May 2010

  • Networking vendors ink interoperability pact

    Hewlett-Packard, Juniper, Logitech, Microsoft and Polycom have been named as the founder members of a new non-profit alliance - dubbed the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum - designed t...

  • Nokia under pressure as global mobile sales climb 17%

    Close to 315 million mobile handset unites shipped during the first three months of 2010, representing a 17% increase on the same period in 2009, according to the latest quarterly figures from the ...

  • Deputy PM Clegg talks of reducing storage of personal data

    Those who get twitchy over the government's habit of losing sensitive personal data will be relieved to hear the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg talk of a new politics which avoids the need to kee...

  • Hardware sales drive revenues in Q2 for Hewlett-Packard

    Hewlett-Packard highlighted the speed with which different parts of the industry are exiting recession delivering Q2 results showing healthy sales in the hardware side of its business but almost fl...

  • Cisco beefs up consumer arm

    Cisco has added some more muscle to its consumer technology arm after picking up 35-strong California-based product and strategy development consultancy MOTO for an undisclosed sum. MOTO has a ...

  • Vital pieces of the supply chain jigsaw

    One of the areas of channel coverage that we rarely covered in the past was the technology relationships between suppliers. The market for technology for the channel has grown in the last few year...

  • Micro-P parent grows annual sales, profits

    Micro-P and Gem parent SerCom, the IT arm of DCC, has posted improved results for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2010, with chief executive Tommy Breen hailing"excellent results in its distrib...

  • If talk is cheap, surely that is great news for the quality of software?

    Julian Dobbins, head of analyst relations at Micro Focus, discusses how IT, through the use of better tools and process support, can focus on delivering quality from start to finish Growth will re...

  • User security burden an opportunity for specialist resellers

    The threat of proposed cuts across government departments might weaken the ability of public sector bodies to keep on top of security compliance regulations. Even before the Chancellor George Osbo...

  • Bell slides to $5m loss in Q1 ahead of Avnet acquisition

    Bell Microproducts managed to push up its sales by double digits during the first quarter but slid to a substantial loss in what is likely to be its last quarter reported under the current ownershi...

  • Vodafone profits double as mobile Internet soars

    Vodafone has reported a full-year pre-tax profit of £8.7bn for the 12 months to the end of March, more than doubling its fiscal 2009 profits as worldwide growth in mobile data and broadband t...

  • Vertical market spending to grow through to 2014

    Vertical market spending will continue to grow globally as the worldwide economy continues to emerge from recession. According to Gartner numbers resellers that sell into vertical markets should f...

  • Kyocera channel boss Shepherd to move to Acer

    Kyocera Mita channel boss Alicia Shepherd is to up sticks and join Acer as distribution sales manager from mid-June. The early work will be spent meeting the distributors - C2000, Ingram Micro, Mi...

  • Asian vendors dominate growth in UK Q1 PC arena

    The rise of the Asian PC vendors continued in the first quarter with Acer, Samsung, Lenovo and ASUS benefiting the most as the UK market finally emerged from recession. Numbers from research house...

  • Nortel profits from sell-off process

    Defunct networking vendor Nortel has booked net profits of $355m (£245m) in Q1 - reversing losses of over $500m this time last year - as cash continued to pour in from the various sales of it...

  • Hosted identity services could overcome slow adoption

    The move towards securing access for staff, resellers and other third parties is on customer radars but management systems are yet to be implemented by the majority of users. At the recent InfoSec...

  • Cut to save £6bn but don't axe compliance expertise

    One of the dangers that George Osborne must face as he sits there doodling numbers in the margins of the reports that he is getting given as Chancellor is that he cuts expertise as he trims costs. ...

  • Extreme brings ScanSource partnership to UK shores

    LAN infrastructure specialist Extreme Networks has added convergence distie ScanSource to its UK line-up alongside Mayflex and Westcon. The distributor, which already worked with Extreme on the...

  • CA changes name and sets out cloud ambitions

    CA has used its annual partner get together in Las Vegas to announce a change in its name and plans to increase the focus on cloud computing and virtualisation. Under the branding CA Technologies ...

  • Wireless key to dodging public sector bullet

    With the scale of the inevitable cuts in public spending under the new Liberal-Conservative government still unclear, the channel is still bracing itself for a rough ride in the coming months. ...