March 2009

  • Nimans snaps up Rocom for £12.45m

    Nimans has splashed out £12.45m to acquire Rocom from the ATC group ending months of uncertainty over the future of the voice distributor. Question marks have been hanging over the futur...

  • IBM appoints Bell as part of System X turnaround

    IBM is continuing to implement its turnaround strategy for System x and has brought on board Bell Microproducts to promote blades and high-end systems.

  • Tech Data and Ingram get Dell distribution in US

    Dell has appointed Tech Data and Ingram Micro to handle desktops and notebooks in the US with a firm indication the partnership will be extended to other territories.

  • Licence whistleblowers wanted to hit corporate cost cutters

    The Federation Against Software Theft has launched a whistleblower campaign to try and encourage those people uncomfortable with the idea of being pressured by their bosses to use unlicensed softwa...

  • Computerlinks adds Netgenium to physical security lineup

    Computerlinks has signed IP network security specialist Netgenium to its recently launched physical security portfolio in a move it said comes in response to reseller demands.

  • Software audits put SAM under the spotlight

    The increasing number of software vendor audits is pushing more customers towards Software Asset Management (SAM) as they try to remain compliant with their licensing requirements. There have been...

  • IDC slashes UK server outlook after slow start to 2009

    Resellers surviving on hardware run rates should take note that IDC has forecast a dramatic downturn in the fortunes of the UK server market this year, with SMEs and large enterprises spending even...

  • BT announces super-fast broadband roll-out

    People unlucky enough to not live in Ebbsfleet will have access to super-fast broadband offering speeds of up to 60 Mb/s from early 2010, BT said today as it unveiled the first sites in line for de...

  • Software industry puts SAM event on the calendar

    A one day conference has been put in the diary by the software industry to highlight the risks customers face of being unlicensed and they way that asset management can keep them on the right side ...

  • Forrester sees UC market continuing to grow

    Forrester's latest research on the unified communications (UC) market has affirmed suggestions that UC may be a nice little earner during the recession.

  • Ingram Micro retrenches on continent

    In another worrying sign that the recession is biting hard, Ingram Micro is canning several of its country operations in Europe, the broadliner revealed this morning.

  • IBM rips up Ingram Microserver contract

    IBM is winding down its UK partnership with Ingram Micro on System x following a review of the business, leaving the distributor without a top three server vendor.

  • Cisco finally swoops on Pure

    In what is becoming a busy week down at Cisco, the networking giant has splashed out $590m in stock for privately held consumer video specialist Pure Digital, with a further $15m to be doled out in...

  • Official: Stone and Viglen deal dead in the water

    Protracted negotiations between acquisitive system builder Stone Computers and Sir Alan Sugar's Viglen have come to an end after neither party could agree on the blueprint for a merger or acquisiti...

  • Distribution must wait for Cisco UCS

    Cisco has confirmed that the initial roll-out of its Unified Computing System (UCS) will not be available to partners through distribution, but has insisted that this is normal practice for major n...

  • Cardholder not present fraud figures rise again

    Cardholder not present (CNP) fraud has continued to rise last year with the amount now scammed by fraudsters topping £328m.

  • D-Link launches global reseller scheme to develop solutions

    D-Link has enhanced its partner programme along global line swith the aim of encouraging resellers to share knowledge with the aim of developing solutions that can increase the services revenue for...

  • Five minute interview: Yves de Montcheuil, vice-president of marketing at Talend

    MicroScope puts its questions to Yves de Montcheuil, vice-president of marketing at Talend

  • Cisco partners must skill up for data centre push

    Cisco is urging partners to start skilling up to meet demand for its Unified Computing System (UCS), a new computing architecture launched yesterday that knits together compute, network, storage ac...

  • Check Point reveals worrying lack of encryption adoption

    The numerous messages to users about increasing the protection around sensitive data appear to have fallen on deaf ears. According to the Check Point annual UK data security survey the numbers of c...