November 2010

  • British computing pioneer Wilkes dies

    The death has been announced of computing pioneer Sir Maurice Wilkes, widely regarded as the father of British computing, at the age of 97. Sir Maurice played an instrumental role in the UK's n...

  • Convergence latest: Are IT industry and showbiz to merge

    Here's Peter Dickson. You've never heard of him, but you'll know his voice More evidence has emerged that the IT industry is being colonised by the rival showbusiness sector. Previously, this colum...

  • Radware relaunches channel programme

    Application delivery networking provider Radware has lifted the lid on a new reseller-facing programme dubbed Smart Choice. The firm bought the Alteon switching business from Nortel in 2009and ...

  • RM banks BSF contract but value shrinks

    RM has confirmed that a Building Schools for the Future project with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has gone through at just one tenth of the value it initially expected back in the sum...

  • Oracle loses ground as server market rebounds

    Oracle has conceded its long standing position as one of the top five biggest server vendors on the planet to NEC following a lacklustre turnout in the third quarter This was in contrast to the ov...

  • One year on the Novell IWM message is getting across

    Novell's intelligent workflow management (IWM) message appears to getting through to customers as the vendor marks a year of promoting its approach to the market. In December last year Novell came...

  • Magirus drops SolarWinds into vBundle line-up

    Data centre distributor Magirus is to add network management capabilities from SolarWinds to its vBundle package. Magirus picked up the SolarWinds EMEA distribution contract in Septemberto comp...

  • Rich app could help negotiate your way into heaven

    Here's Clive Rich, a legendary showbiz agent who has never lost out in any negotiation. Now he wants to empower IT salesmen Clive Richis probably the first man who could negotiate his way into heav...

  • Cryptzone acquires British-based NETconsent

    Cryptzone has acquired NETconsent in a move that reflects the wider trend for convergence between the data loss prevention market and the security arena. The decision to snap up the British based ...

  • Be Prepared

    Readers may recall the posting here on 15 November where advice was given on planning ahead in case the poor weather that we saw last winter returns. Well as a followup, the Highways Agency have no...

  • Phoenix IT Group to merge Servo and ICM businesses

    Phoenix IT Group is to merge its Servo and ICM Continuous Business division from the beginning of April in a nod to the converging technologies they sell. The London Stock Exchange listed IT servi...

  • Computerlinks plans satellite net services

    Computerlinks has announced plans to provide parts of its Alvea channelmanaged services portfolio throughnewly-launched broadband satellite, HYLAS 1. The Hylassatellite was launched into space last...

  • FAST takes anti-piracy campaign to North West

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has extended the focus of its anti-piracy campaign to the North West building on successful regional crack downs it has previously held in Wales and the...

  • Gartner cuts PC sales projections for 2010

    Weakening consumer demand and the continued distractive buzz surrounding the iPad has caused Gartner to cut traditional PC sales forecasts for 2010. Worldwide shipments are on track to total just ...

  • Chinese hackers can show how it's done

    Over the weekend the start of what will be thousands of leaked diplomatic cables started appearing on the web. Quite a few governments didn't want the contents to become public, prime among them t...

  • Government urged to push broadband investment

    Broadband speeds across the EU are much faster than they were 12 months ago, say new statistics released by the European Commission, but member governments must do more to ensure their digital econ...

  • Wikileaks reveals theory behind Chinese Google hack attack

    The hacking attacks that led Google to quit China and for the security industry to raise serious concerns about nation-state backed activity could have been down to one Chinese politician disliking...

  • What to do when your partner is a transvendor

    Does your vendor like to cheat on you or dress in reseller's clothes? Tell our problem lady, who will deal with all your relationship, commitment and margin problems. Welcome to the Channel's first...

  • Astaro looks to expand channel with key appointment

    Unified Threat Management (UTM) specialist Astaro has recruited a sales director from its rival to drive UK channel growth. Vinod Chamdal, takes up the post of UK sales director at Astaro with a b...

  • Retirement may be retired

    Following much pressure, a court case and a check on the country's finances, the Government is to bring forward new rules from October 2011 that abolish the default retirement age (of 65). In o...