July 2010

  • Large project cull in public could be good news for SME dealers

    The Department for Health (DfH) has finally broken its silence over the recently ended £80m Enterprise Wide Agreement licensing deal with Microsoft. "The DfH has already invested so tha...

  • Lexmark UK channel boss moves to GM role at Logitech

    Lexmark UK channel director Marcus Harvey has stepped down to become the next general manager at Logitech with Paul Callow moving into view as his replacement. Harvey joined the US printer vendor ...

  • BT takes knife to partner commission structure

    BT Indirect Channels has incurred the wrath of some partners by overhauling its voice sales compensation structure in favour of new business. At the same time the telco giant has notified Ofcom of...

  • Smart Technologies delivers largest tech IPO so far in 2010

    Interactive whiteboard specialist Smart Technologies has seen strong interest in its flotation indicating that shareholders believe there is still life in selling IT to the education sector and bey...

  • HP overtaken by Acer in EMEA PC stakes

    Hewlett-Packard has been knocked off the top of the EMEA PC market by Acer as its professional mobile business showed signs of weakness. Shipments in the region were up 21.6% but HP was way off th...

  • Shaky confidence hits IT budgets

    Spending on technology is expected to fall in the next year in both Europe and the US as a result of the continuing economic uncertainty. The latest quarterly poll of CIOs from UBS indicates that ...

  • Coalition austerity plan unsettles Datatec

    An interim management statement released today by Datatec has highlighted improving profitability across the group's constituent firms,but the firm warned that the long term impact on its SI divisi...

  • Farewell, Mr Combs

    ShoreTel CEO John Combs announced this morning that he is to step down from his role after 6 years in the hotseat. John joined ShoreTel in 2004, after a long career in networks and communications t...

  • ShoreTel CEO John Combs to step down

    ShoreTel CEO John Combs has announced he is to leave the company after posting above guidance preliminary numbers for the quarter ended 30 June. Claimingthat it was the "right time" to al...

  • NTT buys DiData for £2.1bn

    Japanesecommunications firm NTT has put £2.1bn on the table in an all-cash offer for Cisco powerhouse Dimension Data. The offer, which represents an 18% premium on DiData's most recent closin...

  • Government ends £80m Microsoft licensing deal with NHS

    The government has scrapped the long running NHS Connecting for Health (CfH) enterprise agreement (EA) with Microsoft after deciding there was no business case or budget to renew it. The EA, which...

  • Intel returns to profits in Q2

    Intel swung to profit in the second quarter on the back of healthy PC and server demand that was most apparent in the enterprise sector. Sales in the three months ended 26 June were up 34.5% to $10...

  • Datatec's Montanana plans network security roll-up

    Datatec boss Jens Montanana is embarking on an ambitiousroll-up of businesses in thesecurity networking spaceafter taking a non-executive seat on the board of AIM-listed BPM software minnow Corero....

  • Nokia Siemens emerges as bidder for Motorola network biz

    Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), rebuffed last year in its attempts to buy Nortel's carrier Ethernet, optical networking, LTE and CDMA assets, has today emerged as a potential acquirer of Motorola'sne...

  • FAST, Trading Standards test out new powers in Welsh raid

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) and Swansea Trading Standards have conducted their first anti-piracy raid using powers granted in 2007 under section 107A of the 1988 Copyright, Designs...

  • Public sector cuts being felt in security market

    The impact of cuts in the public sector is having an impact beyond just education and government channel specialists. As the government looks to reduce the public deficit £6bn worth of cuts ...

  • Griffin parent buys managed services outfit

    Octium, the parent company behind business ISP Griffin Internet, has spent an undisclosed sum on the assets of managed services firm MBD. The newly-acquiredunit, which is to be substantially restru...

  • LARs to be told of rebate cuts at Microsoft WPC

    Microsoft is making some sweeping changes to Large Account Resellers (LARs) rebates and will outline its plans at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington this week. In essence, Redmond is h...

  • A final blast of the vuvuzela

    As the World Cup and its bitter memories begin to fade, a bruisednation starts the healing process, and the opportunities for a swift football-related article diminish, research from Internet exper...

  • BSF debacle may cost IT suppliers up to £3.7bn in lost business

    The government's decision to cut the Building Schools for the Future programme could cost ICT suppliers around £3.7bn in lost business, according to research. Around 10% of the £45bn B...