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May 2010

  • Integrating Microsoft Office suite could net channel billions

    By Cliff Saran The figure of six billion is on every politicians lips but is also the amount of money Microsoft believes the channel can make from selling Sharepoint 2010 and Office 2010. Speakin...

  • Sales slide continues at DSGi reseller business

    Life's only certainties are death and taxes but it would seem that the perennial sales decline in DSGi's reseller operations should also join that list. The retail giant this morning released a tr...

  • SMEs avoid burden of NI tax but threat of VAT rise lingers

    Although the manner in which the coalition government is intending making cuts of £6bn this financial year remains slightly vague the expectations are growing that some taxes will have to inc...

  • SAP stumps up $5.6bn to acquire Sybase

    SAP has made its first acquisition since changing its CEO team picking up Sybase in an indication that it will expand into the mobile infrastructure space. Sybase specialises in the mobile arena a...

  • Samsung splits with senior UK managers

    Samsung has been hit with a number of senior UK resignations with display boss Dom Webb and mobile phone head Mark Mitchinson leaving the company, along with distribution manager Steve Hope. This m...

  • TalkTalk adjusts to life without Carphone Warehouse

    Consumer and business communications provider TalkTalk is getting used to the single life after posting its first full-year results since splitting from electrical and IT retail specialist Carphone...

  • IT cuts to be deeper under Tory-Lib coalition

    The channel is waiting with bated breath for the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition to outline spending cuts in IT, which are expected to be far greater than under any deal that involved L...

  • A new era of politics in the web 2.0 world

    There are times when things of such importance happen that even Eastenders is taken off the air. Such a time was last night with Gordon Brown resigning as Prime Minister and David Cameron going in...

  • Orange and T-Mobile? It's Nothing Anywhere, yet

    So, Orange and T-Mobile have named their new baby Everything Everywhere, presumably after a late-night brand strategy session with the ad agency. But putting the ins and outs and the pros and ...

  • Nolan merges with Benteq to enhance CRM skills

    Long standing Microsoft developer Nolan Computers has merged with accounting and CRM specialist Benteq. The merged entity, which comes into effect immediately, will trade as Nolan Business Solutio...

  • Micro Focus results swelled by acquisition revenues

    British software player Micro Focus has indicated that its acquisitions of Compuware's testing business and Borland are filtering through to the bottom line. In a trading update for the fiscal yea...

  • DiData sees clients spending in second half

    London and Johannesburg-listed ICT solutions provider Dimension Data has reported headline growth in sales, profits and margins for the first half of 2010, and said it anticipates growth in IT and ...

  • C2000 extends Credit Elevator to comms channel

    The Credit Elevator programme that Computer 2000 runs for small IT resellers is to be transferred to comms dealers and retailers via its Brightstar Europe operation. Under the Ts&Cs, mobile ph...

  • ASUS sets sales director Brown a golden target

    Netbook pioneer ASUS has handed new UK sales director Phil Brown the task of transforming the operation into a top three player by 2011. As reported by MicroScope, Brown left Samsung in February a...

  • Cloud computing a positive for hard drive specialists

    Industry observers that thought cloud computing was going to be bad for the hard drive business might be surprised to hear those selling the products describing it as one of the best things that ha...

  • Political stalemate is impacting SME confidence

    The on-going uncertainty over who is going to be running the country is having an impact on business confidence in the SME sector. Since last Thursday's general election the results have produced ...

  • Pity Rafa now he's mistaken for a reseller

    If things weren't bad enough for Liverpool FC manager Rafa Benitez then imagine the moment when he was mistaken for a reseller. As his season drifted into a disappointing end he was spotted at Wat...

  • Software piracy costs UK economy £1bn

    The piracy rate in the UK has remain unchanged in the last year indicating that the recession did not produce an increase in the number of users cutting corners to save money. According to the lat...

  • The cloud is putting a smile on the faces of hard drive sellers

    A few years ago in a conversation with a Seagate executive set out a vision of the world that was full of hard drives. Your PC, TV, car and even fridge would all have drives and even more opportuni...

  • IBM turns its back on PartnerWorld 2010

    Resellers have branded IBM's decision to cancel PartnerWorld for the second consecutive year as a missed trick. The annual event was called off in 2009 due to the economic crisis but with the rece...