February 2009

  • Writedown masks Alcatel-Lucent recovery

    Ben Verwaayen’s recovery strategy at Alcatel-Lucent has faltered after a €3.9bn impairment charge against the value of its assets knocked otherwise solid Q4 numbers for six.

  • WAN gear still top priority, says Riverbed

    A swathe of networking numbers out this week continued today when WAN optimisation outfit Riverbed weighed in with fourth quarter and full year numbers pointing to solid levels of demand for its ki...

  • Cost of snow runs into billions

    The costs of the worst snowfalls for two decades is running into billions for small companies as workers stay at home and customers are kept away by the treacherous conditions. The Federation of S...

  • Information superhighway open despite snow, say UC specialists

    Asparts of the UK shut down yesterday after experiencing their heaviest snowfallsince 1991, unified communications vendors have been talking up thebenefits of collaborative and home-working solutio...

  • DiData swoops on Teksys

    Hants-based Microsoft LAR Teksys has been bought by Dimension Data for an undisclosed sum barely 12 months after it was picked up by private equity money. In January 2008 serial entrepreneurs ...

  • EXCLUSIVE: HP overhauls PFR rebate system in downturn

    Hewlett-Packard has dramatically restructured Pay For Results rebates that has seen the removal of targets in favour of a flat fee based on revenues, which sources say could curtail the aggressive ...