April 2010

  • CA launches managed service provider licensing

    Management software specialist CA has unveiled a new managed service provider (MSP) licensing programme in response to what it sees as growing demand from the reseller community to provide data pro...

  • ShoreTel launches TCO calculator

    IP communications vendor ShoreTel has launched a new tool designed to guarantee lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) to prospective customers when compared to rival solutions. The new program r...

  • Outsourcing confidence rises but cost concerns persist

    The National Outsourcing Association (NOA) has released its quarterly Outsourcing Confidence Index and claimed that over 50% of end-users are more confident with using outsourcing to support their ...

  • C2000 re-launches Apple team and takes on Parallels

    Computer 2000 is re-launching an Apple business unit to underpin the recruitment of limited authorised resellers (LARs). The broadline giant has also penned a distribution contract with virtualisat...

  • Over half of general public unaware of cloud computing

    Cloud computing may well be taking the IT industry by storm but the majority of ordinary people in Europe have no idea what "in the cloud" means. According to a survey by the Business Sof...

  • Gateway signs first reseller contracts

    A channel is not built overnight but Gateway has still taken longer than expected to get its house in order and sign up the first tranche of reseller partners. It has been a slow start for the Ace...

  • HP grabs VP to boost managed print services sales

    Hewlett-Packard has moved to shore up its enterprise printing and services business across EMEA by recruiting veteran Marko Tarkiainen. In the past two decades the Finn has held various positions ...

  • HP completes 3Com acquisition

    Hewlett-Packard completed its acquisition of 3Com on Monday for $7.90 per share in cash, valuing the network infrastructure vendor at $2.7bn (£1.75bn). 3Com's switching, routing and secur...

  • D-Link expands line-up to target midmarket

    Ahead of a planned channel programme refresh, SMB networking specialist D-Link has launched a new line-up of 802.11n wireless products pitched at midmarket firms, and added new partner sales tools ...

  • Nimans grabs former Ingram sales boss

    Nimans and Rocom have hired Ingram Micro's former sales director James Perkins ( pictured) to head up group sales at the distributor. A 12-year veteran of the Ingram Micro machine, Perkins has ...

  • Consumer PC sales to power 2010 IT spend

    Computing hardware will see a strong rebound this year as global IT spending rises 5.3%, with consumer spend on mobile PC devices a strong factor, said Gartner analysts today. Taken as a whole,...

  • Five minute interview: Nick Claxson, Comtec Enterprises

    MicroScope puts its questions to Nick Claxson, managing director of Comtec Enterprises What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? Best: My dad saying "cash is king"...

  • SCC wins Sprint ii Gov framework

    SCC has beaten off rivals to renew a four year pan-public sector framework agreement with Buying Solutions. Previously HMRC were the contracting authority for Sprint ii but it has been passed acros...

  • UK lagging behind US in speed of tech recovery

    The UK and the rest of Europe are going to lag behind the rate of recovery in the IT market set to be enjoyed by the US and Asia Pacific regions. Although there seems to be little doubt that the g...

  • HP set to build EPOS range and specialist channel

    HP will build its desktop portfolio as part of an assault on the Electronic Point Of Sale (EPOS) retail market and is profiling the channel for specialists. According to Paul Hunter, channel sales...

  • EMC channel boss steps down

    EMC's global channel boss Willem Hendrickx has resigned and plans to exit the storage arena after more than eight years at the firm to hone in on another sector in the industry. He joined the stora...

  • Tories plan £4bn savings with IT spending cuts

    The prospect of cuts to public sector IT programmes if the Conservatives win the election has been revealed by one of the Tories key advisors. In an interview with the Financial Times, Sir Peter G...

  • Juniper grabs new media content outfit Ankeena

    Juniper Networks has bought into the fixed and mobile video traffic game with the acquisition of new media infrastructure specialist Ankeena Networks for an undisclosed sum. Ankeena specialises...

  • Buoyant first quarter builds channel optimism

    Opinion is divided over whether or not the recession is over, but the outlook for 2010 is positive overall, writes Steve Moyes The first quarter of 2010 has come to a close and the question on e...

  • TalkTalk vows to fight Digital bill as debate rages

    Consumer ISP and Opal owner TalkTalk has vowed it will not surrender the details of any of its customers from digital rightsholders and will refuse requests to disconnect copyright infringers, tell...