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August 2010

  • Dell revised offer gets backing from 3Par

    Dell has matched Hewlett-Packard's offer of $1.6bn for storage player 3Par and talked up the reasons why it deserves to win the bidding war for the firm. The Texan PC giant had looked odds on favou...

  • Twitter might not be quite as free as it seems

    Over a lunch the other day the subject of Twitter came up along with the usual debate about its value as a form of communication. But there was another spin to the debate with this contact arguing...

  • Adam and Jane? More like a damn pain

    I felt a sense of smug satisfaction on hearing that a particularly irksome installment of BT's increasingly tedious 'Adam and Jane' broadband commercial series had been banned by the ASA.

  • In-depth: Slow burning Cisco UCS gains traction at last

    Speaking on a recentconference call detailing Cisco's most recent set of results, CEO John Chambers said that it had now sold 1,700 installations of its much-vaunted Unified Compute System (UCS), t...

  • New Datapoint hires bulk up services practice

    Networking and comms integrator Datapoint has announced the addition ofex-Avaya pre-sales team lead John Fenech to lead its UK and Ireland UC practice, and former HP man Meurig Jones as COO, as itm...

  • Dell expected to make counter offer to trump HP bid for 3Par

    Dell looks set to make a counter offer for 3Par increasing the amount offered for the storage infrastructure specialist beyond the current $1.6bn. According to Reuters the vendor appears to be de...

  • Windows 7 migration skills gap opening up

    The migration to Windows 7 is going to produce a skills shortage of specialists able totransition firms from XP and 2000 versions to the latest Microsoft OS. The warning comes from Gartner, which s...

  • DSG Retail slammed for dumping credit card data in a skip

    DSG Retail has become the latest corporation to have its knuckles rapped over losing customer data after a number of customer credit agreements were found in a skip. Eight agreements, which the re...

  • Sloppy attitude to customer data has to stop

    It is easy to lose things, we have all gone mad looking for that missing sock or our mobile phones and car keys, but when it comes to a retailer losing your personal financial information it's hard...

  • iPad has tablet market sewn up through 2012

    Despite a flood of rival products in development, including offerings from Dell,Lenovo,Cisco's Cius and HP's webOS and Microsoft Windows tablets, Apple's iPad is unlikely to face a viable competito...

  • 2e2 numbers up in spite of tough 2009

    Integrator 2e2 this morning hailed an improvement in its full-year results for fiscal 2009, which closed at the end of December, in spite of the ravages of the global recession. The firm saw sales ...

  • 3Par will talk with HP but still backs Dell bid

    3Par is starting talks with Hewlett-Packard following the bid of $1.6bn the tech giant tabled earlier this week but is giving Dell the option of coming back with a counter bid. The battle between ...

  • Epson settles with Ebuyer as it turns up heat in patent battle

    Epson has wrapped up a settlement with Ebuyer over the sale of ink cartridges that it is claiming infringe its patents with the vendor now targeting the manufacturer. Ebuyer had been selling Inkri...

  • Turkey, Russia top Internet risk charts

    If you've a business trip to Turkey or Russia on the cards, then you might want to think about leaving your laptop at home, say the antivirus bods at Internet security outfit AVG, who have just rel...

  • Appeals court rules in favour of grey trader in Sun case

    In a case with massive ramifications for grey marketing, the Court of Appeal has today held that a reseller accused by Oracle of importing second-hand Sun Microsystems hardware from outside the EEA...

  • Industry fears mount over ICT GCSE slump

    Following last week's A-level results, this morning's GCSE results confirmed industry fears that the UK is not producing the new IT talent needed in the channel, writes Jenny Williams. Industry exp...

  • Pay now to get your discount on even the largest fines

    If you have ever come back to your car and found a fine attached to the windscreen or got a letter and a demand through the post for driving in a bus lane you will be familar with the pay in 14 day...

  • Irish medical supplier settles with BSA

    The hunt for users of unlicensed software has stepped over the Irish Sea with a County Londonderry-based medical equipment supplier being slapped on the knuckles and hit for a settlement and additi...

  • Zurich Insurance hit by record £2.3m fine for data loss

    The cost of losing customer details has been a staggering £2.3m for Zurich Insurance after the financial firm was slapped with large fine for letting sensitive data slip through its fingers. ...

  • Happy birthday, Brocade

    Brocade is cracking open the bubbly this week to celebrate the day, 15 years ago, when it first drew breath in a small storefront with a cardboard box serving as a conference table. And we at Micro...