October 2011

  • Vertical markets will keep IT spending going

    Despite the ongoing economic uncertainty across the Eurozone that is causing concern around the world IT spending is set to recover from its low points at the height of the recession a couple of ye...

  • Lack of confidence in small players benefits Westcon, Logicalis

    Datatec, the parent of networking and convergence distie Westcon, services house Logicalis and support specialist Intact, has suggested that a lack of business confidence in smaller channeloutfits ...

  • IBM takes wraps off SmartCloud

    IBM has taken the wraps off a set of cloud offerings targeted at enterprise customers announcing its ambition to support 200m users by the end of next year as it encourages a shift to hosted servic...

  • Penalty warning for paper tax returns

    With the 31 October deadline for paper tax returns very close, HMRC is urging taxpayers to get their paper tax return in on time, or face a penalty.

  • Micro-P contract to boost TRENDnet market exposure

    Wired and wireless networking vendor TRENDnet is the latest vendor to be added to Micro-P's expanding line card. The distributor will have access to TRENDnet's more popular lines, including wireles...

  • European PC sales tumble in Q3

    Price cuts in a bid by vendors to cut stock levels led to a rise in PC sales volumes but a continued decline in average selling prices continued to be a feature of the market in the third quarter. ...

  • Energy back as part of the channel pitch

    Energy seems to be growing in popularity as a buzz word again as more customers look to get their data centres running as efficiently as possible. It has been a while since a sales pitch included a...

  • Just how helpful are these online communities?

    One of the best reasons for buying a Mac rather than a PC is that you get a half decent film editing suite and the nice Apple people will train you in how to use it. Superb! A one to one session wi...

  • This new generation has got no standards!

    Many in the industry felt Britain's mobile operators over paid for their 3G licenses on 2000, writes Nick Booth. At £5 billion each in the UK, the general consensus was that Vodafone and Oran...

  • Teneo gets into African education sector

    While many channel players fundraise for health causes or local charity projects,infrastructure reseller Teneo is spreading its wings and teaming up with charity Plan UK to fund construction of apr...

  • SAP extends service cover on ERP product through to 2020

    SAP has raised the bar in the length of time customers can expect standard maintenance around its ERP suite applications extending it to five years to reduce the concerns about upgrades. The servi...

  • Channel needs to show public sector commitment

    Those resellers aiming to continue making money from the public sector need to stand shoulder to shoulder with their customers to deepen loyalty and demonstrate awareness of the current economic co...

  • RMS bosses call it quits after 10 months

    Less than a year after spinning out their business in an MBO and barely seven months after a major relaunchthe owners of security reseller RMS IT Security have elected to cut their losses and sell ...

  • In-depth: Keeping an eye on energy bills

    With the winter nights drawing in there is another drain on energy with lights, heaters and numerous brewed up hot drinks all adding to the demand on electricity. In just a short period of time, th...

  • Employees get more help to quit smoking and get active

    Employee illness costs employers - and the country - a small fortune and to try to combat this, the Government is working with businesses through the 'Public Health Responsibility Deal' to help mak...

  • Cloud? Don't talk to me about cloud!

    The BBC will be forced to run endless repeats because of the cuts, so were told. Good. I'd love to see a repeat of a documentary from the '90s about a charming man called Alan Sugar. Particularly t...

  • Best value for government contracts? What about everyone else?

    Interesting to see Lord Digby Jones, former head of the CBI, calling on the government to change its procurement strategy and use "best value" rather than" best price" as the ya...

  • Value, not price, should dictate public sector spending choices

    The government has been urged to change its procurement strategy by a business leader concerned that British firms lose out in a system that is set on finding the best price.Lord Digby Jones, forme...

  • Cloud services outfit Six Degrees bags ¬£60m injection

    Newly-minted managed data services house Six Degrees has bagged a £60m round of funding from private equity firm Penta Capital as it launches itself to the market. The brainchild of tech entr...

  • Value not price should dictate public sector spending choices

    The government has been urged to change its procurement strategy by a business leader concerned that British firms lose out in a system that is set on finding the best price. Lord Digby Jones, for...