February 2010

  • Fujitsu strike called off

    The long running dispute between Fujitsu and unionised staff over pay, job cuts and pensions has finally been resolved by ACAS. In a four to one majority vote, Unite members at Fujitsu have accept...

  • Novell reports increase in profit despite sales decline

    By Ian Grant Software, cloud and virtualisation firm Novellreported a slight drop in sales, but increased profits and doubledearnings per share in its first quarter 2010. Net revenue dropped to $2...

  • Analysis: Time to face some social networking changes

    Those in charge of communications and marketing in businesses should brace themselves. The goalposts are moving fast and the internet strategies that have found favour up to now might not win board...

  • Analysis: Expect sweeping public sector changes

    The public sector has been bread and butter for many in the channel, but change is coming, regardless of who wins the General Election. Simon Quicke reports The state of the economy demands that m...

  • Carrier VoIP shows increased resilience

    The market for carrier VoIP appears to have made it through the recession relatively unscathed compared to other voice technologies, according to research released this week by analysts at Synergy ...

  • Colt profit soars on managed comms sales

    Business communications provider Colt Telecom has seen its annual profits surge by 69% year-on-year, hitting €121.6m (£108.4m) after tax and special items. Sales figures were more muted than...

  • McAfee boss talks of acquisition plans

    McAfee is planning to make a handful of acquisitions every year to expand its portfolio and underpin its ambitions for the future. In comments reported on Reuters made by Dave DeWalt, CEO of the s...

  • D-Link unveils public sector finance offering

    D-Link has unveiled a zero percent offering targeted specifically at the public sector with the expectation it will overcome traditional resistance in that market to using finance. The networking ...

  • How to keep your clients on cloud nine

    Resellers must offer quality user support to ensure ongoing success in the provision of cloud services, writes David Ellis, director of e-security, training and professional services at Computerlin...

  • In-depth: Threat-driven business

    Industry experts are predicting a year of growth in the security market as demand picks up. Cath Everett reports The information security market is driven by an ever-growing number of compliance i...

  • Global server market on the way back up

    The long awaited server refresh that emerged in the fourth quarter lifted the global market out of the gloom, with perkier x86 shipments more than offsetting weakness in demand for RISC and Itanium...

  • Westcoast confirms departure of director Dow

    Westcoast has confirmed it has split with long serving director Andy Dow by "mutual agreement". Dow, who rejoined the Theale-based distributor in February last year following his high p...

  • Cloud popularity underpins Salesforce.com revenue growth

    The expansion of interest in cloud computing has been the main factor in bouying salesforce.com's full year results. Seen by many as the most established hosted player with its CRM products the ve...

  • Genband grabs Nortel VoIP unit for $182m

    Nortel has abandoned the auction of its profitable carrier VoIP and application solutions (CVAS) unit, selling the business to Texas-based Genband for $100m less than it had hoped. The sale of the...

  • CA acquires 3Tera to expand cloud portfolio

    CA continues to expand its cloud portfolio after snapping up privately held 3Tera which specialises in developing hosted services. The acquisition marks the fourth recent purchase CA has made to b...

  • Fraud rises to twenty year high

    The level of fraud in the UK has reached record breaking proportions with the number of cases coming to court topping levels not seen over the last 20 years.

  • European printer market dips again reveals Context

    Far from moving into a recovery position the printer market across Europe actually shrank last month, according to data by analyst Context. The number of laser and inkjet devices soldby distribut...

  • Security mangement shoots up user priority list

    Security management is rising up the corporate agenda as resource strapped users struggle to cope with expanding threats. As more users are encouraged to embrace the age of collaboration and social...

  • European UC cloud market to hit €1.6bn by 2014

    Cloud based Unified Communication services are forecast to grow by nearly 80% annually across Europe for the next four years as businesseslook to alternative delivery models that require a lower up...

  • Oracle takes flak over Sun channel disruption

    The euphoria among Sun Microsystem's reseller base following its acquisition by Oracle has turned to frustration with delayed lead times and poor communication from the vendor causing some concern....