February 2010

  • Daisy buys Managed Communications for ¬£6m

    Acquisitive voice and data services provider Daisy Group has stumped up £6.3m in cash for Notts-based Managed Communications Ltd in its first buy of the new year. Daisy has undertaken to pay...

  • SAP CEO Apotheker resigns

    SAP chief executive Leo Apotheker has stepped down following a vote of no confidence from the board. The German software maker confirmed in a statement he had left by mutual consent after it decide...

  • Insolvencies slow in Q4 as recession eases

    The number of insolvencies fell in the last quarter with those directly connected with the computer sector showing signs of resilience in the recession. According to the latest figures from The I...

  • MicroScope top five, 1-5 February 2010

    Phoenix IT Group to acquire KCOM network break fix arm

  • In-depth: Technology trends for 2010

    We all know that a year is a long time in the technology industry, and there's barely been a 12-month period in the past 30 where people have failed to remark on the "speed of change". Bu...

  • Analysis: The free element of a marketing strategy

    Giving anything away for free might sound like an idea dreamt up by someone in marketing trying to gain publicity rather than revenue, but it can be an approach that works. In other industries, pr...

  • Mitel hints at channel strategy shakeup as IPO looms

    Canadian comms vendor Mitel Networks has given the industry a brief snapshot of its future strategy, hinting that it may look towards a new class of reseller and revealing troubling facts about its...

  • ASUS poaches Samsung notebook boss Brown

    ASUS has poached Samsung UK's notebook boss Phil Brown to join the operation as sales director from May with the aim of turning around flagging netbook volumes. He spent three years as general man...

  • NetSuite losses widen but CEO remains positive

    ERP cloud computing specialist NetSuite has seen its losses for the fourth quarter and the year widen despite meeting expectations on the revenue front. The company, which can boast of having Larr...

  • Lenovo Q3 numbers up as channel support builds

    The turnaround plan Lenovo that began a year ago when former CEO Bill Amelio left is truly paying off following a third quarter hikes in sales, shipments and profits. Sentiments in the channel to...

  • SME sector look to clouds as pay-as-you-go is embraced

    The SME sector has started to embrace cloud computing with the perception of renting IT one that is sinking into the mainstream. According to a Microsoft global study of the small business arena t...

  • Kavanagh restructure results in redundancies

    Kavanagh has made a little more than 10% of its workforce redundant with the cuts coming from its strategic consulting business. Along with the majority of businesses that operate in the enterpris...

  • Dealers could benefit from carbon confusion

    Carbon management and green IT is pushing its way back up the agenda as the tentative economic recovery kicks in. But according to research carried out by Cisco and green technology advocates Gree...

  • Vodafone data revenues top a billion

    The growing take-up of smartphone devices saw Vodafone's data revenues top £1bn - up 17% year-on-year - for the first time during the quarter ended 31 December 2009. Vodafone now claims in e...

  • Magirus lands Cisco data centre distribution contract

    Magirus has been appointed by Cisco as its first data centre distributor in Europe after landing the contract after undergoing an extensive tender process.

  • Arrow Electronics sales and profits up in Q4

    Large scale projects in the enterprise arena continue to face delays but momentum is building in the worldwide IT components market, according to Arrow Electronics. The distributor has posted Q4 ...

  • Cisco heralds economic recovery as profits surge

    Cisco boss John Chambers has heralded "the second phase of the economic recovery" as he lifted the lid on the networking bellwether's second quarter results on Wednesday evening. The ...

  • Global IT spending recovery won't fully bounce back until 2011

    The lingering impact of the recession will peg back the recovery in global IT spending to just 3% as credit and demand remain limited commodities. According to IDC the recovery over the next eleve...

  • Anti-piracy bill backer to step down from Commons

    The on-going march by the government towards introducing the digital economy bill cracking down on piracy faces yet another complication with one of the ministers charged with driving the legialsat...

  • TSG acquires Croft Technology

    Acquisitive Sage house Technology Services Group has acquired fellow Tyneside-based firm Croft Technology for an undisclosed sum and is planning to make additional purchases. This is the twenty t...