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June 2010

  • Digital Britain could become key element of recovery

    The managing director of TalkTalk's b-2-b division Opal, Paul Lawton, has called for the new government to assess the direction of the Digital Britain project and make strategic changes to it, sayi...

  • Three SME resellers rocked by £20,000 fraud

    The channel has been warned to lookout for suspicious orders following a spate of costly long term frauds perpetrated against resellers. In recent weeks three resellers have delivered £20,000...

  • Online fraud costs UK businesses £400k each

    Online fraud cost UK businesses an average of £400,000 last year with more than half of UK firms identifying criminal activity as one of the main threats to their livelihoods. The 2010 editio...

  • Getting the lowdown on managed services

    M anaged services explained in just a couple of hours was the aim of the MicroScope and Kaysea seminar this morning and it delivered what it said on the tin. A room packed full of resellers in the...

  • Carter returns to Nimans to bolster communication

    The senior management team at telecoms distributor Nimans has a 2005 feel to it as Richard Carter rejoins the business after a recent stint at Rocom. Carter worked at Nimans until 2005 and then he...

  • Technology leaned on as firms look for post-recession strategy

    Technology is playing a fundamental role helping firms climb out of the recession as the long heralded arrival of using IT in a strategic sense is embraced by boardrooms up and down the country. T...

  • Former BT Engage IT recruitment boss sets up new venture

    The former director of BT Engage IT's Red and Blue recruitment operation is back in the channel after launching a contract arm at executive IT search firm Freshfield Services. After ten years at Re...

  • Mobile porn growing threat to corporate networks

    Most IT departments have long had policies in place that have largely wiped out the problem of pornographic websites being viewed over the corporate network. However, according to research from...

  • D-Link ups partner discounts, flexibility in new programme

    Networking vendor D-Link has relaunched its reseller programme pledging to increase upfront discount levels to partners and introduce a note of flexibility to proceedings. "2010 has seen u...

  • eBuyer investigates staff accused of bagging sales sweeteners

    Three buyers at online reseller eBuyer have been suspended on suspicion of taking backhanders from suppliers. The whistle was blown by a member of staff who discovered that the buyers were receivi...

  • Dell creates $100m reserve for SEC charges

    Dell has taken a charge of $100m on its recently filed fiscal Q1 profits to establish a reserve for the potential settlement of a five-year Securities and Exchange Commission investigation. The agr...

  • Statistics and arguments surround economic predictions

    That phrase 'lies, damned lies and statistics' is an apt one to describe the arguments that have erupted over the health of the UK economy. Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has been waiting all ...

  • FAST sends warning it means business with Trading Standards

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has stepped up its fight against software pirates working with Trading Standards to target those businesses that are using illegal software. The two or...

  • SaaS not set for the predicted dominance

    Hosted software will play a major role in the future but not the dominant that some market watchers expected it could have. The dose of realism about the prospects for SaaS has come from Gartner w...

  • Ex-ProCurve boss Soto to lead Brocade EMEA sales

    Alberto Soto, the former vice president and general manager of Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve networking division - now HP Networking - has joined storage and infrastructure vendor Brocade to head up i...

  • European M&A market hits two year high

    A series of billion-dollar buys last month pushed the combined M&A market to a value high of $15.8bn, a level not seen since mid-2008, according to the May 2010 monthly briefing from corporate ...

  • After six years SCO's case against Novell ends in defeat

    The long running legal battle between Novell and SCO over a dispute over Linux copyrights has finally ended. A judge has ruled in favour of Novell and closed the case which started in 2004 ending ...

  • Security budget share to fall through 2011

    The share of the enterprise budget devoted to security spending can and will be safely reduced by as much as 6% through 2011, according to new figures from sector analysts at Gartner. Security...

  • HP must come clean over Palm

    As the assimilation of mobility vendor Palm into the Hewlett-Packard empire nears, several key membersof Palm's webOS dev team have jumped ship. Thebeneficiaries? Palm's rivals Android and Apple. ...

  • Kaspersky, Aveva, Progress join BSA in piracy fight

    by Ian Grant Three leading software firms have joined the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the industry body dedicated to fighting software piracy. The new members are Russian anti-virus software ...