March 2010

  • Recession provides chance for skills gap to narrow

    The recession appears to have given the skills gap in the IT industry a chance to close up with the number of trained candidates outstripping the vacancies available. The skills crisis has been an...

  • Network ignored in IT decision-making

    Over 30% of IT managers, buyers and CIOs are failing to consider the impact of new technology on their networks before buying, even though 74% claim the network is central to their IT strategy, acc...

  • Sunbelt Software aims to build AV share

    A strategy of building a consumer business alongside cracking the enterprise market is the approach being taken by Sunbelt Software which is looking to take market share from rival anti-virus vendo...

  • BroadSoft files for $103m IPO

    IP-software developer BroadSoft has become the latest networking sector firm to express an interest in floating on the stock market, giving further impetus to the growing recovery seen in the marke...

  • SAP bosses pitch up in US with talk of innovation

    The fresh management team at SAP have turned up in Silicon Valley following on the back of an appearance at CeBIT talking of the need to revitalise the company. The Co-CEO's Bill McDermott (pictur...

  • Buying Solutions shelves £1bn voice and data framework

    Buying Solutions hasshelved plans fora public sector voice and data contract worth as much as £1bn to suppliers,becauseit was deemed to be out of synch with the Government's recently publishe...

  • BT Engage IT sharpens the axe for more job cuts

    Afresh round of redundancies at BT Engage IT has seen sales director Nick Wiltshire and commercial director Allan Mulliner leave the firm along with 12 sales account managers. This takes the total...

  • Colt enhances VAR services proposition

    Business communications provider Colt has added additional bandwidth and self-monitoring options to its SME voice and internet access bundle, VoIP Access, and updated its partner programme to deliv...

  • Blue Coat takes first steps into virtualisation world

    WAN optimisation vendor Blue Coat is taking its first steps into the virtualisation arena and hopes to cosy up to VMware resellers through its distribution partnership with Arrow. The firm has jus...

  • Security market shows strength through the recession

    The security market has remained one of the most robust in the face of the worst recession for sixty years maintaining growth when other sectors experienced deep cuts in their rates of expansion. ...

  • Dell sues five LCD vendors for alleged price fixing

    Dell is suing five Far Eastern LCD panel makers for allegedly colluding to set prices at an artificially high level. The PC giant has filed a law suit with the district court in San Francisco agai...

  • Becrypt adds Security IP as distie to target enterprise space

    In a move designed to increase its presence in the enterprise market data encryption specialist Becrypt has added Security IP to its distributor roster. The market for encryption has expanded in t...

  • Digital Economy Bill moves closer to becoming law

    The Digital Economy Bill, which is designed to protect the UK's creative industries has been passed by the House of Lords and looks set to become law before the general election. The Bill contains...

  • Selway Moore calls in the administrator

    Selway Moore has become the first major reseller casualty of 2010 after cash flow issues left management with no option but to shut up shop. The Reading-based HP Gold partner has called in adminis...

  • HP tries to reach out to smaller resellers

    Hewlett-Packard has admitted its new channel structure may not suit smaller resellers and it is looking for a solution to make itself easier to deal with.

  • Education fears of budget cuts edge closer to reality

    The fears expressed by education specialists at the start of the year at the BETT show around the prospect of losing funds this year are becoming a reality with the government potentially looking t...

  • Gartner says 60% of virtualised servers are a security risk

    A report has found almost two in three virtualisation projects result in a less secure server environment due to poor planning and implementation skills in the channel. Research by analysts at Ga...

  • Tory plan to open up IT tenders plays well in Cameron constituency

    The plans by the Tories to open up large government IT contracts to more players have been welcomed by an IT specialist from David Cameron's own constituency. Last week the Conservatives unveiled ...

  • Blended threats demand fresh approach, says Websense

    by Warwick Ashford Blended threats are the chief online security risk to enterprises and a new approach is needed to defend against these threats, says security firm Websense. These attacks are d...

  • Five minute interview: Duane Jackson, KashFlow Software

    MicroScope puts its questions to Duane Jackson, CEO of London-based KashFlow Software What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? Best: "Never assume." From various ...