February 2010

  • Nortel sales net two billion dollars

    The final dismantling of Nortel could take close to two years, the firm announced today, as it revealed that it has so far generated more than $2bn in net proceeds from the sale of its various busi...

  • ntl Telewest relaunches as Virgin Media Business

    Business-to-business network provider ntl:Telewest has relaunched as Virgin Media Business, setting out an ambitious strategy to become a compelling alternative to BT. The relaunch reflects the br...

  • In-depth: A game-changing year

    The last year of the 'noughties' was a big one for the technology sector, and many of the developments will have repercussions throughout this year and beyond. David Binning reports We all know th...

  • Web designers admit to using unlicensed software

    Those looking for places to carry out software audits might well want to take a closer look at the web design community. With the likes of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Federation A...

  • Prepare for a year of consolidation

    One of the safest bets that can be made this year is that there will be further consolidation in the market and perhaps a few surprises in terms of buyers and sellers. That safe prediction stems fr...

  • Building IPTV opens new opportunities for resellers

    Growing consumer familiarity with and access to high-quality digital TV and video drives expectations for these technologies in public, work and school environments.

  • ACS puts down £100m for COA

    Primary care-focused software and services provider Advanced Computer Software (ACS) has splashed out £100m in a cash/debt combination to acquire COA Solutions, which specialises in back offi...

  • BT pension crisis rears its head as profits surge

    BT's pension crisis has reared its head once again, spoiling otherwise healthy Q3 results as the telco faced down a potential clash with the Pensions Regulator, which has raised concerns over the s...

  • Mid-sized software and services players optimistic

    Mid-market software and services specialists across Europe are confident that the future is looking up with most having survived the recession and taking advantage of improving economic conditions....

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  • HP facing appeal to stay on Buying Solutions framework

    Hewlett-Packard has failed to reach the Intention To Award (ITA) stage on any of the three lots included in the £6bn Commodity IT Hardware and Software framework agreement but has ten days to appea...

  • Alcatel-Lucent's problems overshadow Q4 net profit

    Alcatel-Lucent today posted its first ever quarterly net profit since its inception in 2006, but its full year figures were blighted both by the impact of the recession and the disastrous performan...

  • Insight sees profits and sales fall in 2009 but notes Q4 upturn

    Insight Enterprises managed to push up its sales and profits in a storming fourth quarter but was unable to claw back ground lost earlier in 2009 as both its top and bottom lines fell for the year....

  • Gamma signs up to Wick Hill convergence plan

    Wick Hill has added Berkshire-based network operator Gamma Telecom to its line-up as part of an ongoing assault on the networked convergence sector. Surrey-based Wick Hill is best known as a secur...

  • Buying Solutions extends IT framework to avoid supply chain disruption

    Buying Solutions is factoring in potential delays to the 1 March launch of its new three-year Commodity IT Hardware and Software (CITHS) public sector procurement framework after extending supplier...

  • Morse in the mood for acquisitions

    Such is theturnaround atMorse over the last eighteen months that the integrator is now positioning itself as an acquirer rather than an acquisition target. Since embarking on a cost reduction drive...

  • Channel insolvencies flat in '09 but spike predicted

    The number of channel firms going to the wall in 2009 fell marginally on the previous year according to Graydon UK data. However,the credit reference agency hasforecast ahike in insolvencies in th...

  • HP and 3Com set for merger approval

    Hewlett-Packard appears to be coasting towards EU approval for its $2.7bn (£1.7bn) acquisition of networking infrastructure specialist 3Com. Citing sources familiar with the deal, Reuters to...

  • Analysis: What matters for the IT industry in 2010?

    Suppliers and industry analysts have identified security and trust as the biggest issues for the IT industry in the coming year, writes Rebecca Thomson. Experts at the Regent Conference, organised...

  • Astaro revises licence fee model to widen UTM market

    In a move that has echoes of the razor blades model Astaro has moved to make its virtual UTM appliances and software effectively free with the costs shifting towards services. The vendor has made ...