June 2009

  • 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.

  • Cisco eyes simpler channel future

    Cisco has moved to reassure business partners that it is trying to simplify its channel programmes after partners said the complex nature of the vendor's initiatives often meant they were slow to g...

  • Formjet sells Panda for £1.4m

    Formjet has sold off anti-virus specialist Panda UK for £1.4m promising the channel that the disposal will provide it with more time to focus on its other products.

  • HP UK boss to leave for Korean post

    Hewlett-Packard UK and Ireland vice president and managing director Stephen Gill is set to leave at the end of the month to head up the vendor's business in Korea.

  • UK printers sales decline says Gartner

    The UK printer market has suffered in the first six months of the year due to the economic downturn with sales falling nearly 8% and many of the major vendors posting significant declines.

  • Micro Focus ups bid for Borland

    In its bid to acquire Borland the British software vendor Micro Focus has been forced to counter a rival bid and increase its original offer.

  • Giddins jumps ship to Brocade

    Brocade has finally confirmed the appointment of ex-Nortelhotshot Amanda Giddins as its new EMEA channel sales director. Giddins has had her feet under the desk for a few weeks nowand has spent he...

  • Channel has a role to play in securing public sector

    The channel is being leaned on by public authorities desperate to ensure they are compliant with the government’s Connect SecureExtranet (GSCx) as the revised deadline looms large.

  • HP puts emphasis on transparency at Software Universe

    Hewlett-Packard has emphasised the need for application transparency and ease of use at its Software Universe event.

  • Symantec adds SCH Distribution amid distie review

    Symantec is reviewing its distribution line up and plans to drop one partner after it has welcomed on board SCH Distribution next month.

  • Nortel administrators respond to criticisms

    Nortel administrators Ernst & Young have responded to criticisms levelled at them following the sudden and uncompensated redundancies of 228 Nortel staff at three UK sites in March. In a p...

  • Cloud packed with reseller opportunities

    Despite the “just a load of hype” rhetoric that cloud computing has experienced in recent times, acceptance of this new IT model is gathering pace. Gartner recently released its cloud predictions,...

  • Choose life, choose efficient IT, choose ecostructure

    When Bob Dylan screeched that the times were “a changing” back in the 1960s, he prophetically foresaw that the waters of socio-political change were rising fast and that if we didn’t start swimming...

  • Digital Britain report slammed by anti-piracy groups

    The industry's anti-piracy bodies have bemoaned the Digital Britain report for failing to go far enough to protect intellectual property and the software industry.

  • Seagate EMEA boss says IT market has bottomed out

    Seagate Technologies’ newly elevated EMEA vice president Mark Whitby reckons demand for IT is no longer in freefall.

  • Nortel partner event picketed as storm grows over job cuts

    Protesting Nortel workers were forcibly removed from a central London hotel last week after picketing a channel partner event to demand an explanation for their treatment at the hands of administra...

  • CBI upbeat about recovery but calls for more credit

    A consensus is building that the recession is going to be less severe than had been feared and as a result hundreds of thousands of jobs could be saved. The latest to add its voice to the growing ...

  • Recession making IT jobs harder to secure

    It is getting harder for techies to find work in the current climate with the competition for jobs increasing along with candidates being less selective about the sorts of positions they will apply...

  • Cisco resellers warn to deal protection plan

    Cisco partners have reacted positively to the vendor's announcement of a new deal protection scheme, dubbed Channel Bookings Neutrality. The scheme was unveiled at Cisco's annual partner confe...

  • Comms tsar to quit after Digital Britain report

    Communications minister Stephen Carter is expected to leave government, according to a report in The Times. If confirmed by the government, Carter's departure will be a blow to its plans for imple...