January 2010

  • Loss-making ShoreTel remains optimistic

    IP communications specialist ShoreTel has posted disappointing second quarter numbers for its Q2 2010, delivering sequential revenue growth of 5% but posting an overall loss for the period. Sal...

  • Security and compliance feed into improved Symantec Q3

    Continued strong performances from its security and compliance product portfolio helped Symantec continue to show signs of recovery in its third fiscal quarter. For the three months ended 1 Januar...

  • Apple enters tablet market with iPad

    Apple has finally taken the wraps off the iPad, its entrance into the tablet market, ending months of waiting for the vendor's next technology development. The first mentions of an Apple tablet PC...

  • Resellers set to benefit from political hacking fears

    Those resellers wondering if the Chinese Google hack attack is going to be a spur for business might well find it does raise the urgency of discussions about protecting data with public sector orga...

  • IT jobs continue to recover

    The number of IT jobs continues to rise with strong demand in particular for contract positions in the last quarter of 2009. According to the IT Job Board the number of vacancies that have been pos...

  • Government aims to save £3.2bn a year with new IT strategy

    The government has published its IT strategy for the public sector, pinpointing £3.2bn worth of savings to be made across the sector. The savings are the technology part of the £15bn th...

  • MicroScope ACEs 2010

    Enter this year's awards now!This year the categories in the ACEs have changed to reflect the widespread focus on solution selling offered by the reseller channel. Overall the awards are designed t...

  • SAP talks of recovery despite recession hit 2009

    The recession took its toll on enterprise software specialist SAP with the vendor releasing a set of full year results littered with minus signs.

  • BT recruitment scheme rebooted

    BT has announced a major new recruitment drive just five months after canning its graduate placement scheme and mere hours after ONS figures showed that the recession is technically over.

  • Getronics numbers down as parent's profits soar

    Incumbent Dutch telco and Getronics-owner KPN has seen its Q4 net profit spike over 100% year-on-year on the back of a €705m tax gain, hitting €1.09bn (£945m) on sales of €3.37bn, down 9.3% on this...

  • McAfee declares 2010 the year of the partner

    McAfee has dubbed 2010 as "the year of the partner" in a bid to put the muscle behind the channel to support its push into the mid-market.

  • IT services will not bounce back this year

    Analyst firm Ovum said this year will be a challenging one for the IT services in the UK sector and pre-recession growth levels will not return until 2011 at best. Swingeing cuts in public sector ...

  • Cisco goes in with NetApp, VMware on datacentre architecture

    Cisco, NetApp and VMware have announced early details of theirvirtualised datacentre design architecture, set to be sold through a "mutual ecosystemof partners" that work with all three v...

  • In depth: Lessons from BETT 2010

    Heavy snow, icy pavements and frozen roads only heightened the buzz at last month's BETT show at London's Olympia. The world's largest annual technology in education show, the event had 750 exhibit...

  • Fujitsu strikers take battle to House of Commons

    Unionised Fujitsu workers are planning to attend a parliamentary lobby to increase awareness of redundancies and changes to the pension scheme proposed by the firm. Around 30 Unite representative...

  • Apple posts latest record quarter

    Apple has reported an extremely strong first 2010 fiscalquarter ended 26 December, posting a 50% increase in profit and a 32% increasein revenue compared with the same period a year ago. The compa...

  • Ramesys posts £7m loss as bank loans and BSF bids take toll

    Ramesys made a loss of more than £7m in 2008 due to bank interest repayments and investments in Building Schools for the Future (BSF) bids. In calendar year 2008, sales at the Nottingham-ba...

  • Tech M&A activity set to return

    Signs of recovery in the technology market continue to pileup with the level of M&A activity expected to rise this year after hitting a six year low.

  • VMware sales up, profits down

    A busy VMware today reported its Q4 and full-year 2009results, posting annual revenue growth of 8% to $2.0bn (£1.24bn), while fourth quarter sales grew 18% year-on-year to $608m. VMware did not dis...

  • Sage cuts debt as trading stays in-line

    British business software kingpin Sage cut its net debt by £47m to £392m in the three months to the end of December as trading remained in line with previously announced expectations, the group sai...