May 2009

  • Dell sees massive PC refresh on the horizon

    Dell is not yet ready to proclaim that the worst of the recession is over but its CEO has given a glimmer of hope to channel partners by predicting that a "powerful" corporate PC refresh ...

  • Brocade checks out networking distis

    Brocade is on the hunt for networking distributors to fill out its new Global Alliance Partner Network, which was formally unveiled this week.

  • Late payments continue to blight life for SMEs

    There are increasing calls of alarm at the growing number of SMEs being impacted by late payments.

  • McAfee terminates Bell Micro distribution contract

    Bell Microproducts' senior management have been left scratching their collective head following McAfee's decision to rip up its contract.

  • Xploite back on acquisition trail by autumn

    With the backing of shareholders, serial entrepreneur Ian Smith could be back in the market as an acquirer in the next three months armed with around £20m in cash to construct an IT services business.

  • Security fears holding up cloud computing

    Customer fears around cloud security should be a serious concern for resellers struggling to tap into what is heralded by analysts and vendors alike as a growing market.

  • Digital Britain plans face uphill struggle

    Lord Carter’s plans to get every UK home and business connected to fast broadband connections before the 2012 Olympics may be more of a challenge than previously thought, according to new evidence ...

  • Solution in sight for CNP fraud

    Online resellers blighted by cardholder-not-present (CNP) scams have finally been thrown a lifeline via a credit card that generates a unique code each time it is used and is required before a tran...

  • Calls continue for greater encryption

    Those operating in the encryption market believe that the UK is continuing to increase its use of the security technology in response to numerous high profile government gaffes around data protection.

  • Tapping into the revenue stream of hosted security services

    While many sectors in the UK suffer in the grip of recession, the reverse is true of the “dark economy”. Last year 23 million cybercrime attacks were detected, and in 2009 the onslaught shows no si...

  • ICT sector leads the way in flexible working

    An independent survey of 4,500 employees commissioned by mobile network and business comms provider Orange has found that telecoms and IT companies are increasingly practicing what they preach when...

  • Whistle-blowers happy to drop bosses in it

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is proclaiming its whistle-blower campaign to be a success with employees in their droves tapping in leads for the intellectual property protection body...

  • Xploite sells Anix to ACS for £31.5m in cash

    Xploite has sold its managed services subsidiary Anix to US firm ACS Business Process Solution Ltd for £31.5m in cash and in turn plans to use the funds to snap up relatively low-priced IT ma...

  • Beat the recession with DAB radios

    One addition resellers might be wise to make to their product portfolio is DAB digital radios. These products look different, have a degree of topicality and are very popular with users. One reaso...

  • Sunbelt looks to exploit user gripes over AV performance

    Sunbelt Software is looking to exploit user dissatisfaction with existing anti-virus products as it sets about building a channel in the UK.

  • Resellers must bulk up UC strategy to exploit recovery

    Resellers that want to be in the best possible shape as the economy emerges from the recession should already be lining up on the starting blocks, with unified communications (UC) and process autom...

  • BT tussles with Ofcom over wholesale pricing

    Ofcom has granted BT Openreach the right to raise the wholesale prices that it charges other operators for LLU line rental by just over 6% to £86.40 for a fully unbundled line, but BT has claimed t...

  • Consultancy skills can clinch a sale

    Resellers offering a complete service will be better placed to win sales in recession and beyond In today’s economic climate, most companies will tell you thatcustomers are hesitant to commit them...

  • Sunbelt looks to exploit user gripes with AV performance

    Sunbelt Software is looking to exploit user dissatisfaction with existing anti-virus products as it sets about building a channel in the UK.

  • Kelway buys Repton and plans to become £250m goliath

    Acquisition hungry reseller Kelway has made its second purchase of the year, buying Middlesex-based Repton Holdings for an undisclosed sum and is now gunning to become a £250m technology supp...