January 2011

  • Data Centre manager learns to be less reliant on CRAC

    This is Chris Smith, a man who has seen whatCRAC can do to an operations manager's budget. Now he's doing everything he can inthe war onCRAC. Many data centre managers are reliant on CRAC in order ...

  • ERP spending to remain flat for most in 2011

    Despite the innovation taking place in the ERP software market a bulk of customers will keep away from investing this year as tight budgets restrict their upgrade options. According to analyst hou...

  • Actebis takes final steps to sealing deal with Swiss Also

    Merger discussions between Actebis and Swiss distributor Also have completed and the tie-up between the two distributors should be given shareholder backing next month. The two European distributi...

  • ScanSource adds Avaya installation services to mix

    Avaya distie ScanSource has launched a professional services offering in the UK, allowing its dealer channel to sell installation services on Avaya kit without having to invest in the resources nee...

  • Schools fail students and business with poor ICT lessons

    Most UK secondary school students are not being taught the necessary IT skills to prepare them for future employment, writes Kathleen Hall. According to research from Microsoft, around 71% of 16 t...

  • Evoswitch energy managers for the data centre

    Evoswitch has a new plan to help you shed tons of ugly CO2 and firm up your bottom line. Evoswitch claims it can design a carbon neutral data centre. (Uh-oh, that's a bad sign. An over ambitious cl...

  • BlackBerry porn block is doomed to failure

    BlackBerry-maker RIM has given in to pressure from the Indonesian government and will put in place a filtering service to block online pornographic websites from its smartphone estate, reports Comp...

  • Workers on fire?

    Now that we have smoke free work places, non-smoking workers are quite rightly upset at the extra time off that smokers get during the working day as they take unofficial 'fag' breaks'. As a gu...

  • T-Mobile backs down over data cap humiliation

    In an update to this column's earlier coverage of the T-Mobile data cap fiasco, we can report that after a long and unexplained silence a chastened T-Mobile has at last 'clarified' the situation. I...

  • Orb Data to headline at Las Vegas showcase for IBM

    Here's Nigel Brown, director of Orb Data, a Triple A rated IBM partner, which has been nominated to showcase its Self Service Portal and YourTivoli.com at IBM Pulse in Las Vegas. Yourtivoli.com is ...

  • How PR Works - Mystery man appointed by mobile equipment maker in top secret deal

    A mystery man has joined an anonymous mobile equipment maker, in a move that is covered by seemingly pointless reporting restrictions. One of the top equipment makers in the mobile comms industry h...

  • Logicalis reveals secrets of public sector success

    Logicalis has taken the unprecedented step of releasing a framework document that reveals its secrets of being a successful supplier to the public sector. The Public Sector Network (PSN) Delivery ...

  • IT jobs most in demand

    The demand for IT staff hit a six month high in December leading from the front in an energised job market that rounded off the year with nearly all sectors demanding workers. According to the lat...

  • Easynet boss heads to BE Broadband

    Recently-launched wholesale ISP BE Broadband - which is backed by O2 - has appointed the former head of SME provider Easynet Connect, Chris Stening, as its new managing director. Stening will take ...

  • Anger grows over alleged T-Mobile contract breach

    Anger at T-Mobile continues to mount as thousands of smartphone users face the prospect of having their data caps reduced by as much as 83% to just 500MB. Speaking to our sistersite ComputerWeekly....

  • Northgate creates public sector services outfit

    Northgate has shuffled its management pack and underlined its commitment to the public sector after concluding a strategic review in response to the government led cutbacks aimed at reducing the de...

  • How PR Works Part 2: Embargoes

    Here's Mystery Man, the fearless CEO of Under Embargo, which is building the world's biggest data centre in Not Allowed to Say. That's how PR works, I'm afraid. What we can say is they're startng t...

  • Screen of death?

    If you're reading this, you're a brave man or woman indeed. Yes, you're one of life's risk takers. But before you start picturing yourself alongside the likes of a highwire walker, trapeze artist o...

  • Promethean update reveals tough Q4 trading

    Interactive whiteboard specialist Promethean has delivered a downbeat update to trading revealing that the last quarter of 2010 was a difficult one in terms of trading. The spotlight has been on t...

  • Interesting practices

    Ever considered that selling to public bodies and Government is like rolling a ball across an uneven table - unpredictable? Well the Office of Fair Trading announced just before Christmas that it i...