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October 2010

  • Internet worth £100bn to UK economy

    The UK's online economy is generating £100bn a year, pulling inover 7% of the nation's GDP, dwarfing industries such as construction, transport and utilities, according to research conducted ...

  • Riverbed names channel sales VP

    Network performance specialist Riverbed has promoted its service provider sales boss to vice president of worldwide channel sales as it seeks to up partner revenue opportunities. Randy Schirman, wh...

  • A breath of fresh (healthy) air

    Health and safety law is grim. It'sa trap waiting to spring on unsuspecting businesses because case law states that following an incident the organisation involved is effectively guilty until prove...

  • Arrow Q3 sales and profits soar

    The global components operation at distributor Arrow fuelled a 27% hike in third quarter sales as profits rebounded. Revenues for the three months ended 2 October came in at $4.66bn (£2.9bn)...

  • Connect introduces cloud-based business continuity scheme

    By Billy MacInnes Connect has launched a UK channel programme for resellers to sell a range of cloud-based business continuity services to the SME market. Describing the business benefits of e...

  • F5 forecasts strong start to new fiscal year

    Network equipment maker F5 Networks is the latest vendor to weigh in with quarterly numbers as thelatest results season gets into full swing. Posting Q4 results today, F5 reported sales of $254.3m ...

  • Businesses delay Office 2010 roll out, KACE survey reveals

    Less than one fifth of businesses will broadly deploy Office 2010 this year but the majority are holding off due to fears over the complexities of migration, according to a survey by Dell KACE. The...

  • No privilege for you

    There's a well known principle in law called 'legal professional privilege'. In essence, it means that the anyone can consult a lawyer to seek "skilled advice" on a given legal matter wit...

  • Fujitsu Q2 sales hit by weakness in Europe

    By Billy MacInnes The economic downturn, corporate spending constraints and price competition dented Fujitsu's second quarter sales of PCs and infrastructure services in Europe and delays in IC...

  • SAP attacks rivals' proprietary strategy, announces Q3 results

    By Billy MacInnes SAP launched a thinly veiled attack on rivals such as Oracle that "want to lock in their customers to a single vendor on one proprietary technology stack" as it repo...

  • Can't pay - must pay

    Late payment of debt is the bane of every business. The European Union is proposing to update its Late Payments Directive that was passed in 2000 with new stiffer penalties for those that insist on...

  • The ad men score for Everything Everywhere

    On my way to sink a Chinese meal and a few beers with some old friends in London last night, I spotted several adverts for Orange and T-Mobile's new venture, Everything Everywhere. As you will know...

  • SMB sales shine for Netgear

    A worldwiderecovery in demand for networking kit among SMBs benefited Netgear during its fiscal Q3, which closed on 3 October, according to chairman and CEO Patrick Lo. Netgear, which specialises i...

  • Brocade ditches reseller sales targets

    Brocade is removing revenue requirements from its Alliance Partner Network (APN) programme in an attempt to refocus its resellers on "quality and skills", according to worldwide channel v...

  • Trying to see the point of i

    Just a quicke comment on the launch by the Independent of i the week day newspaper that costs 20p and is aimed at those that haven't got time to read a larger newspaper. Having got the first copy y...

  • Time for the build your own reseller promotion

    A few years ago at a magazine strategy day I came up with the flippant suggestion that to promote regular reading of the magazine we produced a bit-part series that would let the reader build their...

  • Kelway in talks to acquire ISC Computers

    Kelway is understood to be locked in negotiations to acquire Cambridgeshire-based ISC Computers. This would represent the fifth acquisition for Kelway, which began a buy and build strategy in the s...

  • Clearswift undercuts rival with price guarantee

    Clearswift has vowed to undercut eight of its major rivals' renewal prices by 20% in an attempt to win over new customers and reseller partners. The email and web gateway vendor will kick start th...

  • Everything Everywhere appoints new sales head

    Mobility JV Everything Everywhere is ramping up its business offering with the addition of Andy Summerfield as corporate sales director for its Orange Business wing.

  • £100 - It could be you!

    The now annual deadline for submitting this year's - the 2009/10 - Self Assessment tax return, albeit on paper, is only five days away. If you are one of the 9 million taxpayers that needs to compl...