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August 2010

  • Parts shortages show just how much Cisco dominates

    The parts shortage shows how despite the rhetoric of its competitors, the networking industry is completely dominated by Cisco.

  • UK users: Spam is bad but not receiving a message is worse

    by Billy MacInnes Despite fears that spam could infect their computers with viruses or lead to identity theft, most UK users would rather receive spam than have a legitimate email mistakenly blocke...

  • In-depth: Security community dissects impact of Becta closure

    With the closure of Becta announced by the government just weeks after the coalition took office, fears of the impact on schools' IT security have been rising, writes Amro Gebreel. Acting as a prov...

  • HP settles US kick-back investigation

    by Billy MacInnesHP has agreed to pay a settlement to the US Department of Justice to end a three year investigation into alleged kick-backs being paid to channel partners from government contracts...

  • Nimans ups Avaya support levels

    Network and comms distributor Nimans has upped its support levels on the Avaya line after adding to its face-to-face support team that it claims will be able to offer nationwide field-based service...

  • Product sales boost Extreme's Q4

    Extreme Networks CFO and acting CEO, Bob Corey (pictured), hassingled out both the North American and EMEA theatres for praiseafter the company posted improved sales figures and profitsfor the four...

  • Calyx considering options to cut unsustainable debts

    Systems integrator Calyx has appointed corporate finance advisor Livingstone Partners to explore the potential options to reduce its unsustainable debts levels. The UK and Irish business has expand...

  • C2000 unveils end-user finance scheme for partners

    By Billy MacInnes Computer 2000 has become the first UK distributor to launch an end user financing scheme which it claims will give resellers a significant advantage over competitors. The Comput...

  • Oracle distributors still blind to vendor's intentions

    Prospective and existing Oracle distributors across the world are still waiting anxiously to hear the results of a tender process that were due at the end of last week. With no warning, the US gia...

  • Public sector cuts fail to rattle overall IT jobs market

    by Billy MacInnes The rate of increase in advertising for the overall IT jobs market in the second quarter was the fastest for three years, despite a 21% decline in public sector job postings. Acco...

  • It's a view to remember from the BT Tower

    Architecture education charity Open-City (formerly Open House) has persuaded BT to open up its iconic Tower to the public on the weekend of 18 and 19 September.

  • BlackBerry ban will make an international fool of Dubai

    The news that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is to ban certain functions on RIM's BlackBerry handset should be of grave concern to the industry.

  • IT resellers see growth in non-computing

    By Greg Allen The IT market has seen a challenging12 months,with many of itssegments being unpredictable, volatile and tough to get to grips with. In short, sales have beenslow and thereare fewwho ...

  • Mobility leaders under pressure, says IDC

    Competitive pressure continued to pile on the mobile sector market leaders through the second calendar quarter of 2010, according to new figures from analysts at IDC. Overall, 317.5 million handset...

  • Redstone names M&A experts as non-exec directors

    Redstone has welcomed on board merger and acquisitions specialists Ian Smith and Tony Weaver as non-executive directors. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange this morning, London-based Reds...