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August 2009

  • Analysis: MPS offers hope as printer sales falter

    The latest figures from Gartner for EMEA printer, copier and multifunction product (MFPs) shipments are a wake up call to those in the industry who have viewed the market as a reliable and untroubl...

  • Redstone sinks to full-year low as boss walks

    Troubled networking integrator Redstone has lurched into its latest crisis, taking another hit after posting a full-year operating losses of £49.7m and parting company with its chief exec five mont...

  • Slow NAC adoption kills off ConSentry

    Network Access Control (NAC) vendor ConSentry Networks has pulled down the shutters with the loss of all jobs at the company.

  • Analysis: MPS offers hope as global printer sales falter

    The latest figures from Gartner for EMEA printer, copier and multi function product (MFPs) shipments are a wake up call to those in the industry who have viewed the market as a reliable and untroub...

  • Ex-Samsung IT head surfaces at HP partner

    Industry veteran David Smith has joined Hewlett-Packard Gold partner Landscape Group as chief executive and plans to use the growing interest in managed print services to underpin the business. Th...

  • Business security policies muddled in recession

    Application delivery specialists F5 Networks have published research suggesting that nearly half of businesses don’t consider that cutting their IT budgets will increase vulnerability to security t...

  • Portables drive improving PC sales

    IDC has upgraded its UK PC sales forecast for the year on the back of sustained growth in consumer netbooks but the relatively low price of these devices will drag down the overall market’s value.

  • Battle joined in file-sharing debate

    New battle-lines are being drawn in the complex debate surrounding file-sharing after the government released proposals earlier this week to cut off all Internet access for persistent file-sharers.

  • Danger of staff cuts going too deep

    The temptation to panic at the sight of a downturn and make drastic cuts in staff might undermine the chances of a recovery in the tech sector.

  • Brocade courts Cisco partners as network channel takes shape

    After signing managed services provider Calyx as the first UK Elite partner in its revamped channel programme, Brocade has revealed that a number of disgruntled Cisco partners have been knocking at...

  • Northamber returns to the Acer fold

    Northamber has re-engaged with Acer after a near three year hiatus to carry the entire line of business products to SME resellers.

  • Fujitsu Services to cut 1,200 UK jobs

    Fujitsu Services is to axe around 10% of its UK workforce as part of a cost cutting drive to counter a shortfall in sales.

  • No upturn in sight for troubled printer market

    All of the major printer vendors saw declines in global shipments during the first half of the year and there are no signs the recovery feted for other sectors will materialise in the second half.

  • Neath to be channel head at Fujitsu Technology Solutions

    Fujitsu Technology Solutions (FTS) has named Darren Neath as the UK channel director to replace outgoing head Gary Fowle, who is leaving next month to run Microsoft's OEM division. Prior to the ap...

  • Cisco partners hungry for talent

    A worldwide survey of Cisco partners has found that although recruitment patterns are changing during the recession, resellers are still keen to hire and are more focused than ever on grooming and ...

  • File sharing pirates face web exclusion

    The government is expected to increase the pressure on software file-sharers by cutting those guilty of spreading illegal applications off from their internet connection.

  • Microsoft hands users option to check legality of Office

    Microsoft is stepping up efforts to encourage customers to check the legality of their Office software in a bid to cut the level of pirated versions in circulation.

  • Fowle to lead Microsoft OEM as Dodds exits

    Long serving Fujitsu director Gary Fowle is to join Microsoft next month to try and breathe new life into the severely depressed OEM market. He replaces Alison Dodds as OEM Senior Director who is ...

  • Is the web browser your nemesis for data leakage?

    The incidence of data intentionally or unintentionally leaving corporate networks is rising. The CSI Computer Crime & Security Survey of 2008 showed that 44% of the polled companies rated data ...

  • Analysis: Microsoft battles it out for last Word

    Sorry - billy's analysis at last for MondayA tiny company in Toronto is threatening to bring a lucrative part of the Microsoft ecosystem to a grinding halt after winning a permanent injunction to h...