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November 2010

  • AVG tempts customers to switch with licence deals

    Anti virus specialist AVG has come up with its own version of a trade-in programme hoping it will result in making the tills ring for its reseller channel. The 'Make the Switch' campaign offers cu...

  • Bring your own is helping Apple

    One of the best things that could happen for Apple is the widespread adoption of the Bring Your Own Computer movement which is starting to have a real impact across customers. One example given to...

  • Sony offers 'VAT back' campaign through the channel

    There are plenty of television adverts already running promoting Christmas sales and Sony's VAT back campaign is one of the most high profile. But the deal, which allows anyone who buys Sony produ...

  • Ellison takes stand to demand billions from SAP

    The temperature in the court room battle between SAP and Oracle is being turned up with the claims by Larry Ellison that its rival downloaded software that was worth billions. The Oracle boss put ...

  • 'Vorsprung durch pension'

    We all want to grow old, retire and enjoy our last few years in financial comfort. However, that luxury costs money that the country cannot afford. So to help us help ourselves the Government ...

  • Avaya ramps up Connect partner programme

    Avaya has rolled out a series of enhancements to its one year-old Connect partner programme at its annual conference, which this year is being held in Barcelona. The networking, convergence and...

  • Avaya to chase down grey traders

    Avaya has vowed to get more aggressive with grey marketing of its kit after a high-profile case that resulted in one UK trader being busted to the tune of $250,000.

  • It's time for Avaya to put the cap back on

    A year on from its conference in Prague, the networking and convergence vendor that turned up for its 2010 Barcelona partner party is visibly more confident, and yet at the same time remains visibl...

  • Computacenter boss to pick up Honorary Degree

    What connects a Holocaust survivor, a Member of Parliament and Mike Norris, chief executive at Computacenter? The annual graduates 'Roll of Honour' awards ceremony for the University of Hertfordshi...

  • Dell to inject new top tier in partner programme

    Dell is mulling over the introduction of a top tier reseller accreditation which pays out more to partners that invest in multiple or deeper certifications. The blueprint is under design with no d...

  • IT? It's useless without proper context

    How come IT creates so many disasters? Because there's no context to it. Information and data on their own are very dangerous. Take these different examples of intelligence. What does data tell...

  • Redstone acquires Fujin Systems

    Redstone has acquired Ethernet and data centre services provider Fujin Systems for £400,000 but the price tag could rise to £2.9m depending on future earnings. A restructure of Redston...

  • Large wireless deals contribute to Anite half year performance

    Anite has revealed a couple of wireless deals transacted last month have helped it finish its half year with a flourish and trading has met the expectations the board laid down at the start of autu...

  • Government department plans to tackle deficit to be revealed

    More details of where the spending cuts will fall in government departments should emerge today with the Prime Minister publishing business plans from Whitehall. The promise of more detailed busin...

  • Ballmer raises millions in share sale

    Steve Ballmer has sold off millions of his Microsoft shares raising himself a tidy sum but has indicated that this move is not a precursor to establishing some sort of retirement fund. The Microso...

  • In-depth: Fitting the data through the eye of the needle

    WAN optimisation requires integration partners to squeeze growing amounts of data through bandwidth-restricted links. Danny Bradbury explains how it's done. We may be in the era of high-speed net...

  • Scores on the (redundancy) doors

    Any business planning to make staff redundant needs to note a recent case that caused the employer some angst. In the case of Pinewood Repro Ltd T/A County Print v Page, the worker, Mr Page, was se...

  • ISC pockets Microsoft and Citrix V-Alliance accreditation

    ISC has become the second reseller to bag the V-Alliance accreditation in the UK, a programme developed by Microsoft and Citrix to take on VMware. Birmingham-based SCC became the first entrant to ...

  • FAST calls for government IP laws review to have teeth

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has welcomed the announcement from the Prime Minister that IP protection will be reviewed but urged the process to have real teeth. As part of a speech...

  • Blessed are the Cisco partners

    Will an audience with Pope Benedict XVI in Romebe on the cards for some key Cisco partners next week? A well-placed mole tells us that alongside the delights of the Eternal City, a trip to the Vati...