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July 2010

  • IBM breaks silence over distie strategy

    IBM has confirmed it is tweakingits UK distribution line-up to increase the number of partners carrying the Unix and storage range. As reported earlier this week, Big Blue will give Specialist Dis...

  • Barracuda serves a slice of web-security pizza

    Here at MicroScope we pride ourselves on being utterly uncorruptible and, er, it looks like that longstanding tradition is set to continue. The arrival of a phenomenally sweet pizza - or is it actu...

  • Wireless spend forecast to return to growth

    Increased deployment of 4G networks in the coming months will reverse two years of declining revenues in the wireless infrastructure market, according to stats from analysts at iSuppli. Global capi...

  • SEC airs Dell and Intel's dirty laundry

    For years the industry questioned how the unstoppable Texan juggernaut Dell was a dead cert to meet quarterly expectations on Wall Street, and now we have the answer - with a little help from its f...

  • An open approach to a distribution review

    It might have taken seven months but there has been an openness during the McAfee distribution review that has been refreshing. In several briefings the UK and Ireland channel director Jill Henry ...

  • Virgin Media Business ups sales, buys back shares

    Business communications provider Virgin Media Business has reported a 7.2% increase in sales during the quarter ended 30 June, hitting £152.7m after booking stronger than expected growth in d...

  • FAST campaign targets pirate Google listings

    The move to fight online piracy continues to gather pace with FAST following the examples of the likes of Microsoft to target those selling illegal software via the web. In an anti-piracy campaign...

  • Carphone Warehouse sees strong start to year

    The Carphone Warehouse Group (CPW) this morning reported that growth in sales of smartphones and good initial trading at its newly-launched Best Buy JV helped like-for-like revenues grow 3.7% at co...

  • McAfee cans Arc Technology as it concludes distribution review

    The security vendor has concluded its seven month review of its distribution partners deciding to go down from four to three on its roster. Arc Technology has missed out on the cut leaving McAfee ...

  • Sage trading in line despite wobbly economy

    Sage has reported that trading is in line with expectations despite continuing uncertainty in the macro economy. The UK flagship software firm provided little colour in this morning's third quarte...

  • Juniper buys mobile security vendor

    Juniper Networks has picked up smartphone and tablet computing security software builder SMobile Systems for $70m (£44.9m) barely a week after CEO Kevin Johnson told analysts the firm planned...

  • Banks urged to increase lending to SMEs

    The government is stepping up pressure on the banking community to increase lending to cash strapped SMEs. A white paper unveiled yesterday, Financing A Private Sector Recovery, explored a number ...

  • IBM in the dock as EC investigates mainframe market

    The European Commission has confirmed it will launch formal several anti-trust investigations against IBM following complaints that it abused its position in the mainframe market. This is not the ...

  • Azlan handed Tandberg video contract

    Computer 2000's enterprise and networking division Azlan is to take on the Tandberg telepresence, conferencing and mobilevideo portfolio after being appointed as a UK Channel Development Partner by...

  • Twitter comes to the rescue

    Last night my mother in law went missing. She is 71, suffers from memory problems and had gone to visit family in Exeter, a long way away from her home in North London. A coach delay and the drive...

  • Customer confidence fuels SAP Q2 performance

    Renewed customer confidence and a return to spending on both software and support fed into SAP's financial performance as the German vendor continued to climb out of the recession. The vendor unve...

  • Radware ups sales, profits once again

    Israeli application delivery networking and security vendor Radware turned in another record set of revenues Tuesday, posting sales of $35.2m (£22.64m), up 30% year-on-year, with GAAP net inc...

  • Tech M&A activity continues to recover

    The level of mergers and acquisitions activity in the tech market has been in recovery for three quarters after hitting a low point last year at the height of the recession. In a survey of M&A...

  • Virgin comes out on top

    There is still a vast discrepancy between the broadband speeds we see advertised on TV and the reality, with Virgin Media really the only provider to come close to offering its advertised speeds.

  • Ofcom highlights broadband speed discrepancy

    Average broadband speeds in the UK are increasing, but there still remains a serious discrepancy between advertised speeds and average actual speeds, according to new research from comms regulator ...