January 2011

  • Fortinet Q4 numbers grow in healthier economy

    Networking security and unified threat management vendor Fortinet has posted fourth quarter and full-year sales of $96.3m (£60.6m)and $324.7m, up 32% and 37% year-on-yearrespectively. Followi...

  • Public sector IT cuts might not be as deep as feared

    The impact of public sector cuts on IT spend from that market are not going to be severe as some anticipated with technology investment protected with the axe falling in other areas. According to p...

  • Enforce Technology buys Network SI hosting unit

    Security specialist Enforce Technology has acquired the business assets of fallen managed and hosting services SME reseller Network SI in a pre-pack deal. As predicted by MicroScope, West Midlands-...

  • Juniper pins future growth on mobile web, clouds

    Juniper Networks has closed off its financial year with a record quarterly performance, booking sales of $1.19bn (£750m), up 26% year-on-year and 18% sequentially, while GAAP net profit grew ...

  • EMC and Dell's OEM marriage on the rocks

    EMC CEO Joe Tucci has confirmed its partnership with Dell is no longer strategic to the organisation as OEM sales of CLARiiON declined $55m (£34.6m)in Q4 while the reseller channel element so...

  • SAP vows to fight $1.5bn Oracle fine

    SAP has vowed to fight the $1.3bn fine that a judge and jury ordered it had to pay Oracle for the copyright infringement committed by its TomorrowNow subsidiary. The announcement that it will figh...

  • Buy and build outfit Corero fails to make a single acquisition

    Last summer we brought you news that Datatec's boss, Jens Montanana, had bought in to AIM-listed BPM software outfit Corero and was planning to embark on a roll-up of firms in the network security ...

  • O2 shoots dead pay-as-you-surf Wi-Fi model

    This morning's news that O2 has taken the unprecedented step ofcommitting to provide genuinely free Wi-Fi regardless of whether or not you'retheir customer is a mixed bag. I believe freedom of acce...

  • will.i.am appointment is not a sili.con

    In the latest instance in the miserable litany of tech companies trying to make themselves cool by linking themselves to figures from popular culture, Intel has appointed will.i.am of The Black Eye...

  • Return of SME spending benefits Sage

    Sage has reported signs of a return of SME spending filtering through as it reported that trading remains in line with expectations it outlined in prelim results last month. The accountancy and CR...

  • O2 launches national Wi-Fi grid

    Mobility and broadband provider O2 has this morning announced plans to deploy a free-to-access public Wi-Fi platform across the UK. The firm said that the network would be open to all customers to ...

  • HMRC rule changes to hit PAYE on termination payments

    January does seem to have a 'taxing' theme about it and as if to prove a point, here's another change that from April 2011 will affect readers. HMRC has announced changes to PAYE regulations that m...

  • Network SI calls in corporate recovery firm to solve cash woes

    Network SI has appointed RSM Tenon to help deal with its current financial instability and find a buyer, with the hosting unit likely to be sold imminently as part of a pre-pack administration. Th...

  • Clock ticking on network channel financing offers

    Networking distieNimans is urging its reseller partners to take advantage of a series of 0% financing offers, which it has just extended to the end of March. The offers span its Panasonic, Samsung ...

  • VMware boosted by Q4 numbers but cautious on outlook

    Virtualisation heavyweight VMware pushed up sales and more than doubled profits in Q4 as delayed corporate and mid-market activity came back online. Revenues for the period ended 31 December grew 3...

  • SonicWALL chief lauds private equity move

    SonicWALL CEO Matt Medeiros has lauded the firm's acquisition by private equity outfit Thoma Bravo LLP last June, saying it has refocused the company and allowed it to move into the enterprise spac...

  • Former Downing Street hack complains about hacking

    Following the revelations of 'phone backing' by News of the World journalists, Alastair Campbell has joined the celebrity bandwagon and embraced victim status too. Campbell told reporters today th...

  • EMC outlines plans to be "more channel friendly"

    EMC is publishing a 'Rules of Engagement' document for partners and designating small and mid-market businesses as channel only to reduce conflict with its direct sales force. The storage behemoth...

  • HP takes wraps off cloud products

    Hewlett-Packard has become the latest major vendor to put its muscle behind the cloud following the likes of Microsoft down the path of introducing specific products to underpin a push into hosted ...

  • How would Churchill deal with the Hitlers of today's technology industry?

    Stuart Finlay, author of What Churchill Would Do, says there are many parallels between the technology choices of today and 1939. Winston Churchill had a genius for spotting inventions, especially ...