June 2009

  • Winners at the MicroScope ACEs

    The MicroScope awards were held last night in the Hurlingham Club in South West London with the great and the good of the channel attending an event that recognises and rewards excellence in the re...

  • Cisco updates Value Incentive Programme

    As Cisco pushes its end-to-end network vision with a series of enhancements to the Value Incentive Programme (VIP), Cisco partners have stepped up to defend the vendor's strategy.

  • 2e2 profits wiped out by for-ex conversions

    Despite the relatively lower valuations of channel businesses in the current climate, acquisition hungry 2e2 has reiterated that it is "unlikely" to make its sixteenth purchase in the &qu...

  • KCOM pre-tax profits tumble for financial year

    KCOM has seen pre-tax losses mount for its financial year ended 31 March and indicated that it will keep a focus on driving costs down. The telecoms group saw pre-tax losses of £113m from a p...

  • BSA uses channel to promote SAM message to capital

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is looking to involve the channel in its two-month anti-piracy campaign in London as it looks to introduce a carrot as well as a stick to the issue of licensing...

  • Mitel partner event to focus on support

    Mitel has outlined plans to step up the support its offers resellers in the next few months aiming to help them get through the recession.

  • Cisco unveils blueprint to tackle downturn

    Cisco head of global channels Keith Goodwin has today announced new partner programmes and an extension to the terms of its reseller financing deals. Speaking at Cisco's annual Partner Summit ...

  • 2e2 profits wiped out by forex conversions

    Despite the relatively lower valuations of channel businesses in the current climate, acquisition hungry 2e2 has reiterated that it is "unlikely" to make its sixteenth purchase in the "near term".

  • EMC bids $1.8bn for Data Domain

    EMC has made a counter offer for Data Domain which is 20% higher than the $1.5bn bid slapped on the table by NetApp last month.

  • Cisco unveil channel blueprint to tackle the downturn

    Cisco head of global channels Keith Goodwin has today announced new partner programmes and an extension to the terms of its reseller financing deals.

  • Security features can dictate a deal

    Digital dictation devices have a wide appeal and present an extensive upgrade opportunity for resellers A digital dictation machine might be an essential part of working life for lawyers and docto...

  • KCOM linked in outsourcing deal with BT

    KCOM is expected to outsource its national telecoms infrastructure to BT in an attempt to reduce costs. According to reports in the Telegraph the aim of a deal would be to shave around £10m o...

  • BSA launches London campaign to stamp out piracy

    London has become the latest battleground for the Business Software Alliance (BSA) as the anti-piracy organisation kicks off a two-month campaign to encourage users to pay for their software.

  • UK SMEs suffering more than global counterparts

    The UK SME market continues to cling to a gloomy prognosis of the state of the economy with expectations that things will remain tough being the prevailing opinion.

  • Dell on the hunt for acquisitions

    Dell has indicated it may look to exploit the relatively low valuations of technology businesses in the current climate by acquiring.