June 2009

  • Freedom4 Group to get acquisitive

    Freedom4 Group is embarking upon the acquisition trail and plans to build an independent powerhouse to take on rival telecoms giant BT, say sources close to the situation. The firm's shares were s...

  • NTT Com moves to acquire Integralis

    Japanese-based NTT Communications is taking over security reseller Integralis in a move that will provide the telco specialist with options to provide customers with additional security. The deal, ...

  • Ride the recession with closer vendor partnerships

    In today’s economic environment, times are perhaps nowhere tougher than they are for the channel: squeezed on one side by the customer’s need to cut costs, to win a better deal, and on the other by...

  • MPs to probe government broadband tax

    The Digital Britain report is to be investigated by across-party committee in the wake of its launch on 16 June in order to assess if its recommendations are realistic and valid.

  • Windows 7 no engine for PC growth in Q4 says Gartner

    Such is the inconsistency in the global PC market that analysts at Gartner are now predicting growth in sales during Q4 but reckon Windows 7 will only have a "very modest" influence.

  • Micro Focus faces renewed battle for Borland

    Micro Focus, the British application management specialist, faces a renewed battle to get its hands on Borland after the US company revealed it had received a superior bid.

  • Northamber makes way for Micro P in Lenovo reshuffle

    Lenovo has confirmed that it is winding down its distribution agreement with Northamber and is preparing to welcome Micro P on board. This follows hot on the heels of 3Com's decision yesterday to...

  • IDC predicts server growth from 2010

    The server market declined almost by a third in 2009, but IDC experts a small recovery in 2010, as businesses build blade server data infrastructures. IT budgets in business have been slashed at m...

  • Panda Security reveals global ambitions

    Panda Security, which earlier this week acquired Panda from Formjet for £1.4m, has outlined its global ambitions after adding the UK to six other franchise operations.

  • Micro Focus unveils solid numbers for fiscal year

    Micro Focus, which remains in the driving seat in its efforts to acquire Borland after seeing off a rival bid, has reported a solid set of preliminary results for its financial year.

  • 3Com terminates Northamber contract

    3Com has given Northamber its marching orders following a review of the business as sales volumes fell short of expectations. At the same time, the networking giant has confirmed to MicroScope th...

  • Oracle results show software holding up

    Green shoot watchers received a fillip in the form of better than expected results from Oracle with the vendor commenting that there had not been a catastrophic drop in software sales.

  • ComputerLinks adds HID to physical security line-up

    ComputerLinks is continuing to sign vendors to bolster itsphysical security division promoting a package that can be sold by securityresellers looking to extend the scope of users existing investme...

  • Ingram Micro UK md Klein resigns

    Ingram Micro UK managing director Julian Klein has confirmed to MicroScope that he will leave the organisation by the end of the month to be replaced by Pablo Suarez, who currently heads up the dis...

  • Oracle Q4 results show software holding up

    Green shoot watchers received a fillip in the form of better than expected results from Oracle with the vendor commenting that there had not been a catastrophic drop in software sales.

  • XMA to cut jobs amid market slowdown

    XMA has placed a little over 10% of its staff at risk of redundancy in response to a sluggish corporate market and in anticipation of public sector spending cuts.

  • The pitfalls of selling online

    Advertising and selling products online maximises the sales potential of any business. You don’t need to market your products in any particular locality or country or to any pre-determined group of...

  • Graydon to help resellers overcome credit crunch

    Credit reference agency Graydon is launching a service that validates small resellers' monthly management accounts online so that distributors and underwriters can ascertain if they are credit worthy.

  • BSA takes first scalp in London campaign

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has taken its first major scalp in its two month anti-piracy campaign in London after announcing a settlement with the exclusive celebrity hang-out Soho House.

  • 2e2 lands Kognitio hosted database deal

    As the market for cloud services expands the Database as a Service (DaaS) specialist Kognitio has signed up 2e2 as the provider of the hosting to underpin the offering.