September 2010

  • SCC acquires Kavanagh

    Bracknell-based integrator Kavanagh has been sold to SCC for an undisclosed sum with managing director Rob Campbell standing down immediately. The negotiations started about a month ago and the dea...

  • Fears over lack of investment may be unfounded

    We're seeing a lot of research popping up at the minute into the problem of legacy networks and how failure to adapt to changing infrastructure needs is damaging innovation and investment in other ...

  • Ex-Morse boss Mike Phillips joins Micro Focus

    Micro Focus has ended its hunt for a CFO to replace Nick Bray, appointing former Morse CEO Mike Phillips to the role. Phillips quit Morse after its sale to 2e2 in April. He had worked his way up to...

  • Oracle hires Hurd, Phillips resigns

    As reported yesterday, Oracle has officiallynamed ex-HP boss Mark Hurd (pictured)to the board of directos and appointed him president. At the same time, Charles Phillips has also decided to call it...

  • Magirus picks up EMEA SolarWinds contract

    Data centre and virtualisation distie Magirus has added network management software vendor SolarWinds to its portfolio to reinforce its growing Cisco business. The vendor specialises in midmarket a...

  • Blow that whistle to get some extra cash

    If I was to leave an employer under a cloud I wonder if a quick chat with the person responsible for software management could be a wise investment. Imagine if, and this is strictly hypothetical, t...

  • What does the future hold for remote workers?

    I like to think that channel sales teams are intelligent enough to be able to identify a sales lead when it's dancing naked in front of them wearing a sandwich board with 'SALES LEAD' written on it.

  • Calyx administrators proclaim business as usual

    A statement put out on behalf of networking integrator Calyx, which went into administration last week, has claimed the business will continue to run "as normal" with no redundancies made...

  • Whistleblower lands former firm with £100,000 BSA settlement

    A whistleblower has dropped his former company in it with the Business Software Alliance (BSA) after reporting them for using unlicensed copies of Microsoft and Adobe software. Whistleblowing has b...

  • ComputerLinks provides cloud service for resellers

    ComputerLinks has signed up with cloud provider OpSource to offer those resellers that do not have the infrastructure with a platform for delivering hosted services. In a move that could indicate ...

  • Death of netbook platform imminent

    Lenovo believes the end of the netbook is in sight and claims the platformwill quickly be subsumed by the slate tablet space as competition in the sector heats up. By its own admission the mini-not...

  • Mark Hurd may get board role at Oracle

    FormerHewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd is being considered for a board role at Oracle, according to reports that emerged over the weekend. Hurd quit HP last month after an investigation into allegatio...

  • Better Capital acquires Calyx debts, calls in the administrators

    Private equity firm Better Capital has acquired the bank debts for Calyx Group from Anglo Irish Bank and placed the services-based networking reseller into administration. This is the second time t...

  • Dell shipments return to form, Acer slips in Q2, says iSuppli

    Dell has regained its customary number two position in the global PC market in Q2 after shipments of Acer flopped in the three months to the end of June, according to analysts at iSuppli. Nine mont...

  • HDS adds posts to boost services capability

    Hitachi Data Systems has added to its UK management team in an effort to bolster its services capability. The storage specialist has created chief technology director and chief technology officer ...

  • The man from Mitel says goodbye

    Don Smith today announced his intention to step down from Mitel and retire, having overseen the firm's transition from a legacy digital PBX vendor to a bright prospect in the world of UC, mobility ...

  • Mitel CEO calls it a day

    Mitel CEO Don Smith has announced his retirement from the company after a nine-year tenure. Smith joined the firm in the spring of 2001, and led the UC software through both its controversial 2007 ...

  • You can't read their poker face...

    Internet services outfit Griffin Internet is gearing up for its annual channel partner day and poker tournament, which this year will be held at Sandown Park in Surrey in early October. Attending p...

  • Samsung aims to rival iPad with Galaxy tablet

    The battle for market share in the tablet market is increasing with Samsung the latest to enter the fray with a product to take on Apple's iPad. The iPad has sold 3.3m units since coming out in Ap...

  • Symantec and resellers to play data doctors in IT clinics

    Symantec has opened the doors on a small business IT clinic that will provide the vendor and its resellers with a chance to advise SMEs on security and data protection. The old days of hackers jus...