March 2010

  • BSA hits gambling firm with £45,000 in settlement and costs

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) continues its legal war against companies using unlicensed software with a gambling company being caught on the wrong side of the law costing it £45,000. ...

  • Cisco splits up Avant Garde scheme

    Cisco has performed a series of tweaks to its Avant Garde partner support initiative, splitting the programme into two tracks to better serve its resellers' interests. The initiative was originall...

  • Budget 2010: Credit adjudication service to challenge denied loans

    The government has pledged to lean on the banks to offer more credit and will introduce an independent body that resellers can appeal to as a way of challenging non-lending decisions.In his budget ...

  • Budget 2010: Labour would not rush public sector cuts

    The government has played down the speed with which public sector jobs should come into force. Speaking in his budget the Chancellor Alistair Darling talked about the need to keep spending plans o...

  • Budget 2010: Economy set to grow through 2010

    The Chancellor has forecast that the recovery remains on track with the economy growing at 3 to 3.5% next year as it continues to "re-balance after the recession". The economy is expecte...

  • Budget 2010: Business confidence remains fragile

    The recovery remains fragile with borrowing still not returning to pre-recessionary levels and spending remaining low. Speaking in his budget the Chancellor Alistair Darling, said that the banks h...

  • Budget 2010: UK economy coming out of recession

    The Chancellor has outlined plans to support the recovery and invest in businesses of the future. In the final budget before the election, the third delivered by the current Chancellor, the word r...

  • HP LaserJet shortages continue to plague market

    Hewlett-Packard's channel partners have crossed their fingers that biting laser MFP, printers and supplies shortages may ease in the next couple of months. The shortfall in supply has been apparen...

  • IDC forecasts server market to limp along in 2010

    Server shipments in the UK are forecast to grow marginally in 2010 with the General Election a destabilising factor for an economy that is out of intensive care but has yet to fully recover. Accor...

  • HP workers at the DWP to strike for four days

    by Karl Flinders HP workers at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), the MoD and General Motors will be on strike for four more days in two 48 hour stoppages. The workers, which are members ...

  • Adobe Q1 numbers show impact of recovery

    Adobe has continued to claw back its income to pre-recessionary levels and increased its revenues in the run-up to its flagship launch of its latest version of Creative Suite. The software player ...

  • Dell appoints Bell Microproducts to sell laptops and netbooks

    In a surprise development, Bell Microproducts has joined forces with Dell in Latin America to distribute its mobile PCs to retailers and SMEs. The enterprise storage and components distributor has ...

  • Companies head to hosted services in full knowledge of risks

    Despite the apparent risks associated with cloud computing many customers are ploughing on with the technology regardless in an effort to unlock the promised savings and efficiencies on offer. Acc...

  • Wireless carrier market set for further decline

    Bucking the recent trend towards recovery in networking markets, analysts at iSuppli have today released figures suggesting that the wireless carrier infrastructure market will decline in 2010 for ...

  • Canalys warns traditional server players of cloud threat

    The boss of channel analyst Canalys has warned that cloud based services supported by huge data centres will negatively impact the dynamics of the server market. There is no doubt that cloud compu...

  • BT gives thumbs up to Ofcom broadband proposals

    BT has spoken out in favour of Ofcom's proposals to promote competition and investment in super-fast broadband, but has added that it is already working on many of the comms watchdog's ideas. In a...

  • Computer Warehouse broken up by liquidators

    The insolvency practitioner (IP) that was appointed yesterday to liquidate Apple reseller Computer Warehouse has confirmed that education supplier Academia has bought its professional audio and vis...

  • Emulex welcomes conviction of storage counterfeiters

    Storage player Emulex has welcomed the conviction of a couple of counterfeiters that had been actively ripping off several brands. By refurbishing recycled products and then putting forged tradema...

  • Cost-effective business intelligence for mid-market companies

    New cost-effective business intelligence packages give mid-market companies the kind of analytical tools previously the preserve of large organisations, such as personalised desktop dashboards for ...

  • Brown broadband pledge raises troubling questions

    The industry has been voicing concerns in reaction to this morning's speech by Gordon Brown in which the PM set out Labour's plans to hook up every UK household to high-speed broadband by 2020, sho...