September 2009

  • BNP wades into Nortel redundancy row

    The controversy surrounding this year's job losses at Nortel's UK operation has taken a bizarre turn after the far-right British National Party waded into the row. In an open letter to the adm...

  • No sign of pick up in PBX market

    The prognosis for the UK PBX and IP PBX market remains gloomy, according to comms analysts at MZA, who have just released their Q2 market figures. During calendar Q2, the overall market declined by...

  • Novell brings back BrainShare after a year break

    After a one year absence Novell is bringing back its BrainShare partner event to provide an opportunity for partners in the US and Europe to meet and get updates on the vendors strategy.

  • Brocade rolls out service, support and warranty options for resellers

    Brocade has rolled out a trio of new reseller-facing programmes as it continues to bulk up its new-build networking channel.

  • Encryption hardware a data lifesaver

    The first thing most of us do when we get into a car is put on a seatbelt. Whether we are driving or just along for the ride, it is so important that it is the law in the UK. We don’t plan to have ...

  • Five minute interview: Lee Finck, PGP Corporation

    MicroScope puts its questions to Lee Finck, senior director of worldwide sales at PGP Corporation. What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? Best: "Beware the fury of a ...

  • In-depth: UC step by step

    B Although organisations are purchasing elements of the unified communications (UC) vision to boost staff productivity in difficult economic times, few beyond the largest are buying into the full d...

  • HP vet joins Datapoint in enterprise services push

    Network and comms integrator Datapoint has scooped former Vistorm boss and ex-Hewlett-Packard UK services head Jim Kent as its new CEO, replacing Vim Vithaldas, who stepped down to pursue outside i...

  • Westcoast parent profits dive 74%

    Profits at Westcoast and XMA parent Kelido Ltd tumbled 74% in 2008 as a result of hefty interest repayments, weak market conditions and a steep rise in costs.

  • In-depth: Unified communications - step by step

    Although organisations are purchasing elements of the unified communications (UC) vision to boost staff productivity in difficult economic times, few beyond the largest are buying into the full dre...

  • Comstor rolls out worldwide operation

    Comstor's vice president and general manager of Europe, Jon Pritchard, is to take the helm at a new global unit, Comstor Worldwide, being created by the Cisco-specialist distributor.Vice president ...

  • Pritchard lands global role at Comstor

    Comstor's vice president and general manager of Europe, Jon Pritchard, is to take the helm at a new global unit, Comstor Worldwide, being created by the Cisco-specialist distributor.

  • Ingres turns to channel amid open source interest

    Open source database specialist Ingres is looking to exploit recession fuelled interest in opex based software as it builds up a channel.

  • Dell shells out billions for system integrator Perot Systems

    Dell is attempting to galvanise its service business by forking out $3.9bn (£2.4bn) on fellow Texan-based systems integrator Perot Systems.

  • Analysis: Channel adjusts to Nortel exit

    The purchase of Nortel's enterprise communications business by Avayafor $900m marks the beginning of the endgame for Nortel. With few unitsnow remaining, this once powerful vendor has little left b...

  • CCD broadline suitors open acquisition talks

    CCD has been talking to two broadline admirers interested in acquiring the business but as yet the offers on the table have not met expectations.

  • Redstone secures financing to bolster future

    Redstone has secured £6m of financing to enable it to revise some of its debt repayment schedules and help secure the future of the business. One of the pressing issues the company faced was ...

  • HP UK channel boss to move roles

    Hewlett-Packard is looking to externally recruit a head for its Personal Systems Group (PSG) as it emerged that Dave Poskett is in line to take on a channel role in the business unit under the reva...

  • Samsung tables $5.85bn bid to acquire SanDisk

    Samsung has launched a bid to acquire US Flash memory giant SanDisk Corp for around $5.85bn (£3.27bn) but arch rival Toshiba may try to scupper its plans with a rival offer.

  • Bell Micro accounting debacle finally over

    Bell Microproducts is finally up-to-date with SEC filings after posting first half results for 2009 and can put the restatement woes of recent years behind it. The US distributor has spent the la...