November 2010

  • Disties should brace for deeper security checks after plot

    Following Monday's crackdown on imports of printer toner cartridges in the wake of the Yemeni bomb plot, risk, compliance and data management specialist Datanomic has said that the supply chain ind...

  • Lord Sugar's Twitter meltdown

    The pressure of fame is clearly getting to Lord Sugar who was this week replaced as business tsar by former Tory Cabinet Minister Lord Young. Not only has he lost the reasonably high profile job t...

  • Yorkshire manufacturing firm latest to be hit by BSA

    Yorkshire-based manufacturing firm Plas-tech Thermoforming Limited has become the latest to be hit by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) for using unlicensed software. Plast-tech Thermoforming ha...

  • Redstone sells Irish reselling business to PFH

    Redstone has offloaded its Irish reselling operation to PFH Technology group for £2.25m as it continues to re-shape the operation into a managed services provider. The sale of Redstone Techn...

  • Nimans cut from Avaya distribution team

    Avaya has announced that it is ending its distribution agreement with Manchester-based commsand networking distieNimans. The move to rationaliseits distributor portfoliohas been a long time coming,...

  • Former HP boss Fiorina misses out on Senate seat

    Despite her high profile experience running Hewlett-Packard and her connections at senior levels of the Republican party former HP CEO Carly Fiorina lost out on gaining a Senate seat last night. Th...

  • Don't do evil

    Many take for granted that they will get a decent reference from their previous employer. They also take for granted that the reference will be accurate and fair. But these two statements have not ...

  • Gem gets D-Link consumer lines

    D-Link has signed DCC's consumer distribution unit Gem to manage its growing consumer portfolio and drive more sales through retail channels. Through OEM partnership with various ISPs including Vir...

  • Tying up the HP CEO in court room time

    If you want to distract one of your arch rivals from keeping their eye on the ball there is nothing like a court case to help do that. So it came as little surprise to see that Oracle is looking t...

  • Computacenter managing director Walsh resigns

    Long standing Computacenter director Simon Walsh is leaving the firm at the end of the year to pursue opportunities outside of the company with his role to be divided up between existing management...

  • Best Buy to offer web sales

    Best Buy has pledged to start offering web sales in an effort to compete with UK rivals that already offer that service. Just days before Carphone Warehouse announces its latest financial results,...

  • Micro-P confirmed as new Cisco SMB distie

    Micro-P has today confirmed it will be joining Cisco's distribution line-up to sell its SMB product lines, as revealed last Friday The distributor said its appointment would reinforce its recen...

  • Cloud code of conduct would help widen user adoption

    A lack of confidence in the cloud caused by the lack of standards is holding back a more widespread migration towards the hosted option. According to research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) t...

  • Extreme numbers up on service provider sales

    Growth in sales through service provider partners in EMEA helped Extreme Networks reverse its year-ago losses during the first quarter of its fiscal 2011, the firm has said. On a GAAP basis, op...

  • Fortinet denies IBM talks

    Network security vendor Fortinet has moved quickly to counter stories that appeared yesterday suggesting that the $2bn firm was close to being acquired by IBM. In a statement issued on Monday a...

  • Don't be underhand

    April 2011 sees the bringing into force of the Bribery Act, legislation that was steered through Parliament by the last government. Its aim is to radically reform the bribery and corruption laws in...

  • Print firms face restrictions after bomb plot

    Distributors and importers of printing equipment will be subject to new security measures following the discovery last week of an explosive device on board a UPS courier aircraft at East Midlands A...

  • Webroot swoops on Prevx

    Cloud securityvendor Prevx has been acquired by Webroot for an undisclosed sum to bulk up its own cloud practice. Derby-based Prevx specialises in cloud-based antivirus and behaviour-based malware ...

  • Buffalo EMEA sales boss to quit

    Buffalo EMEA sales and marketing vice president Kevin Vine has resigned from the company after five years in the role. Theconsumer networking and storagespecialist gave noreason for the departure o...

  • Partner migration delays hold up Arrow Oracle plans

    Arrow may be chomping at the bit to step up its development activities in Oracle's hardware and software partner base but the delayed migration to OPN might just hold up proceedings. This is the f...