September 2010

  • London the home to the tech start-ups

    You might remember a time when everyone wanted to find a place in the UK where it was safe to talk about it being a home to the IT industry. As a result there was Silicon Fen (Cambridge) and then S...

  • FalconStor chief quits over 'improper' payments

    FalconStor Software president, CEO and chairman of the board has resigned amid allegations of "improper" payments made in connectionto one customer's contract. The departure of ReiJane H...

  • Networks First launches network maturity service

    Infrastructure services support specialist Networks First has launched a network maturity assessment tool designed to enable its reseller and integrator partners to identify new opportunities to up...

  • Cornwall to get disputed £132m fibre broadband network

    Plans to give businesses and homes in one of the UK's poorest counties high-speed internet access through fibre to the premises were unveiled today despite a complaint to the European courts about ...

  • eSoft offloads UTM appliance product range

    Web filtering specialist eSoft has offloaded its UTM appliance line for a undisclosed cash amount to eSoft Acquisition Limited. The deal has been backed by shareholders and the board and means eSo...

  • Redstone closes door on annus horribilis

    The extent of Redstone's troubles have been laid bare by financial results that reflect the tough economic climate and its unclear strategy in fiscal 2010. In the 12 months to 31 March, Redstone ma...

  • Data centre energy costs to worsen, says Gartner

    New research from analysts at Gartner has revealed that energy-related costs now account for around 12% of overall data centre expenditure, a figure that is expected to increase in the next few yea...

  • Nortel to fight UK pension claims

    Nortel has joined forces with representatives of bankrupt financial house Lehman Brothers to fight demands thattheycover deficitsintheir UKpension schemes. TheUK Pensions Regulator isseeking to rec...

  • AVG adds social media protection

    AVG has become one of the first security companies to highlight its ability to protect users in social media environments as a key selling point of its software. The vendor which pioneered the fre...

  • Redstone restructure begins with closure of BSF division

    Redstone is closing its loss-making ie4 (RIE) subsidiary that operates in the ill-fated Building Schools for the Future programme. The integrator has novated itsinterest in Birmingham-based BSF man...

  • Cisco data centre demos a new LEAP for Comstor

    Cisco distributor Comstor has lifted the wraps on adata centre proof-of-concept demo and training centre in Brussels based around Cisco's Unified Compute (UCS) architecture. Called LEAP (Learn...

  • Brothers grim?

    Many years ago when I first started covering the channel the idea of brothers working together in a family firm was a fairly common one. There were brothers in retail at Tempo and families working...

  • Birmingham targeted in piracy campaign by BSA

    The West Midlands has become the latest battle ground in the Business Software Alliance's fight against piracy. A strategy of targeting specific areas has been used in the past in both Glasgow and...

  • Cable & Wireless to build Cisco UCS clouds

    Cable & Wireless Worldwide is to build WAN-based enterprise cloud computing solutions based on Cisco's UCS data centre platform. The business-centric comms provider plans to launch the solu...

  • Harness the power of online conversation

    It seems that more and more of us are taking to the Internet while we watch to discuss, lament and harangue TV shows.

  • Interim HP boss upbeat on 2011 numbers, defends strategy

    Hewlett-Packard's interim boss, Cathie Lesjak, has told analysts that the firm expects to make total sales of between $131.5bn and $133.5bn during its financial 2011. This represents approxima...

  • KCOM reveals profits on track but revenues down

    KCOM expects to hit profitability targets this year but has seen its revenues drop after offloading some contracts to Phoenix IT. In a trading update issued this morning the tone was upbeat over t...

  • Reseller attitudes to outsourcing evolving

    Resellers are increasingly looking to outsource parts of the support demanded of them to third party specialists in order to keep customers contented. According to a survey from Comms-care, which ...

  • Brother makes MPS channel plans for 2011

    Brother is building a managed print service (MPS)for resellers that it plans to pilot in the UK early next year. Most of major print and copier vendors sell their brand of MPS through the channel b...

  • Government axes Novell NHS contract

    The Department for Health has confirmed the soon-to-expire £6m Enterprise Wide Agreement (EWA) with Novell will not be renewed, leavinglocal trusts responsible for procurement and compliance....