January 2010

  • Symantec takes on billing role to attract dealers to hosted model

    Symantec is stepping up its ambitions in the hosted security space with changes to its partner programme designed to make it easier for resellers to promote security as a service (SaaS).

  • Oracle readies strategy plan as EU approves Sun acquisition

    The EuropeanCommission has approved Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems,following an investigation into the MySQL database owned by Sun. The investigationlooked at whether Oracle's a...

  • Don’t get sidelined in the cloud revolution

    As cloud computing moves towards the mainstream of IT, resellers are increasingly being challenged to rethink the traditional “box shifting” mindset and look at new delivery models such as software...

  • Fujitsu staff extend strike to February

    Fujitsu staff will extend strike action over planned cuts to jobs and pension schemes for a further six days starting tomorrow. At the same time, union Unite which is representing 983 disgruntled...

  • Decade of social media marketing dawns

    Marketing software developer Alterian has proclaimed the 2010s the decade of digital marketing, after releasing the results of a major new survey. The poll of 1,068 marketing professionals found t...

  • F5 holds up well in Q1

    Application delivery networking outfit F5 Networks has closed the first quarter of its fiscal 2010, posting healthy sequential and year-on-year growth on both product sales and service maintenance ...

  • Keep track of software assets

    Attendees at a recent roundtable discussed the uncertainty surrounding software licensing during mergers and acquisitions At the roundtable The roundtable event, part of the CEO Series, was ho...

  • Bell Microproducts to get relisted on NASDAQ

    Bell Microproducts has confirmed that its stock is to be relisted on NASDAQ, nearly two years after it was suspended. The distributor unearthed accounting irregularities dating back to 1996 that ...

  • IT spending returning to growth quicker than expected

    The IT recession is on track to end earlier than expected with forecasts of a return to growth that had originally been pencilled in for 2011 being brought forward because of the improved state of ...

  • Don't get sidelined in the cloud revolution

    As cloud computing moves towards the mainstream of IT, resellers are increasingly being challenged to rethink the traditional "box shifting" mindset and look at new delivery models such as software...

  • Oracle readies strategy plan as EU approves Sun deal

    The European Commission has approved Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems, following an investigation into the MySQL database owned by Sun.

  • Late payments in IT sector improve

    The IT industry improved its record on late payments over the course of last year with the sector performing better than other areas of the economy.

  • Comet sales fall over critical Christmas period

    Comet has continued to face downward pressure on sales and margins over the vital Christmas trading period. The UK retailer’s parent Kesa Electricals this morning filed an interim management stat...

  • Buffalo soldiers on with Ingram Micro

    Wireless networking, storage and memory vendor Buffalo Technology is extending a pre-existing distribution agreement with Ingram Micro in Germany across Europe. The firm said it hoped to use the e...

  • Sage sets up global team to increase mid-market penetration

    Sage has used the launch of its latest ERP X3 software to talk up its ambitions to take share in the mid market and grow beyond its core small business roots.

  • Threat of data leakage fines a reseller opportunity

    Moves by the Information Commissioner to fine those companies that fail to keep data secure have been seen as a positive attempt to frighten firms out of complacency.

  • IBM shows recession-proof Q4

    IBM has announced a 9% increase in net revenue for thefourth quarter of 2009, from $4.4bn to $4.8bn, thanks to its cloud computingand Smarter Planet initiatives. Samuel Palmisano, IBM chairman, pr...

  • Avaya-Nortel channel set for March debut

    Avaya's UK managing director has said that the vendor still plans to begin inducting Nortel resellers in the UK into its new Connect partner programme in March, earlier than previously stated.

  • Canon UK boss Vickers departs

    Canon has parted company with UK and Ireland boss Andy Vickers, leaving finance director Ed McNally to hold the fort until permanent replacement Hasse Iwarson starts. Vickers joined the Japanese c...

  • Employees will choose their own computers in 2010

    More businesses will allow their employees to use the devices they want at work this year as technology development is increasingly consumer driven. Business consultancy Deloitte made the predicti...