April 2009

  • UK PC ownership hits 70%

    The level of PC ownership has hit 70% in the UK and just shyof half of all online teenagers are on social networking sites according to thelatest figures from the Office of National Statistics. Th...

  • Wick Hill signed up by NetGear

    Wick Hill has made its second vendor signing in a fortnight after securing the rights to carry NetGear’s products including the secure appliance range.

  • Chambers won't buy Sun for Cisco

    Speaking at an industry event in Korea, Cisco CEO John Chambers has ruled his firm out of a potential bid for Sun Microsystems after the vendor was jilted by IBM last week.

  • Key Avaya role goes to Shorten

    Avaya has confirmed mounting speculation among its channel partners after appointing its EMEA vertical marketing manager, Lee Shorten, to the post of UK and Ireland managing director.

  • Intel says the worst of the downturn is over

    The PC market has bottomed out in Q1 and the industry is returning to "normal seasonal patterns" reckons Intel president and CEO Paul Ottelini, however the company was not confident enough to provi...

  • Symantec CEO pens supportive letter to partners

    The CEO of Symantec has penned a letter to resellers promising to keep listening to their concerns, reduce channel conflict and keep them informed of the vendor's plans.

  • UK PC ownership hits 70 percent

    The level of PC ownership has hit 70% in the UK and just shy of half of all online teenagers are on social networking sites according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.

  • Trustmarque makes Tough Scottish appointment

    Just weeks after promising to enhance its commitment to the Scottish market Trustmarque has appointed a country manager to handle its activities North of the Border.

  • Fujitsu concedes services conflict at the high-end

    The new Fujitsu may be on a collision course with corporate enterprise partners that are building services businesses but has insisted the "vast majority" of resellers will not compete wi...

  • Economy and compatibilty fears could hit Windows 7

    The economy and compatibility issues could hold back theadoption of Windows 7 along with bad memories of a Vistaexperience. That is the verdict of research into customer adoption plansfor the next...

  • Check Point seals Nokia security appilance tie-up

    Check Point has completed the acquisition of Nokia’ssecurity appliance operation formalising a relationship which has been jointlydeveloping hardware and software products for the last decade. Nok...

  • Check Point seals Nokia security appliance tie-up

    Check Point has completed the acquisition of Nokia's security appliance operation formalising a relationship which has been jointly developing hardware and software products for the last decade.

  • Economy and compatibility fears could hit Windows 7

    The economy and compatibility issues could hold back the adoption of Windows 7 along with bad memories of a Vista experience.

  • Time to wield SAM carrot

    The mechanism of carrot and stick is long-established and one that involves balance between risks and rewards. Some might argue the approach in the software compliance world has focused slightly t...

  • UK plc must prepare for flexible workers

    The idea of working from home in a comfortable study or sitting on the patio is very appealing when trapped in the office on a sunny spring morning, and thanks to new government legislation, from 6...

  • Corporate credit availability shows signs of improving

    The availability of corporate credit appears to be easing slightly with financial directors reporting the first improvements for just under two years.

  • NetApp heralds mid market channel focus

    NetApp has heralded its 1,000th reseller as evidence of its ability to service the mid market with its MSE product line.

  • Hitachi GST builds division on Fabrik acquisition

    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has completed the acquisition of external storage specialist Fabrik to form the basis of a branded business division. Fabrik produces a range of products that p...

  • Websense launches appliance moving away from pure software play

    Websense has moved away from its software roots with the launch of an appliance that is aimed at tapping into the demand for hardware that can help counter web and email based threats.

  • IBM and Sun acquisition talks collapse

    IBM has failed to reach an agreement to buy Sun Microsystems, despite reports last Friday that a deal was expected within days.