January 2010

  • IBM targets mid-market with range of reseller initiatives

    IBM has unveiled a concerted drive to push resellers into the mid-market space launching a series of initiatives it hopes will support its ambitions to help partners take a slice of this key sector.

  • Morse trading update signals recovery

    The turnaround plan at Morse continues as its classic technology and services division gained momentum in spite of the slow to recover economy. The position that the reseller-come-integrator finds...

  • Services and cost cutting bolsters Computacenter profits

    Computacenter has warned hardware kit remains vulnerable to the fragile economic recovery but the pipeline for contractual services looks healthy. The firm today updated the City on 2009 results, ...

  • IT recession is unofficially over

    The IT recession is “unofficially over” in Europe and the US as spending starts to pick up and reap back some of the ground lost in a tough 2009. According to the latest review of IT spending in 2...

  • Europe to lead mobile security market

    Third party apps will become the security safeguard of choice for corporate mobile users by 2014, with Europe and the UK at the centre of the trend according to a new report by analysts at Juniper ...

  • Bell Microproducts prelims point to recovery

    Bell Microproducts appears to have finally put the recent dark days of yesteryear behind it after posting preliminary fourth quarter stats that show sequential and annualised growth across nearly a...

  • Star launches white label MS services

    Hosted ICT services provider Star has launched a channel-pitched white label services programme designed to help Microsoft partners safeguard their investment in the vendor.

  • Trustmarque CEO wraps up six month transformation

    Trustmarque has pointed to investments made in headcount and developing its services portfolio, which hit its profits, as investments that will pay off this financial year. The reseller reported a ...

  • Services and cost cuttingboosts Computacenter profits

    Computacenter has warned hardware kit remains vulnerable to the fragile economic recovery but the pipeline for contractual services looks healthy.

  • Alcatel-Lucent launches green network vision

    Alcatel-Lucent’s R&D division, Bell Labs, today launched a green communications initiative dubbed Green Touch, a consortium promising to make comms networks 1,000 times more energy efficient th...

  • Novell brings back European BrainShare event

    Novell has confirmed the return of its European BrainShare reseller event putting the conference back on the calendar after a five year break. The return of BrainShare in Europe comes after a break...

  • Compal revises laptop shipments upwards for Q1

    Compal, one of the largest global manufacturers of laptops, has revised its forecast for the first quarter upwards citing renewed demand as the reason to be optimistic about the next couple of mont...

  • Fujitsu redundancy process discriminatory claims Unite

    Fujitsu’s selection criteria for making staff redundant has been described by union Unite as potentially discriminatory against women, part-time and ethnic minority workers. Today is the fourth o...

  • Bloxx unwraps YouTube appliance for schools

    Anti-virus specialist Bloxx has taken the wraps off a security appliance aimed specifically at the education market with plans to encourage its resellers to sell into that vertical market. The ven...

  • Accenture out as Barclays brings app management in-house

    Barclays Bank will not renew its £400m technology outsourcing agreement with Accenture after citing commercial reasons to bring application development and management in-house. Only last mo...

  • Accenture out as Barclays brings app services in-house

    Barclays Bank will not renew its £400m technology outsourcing agreement with Accenture after citing commercial reasons to bring application development and management in-house.

  • IT jobs market shows signs of recovery

    The IT jobs market has stabilised and may be improving, says IT employment agency Sthree.

  • Five minute interview: Simon Shorthose, Readsoft UK

    MicroScope puts its questions to Simon Shorthose, managing director at ReadSoft UK What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? Someone once told me, "Everybody has to sel...

  • BT taps ex-EDS man as Lalani leaves Global Services

    BT has tapped former EDS man Jeff Kelly to run its loss-making Global Services unit, after CEO Hanif Lalani stepped down just 14months into the role to pursue personal business interests.

  • Nortel gets approval for CVAS sale

    Nortel has won court approval for the sale of its carrier VoIP and applications solutions (CVAS) business to Genband, a Texas-based Internet protocol specialist, for $282m. The sale of the units i...