July 2009

  • Brenkel to head up HP UK PSG after Wright resigns

    Hewlett-Packard's former head of EMEA channels Jos Brenkel is set to make a dramatic entrance to the UK as interim head of the personal systems group (PSG) following yesterday's resignation of Davi...

  • Nortel parts company with London Olympic organisers

    In a sudden announcement, Nortel's contract to provide the networking infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympics has been cancelled and awarded to Cisco.

  • Establishing a channel Entente Cordiale

    The ancient Chinese proverb that says “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” may well be applied to the channel, for while we should certainly keep a wary eye on any threats out there, not all fellow...

  • Google Chrome OS security plans greeted with caution

    A day after Google unveiled its ambitions to launch its own operating system to challenge Microsoft and some in the security industry have reacted by sounding a note of caution.

  • EMC wins battle over Data Domain

    EMC has won the financial tug of war to acquire Data Domain for $2.1bn after NetApp lost its nerve and walked away from the negotiating table.

  • Channel weathers recession but trouble lies ahead

    The number of company failures in the channel rose only slightly in the first half of this year despite predictions that the recession would force many out of business.

  • Morse reveals undervalued offer has been made

    Morse has shrugged off an approach which it believes undervalues the company hinting that it was not certain any acceptable offer would be made. Reacting to recent media reports that it was the ta...

  • SaaS not the panacea according to UK users

    In a report that will have echoes of the experience some customers with the ASP model back in the 1990s users are ‘underwhelmed’ after moving to SaaS.

  • Oracle calls for more vertical focus

    Oracle has kicked off its virtual partner conference with a call to arms from senior channel management keen to encourage the channel to engage with its demand generation teams.

  • Google to challenge Microsoft with Chrome OS

    Google is developing a fast, simple and secure computer operating system that is designed to work well on the web. The operating system, called Google Chrome OS, is an open source, lightweight ope...

  • ANS numbers up in tough market

    Cisco Gold Partner ANS Group has announced its full-year results, with operating profit up 13% year-on-year to £1.2m on sales of £12.3m. The Manchester-based reseller, which also works...

  • Microsoft pilots licensing changes for schools

    Microsoft has buckled under pressure from Becta to make its software licenses for schools less rigid but this may not automatically result in cost savings. Under the Subscription Enrolment Schools...

  • Sir Alan Sugar resigns as chairman at Viglen

    Sir Alan Sugar has stepped down as chairman of Viglen, having steered the system builder for more than 32 years. According to a filing at Companies House, Sugar, who was recently appointed as the ...

  • Too much online security puts buyers off

    Customers are struggling to understand why they have to jump through so many security hoops to buy goods and services online and walking away from transactions in frustration.

  • ThinkGrid unveils cloud storage offering

    Cloud specialist ThinkGrid has taken the wraps off a hosted storage service that provides a range of data tools that are designed to help those struggling to keep on top of their data.

  • Analysis: The need to keep an eye on the future

    One of the potential problems with any downturn is that short-term thinking as firms go into survival mode gets in the way of long-term strategy.

  • Disaster recovery plans failing to cover virtualised systems

    Disaster recovery has climbed up the agenda in customerboardrooms but a more needs to be done to ensure that customers are taking thesafety of their data more seriously. According to the results of...

  • C&W looks to exploit user focus on telco costs

    Cable & Wireless believes that with the channel it can make serious gains in the SME market as customers facing the recession review their telecom strategies.

  • Fresh doubts cast on cloud computing security

    Vulnerabilities in password resetfunctions for online services from Amazon and Microsoft have cast freshdoubt on the security of cloud computing. Researchers demonstrated the flaws in Amazon's Ela...

  • Aruba values structure

    Duncan Fisken is very optimistic about the direction Aruba is taking these days. After a turbulent 2008, during which many of his competitors acquired or were bought themselves, the market landscap...