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August 2009

  • 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...

  • Cisco and Avaya sued over voicemail patents

    Networking industry giants Cisco and Avaya are being sued by a firm called Klausner Technologies over the inclusion of visual voicemail technologies in their solutions.

  • Analysis: Who will fast-growing Daisy buy next?

    At the start of 2009, Daisy Communications was just another bit player in the pantheon of UK business comms providers, but recently its situation has changed considerably.

  • Gov in last ditch attempt to revive top up credit scheme

    The Government is belatedly cutting the cost of its trade credit insurance top up scheme months before it is due to end, in the hope of improving the poor uptake.

  • Focus shifts to print services as hardware shipments slump

    Pressure on vendors and channel partners to diversify into print managed services is expected to intensify in the wake of a huge slump in shipments of printer, copier and multifunction products (MF...

  • Bell vows return to acquisition trail

    Bell Microproducts, one of the most acquisitive distributors of the early 2000s, is seeking to put its troubles behind it, look for funding and climb back on the acquisition trail again.

  • Microsoft attempts to block Word ban

    Microsofthas filed an emergency motion to block an order that would ban sales ofMicrosoft Word in the US within 60 days and force it to pay fines of almost$300m. Detailsof the motion are sparse b...

  • BSA stings four for £50k

    The Business Software Alliance has taken four manufacturing companies for over £50,000 in its latest clampdown on alleged unlicensed software use.

  • Businesses still playing fast and loose with data

    Enterprise business software vendor Micro Focus has issued a warning after commissioned research found huge numbers of businesses are still taking next to no precautions to secure confidential data...

  • Daisy bags Redstone telecom biz in latest buy

    Acquisitive comms provider Daisy Group has made its third acquisition in a fortnight after picking up Redstone's telecoms business for £17m cash. Besides Redstone's fixed-line assets, Daisy w...

  • Vizioncore iland partnership targets back-up demand

    Virtualisation management vendor Vizioncore is putting the finishing touches to a new data recovery and business continuity scheme with UK newcomer iland Internet Solutions.

  • IBM faces pension fight

    Hundreds of angry IBM employees in the UK have been joining union Unite to fight IBM's plan to change its end of salary pension.

  • OGC pushes latest IT procurement plan

    The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) has published a model contract for public sector ICT procurement to cover carbon reduction, mitigation plans, open source and business continuity.

  • US judge bans Microsoft Word sales

    A judge in Texas has issued an injunction preventing Microsoft from selling Word products in the US after ruling the company's software violated a patent owned by Toronto-based i4i Inc.

  • Microsoft nabs 11 illegal software dealers

    Microsoft's ongoing campaign against traders dealing in illegal software has caught 11 more resellers across the country. This brings the total number of hard disk loaders that Microsoft has finge...

  • Insight Enterprises seeks new CEO as Fennessey leaves

    Insight Enterprises is looking for a new CEO after confirming that Rich Fennessy has left the firm. The board has instated Insight director Anthony Ibarguen as interim boss while it belatedly kick...

  • Twitter attack leaves channel tweeters twiddling thumbs

    Just as the channel was getting used to the idea of Twitter being a useful form of communication the failure of the social networking site to cope with a denial of service (DoS) attack has shown up...

  • Cisco's Chambers rules out big buys

    Shares in storage vendor EMC have taken a tumble after Cisco CEO John Chambers, speaking in the wake of Cisco's sparkling full-year results, put the boot into rumours that he was interested in pick...

  • Seagate plans plant closure and loss of 2,000 jobs

    In a sign that the cost cutting efforts are continuing at Seagate the vendor has announced plans to axe a Singapore plant and bid farewell to 2,000 staff.

  • Microsoft acknowledges Linux as a desktop competitor

    Microsoft has acknowledged Linux as a competitor to its Windows desktop client business for the first time. Microsoft listed Linux distributors Canonical and Red Hat among competing commercial so...