February 2009

  • Morse dismantles 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 Consultancy (I...

  • NEC Computers reviews operations in EMEA

    NEC Computers could be the first casualty of the slowdown in PC sales and ferocious competition in the market after admitting that it is reviewing operations in EMEA which may lead to a withdrawal ...

  • Blue Coat focuses on applications not just ports

    Blue Coat believes it can shake up the networking channel with a product that focuses on application management rather than just the standard ports and ISP addresses.

  • LG Electronics latest to tighten corporate belt

    LG Electronics is going to follow in the widespread trend of belt tightening after revealing plans to cut costs by 30% to counter continued drops in demand.

  • Insight prelims reflect market tightness in Q4

    Leaner trading conditions and the impact of foreign currency conversions were reflected in revenue and profit declines at Insight Enterprises according to fourth quarter prelims released this morning.

  • Corel reports Q4 profits drop

    Canadian software vendor Corel has reported a drop in Q4 profits and revealed it is not going to make forecasts about the rest of the year.

  • NetApp reaffirms strategy after SME shift

    NetApp has hit back at rivals circling its SME customer base following the vendor’s announcement of plans to scrap its small business product range.

  • In-depth: Clear benefits of remote working

    Some people love facts and figures, and snowfall of up to 10in across much of the UK last week will no doubt have kept those keen to label this as one of the coldest winters on record busy with mea...

  • Recession boosts uptake of managed services

    The provision of managed services is likely to be one of the brighter spots in an otherwise difficult economic landscape this year and has the potential to become a safe haven for those channel par...

  • Even to a BT shareholder VoIP just makes sense

    As a BT shareholder, I probably should not be saying this, but Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) seems pretty much a no-brainer in these straitened times. We are already paying for broadband int...

  • Network at the heart of Digital Britain

    Network infrastructure will form a key element of the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform’s (BERR) plan for Digital Britain, which was released last month. The government h...

  • Kyocera’s FS-1350DN wins through innovation

    In the current climate there is one demand on every user’s list and that is for the channel to deliver great technology at a decent price but also with attractive ongoing running costs. The latter...

  • Overland cuts salaries as sales and profits dive

    Overland has highlighted slowing sales in the data storage sector, in particular to its larger OEM customers, as it sunk to a net loss of $5.2m (£3.5m) for its second quarter to the end of December.

  • Kyocera's FS-1350DN wins through innovation

    In the current climate there is one demand on every user's list and that is for the channel to deliver great technology at a decent price but also with attractive ongoing running costs.

  • NetApp reafirms strategy after SME shift

    NetApp has hit back at rivals circling its SME customer base following the vendor's announcement of plans to scrap its small business product range.

  • LARs feel the pinch of Microsoft fee changes

    Despite making massive reductions in fees paid to LARs on Software Assurance deals, Microsoft has insisted the total level of back-end funding will not shrink under long awaited changes to the syst...

  • Cisco may face lay offs as profits plunge

    Cisco boss John Chambers has been forced to backtrack on previous vows to avoid redundancies, raising the spectre of mass lay offs after announcing the networking bellwether’s second quarter profit...

  • Lenovo CEO resigns after Q3 loss

    Lenovo has reinstalled a Chinese executive at the top of the business after reshuffling its management to try and claw back its fortunes after Q3 sales dropped and it lost market share. Bill Amelio...

  • Nortel cans Metro Ethernet sale

    Nortel is taking its showcase Metro Ethernet Network (MEN) business off the market four months after it put the unit up for sale.

  • SAP talks of death of upgrades with Business Suite 7

    SAP has taken the wraps off its vision for the future scraping its traditional approach to upgrading products.