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May 2010

  • Bright blue sky appears through the cloud

    Welcome to Reseller Radar, a blog that aims to inform, provoke and raise a wry smile. After more than a decade spent at MicroScope analysing the channel, it is clear that reseller market is at an i...

  • In depth: Making social media work for your business

    Social media is transforming rapidly from a method of private communication to a business tool, writes Paul Clapham The media world does not change very often, but when it does the change tends to...

  • HP UK names Hunter as PSG big daddy

    Hewlett-Packard is handing the reins of its PC operation in the UK to the unit's current director of category management Paul Hunter from next month. The hope will be that Hunter, who joined HP wh...

  • Recession hammers network management systems sector

    Sales of network management systems (NMS) suffered more during 2009 than was originally expected, according to new research from analysts at Analysys Mason, as total sales dipped 8% year-on-year to...

  • Westcon Group scoops vendor awards

    Congratulations to convergence and networking distributor Westcon and its Cisco unit, Comstor, which have both picked up some vendor awards this week. Westcon's Willem de Haan was on hand at th...

  • Dell warns of component tighness as corporate refresh begins

    The industry has finally entered the early stages of the long awaited corporate refresh cycle according to Dell, but its not just PCs that are being upgraded. The Texan tech monster has been bludg...

  • Coalition sets out broadband policy

    The programme for government published this week by the Liberal-Conservative Coalition has set out the new government's plans for the ongoing roll-out of super-fast broadband across the UK. Alt...

  • Seminar series: The future is managed services

    The words "managed services" might as well be "here be dragons" for those resellers yet to make the move into delivering customer support in a different way, but the experience ...

  • Analysis: SAP's CEO double act comes of age

    It is fairly typical to use 100 days as an opportunity to gauge the impact a leader has made to a top position. They did it with Barak Obama and you can guarantee they will do it with David Cameron...

  • Childhood dreams and sports sponsorship

    Sometimes you wonder whether a sponsorship deal has been struck to fulfill a childhood dream of a CEO or marketing director or simply to widen the public awareness of a brand. You can often see th...

  • Prospect of Novell sale returns

    Novell appears to be heading towards a sale after it emerged the software company was being targeted by private equity groups. The software firm rejected a $2bn takeover offer from investment fund...

  • Social networking increasing as reseller marketing tool

    Blogs and online sources of news are the main places where IT decision makers are likely to turn to to find information about their market. According to research from CloudNine IT directors are in...

  • Cisco makes optical networking play

    Ciscohasmade its secondacquisitionthis week after putting down $99m (£69.38m) in cash and retention incentives to acquire digital signalprocessingsolutions provider CoreOptics. US-based C...

  • It's government policy that employers have to be more flexible

    The pledge by the Conservative and Liberal coalition to offer all workers flexible working should be the push the employers need to embrace the future. The days when bums were kept on seats in stu...

  • Symantec adds indentity tools with VeriSign security buy

    Symantec has moved to bolster its remote security credentials with the acqusition of VeriSign's identity and authentication business. The cash deal is worth $1.28bn and is expected to close in the...

  • Aruba struggles to reverse losses as sales climb

    Distributed network and wireless specialist Aruba Networks has booked year-on-year increase in sales but barely managed to reverse its losses in the year-ago quarter after turning in its fiscal Q3 ...

  • No network on the high seas for Captain Bligh

    How the world has changed; Captain Bligh sailed a thousand miles across the South Pacific in an open boat with just a sextant, a compass and sheer dumb luck to guide him after being chucked off the...

  • Is Cisco's absence from UCIF really a source of concern?

    The new Unified Communications Interoperability Forum announced todayhas raised eyebrows in the industry after it emerged that Cisco had been invited to join the alliance - which seeks to foster op...

  • For SAP co-CEOs it's 100 days and counting

    So the co-CEOs of SAP Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe have notched up 100 days in the hot seats running the software vendor. There is something almost ritualistic about this 100 days thing w...

  • SAP co-CEOs set sights on hosted market

    SAP's co-CEO's have marked their first 100 days in office using their keynote speeches at the vendor's Sapphire event to pat themselves on the back and set out their goals for the future. The soft...