June 2010

  • Former EMC channel boss moves to systems integrator Tieto

    EMC's former global channel head has moved to Nordic systems integrator and outsourcer Tieto with part of his remit to expand the footprint in the UK operation. After more than eight years at the ...

  • Oracle profits up 25% as Sun emerges from the gloom

    Sun Microsystems has recorded a profit - albeit an operating profit - during the fourth quarter, its first set of financials recorded under Oracle ownership. Sales were up 39% in the period ended ...

  • Be warned there will be more digital have-nots

    Data is something that those of us who have smart phones and take for granted are going to have to get used to paying for in the future. As the hundreds queued down Regent Street outside the Apple...

  • RIM Q1 performance over shadowed by future product plans

    Shipment delays and a focus on forthcoming products has had an impact on Blackberry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) revenues and device sales. The smart phone market has become increasingly ...

  • Analsys: Mixed response to Osborne's Budget

    The word was "unavoidable" and the results were tax cuts and the occasion was last week's emergency budget delivered by the Chancellor George Osborne.

  • Micro Focus CFO walks

    The shine has been taken off Micro Focus results slightly with the announcement that the British software vendor's CFO is leaving the business. The decision by Nick Bray to leave the firm creates ...

  • Three joins the ranks of data capping phone operators

    The days of unlimited data on smart phones are coming to an end just as Apple launches it's latest incarnation of the iPhone. As customers queue to get their hands on the iPhone 4 they will be sig...

  • Prepare for the next chapter in the Russian IT industry story

    The Russian president has been touring some of the largest vendors in the computer industry over the last couple of days hoping to pick up some ideas to take home. President Dmitry Medvedev has ma...

  • Acquisitions filter in to bolster Micro Focus yearly numbers

    UK software player Micro Focus has seen the benefits of its acquisitions of Borland the and automated management and quality business of Compuware feed into its financial results. The vendor has u...

  • No turnaround at DSGi Business in fiscal 2010

    DSG International showed real progress in financial results filed this morning but the turnaround in its PC World and B2B reseller division has yet to materialise as sales continued to slide. Unde...

  • World Cup game causes internet surge

    Fears that World Cup games would put a strain on the network were borne out yesterday as England played its first game during office hours. With the England v Solvenia match streamed by the BBC th...

  • HP wins place on Desktop 21

    HP and the other major vendors frequently talk about the need for resellers to get involvedin sellingservices given the perpetual decline in hardware margins. So it was heart warming to see the US...

  • Comet parent swings back into profit

    Kesa Electricals has warned that the market will tighten for the rest of the year despite returning to profit at group level with Darty France and Comet offsetting steep losses in developing operat...

  • Clarity on BSF future expected by autumn

    RM is expecting clarity on the future of the Building Schools for the Future programme by the autumn as uncertainty continues to hang over the initiative. As revealed by MicroScope at the back end...

  • Budget analysis: what it means for business

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer has at last delivered the bad news of the full extent of the spending cuts and tax rises that are needed to bring the fiscal deficit under control within the next fi...

  • Good bosses need to stand up and allow the fun today

    I'm being a good boss today one director of a reseller told me this morning as he reeled off the list of things he was providing for staff this afternoon. "A big screen, a couple of barrels o...

  • Software pirates face additional pressure from US

    British software pirates might have thought life was hard enough fending off the Business Software Alliance, the Federation Against Software Theft and Microsoft but the war against them just took a...

  • Red Hat deliver solid revenues in Q1

    Linux specialist Red Hat has delivered strong numbers for its first quarter bolstered by decent subscriptions and services revenues. For the three months ended 31 May revenues increased by 20% to ...

  • iPad sales hit 3m in just 80 days

    Things continue to tick along nicely for Apple as the vendor marks hitting the 3m sales mark on the iPad in under three months. The tablet had already shipped a couple of million in its first 60 d...

  • Will Arrow ECS target the right credit note with resellers?

    Amid yesterday's slew of acquisition stories was the takeover of UK distributor Sphinx Group by market mover and shaker Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions. Consolidation is a natural evolution o...