May 2009

  • NetApp splashes out $1.5bn to pick up Data Domain

    NetApp has put $1.5bn on the table to buy de-duplication specialist Data Domain as consolidation among storage vendors continues unabated.

  • Brocade revenues rise but losses widen

    Brocade has managed to beat the expectations of Wall Street with its revenue numbers for its second quarter claiming that its acquisition of Foundry is already paying off providing it with greater ...

  • Wireless '09 show, Olympia

    The halcyon days of global and industrial supremacy may be long gone, but there are still some areas where Britain is leading the world, and when it comes to the deployment and use of wireless netw...

  • Analysis: Public sector key to wireless adoption

    The halcyon days of global and industrial supremacy may belong gone, but there are still some areas where Britain is leading the world, and when it comes to the deployment and use of wireless netwo...

  • SMEs starting to worry about security

    The message that SMEs need to be worried about security breaches appears to be getting through with a growing number of small firms showing concern their corporate and personal data could be stolen.

  • SAM driven by fear rather than strategy

    Although the interest in Software Asset Management (SAM) is higher than it has been in the past there are some concerns that it is being driven by fear of compliance rather than to improve business...

  • 6,400 more jobs cut at cautious HP

    Hewlett-Packard plans to cut the workforce in its product divisions by a further 2% to seek out more cost savings in a global economy that it says has not yet recovered, despite promising pockets o...

  • Reseller opportunities in virtualisation

    It seems as though you cannot go to an industry conference or open up a trade publication these days without hearing the V-word - virtualisation. The stars have definitely aligned for the virtuali...

  • Xpolite in discussions to sell Anix

    Xploite is locked in negotiations with a third party over the potential sale of managed storage services business Anix, which represents over 90% of the group's revenues.

  • Analysis: Window of Opportunity

    Although the exact release date remains shrouded in secrecy the push in the channel to make sure Windows 7 has a better experience than Vista has already begun.

  • Ingram Micro soups up eBusiness offering

    Ingram Micro has rolled out a series of new functionalities in a web site upgrade designed to make the quotation process easier for its dealers.

  • Resellers clash with HP over direct sales

    Mid-market and corporate resellers have voiced frustration with members of Hewlett-Packard's direct sales team who they claim are pilfering deals, even those officially registered, and want to seet...

  • Gateway readies partner managed services

    The launch of the new Gateway PCs may have been delayed by several months - orders were finally placed by Computer 2000 yesterday - but the Acer-owned company is lifting the covers off its managed ...

  • Fear of vendor audits and need to save cash driving SAM

    The threat of vendor software audits, which is increasing in the downturn, is leading to an increase in interest in Software Asset Management tools.

  • Cost of credit continues to rise

    The cost of credit has risen across Europe as a result of the downturn adding to the pressure on cash strapped channel firms looking for finance. There have been numerous calls for the banks not on...

  • Unite slams Fujitsu Services pension changes

    Fujitsu Services has kick started a 90-day consultation period with staff after sending 3,800 of them letters detailing proposals to close the final pension salary scheme.

  • Recession piling pressure on software managers

    The recession is having an impact on the way companies handle their software licences as job cuts and increasing vendor audits squeeze firms.

  • Virtual servers set to overtake physical product

    The number of virtualised servers in Europe is set to overtake the physical number later this year as more users cut hardware budgets and look to squeeze costs out of their infrastructure.

  • Virtual servers overtaking shipments of physical product

    The number of virtualised servers in Europe is set to overtake the physical number later this year as more users cut hardware budgets and look to squeeze costs out of their infrastructure.

  • Northamber parts company with Lexmark

    Lexmark and Northamber have ended a 20 year partnership after both companies decided the volumes of business transacted and the cost of managing the relationship meant it was no longer commercially...