October 2011

  • Colt courts cloud disties for white-label service

    Infrastructure provider Colt is on the hunt for distribution partners or cloud aggregators to carry its recently launched Enterprise Cloud, a VMware vCloud datacentre service launched over the summ...

  • iPhone 5 no show rocks Apple results

    Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has had a tough ride ever since he stepped into Steve Jobs' rather large shoes by upsetting the faithful with the lack of an iPhone 5 and now delivering worse than expec...

  • Don't quote me

    Executive pay has never really left the spotlight. However, in today's straightened times, it's a very hot topic especially as executive pay of quoted companies is rising much faster than the pay o...

  • VMware challenges VARs to think about app virtualisation

    VMware has told partners to put virtualisation of business software applications front and centre as a means to move from a basic virtualised environment to a true cloud infrastructure at its 2011 ...

  • Exinda threatens to give the Cloud a right stuffing

    Adam Davison: now, where do I know that name from? Anyway, Davison is the new VP of something at Exinda (Davison. Davison... that's going to bother me now) which claims to have invented a new genre...

  • Weak European economy hits Ingram Micro

    European economic problems and weak trading in Australia prompted a cut in earnings from Ingram Micro despite the distributor raising its sales projections. The distributor joins a growing list of...

  • Resellers encouraged to extend brand through LinkedIn

    Resellers should encourage their best and brightest to shine on social media platforms rather than try to stem the adoption of tools like LinkedIn if they want to get the most out of online network...

  • Former Azzurri boss takes mentoring role at Intrinsic

    Former Azzurri CEO Gordon Matthew, who stepped down from the role in 2010, has popped up at UC and cloud services provider Intrinsic Technology as non-executive chairman. Matthew will take resp...

  • Check Point product launches boost revenues

    Check Point has pointed to a raft of product launches as the main contributing factor to explain a decent set of Q3 numbers ending September 30 2011 exceeded its own projections, writes Mar Dixon.

  • ShoreTel recruits telco veteran to run EMEA

    ShoreTel has recruited a former Vodafone executive and telco veteran to run its EMEA operations with a brief of driving growth and the wider adoption of integrated IP comms. Adrian Hipkiss, a form...

  • Cloud business booms for IBM

    IBM has already more than doubled the cloud revenue it generated last year in the first three quarters of 2011 underlining that the hosted side of the business is growing faster than almost any oth...

  • Negligence and dismissals

    In most cases, serious negligence could be grounds for gross misconduct. But what happens if an employee has a lucky escape and nothing results from the negligence? Will a dismissal be unfair? Sadl...

  • Onyx gets £15m injection for acquisition spree

    Private equity group ISIS Equity Partners has acquired midmarket services provider Onyx Group for £27m, and injected a further £15m into the firm to fund itsacquisition strategy. North-...

  • Enterprise demand for UTM benefits WatchGuard

    The appetite for unified threat management (UTM) appliances appears to have remained undiminished with WatchGuard talking up its third quarter sales with the UK delivering a strong performance. Th...

  • Lanway bolsters managed services business

    Public sector cuts have prompted a change of direction at AV education specialist Lanway over the last year and a half with the reseller moving into the managed services arena and now making a majo...

  • Channel investor burned in Fox Werrity scandal

    Venture capitalist and channel investor Jon Moulton, who rescued failing networking integrator Calyx in 2010, has distanced himself from thegrowing scandal surrounding ousted defence secretary Liam...

  • SAP shares upbeat results with the market early

    It's results might not be out but SAP has felt confident enough to offer investors a preview of its performance in the third quarter which has featured increases in both software and services reven...

  • Celebs turn out to bid farewell to Jobs

    A former President, frontman of one of the largest rock bands and Apple executives stood shoulder to shoulder last night to bid farewell to Steve Jobs in a memorial service. Apple staff will get t...

  • Olympic Workforce?

    With the Olympics less than a year away, employers should start thinking about writing a specific Olympics policy to deal with requests for leave as well as any unauthorised absences. Any poli...

  • Nortel pension deficit appeal rejected

    An appeal against last December's landmark rulingthat Nortel was to be held liable for a £2.1bn hole in its UK pension scheme has today been thrown out in an apparent victory for The Pensions...