March 2009

  • 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...

  • Nebulas shows consultancy skills with VMware F5 link

    Virtualisation and security reseller Nebulas Solutions has bolstered its consultancy credentials after setting up a demo linking F5 application balancing to a VMware virtual environment.

  • IDC research show Linux getting boost from downturn

    Novell is able to trumpet research from IDC which it paid for that shows the interest in Linux has increased as a result of the downturn.

  • Hardware should not be a dirty word

    It is refreshing to see someone in the industry stand up for hardware sales, as Morse chief executive Mike Philips did in a recent interview with MicroScope.

  • Downturn cannot hold back firms' growing data storage requirements

    P6One of the slides that was put up by Hewlett-Packard during the announcement of its StorageWorks product enhancements last week caught the eye and summed up the state of the industry. When the ve...

  • Digital Britain plan risks leaving UK in the slow lane

    Independent watchdog Consumer Focus has become the latest body to lay into the government’s Digital Britain Interim Report, saying that comms minister Lord Carter’s plans lack vision, neglect consu...

  • Forrester cool on prospects of hosted BI taking off

    The future for hosted software is expanding beyond the traditional CRM and human resource management realms into other markets helping to drive the growth of SaaS and the potential sales opportunit...

  • Disruptive networkers spy opportunity on UK shores

    Cisco boss John Chambers seems to have got it right. While the industry panics in the face of withering IT demand Chambers has hunkered down and stuck to his theory that as technological innovation...

  • UK plc demanding managed UC

    Resellers offering unified comms solutions as a managed service will find favour with the business community, with 56% of UK organisations advocating a managed service approach, according to resear...

  • Secure it, and they will come

    In the film Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella (played by Kevin Costner) saves his ailing farm by making a baseball ground, after hearing a ghostly voice that tells him to "build it, and they will come"...

  • Union outrage at BT pay freeze

    Over 100,000 BT employees, including boss Ian Livingstone, have had their pay frozen as BT continues to target cost savings across the business, drawing renewed fire from the Communications Workers...

  • Trading Standards keeps pressure on IP flouters in Cardiff

    Trading Standards in Cardiff has completed its second stage of inspections to check local firms are towing the line on software licensing compliance.

  • Astaro launches SME programme with Arc

    Astaro has revealed plans to work with Arc Technology withthe aim of increasing the support available to help resellers sell securityinto the SME market. The relationship has come about because of...

  • Astaro launches SME reseller programme with Arc

    Astaro has revealed plans to work with Arc Technology with the aim of increasing the support available to help resellers sell security into the SME market.

  • Handset recyclers call for tougher standards

    With an estimated 15 million mobile handsets being discarded and replaced in the UK every year, one mobile phone recycling specialist, Regenersis, has launched a charge for a set of industry standa...

  • CBI argues against further rises in business rates

    The CBI is leading calls for a freeze on business rates to help prevent companies being pushed under by higher levels of taxes and is fighting against plans to increase payments companies face even...

  • HP talks up storage virtualisation offerings

    Hewlett-Packard has announced an extension to its virtualisation offerings as it moves to offer customers greater choice and flexibility.

  • Worries mount over Tiscali future

    Concern is growing over the immediate future of Anglo-Italian broadband provider Tiscali after the board halted negotiations on the sale of its UK assets to BSkyB last week, saying it was "defacto ...

  • HP talks up need for upturn investment

    Hewlett-Packard has used a customer event promoting improvements in its product line as a call to users to invest in technology. Armed with research it has just completed the vendor found that jus...

  • BSA urges Carter not to forget piracy in digital vision

    The Business Software Alliance has urged the government to consider the implications of software piracy as it pulls together its thoughts on the future of digital Britain. Lord Carter is giving ev...