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January 2011

  • Stop knocking the data centre industry if you know what's good for you, warns Craig-Wood

    Here's Kate Craig-Wood, boss of data centre company Memset, whotakes issue with ourcriticism of data centres and their carbon footprint. "There are two points here," writes Craig-Wood, in...

  • SMEs failing to take backup measures

    A number of small firms are not backing up any data leaving themselves exposed to potentially significant problems if they encounter any downtime. A survey of SMEs by Symantec has found 5%, around...

  • Realism likely to be the flavour of BETT 2011

    January is always the month when education and technology dominate at the BETT show in London providing an indication of where that particular market is going.

  • Can Emerson slash your power bills by 20 per cent?

    Here's a grim looking machine from Emerson. It might even be be too stark for our computers to handle. But look again, it'sa thing of beauty becausethis monster could give you twenty per cent more ...

  • Competition - win an energy monitoring system for your office

    Energy monitoring expert CurrentCost is offering our readers the chance to win free equipment that will help cut their bills. Current Cost is offering its energy monitoring technology to reades of ...

  • Good golly Goonhilly!

    This column is always happy to see networks being pushed into service for the advancement of science, and in this spirit we can report that two years afterits dishes were mothballed,the historic Go...

  • Computerlinks adds network management tools to stable

    Newmarket-based security and networking distie Computerlinks has added network monitoring kit from incoming US vendor Gigamon to its line-up in a move it says will complement its range of networkin...

  • AMD boss Meyer resigns as Board looks for better results

    AMD last night ended the reign of CEO Dirk Meyer - a move he agreed with apparently - and installed SVP and CFO Thomas Seifert as interim boss. The chip giant has created a CEO Search Committee he...

  • Tablet overload could hurt some vendors

    The Consumer Electronics Show was awash with tablets this year. According to some reports there were as many as 80 on show at the event, in all shapes and sizes from vendors like Lenovo, Motorola, ...

  • M&A activity remains solid through 2010

    Mergers and acquisition activity in the tech sector recovered last year and finished with the value of deals rising through the course of 2010. Monthly figures from M&A watcher Regent showed t...

  • Microsoft loses server and cloud boss Muglia

    The head of Microsoft's $15bn (£9.6m) Servers and Tools business, Bob Muglia, will leave the company this year after 23 years service. Muglia's departure from the unit, which sits at the epic...

  • Former SonicWall man Bird takes top role at eSellerPro

    Ecommerce specialist eSellerPro has unveiled Keith Bird as its CEO after managing to tempt the former SonicWall man onboard to help drive growth across Europe. Bird, who was vice president EMEA at...

  • Computacenter talks up market recovery as 2010 sales rise

    Computacenter is bullish that the economic recovery is sustainable after reporting rises in product and services sales across the group for 2010. The London-based firm today issued a trading updat...

  • Back to the mobile dark ages; T-Mobile in new 'fair use' blunder

    Throw out the iPhone. Bin the HTCHero, smash the SamsungGalaxy. It's time to dig out the old Nokia phone that youtucked away for emergencies. Yes, just days after Ofcom releasedits proposals to ope...

  • You know your technology but could you write a book?

    Here's Stuart Finlay, gutsy client director of Thus, who ignored the experts and published his own book, What Would Churchill Do? He's had the last laugh too, as he's made a profit and done his car...

  • PwC job numbers good news for employees, less so for recruiters

    A recent survey by PwC suggests that recruitment levels are going to rise this year which means great news for employees looking for a new challenge, but a headache for employers looking for skille...

  • Insolvency trade body urges tough action on dodgy directors

    Insolvency trade body R3 has criticised the government after stats showed that in many cases it was failing to investigate and strike off company directors for misconduct. In 2009/2010, just 1,387...

  • Azlan launches Cisco UCS virtualisation drive

    Cisco distributor Azlan has launched an on-boarding programme for partners keen to sell virtualisation as part of a UCS deployment. The programme has been designed with assistance from both Cisco a...

  • VAT and tax changes giving SMEs headaches

    The VAT rise and other demands being made of the accounts department are causing a headache for smaller firms struggling to keep on top of things. According to a survey from accounting software ve...

  • Microsoft to recruit 4,000 in government jobs drive

    Microsoft hopes to create 4,000 new jobs in the UK this year through its Britain Works recruitment programme. The software giant announced its plans today as part of a co-ordinatedeffort to create ...