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May 2009

  • Caretower takes wraps off audting service

    Security reseller Caretower has taken the wraps off an auditing service it hopes will open customer wallets and bolster its pedigree as a consultancy.

  • EC hands Intel €1bn fine for abusing market dominance

    The EC has handed Intel a fine of €1.06bn and ordered the vendor to halt its illegal rebates and other practices that are designed to undermine its arch rival AMD.

  • Microsoft vows to learn from Vista mistakes with Windows 7

    Microsoft is working with the channel to ensure that the lessons it learnt with the Vista launch come into play with the release of Windows 7.

  • Caretower takes wraps off security auditing service

    Security reseller Caretower has taken the wraps off an auditing service it hopes will open customer wallets and bolster its pedigree as a consultancy.

  • Worst of recession might be over for the UK

    Despite the cold water that several commentators are trying to pour over the hopes that the economy is reaching the bottom the evidence of a leveling out continues to stack up with the OECD the lat...

  • Nortel employees march on London

    Former Nortel employees based at the firm's Harlow offices marched on parliament and the London offices of Ernst & Young today to protest over the way their redundancies were handled. Nort...

  • Benefits of SAM getting through to customers

    The message about the benefits of using Software Asset Management (SAM) appears to be getting through to users with a strong attendance at the first industry event to promote the technology.

  • Cloud is a state of mind

    Let’s face facts: if the cloud can’t deliver plenty of useful, secure, speedy and easy-to-use business applications, then it’s never going to take off beyond a niche audience. No-one wants to work ...

  • Insight Enterprises swallows $61.2m restatement charges

    Insight Enterprises is facing charges of $61.2m after restating results from the past 12 years following the conclusion of an internal review of aged trade credits that were found to include errors...

  • Insight Enterprises to swallow $61.2m restatement charges

    Insight Enterprises is facing charges of $61.2m after restating results from the past 12 years following the conclusion of an internal review of aged trade credits that were found to include errors.

  • 3Com bringing H3C to UK in latest Cisco challenge

    Networking vendor 3Com has become the latest vendor to throw down the gauntlet to Cisco after announcing it will now sell its China-based H3C high-end datacentre portfolio into the EMEA theatre, wi...

  • UK software piracy losses hit highest level ever

    The cost of software piracy in the UK has risen to its highest level at £1.49bn last year with over a quarter of all products in the market now being illegal.

  • Nortel Q1 results covered in red ink

    Struggling Nortel has blamed the economy for its current woes after posting losses for its first quarter. The Canadian telco, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, reported a 37% drop in r...

  • Security fears holding back online orders

    The fear that online security is not robust enough is holding back users from buying over the web reinforcing some of the fears that the Internet is being held back because of data integrity worries.

  • In-depth: The enthusiast market

    The enthusiast market for PCs is often overlooked by the business channel that sees it as dominated by teenage gamers with little money to spend. But the channel may be missing a trick: not only is...

  • Microsoft reviews OEM distributor contracts

    Microsoft is currently reviewing its business relationships with OEM distributors in the UK amid suggestions in the channel that the tougher trading climate could result in partners being cut from ...

  • In-depth: The unified comms opportunity in the call centre part I

    MicroScope recently hosted a round table debate concerning how the channel can profit from unified communications. Avaya and its channel partners discussed the potential impact of unified communica...

  • In-depth: the opportunity for unified comms in the call centre part II

    In the second part of the Avaya round table looking at the reseller opportunities for unified communications in the call centre we ask the selected panel to outline where they think the technology ...

  • ACS acquires Business Systems Group for £15.5m

    Healthcare software developer Advanced Computer Software (ACS) has forked out £15.5m for AIM-listed Business Systems Group (BSG) to accelerate the roll out of SaaS products to NHS primary car...

  • Symantec Q4 hit by SME decline

    Symantec has indicated that the security market might not be totally immune to recession, particularly on the SME side of the business. A dip in small business sales was pointed to as the cause of...