July 2009

  • Micro Focus unveils job creating technology manifesto

    Micro Focus has used the Houses of Parliament for the venue to launch its Technology Manifesto arguing that through IT jobs can be created and prosperity will return to recession racked Britain.

  • HP loses PC crown in UK as sales collapse

    Hewlett-Packard has been ousted from the top of the UK PC market by arch enemies Dell and Acer after a torrid quarter in which its sales fell across all form factors. According to IDC preliminary r...

  • Avaya buys Nortel enterprise business

    Avaya is to buy Nortel's enterprise unit for $475m, ending weeks of rampant speculation and sealing the bankrupt vendor's fate once and for all.

  • HP puts ESS distributors under the spotlight

    Hewlett-Packard has put its Enterprise Server and Storage distributors on a beauty parade to review their business plans for next fiscal year and ascertain ways of improving UK sales, particularly ...

  • Nortel creditor seeks last minute investment partners

    Following its bid earlier in the month to restructure and recapitalise Nortel and save it from being broken up and sold, creditor MatlinPatterson is now on the look-out for investment partners to g...

  • C&W maintains financial forecasts

    Cable & Wireless has benefited from the contribution of Thus as it restated its guidance for the full year sticking to figures it first made public back in May.

  • Channel warned that netbooks are set to evolve

    Netbooks have not yet overtaken PCs but will continue to take market share as they develop over the next couple of years but pose challenges to both vendors and resellers.

  • EMEA PC recovery lags behind the rest of the world

    The global PC market has started to move into recovery mode as shipments in the second quarter declined less than analysts expected but the bad news is that the EMEA market has yet to hit rock bottom.

  • The only way is up says Intel

    The PC market is on the up says Intel after posting the strongest first to second quarter revenue growth for more than two decades. Sales went up 12% sequentially to $8bn but fell 14.6% year-on-ye...

  • SAP reveals lax user attitude to data management

    The mantra about IT being able to help businesses make the right decisions in recession has been embraced by users but is still not being acted on.

  • 3Com unveils Willis as country manager

    3Com has unveiled a fresh country manager to fill the gap left by the Gary Newbold who departed to go Extreme Networks to take over as regional director for the UK.

  • SAP reveals lax user attitudes to data management

    The mantra about IT being able to help businesses make the right decisions in recession has been embraced by users but is still not being acted on.

  • ACS buys StaffPlan

    Advanced Computer Software has acquired StaffPlan for £1.36m in cash and equity to bolster its portfolio in the Primary Healthcare sector.

  • Internal security threat highlighted by Cisco

    Cisco has added its weight to the growing consensus that a recession has a knock-on effect of driving up cybercrime as redundant employees resort to using technology to hit back at employers and ga...

  • Microsoft unveils Azure pricing model

    Microsoft has unveiled the pricing structure for its Azure cloud platform as it encourages developers to engage with the platform and resellers to start to promote the vendor's offering. Users wil...

  • Bell Micro Q2 stats show signs of upturn in North America

    Bell Microproducts has posted a double digit decline in second quarter sales but there are signs its business is picking up in North America.

  • HP simplifies ESS and TS channel structure

    Hewlett-Packard is overhauling its internal structure for partners that sell Enterprise Servers and Storage or Technology Services in a bid to speed decision making and improve support for smaller ...

  • IDC counters Gartner with upbeat forecast for Windows 7

    Even before the product is launched, the disagreements over the likely impact of Windows 7 are dividing analyst houses, making it difficult for resellers to predict how the major launch from Micros...

  • Cloud backup positioned as SME headache solver

    Although there has been some questions raised about the satisfaction levels surrounding SME customer experiences with the cloud those promoting backup services believe the market remains strong.

  • Ex-CSC man tipped as next HP UK boss

    Hewlett-Packard may have found a successor to Stephen Gill, UK and Ireland managing director, with former CSC European president Nick Wilson tipped for the role. As revealed last month, Gill was d...