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April 2010

  • Selway Moore went down owing channel millions

    The collapse of Reading-based HP reseller Selway Moore has left a string of creditors with debts of £2.7m in its wake. Financial statements gathered from Selway Moore reveal that unsecured cr...

  • Design agency hit by £44,000 costs after being caught out by BSA

    In it's fight against the use of unlicensed software the Business Software Alliance never seems to take much of a breather between cases and it's latest settlement has landed a London design agency...

  • HP distie rebate cuts may lead to server price rise

    Resellers are facing a potential price rise on HP servers and storage from next week as distributors try to claw back some cuts made to back-end margin. Starting 1 May, the US tech monster will sla...

  • Hidden gems at the Cisco conference

    Lots more to ponder from Cisco this morning as the announcements start to flood in from California. There are new initiatives designed to ease partner concerns over competition in high-touch accoun...

  • Increase in software subscriptions drives Websense recovery

    The security sector might not have experienced the dip suffered by other areas of the channel during the downturn but it is sharing in the recovery as the latest Q1 figures from Websense show all t...

  • Chinese court backs Microsoft in IP fight against pirates

    The success Microsoft has had winning a legal victory against a Chinese company using illegal copies of its software has been seen as a boost for defenders of intellectual property. The case again...

  • Campbell takes major stake at Kavanagh and seeks better times

    Kavanagh managing director Rob Campbell has taken a controlling stake in the business as he seeks to put the recession behind it and return to profitability. According to belatedly filed financial...

  • SAP bolstered by software and services growth in Q1

    The joint CEOs at SAP must be patting each other on the back after the numbers for the vendor's first quarter showed growth in software and services revenues. Bill McDermott and Hegermann Snabe, c...

  • Make it special

    Through the recession there wasn't a great deal that you could do to make life better so one of the subjects that vendor's liked to talk about a lot was 'skilling-up'. The idea was that although th...

  • Cisco partners to write their own rules

    Cisco has moved to expand its incentive programmes, ease concerns around global deals and pledged to resolve the supply chain issues that have dogged it throughout the recession at its annual partn...

  • Symantec outlines partner scheme with focus on specialisms

    Symantec has given notice to its reseller base that changes are coming to its channel programmes with an emphasis on technology specialisations. Changes in the global partner programme kick in fro...

  • In-depth: 2010 component review - a turning point

    New technologies and components could transform the fortunes of the channel this year, writes Cliff Cheetham There's no denying that 2009 was a tough year for everyone, with a global economic rece...

  • Cisco cleans up in California

    The first swathe of announcements from the Cisco Partner Summit have now gone public, and although there's not yet any sign of a shakeout in the vendor's partner programme, a couple of tech announc...

  • Tech IPOs return to London after year of silence

    In a further filip for those looking for signs of recovery the first quarter IPO numbers will have made encouraging reading. The latest survey of the market from PricewaterhouseCoopers, indicates t...

  • VADition goes Dutch with first European office

    Security distributor VADition has opened an office in the Netherlands to serve the Benelux region as the first move into Europe. The distributor has appointed two staff toget theoffice up and runni...

  • InfoSec: Securing identity and finances key to next decade

    The future for those operating in the security channelwill be dominated by trying to secure the cloud, make cashless payments safe and in helping customers and firms establish and protect their dig...

  • WatchGuard sets sights on enterprise market

    Unified Threat Management (UTM) specialist WatchGuard has set its sights an extending its reach beyond the SME market into the enterprise space. On the back of its purchase and sunsequent integrati...

  • Check Point sees new record quarter

    Internet security specialist Check Point has weighed in with its latest numbers as the stream of quarterly results continues throughout the industry this week. Like many of its peers, Check Poi...

  • Threat of data loss fines a spur for the security channel

    The threat of fines of up to half a million pounds from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) which came into force earlier this month are already causing phones to ring in the channel. The IC...

  • Will Red Bull give Claranet's channel wings?

    Managed network and hosting services provider Claranet is attempting to drum up some new business in the comms channel with a series of recruitment sessions, the first of which was held at the Red ...