October 2010

  • Private clouds growing at a faster rate than expected

    Private clouds are being rolled out by enterprise customers at a faster rate than previously expected as users look to cut costs. According to research commissioned by Novell which quizzed IT dire...

  • Viatel sells channel business to networking venture

    Viatel has sold its UK retailbusiness VTLto a new venture called MDNX for an undisclosed sum. The two units had already been separated, and operated as independent units for the past 12 monthssaid ...

  • Symantec launches reseller advisory council

    Symantec has launched a partner advisory council to increase the feedback it recieves from its resellers across Europe. The EMEA partner advisory council has been announced at the vendor's Partner...

  • Councils mount legal challenge to BSF cutbacks

    Several councils are legally challenging the move by the government to scrap the Building Schools for the Future scheme. The BSF programme was cut back by Michael Gove, the education secretary, ba...

  • McAfee unveils ex-Juniper executive as EMEA boss

    McAfee has appointed a fresh head to run its EMEA operations as it looks to set out its stall following its acquisition by Intel. Gert-Jan Schenk is taking over as president of EMEA from the outgo...

  • Stop press, channel scheme exists!

    Names have been changed to protect the guilty... Somewhere in the Thames Valley, 05 October 2010 - In the first paragraph, DistiTech,the leading distributor of networking things, realised late Mond...

  • IT jobs recovery continues to gather pace

    There might be fears of a double-dip in the world economy but for now the recovery in the IT jobs market is continuing. According to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation report i...

  • Distributors prepare for cloud assault

    Distributors are getting in on the buzz surrounding cloud computing to ensure they are not left out in the cold next year when the market is forecast to take-off. The future involvement of distrib...

  • MurphX director handed keys to Daisy Wholesale

    Daisy Wholesale, the channel-facing arm of business UC providerDaisy Group, has made former MurphX commercial director Carl Churchill managing director. Daisy Grouppicked upMurphX, which specialise...

  • Magirus latest Cisco distie to launch data centre training

    Following last week's launch of Comstor's LEAP facility, Magirus has rolled out a dedicated Cisco data centre training plan called DC Traction that will help both new and existing Cisco resellers g...

  • Cut by all means but protect business

    Watching a fresh faced David Cameron go through the paces with Andrew Marr yesterday it was interesting to watch the Prime Minister's reaction to the question of the cuts. Asked if the cuts would b...

  • Crooks do porridge after $20m Cisco scam

    A cautionary tale on Network Noise for you this morning, proving that when you're up against the might of a leading tech firm, crime doesn't pay. According to theThe Arizona Daily Star, the owners ...

  • Trustmarque gets creative following big contract losses

    Trustmarque's intention to create "mini regional frameworks" for NHS Trusts shows the requisite creativity as the public sector focused reseller holds its breath for further details of th...

  • Brocade splits with EMEA channel boss and UK head

    Brocade has put up the help wanted sign after splitting with long-serving UK country manager Paul Phillips and relative newcomer EMEA channel director Amanda Giddins A spokesman at Brocade confirm...

  • Alternative Networks makes Scalable play

    Networking integrator, IP specialist and Mitel partnerScalable Communications has been bought by comms services provider Alternative Networks in a £7.5m cash deal, plus a deferred £2.5m...

  • Oracle chief lambasts new HP CEO

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has lashed out at rival Hewlett-Packard again, this time overits choice of leadership. HP hiredformer SAP bossLéo Apotheker at the end of last week in a surprise mov...

  • Ballmer is lucky he is still getting a bonus

    There were plenty of comments in mock sympathy voiced in the office for Steve Ballmer after it became clear he had missed out on half of his potential bonus and had to settle for just $670,000. Des...

  • Avaya speaks out on Flare Experience

    Avaya is confident that its industry-first video collaboration experience is being launched at the right time and with the right end-user demand.

  • Quick boot-up on PCs closer to reality

    The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) has been developed to the point where it could deliver an almost instant-on for PCs and it will be widely incorporated in PCs in 2011, writes David Manners. ...

  • Everything Everywhere cans 1,200 jobs after profit slump

    Everything Everywhere, the recently formedmobile networkjoint venture between Orange and T-Mobile, is axing 1,200 jobs, approximately 7.5% of its 16,000 total staff, it has emerged. This comes just...