January 2011

  • BT Wholesale to cut prices for ISPs

    BT Wholesale has announced a 25% cut to its Wholesale Ethernet Etherway connection charge for a six month period to the end of July. The move comes just days after regulatorOfcom proposed significa...

  • Riverbed adds Avnet to UK distribution stable

    Riverbed is expanding its reach beyond its traditional value added, niche distribution proposition with the signing of Avnet Technology Solutions in the UK. The WAN optimisation vendor already work...

  • Security breach could cost cosmetics firm

    Those wondering what the implications are for failing to uphold PCI DSS security guidelines around credit card transactions might have their curiosity satisfied if soap retailer Lush gets hauled ov...

  • Windows 7 tablets leave Microsoft breathless

    Microsoft has launched its latest salvo against Apple's iPad, extolling the virtues of Windows 7-based tablets to enterprise customers, according to some slides from a Microsoft presentation to res...

  • Notebooks fend off netbook challenge

    Notebooks ended the year with strong sales demonstrating there is more to portable technology than tablets and netbooks. According to the latest Q4 figures from GfK retail notebook sales grew by 1...

  • New joint filing service

    Last week - 21 January - we looked briefly at a new requirement for electronic filing of Corporation Tax returns. As a followup, HMRC and Companies House have launched a new joint filing service fo...

  • Lenovo recruits veterans to bolster enterprise team

    Lenovo has recruited two industry old timers to boost its corporate sales team with Steve Kendall-Smith climbing on board as director of public sector and Nick Nonini as enterprise sales director. ...

  • Avnet hires and fires staff as Bell integration nears end

    Avnet Technology Solutions has confirmed the loss of 40 jobs, largely from Bell Microproducts' former headquarters in Chessington but added it is hiring to cover new vendor signings and a European ...

  • App migration specialist Camwood wins 12 month project with Babcock

    This Windows migration is a messy business.Camwood, a specialist in this area, has won a 12 month contract with engineering group Babcock International to transform its applications. Its programme ...

  • HP vows to raise user marketing for Gold partner specialisations

    HP has admitted that it needs to drive more meaning into the Gold partner accreditation for end-user customers in light of recent changes to the programme. The total number of Gold partners in HP'...

  • Ericom bins Avnet, Exclusive for Computerlinks deal

    Fresh from its recent signings of network monitoring outfit Gigamon and SMB network kit vendor D-Link, Computerlinks has added application access and virtualisation solutions firm Ericom to its lin...

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  • Mayflex adds to networking team

    Networking and security distributor Mayflex has shuffled its networking team, bringing in some new faces and shuffling some existing roles, as part of an attempt to offer more support to its dealer...

  • Public sector cuts hitting small IT companies, worse to come

    The news that almost 8,000 IT companies were on Begbies Traynor's red flag alert report in the fourth quarter of 2010 makes for sombre reading, especially when you consider the figure is 9% up year...

  • Ah, Houston? We have an iPhone

    Mobile phones do tend to wind upin odd places. I suppose it's down to their small size. Take the example of a Ukrainian named Rimma Golovko, who while taking a photo of a crocodile at at a Dniprope...

  • Advocate of national ID scheme tells Scotland Yard he couldn't even secure his own phone messages

    A new study shows that civil servants, cabinet members and even the prime minister behind the National ID card scheme couldn'tcreatepasswords for their mobile phones. Britain's political leaders ar...

  • Logicalis swoops on Tandberg partner Direct Visual

    Logicalis UK has paid an undisclosed sum to acquire Tandberg platinumreseller Direct Visual Ltd, which supplies video-conferencing kit and video managed services. The Tandberg channel has undergone...

  • Red flag raised on 8,000 firms with significant financial problems

    The impact of public sector cuts has hit IT firms hard with thousands of firms showing signs of financial distress encountering critical problems in the last couple of months of last year. Accordin...

  • Is The Cloud floating into BSkyB's sights?

    A nod to Richard Holway at TechMarketView this morning, who has delved deep behind the formidable Times paywall to bring us news thatNews International'sbrother BSkyB is planning to spend an as-yet...

  • Education needed to get more resellers selling the cloud

    The gap between the cloud message from vendors and the ability of the channel to service the demand that is being stoked up is one causing some concern. Last week research from ComputerLinks reveal...