May 2010

  • ISC Networks profits slide after tough 09

    ISC Networks' profits have sunk in the face of the economic meltdown as it was caught out by falling sales and a relatively high cost base. The Cambridgeshire-based HP and Microsoft Gold partner s...

  • UK server sales return to double digit growth in Q1

    Server sales in the UK rebounded during the first quarter as big business and Government replacement cycles came online. The health of the sector had improved late last year but final stats from m...

  • New employment law affecting businesses in the channel

    In recent years, the government has tried to make it easier for everyone to see the legislative changes that are coming by using a common commencement date system, writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Astaro considers vertical focus following reseller sign-ups

    Security specialist Astaro is considering changes tothe partner programme after a number of vertical focused resellers came on board. The vendor is on the brink of launching three products to wide...

  • Hard drive business bounces back after recession

    The hard drive business has exited the recession quickly with demand holding up in both consumer and commercial markets. Speaking at an event in Barcelona the president and CEO of Western Digital ...

  • Analysis: Hybrid offices provide resellers with mobility pitch

    The recession forced companies to think differently about how they spend money and operate.The mantra became one of cost cutting and there were widespread efforts to try and cut waste wherever poss...

  • Russia and China main sources of web-based threats

    It might be a stereotypical view that most of the threats circling the internet come from current or former Communist countries but research from Kaspersky Lab indicates it is a view that still hol...

  • Angry Palm shareholders attempt legal action against HP

    A group of disgruntled shareholders has taken legal action in the US in an attempt to block the $1.2bn acquisition of smartphone developer Palm by Hewlett-Packard, claiming the deal as it stands do...

  • This means we have to suffer more politics and uncertainty

    So what the commentators and political pundits thought might happen has and we are now enjoying the first hours of a hung parliament for the first time since 1974. Through the mists of confusion a...

  • You can find plenty of World Cup fever in distribution

    If there is one sector of the channel that gets more excited about the world cup than perhaps any other it has to be distribution. As the sales floors start getting football related promotions and...

  • CSC hires former Alcatel man to run northern Europe

    Managed services provider CSC has hired former Alcatel-Lucent services boss Andy Williams to run its northern European business. Reporting to managed services president Russ Owen, Williams will...

  • Hung parliament not good for SMEs

    A hung parliament is not being welcomed by small businesses keen to see some stability in government. SME lobby group the Forum of Private Business has appealed for a speedy resolution to the outc...

  • Election exit polls highlight channel fears of hung parliament

    Exit polls revealed as the polls closed have revealed a hung parliament looks possible producing the situation that the channel has been hoping could be avoided. Uncertainly over the election has ...

  • Brocade adds vertical marketing collateral

    Brocade has launched aseriesof new channel facing vertical marketing programmes, seeking to take advantage of growing vertical opportunities, particularly healthcare. Citing a May 2009 IDC repo...

  • Adventi Group shuts up shop as tech support arm is sold

    Adventi Group has ceased trading after its administrator PWC offloaded the technical support arm to rival Scottish reseller Castle Computer Services but was unable to find a buyer for the remaining...

  • An election that hasn't covered the channel issues

    The polling stations have opened and the chance to make your vote count is underway and by the time the swingometer stops swinging some time in the early hours the result should be done and dusted....

  • Insight boss hails UK role in recovery

    The UK is leading the recovery across EMEA for Insight Enterprises with chief executive Ken Lamneck claiming the market has finally stabilised. The reseller last night posted a 10% rise in global ...

  • HP appoints Microsoft veteran to head enterprise software

    Hewlett-Packard has strengthened its software credentials with the hiring of one of the former Microsoft executives responsible for helping Windows 7 emerge from the ashes of Vista. Bill Veghte (p...

  • Wide product portfolio helps Symantec bounce back in 2010

    Symantec has managed to get the black pens out again and banish the red ones as it reveals its end of year results. While its deadly rival McAfee has highly publicised issues with updates that hav...

  • Alcatel-Lucent latest to own up to supply chain issues

    After Cisco came clean over the impact of components shortages on its supply chain at last week's Partner Summit, Alcatel-Lucent has admitted it has been suffering from the same problem. Speaki...