab...

  • Lenovo to axe 550 jobs in EMEA restructure

    Lenovo is understood to be making around 550 job cuts across Europe including 40 positions in the UK and has started informing those affected that their roles are at risk of redundancy. Last mont...

  • Putting a brave face on Britain’s economic freeze

    We have all grown accustomed over the last few months to gloomy economic conditions (isn’t it depressing how every day seems to bring even worse news than the day before?) so it makes a change (ple...

  • A hard sell in tough times

    Reading the business section (and often the front page) of a newspaper has become something of a penance of late and, unlike the religious variety, which is reputed to be uplifting, it’s a depressi...

  • Putting a brave face on Britain's economic freeze

    We have all grown accustomed over the last few months to gloomy economic conditions (isn't it depressing how every day seems to bring even worse news than the day before?) so it makes a change (ple...

  • FAST Ltd repositions to increase SAM adoption

    The commercial operation that informs users about their licensing requirements FAST Ltd has moved to reposition the company under a fresh head of the business.

  • Morse first half year down as credit crunch hits

    The severity of the credit crunch has surprised senior management at Morse, which today posted results for the fiscal first half year and named Mike Phillips as chief executive to oversee the conti...

  • Morse breaks up Investment Management Consultancy

    Morse has sold its loss-making UK and Jersey-based management services practise to Navigant Consulting Ltd for up to £1.3m, the first and largest element of its Investment Management Consulta...

  • Fowle gets channel reigns as Newall quits Fujitsu Siemens

    Fujitsu Siemenshas said that outgoing SME and channel director Ian Newall has quit the firm for personal reasons after nearly three years in the role, with marketing director Gary Fowle assuming th...

  • Fowle gets channel reigns as Newall quitsFujitsu Siemens

    Fujitsu Siemens has said that outgoing SME and channel director Ian Newall has quit the firm for personal reasons after nearly three years in the role, with marketing director Gary Fowle assuming t...