January 2010

  • 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...

  • IT marketers optimistic over 2010 recovery

    Confidence in a recovery in the technology sector has spread to those in the marketing department with most marketers expecting things to steadily improve over the next 12 months.

  • Microsoft issues patch to remove i4i custom tags

    Microsoft has released a 12.3Mbyte patch for Office 2007, to comply with a US court order banning the use of custom tagging after 10 January 2010. The move follows a patent dispute with Canadian so...

  • Microsoft slate steals march on Apple

    With all eyes on Apple waiting for its tablet launch later this month its rival Microsoft has beaten it coming to the market earlier with its Hewlett-Packard slate PC. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Micros...

  • BSA nabs first unlicensed user of 2010

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has caught up with a West Midlands-based firm discovered allegedly using unlicensed Microsoft and Adobe software in its first settlement of the new year. Accide...

  • FAST to share knowledge of digital software law

    Bono is not alone in raising questions about copyright protection around digital files. The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is also looking to share its legal knowledge with resellers and ...

  • Flexible working achievable for SMEs

    A government sponsored report into flexible working has concluded that – within reason – SMEs can benefit from implementing flexible working policies.

  • Vendors increase audits and extend reasons for non-compliance

    Vendors are widening the reasons customers can fail a software audit making it even more important for users to step up internal efforts, with the aid of a reseller, to ensure compliance. Last yea...

  • In depth: Election fever – what the main parties promise for business

    By 3 June 2010 the UK will have had a general election and quite possibly a change of government. Each of the main political parties has much to say in terms of their policies, but what specificall...

  • Channel caught in big freeze

    The channel is battling through the wintry weather conditions that have cloaked most of the country in snow. According to the Met Office, Surrey and Hampshire are the worst hit regions of England t...

  • Bono slammed by ISPs for flawed anti-filesharing argument

    U2 frontman Bono has been heavily criticised after penning an article in an American paper earlier this week lambasting ISPs for not doing more to prevent illegal filesharing.

  • CDC license predictions point to enterprise software revival

    CDC Software is predicting a significant rise in the volume of licence revenue it can reap from its installed base in the fourth quarter as a result of resumed buying activity in vertical markets. ...

  • EMC readies mid market resellers for cloud services push

    EMC will ramp up the technical and sales courses for mid-market resellers this year to help them get to grips with selling cloud services. The US tech monster is developing internal clouds for cu...

  • Comstor rolls out ProCurve sales initiative

    Comstor has kicked off the new decade with the launch of a range of channel sales initiatives around the HP ProCurve networking brand. The Westcon-owned distributor has added personalised training...

  • IT jobs market continues to recover

    The recovery in the IT jobs market continues with the latest figures recording a fifth consecutive monthly improvement and a return to the sorts of levels of placements enjoyed in the pre-recession...

  • Election fever: what's in it for business?

    By 3 June 2010 the UK will have had a general election and quite possibly a change of government. Each of the main political parties has much to say in terms of their policies, but what specificall...

  • Bono slammed by ISPs for flawed anti-file sharing argument

    U2 frontman Bono has been heavily criticised after penning an article in an American paper earlier this week lambasting ISPs for not doing more to prevent illegal file sharing.

  • Former Mac channel advocate launches stock clearance service

    Former Mac Technology Association (MTA) head Robert Peckham has launched a new venture, Tech2Clear, to shift excess, obsolete and out-dated stock held by resellers, distributors and vendors.

  • Windows 7 breaks into business market quicker than Vista

    Windows 7 appears to have broken through in the business market with the sort of strength that many in the channel were hoping for back on its release last October.

  • Intact expands global Cisco reach

    Datatec-owned Cisco services house, Intact Integrated Services, has expanded into the US with the acquisition of Ohio-based Cisco practice Millennium Technology Services for an undisclosed sum.