April 2009

  • Northamber hints at strategy shake-up

    Northamber is unhappy with declining support levels available from some of its vendors and has affirmed that it will put "a higher level of focus" on "supportive partners", pavi...

  • SCC scales back continental exposure

    SCC has scaled back its European operation after selling its trading business in Germany and Italy to Burotex Systemhaus and the Bartolini Progetti Group for an undisclosed sum to sharpen up its pr...

  • Security specialists eyeing up voice market

    The security channel believes that it is primed to take advantage of the convergence with the voice market as unified communications starts to take off.

  • Cloud moving into enterprise but security a concern

    The shift towards cloud computing is increasing among enterprises indicating it is not just a solution appealing to SMEs but security concerns are rife among customers.

  • Clouds gather over Sun finances

    Sun Microsystems kept shtum last night amidst the filing of fiscal third quarter results, perhaps the lack of profits gave the company little to shout about. Or maybe it hoped to keep the $201m (&...

  • Redstone hints at new phase of development as CEO departs

    Networking integrator Redstone has revealed its CEO, Martin Balaam, has left the company by "mutual consent" as the company fixes its sights on the "next phase in its development&quo...

  • Servicesboost Computacenter in Q1 as product sales dip

    Computacenter managed to come through a recessionary first quarter relatively unscathed after revenues at group level dipped 1% year-on-year to £602.4m, despite a drop in UK product sales.

  • No sign of recession at InfoSec

    The busy halls at InfoSec in London have been seen by many in the industry as a further sign that interest in security is not waning during the recession.

  • Kaspersky boss calls for Internet security body

    The CEO of anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Labs has added his voice to calls to take cybercrime more seriously warning that it is straying into the territory of cyber-terrorism. Speaking to MicroScope...

  • Blunkett urges more action in cybercrime fight

    David Blunkett MPhas used his keynote speech at this year's InfoSec show at Earl's Court to push for more action in the fight against cybercrime, sounding a warning about high levels of complacency...

  • Compliance and threats driving security spending

    There have already been signs, through financial results and ancedotal reseller customer stories, that the security sector is holding up and these have now been confirmed by a study of planned budg...

  • Reseller help required in the cloud

    As the recession continues, organisations may not want to spend on compliance. But with more turning to cloud-based and virtual technologies in a bid to manage costs, increased risks mean many do n...

  • Tories to scrutinise IT spending as part of thrift economy

    Tory leader David Cameron has put IT savings at the heart of his attempts, if elected, to reduce government debt levels as part of his focus on "thrift". Some of the obvious targets for ...

  • Check Point Q1 growth shows continuing security demand

    Internet security specialist Check Point has reported a slight increase in net profits for its Q1 on the back of revenue growth indicating that the sector it operates in remains bouyant.

  • Insolvency Service to publish pre-pack figures

    The government is planning to publish annual reports on the extent of the use of pre-pack administrations to try and monitor the number of companies resorting to using the measure.

  • Avnet planning more cost cuts

    Despite expectations that the recessionary conditions may lift in the not-too-distant future, Avnet plans to cut a further $25m worth of expenses from the business by September, in addition to the ...

  • Credit insurance scheme not necessarily magic bullet

    The channel has been warned that the government credit insurance top-up scheme is not necessarily going to be an answer for everyone.

  • LG targets hotel market

    LG is launching an assault on the hospitality market to encourage resellers to start selling into the hotel arena.

  • EMC Q1 profits dip but CEO talks of recovery

    EMC has joined the vendor ranks reporting drops in profits from the first quarter but its CEO has added his voice to those arguing that the recession has hit the bottom.

  • KCom to bring super-fast broadband to Yorkshire

    KCom, alongside technology partners Alcatel-Lucent and Thales, has been appointed by Digital Region to build, manage and operate fibre-optic broadband infrastructure in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherh...