September 2010

  • IBM CEO lays into HP over strategy but praises Oracle

    IBM CEO Sam Palmisano has criticised HP's pricey acquisition strategy which he says it is pursuing to compensate for massive cuts in R&D and revealed that it is Oracle he is monitoring more clo...

  • Best Buy Q2 numbers boosted by European stores

    The expansion into Europe has already filtered into Best Buy's results with the US retailer planning to open more outlets in the UK this year. The positive impact of Europe, which constitutes three...

  • Chambers to pay Cisco's first dividend

    Cisco CEO John Chambers has decided to let investors in on a bit of the action, returning 1% to 2% of the vendor's $40bn cash pile to shareholders in its first ever dividend payment. The size of th...

  • BSA calls for tougher laws to reduce piracy and boost economy

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is putting pressure on the government to increase the deterrent to prevent users and companies taking the risk of using unlicensed software. Armed with compelli...

  • Radware subject of bidding war talk

    Hewlett-Packard may be about to embroil itself in a bidding war with IBM over Israel-based networking and security vendor Radware. Market interest in Radware, which bought Nortel's layer 4-7 applic...

  • Okay so there is no money but how about some legal help

    The decision by the government to make copyright holders cough up the majority of the funds to chase net pirates is one that might cause the film and music industry problems but not the software wo...

  • Avnet lifts covers off UK management team

    The UK management team at Avnet was finally unveiled today as the distributor rallied the troops to use the expanded portfolio and customer base to take market share from rivals. As revealed last ...

  • Data security budgets to rocket, says PwC

    by Warwick Ashford Corporate spending on data security will increase sharply, according to a global poll by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). More than half of respondents said their...

  • Software industry set to pick up cost of piracy fight

    The software industry looks as if it will have to continue carrying the costs of fighting piracy as the government indicates it will b e copyright holders that have to stump up the cash to catch th...

  • Bring your own presents channel opportunity

    The increasing number of firms starting to offer employees a 'bring your own device' policy is presenting opportunities for those selling infrastructure and security management tools. The spread of...

  • Samsung UK finally fills vacant GM positions

    Samsung has finally recruited several UK general managers to fill positions that have been vacant for months with Phil Gaut stepping in to head up the display business unit and Dion Smith looking a...

  • BT Global Services gets new sales, marketing head

    Troubled enterprise ICT services provider BT Global Services (BTGS) has appointed former AT&T EMEA head Tom Regent to president of global sales and marketing. Regent will assume responsibility ...

  • Proofpoint joins VADition stable

    VADition has bulked up its SaaS line-up with the addition of security software vendor Proofpoint. The Hampshire-based distie saidthat it would be focusing chiefly on the services-led component of P...

  • Former HP channel boss Poskett joins Cisco

    Cisco has recruited HP's former UK and Ireland channel boss Dave Poskett to manage its relationship with IBM. After twenty five years at HP, Poskett left in Januaryfollowing a restructure thatsaw ...

  • Is solid performing cloud a fairy tale?

    Once upon a time there was a kingdom where people lived and worked and where software was sold by skilled and happy resellers. A wizard, named Internet, came along and said some magic words, and pe...

  • All change at the top of Computer 2000's PC unit

    Computer 2000 marketing director Andy Dow will take charge of the PC systems operation from next month when current incumbent Mark Glasspool moves to a European position at parent Tech Data. After ...

  • HP swoops on ArcSight

    Aspredicted earlier today, Hewlett-Packard has signed a definitive agreement with security software vendor ArcSight to acquire the company for $43.50 per share, representing an enterprise value of ...

  • Azlan on the prowl for Avaya VARs

    C2000's enterprise and networking division Azlan has launched a recruitment drive to win over the Avaya dealer channel and sign up some new members at the same time. The distie already carried the ...

  • Focus on project management to beat network neglect

    In the first of an occasional series of guest blogs on Network Noise, Bob Dalton, managing director of Intact Integrated Services, responds to a recent MicroScope report on network management and t...

  • Nimans boss vows to cut out network jargon

    Nimans' newly-appointed network services head Mark Curtis-Wood has vowed to take a back-to-basics approach to sales pitches in order to entreat more dealers to consider adopting network services. S...