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October 2011

  • Bucking the trend in tough times can bring its own problems

    If you talk to people at Citrix you can't escape the impression that whatever the conditions elsewhere in the industry or the wider world, life is pretty good at the vendor right now.The channel's ...

  • Nebulas fires up simple security strategy with Zscaler signing

    Network security and virtualisationreseller Nebulas has added cloud securityspecialist Zscaler to its Technology Incubator programme as part of a newly-launched Security Simplified strategy. Zscale...

  • Sony takes control of smartphone destiny

    Sony has taken full control of its smartphone destiny and sketched out its ambitions for the market after buying Ericsson's stake in the Sony Ericsson joint venture for just over $1bn. The purc...

  • Has technology really levelled the playing field?

    Wouldn't it be great if you could go online and shop around for a better deal on your energy minister? Well, sorry, that's just not going to happen. It doesn't work like that, sir. Unless a ministe...

  • Logitech sticks with full year target despite Q2 profit fall

    Increasing costs and a rise in sales and marketing expenditure dented Q2 profitability at mouse and keyboard specialist Logitechbut the vendor still expects to meet its annual sales target of aroun...

  • Former Sun boss heads to social software firm Moxie

    Former Sun Microsystems boss Jonathan Schwartz has been appointed to the board of directors at social specialist Moxie Software, which develops enterprise-centric social network software. Schwartz ...

  • EU Common Sales Law

    According to the Law Society, the European Commission is expected to issue a proposal for a Common Sales Law that would cover the whole of the EU. Whilst the new Law would want to harmonise the...

  • Office page print volumes fall for the first time

    Office-based staff have reduced the number of pages they printed for the first time ever in 2011 - but the proportion of pages wasted has remained high at 62%. The results of the Kyocera Enviro...

  • Value added distribution is key, says Citrix

    Citrix has stressed the importance of maintaining a value added distribution channel in the face of increasing pressure from larger distributor rivals. EMEA vice president of channel strategy Cars...

  • Desktop virtualisation is not so easy PC

    Having attended VMworld and Citrix Summit in the space of a week, one of the main impressions I came back with was that for all the talk about desktop virtualisation over the past two years or so, ...

  • How HulloMail could have prevented phone hacking

    Our reader has contacted us about our phone hacking story... It seems there is a better way to confound Piers Morgan and his like from hacking into your mobile messages. (I used Spinvox but, when s...

  • AppDNA falls to growing Citrix empire

    App management and migration specialist AppDNAhas signed an agreement to be acquired by Citrix for an undisclosed sum, reports our sister site ComputerWeekly.com. UK-based AppDNA specialises in mig...

  • Loss-making LG smartphone business under pressure

    The challenge facing LG to compete with Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market has been laid bare in its third quarter results which showed a continuing decline in shipments and revenue from it...

  • SAP benefits from software and services demand

    SAP has added to the growing evidence that software spending is bouncing back to pre-recessionary levels as customers invest in applications and tools that underpin growth. The German vendor unvei...

  • IBM names Virginia Rometty as first female CEO

    IBM has tapped Virginia Rometty to succeed outgoing CEO Sam Palmisano from 1 January 2012. Rometty, who joined IBM as a systems engineer in 1981, becomes the veteran firm's first ever female CEO an...

  • Tribunal claims on the wane

    According to a recent set of statistics published by the Ministry of Justice, Employment Tribunal claims over the period April 2010 to March 2011 are down by 8 per cent to 218,100. Not bad at first...

  • Big rise in costs dents Amazon Q3 results

    Investment in the Kindle Fire and further expansion has dented Amazon's third quarter profits which declined 73% to $63m on an increase in the company's costs of almost 50%. The big surge in sa...

  • Could Nortel have been an Apple killer?

    Could Nortel have had a piece of Apple? Could it have killed the iPhone before it was a glint in Steve Jobs' eye? Canadian tech website Cantech Letterhas recently uncovered the fascinating hist...

  • Troops to deploy IBM SmartCloud in big data battle

    With the economy putting us on a warfooting, big corporations now need to arm the workers a bit better. After all, they're the ones who will be doing all the fighting.

  • SMB clouds worth £660m to UK channel

    A report into cloud services by hosting and services provider Parallels has today suggested that the UK SMB cloud services market opportunity could now be worth up to £660m, with up to 62% of...