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April 2010

  • IT supports business in travel chaos

    by Billy MacInnes Despite the General Election campaign and the first ever televised leaders' debate in the UK, it was transport - or rather the lack of it - that dominated the headlines last...

  • Tech firms move closer to paying bills on time

    The time it takes for IT companies to cough up and settle invoices continues to improve as firms start to get closer to paying on time. The recession saw the number of days beyond terms start to s...

  • Morse and 2e2 expected to tie the knot

    Morse has confirmed it is locked in negotiations with a suitor understood to be 2e2 that could lead to an offer of 51 pence per share being tabled. Last night MicroScope called senior management a...

  • HP marks XP birthday with search for ultimate challenge

    There are a fair few anniversaries taking pleace this year in the storage world as vendors and technologies hit particular milestones. Among the list is the tenth birthday of Hewlett-Packard Storag...

  • IT Dealer gives resellers stock checking tool with iPhone app

    Resellers are being handed the ability to check stock availability through their iPhones handing them the sort of flexibility that could prove to be vital when closing a deal. Stock sourcing speci...

  • Microsoft fiscal Q3 profits edge nearer to pre-recession high

    Microsoft stepped closer to pre-recessionary profit levels and returned to revenue growth across nearly all divisions inits penultimate quarter of fiscal 2010. Amidst a bonanza of tech results thi...

  • EMC off to strong start in 2010

    EMC is planning on growing faster than the market this year by taking share from rivals and got off to a good start in a bullish first quarter. Sales were up 23% to $3.9bn - including a 22% climb ...

  • Cloud computing set to challenge software giants

    Cloud computing is set to change the rules in the software industry challenging existing suppliers and threatening the income of those resellers that are not offering users greater flexibility. Th...

  • Pritchard gets global Comstor role

    Comstor executive vice president Jon Pritchard has been made worldwide president of the distributor to reinforce its relationship with its key vendor, networking giant Cisco. He will take up t...

  • HP turns Columbo to investigate grey selling resellers

    Hewlett-Packard has confirmed it is investigating several resellers for grey marketing and will take a grim view of anyone found guilty. All vendors have the contractual right to strip an authoris...

  • CIOs spend limited IT budget to sharpen competitive edge

    Enterprise IT budgets are expected to be flat in 2010 but CIOs should use those funds to adopt new technologies and solve daily operational irritants that detract from strategic, competitive projec...

  • Dell says sorry for magma mountain delays

    Dell has apologised for the lead time delays in certain consumer notebook shipments caused by the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland. The cloud of ash that cast a shadow across parts of Europe has...

  • Ricoh revises financial year expectations upwards

    Ricoh has revised its financial forecast for its financial year upwards as a result of stronger than expected sales. The printer specialist has added 10m Yen onto its net sales forecast, a 0.5% in...

  • Business intelligence grows through recession

    The market for business intelligence has shown it can rise above cyclical patterns experienced by other parts of the software industry. A survey of the state of the BI market from Gartner indicate...

  • Sunbelt moves to exploit McAfee update problems

    Sunbelt Software is aiming to exploit potential problems its rival McAfee might be having after it emerged that an anti-virus update the vendor sent out caused major headaches for XP users. McAfee...

  • Recession hits Polycom profits as video sales hit new high

    Quarterly net profits at telepresence, video and voice vendor Polycom have slipped 38% year-on-year to $5m as the firm battled through the recession, but sales powered to a new record of $276m - up...

  • Sales soar and profits double at Midwich

    Midwich has navigated the worst recession in the history of the IT industry to record top and bottom line growth. But the distributor has sounded a warning about the potential impact of pending pu...

  • Capturing opportunities in education

    Ian Curtis, head of UK and Ireland for interactive learning technology provider Promethean, looks at how resellers can ensure they are best placed to capitalise on demand for educational technology...

  • In depth: Getting ahead in the cloud

    The channel must adapt to meet the demands of cloud computing and embrace the commercial opportunities it presents, writes Billy MacInnes When Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer gets up in front of an...

  • VMware sales surge but execs voice cautious outlook

    VMware is not yet ready to call time on the recession despite posting double digit rises in profits and revenues for the first quarter. The virtualisation pioneer reported a 35% rise in sales to $...