September 2010

  • Networkers can celebrate a bumper year

    The growth in cloud computing and the indispensability of the Internet in our personal and professional lives has made it a bumper year for networkers, according to the latest edition of theSunday ...

  • Cloud now worth 10% of external IT services spend

    Gartner has warned that IT resellers which do not invest in delivering technology via a cloud mechanism will become increasingly marginalised as customer demand continues to soar. The latest resea...

  • Adobe revenues grow but miss out on $1bn mark

    Adobe is aiming to break through the $1bn revenue barrier in its next fiscal quarter after delivering solid growth in Q3. The software vendor saw its revenues for the three months ended 3 September...

  • Recovery delayed for the software and services sector

    The UK software and services sector is set for slow growth over the next decade as the market shrinks with offshoring and cloud computing impacting traditional business models along with the blow d...

  • C2000 expands retail team with market share gains in mind

    Computer 2000is rebuildingits retail teamahead ofasalescampaigntocapture a greater shareofwallet among the High Streetchains and independent shopfront dealers. Group marketing director Andy Dowhas ...

  • Civica acquires developer PTC Software

    Civica UK has acquired the trade and assets of small Cambridgeshire-based developer PTC Software for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1985, PTC builds enterprise tools that monitor and control appli...

  • Hurd gives up $30m to settle HP lawsuit

    HP has settled its legal battle with former CEO Mark Hurd after he agreed to give up about $30m (£19.3m) of his severance package to join rival Oracle. According to an SEC filing, HP said it...

  • Copyright legal cost split sparks concerns

    Fears have been raised by those fighting software piracy that the costs of pursuing legal action will be unfairly distributed. The government revealed last week that the costs of chasing online pi...

  • Hurd tells Oracle partners to increase activity in services

    Services are emerging as the area Oracle expects its resellers to focus on with the vendor unveiling fresh accreditation levels for those going the extra mile and rolling out latest recruit Mark Hu...

  • Polycom adds new EMEA head, business units

    Unified comms and video specialist Polycom has bulked up its worldwide business with a series of new hires at the top and the launch of three new lines of business. As part of the move, former NCR ...

  • Diamond the latest elite channel level

    This marks a momentous moment. In all my years writing about the channel the idea of a platinum, gold, silver and bronze partner accreditation system seemed untoppable. But wait Oracle is here to b...

  • Vodafone programme to speed UC services transition

    Vodafone has rolled out a new UK reseller programme designed to help dealers move from traditional communications kit sales to an all-encompassing unified comms model. The three-tiered programme wi...

  • Clegg prepares the way for something better than expected?

    Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader and deputy PM, reminds me of the fresh faced kid in school always holding his hand up to give a right answer. He smiles at the party assembled in Liverpool a...

  • Clegg talks of balance with cuts

    Those in the channel hoping that the cuts coming next month in the Autumn Spending Review might not be as bad as feared will have been listening closely to Nick Clegg this afternoon. The Liberal le...

  • Get online brand management right, or risk trouble

    I was a little surprised this morning to receive a call from a firm that I've been dealing with in a personal capacity, who I'd upset with a Tweet.

  • RM says sales on target after bright summer

    Summer sales progressed as expected according to education specialist RM despite the government's austerity measures that are wreaking havoc in parts of the sector. As the largest supplier of prod...

  • Calyx Ireland voice and data unit flogged to management

    Calyx management have acquired the €20m turnover voice and data security operation in Ireland from receivers Kavanagh Fennell and plan to trade as Unity Technology Solutions. The deal was led by f...

  • Azzurri plugs tech gaps with new unit

    Networking integrator Azzurri has launched a new business unit to better integrate its software development arm with its traditional integration and consultancy practice. According to Azzurri, the ...

  • Europe lags behind enterprise software spending recovery

    The worldwide software market is recovering from the recession with signs that the next four years will be ones of modest growth but things remain downbeat in Europe. Having seen the market declin...

  • Corero turns profit, moves closer to security acquisitions

    AIM-listed BPM software outfit turned security acquisition vehicle Corero has posted a modest pre-tax profit of £21,000 and made sales of £2.2m in the six months to the end of June. The...