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September 2010

  • What next for B2B biz as DSGi brand kicked into touch?

    DSG International is no more after the proposed name change to Dixons Retail was overwhelmingly voted in by shareholders. At yesterday's annual general meeting (AGM), all proposed resolutions were...

  • ShoreTel rolls out TCO courses

    UC and IP phone specialist ShoreTel is to run a series of channel-centrictotal cost of ownership (TCO)training courses across EMEA todrive uptake ofits Online TCO facility. ShoreTel has staked a bi...

  • Clegg warns of choppy times ahead

    With the details of the government spending cuts coming shortly the message coming out of those operating in Number 10 is that things will continue to get tough. Preparing the ground for some more ...

  • Euler inflicts first credit insurance cut on public sector player

    Euler Hermes is viewing resellers that have grown reliant on the public sector purse with some caution and has already taken the knife to one mid-sized business that is heavily focused on the gover...

  • Ciena losses widen on Nortel MEN integration

    Ciena has slumped to a GAAP net loss of $109.9m (£71m)or $1.18 per share after booking $17m of acquisition and integration-related costs associated with the integration of Nortel's Metro Ethe...

  • Brocade tweaks Alliance Partner Network

    Brocade has made a series of tweaks to its Professional Services (PSP) and Support Delivery (SDP) partner networks to reflect growing sales in IT infrastructure as a service. The enhancements will ...

  • IDC raises converged device sales forecast

    Analysts at IDC have raised their global sales forecast for the converged mobile device market by 10% amid greater than expected demand for smartphone devices. The number-crunchers now expect the w...

  • Hurd to be paid $950,000 with potential $10m bonus by Oracle

    If he was worried that leaving HP might have left him out of pocket then Mark Hurd, the newly announced co-president of Oracle can breathe easy as the generous terms of his salary with his new empl...

  • The Virgin Media saga, the router strikes back!

    I'm pleased to report that Virgin Media's claims on speed are by and large pretty damn accurate, but I am by no means a happy camper.

  • Oracle share price rise indicates investor backing for Hurd

    The move by former HP CEO Mark Hurd to Oracle might have unleashed law suits and anger from his former employer but it appears to have been backed by investors. If the share price is an indicator o...

  • Reasons for mobile working keep stacking up

    A few years ago those selling mobility solutions could be found clinging on to events like the Buncefield gas explosion and the Cockermouth floods as evidence for the need to have a friendly remote...

  • Avaya consolidates PBX market leadership in Q2

    Avaya has consolidated its position at the top of the PBX shipment tree in the second quarter of 2010, according to the latest market figures from analysts at MZA. Theeffect of sales generated by t...

  • Jobs market slows as public sector cuts start to bite

    Fears of a double dip recession might be raised again with the latest jobs figures showing the weakest rate of growth in permanent positions since October last year. The latest numbers for August f...

  • HP files lawsuit against Hurd, Oracle responds aggressively

    HP has filed a lawsuit in California against former CEO Mark Hurd for breach of contract, less than one day after he agreed to become Oracle president and board director. During his five year tenu...

  • Fujitsu TS seeks UK boss as Parrish heads to Phoenix IT Services

    Fujitsu Technology Solutions (FTS) is seeking a successor to replace current boss Paul Parrish who leaves the firm at the end of next month to join Phoenix IT Services. In an internal memo sent to...

  • More but from less the security customer mantra

    There used to be an much quoted saying in the security world about no single company being able to provide complete protection. Talk of 'no silver bullets' and the lack of a 'one stop shop' encour...

  • Outsourcing spending on IT services set to grow

    Outsourcing is set to grow this year particularly on the IT services front as more firms across Europe look to work with third parties. According to the latest figures from Gartner 40% of European...

  • Northamber turns a profit, cautiouly optimistic about FY11

    Northamber returned to operational profits in fiscal 2010 assisted by some prudent cost cutting measures and unlike recentyears is looking forward to the next twelve months with a "degree of o...

  • Product consolidation coming in the security space

    Consolidation in the security market could leave some resellers trailing the market as customers look to reduce the number of products they have to manage and update. That warning has come from Nic...

  • FAST warns over rocketing license audit figures

    Software asset management (SAM), compliancebody and Federation Against SoftwareTheft (FASTIiS) mandateFAST Ltd has sounded a warning over growing numbers of software audits by software publishers o...