August 2009

  • Avnet boss restates that the worst is over

    One of the most optimistic of channel CEO's Roy Vallee at Avnet got the chance again to sketch out his thoughts about the future as the distributor unveiled results that showed some improvement.

  • Systemax acquires WStore

    US retailer Systemax has entered into a final agreement to acquire WStore, providing it with the chance to significantly expand its operations in Europe. The terms of the deal have not been disclo...

  • Daisy snaps up Eurotel and assets of ATC

    The highly acquisitive Daisy Group has moved to pick up the trading assets of AT Communications (ATC), which fell into administration yesterday, and Yorkshire-based comms and IT provider Eurotel. ...

  • HP confirms Wilson as Gill replacement

    Hewlett-Packard has confirmed the replacement for its out going UK & Ireland Steve Gill as it looks to settle down it country leadership to concentrate on growing the business. Asexpected, Nick...

  • Opinion: Putting e-mail disclaimers to good use

    Failure to sign off e‑mails properly can be costly. On 1 October 2008, new rules came into force concerning the trading disclosures that incorporated companies must make to demonstrate their legal ...

  • Open source hardware flagged as model of the future

    The concept of open source is well established in the software world but there are signs that there efforts being made to transfer that approach to the hardware sector.