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November 2011

  • Government claims SME supplier success

    The government has claimed that the volume of IT contracts being won by SME suppliers has seen a dramatic increase during the course of 2011. At Monday's The Crown and Suppliers: A new way of worki...

  • Brocade slides to $4m net loss in fourth quarter

    Storage and networking vendor Brocade has slipped to a $4m (£2.6m) GAAP net loss in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2011, down from $22m year-on-year and $2m in the third quarter, after booking fl...

  • BYOD may not yet be priority issue for UK CIOs

    A new report on business transformation from managed services provider Calyx has revealed that collaboration and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) business strategies have not yet gained anything like t...

  • Column: We need better IT training. Geoff Hurst told me that

    One should never name drop - the Queen told me that- but I was talking to Sir Geoff Hurst and ex-England international Gareth Southgate on Sunday...

  • Ex-Avaya boss Shorten crosses into reseller territory

    Former Avaya UKmanaging directorLee Shorten is moving deeper into the channel to take up a consultancy role at Avaya partner Excell Communications. Shorten will be charged with reviewing the firm's...

  • Colt makes good on cloud distribution plan

    Infrastructure services provider Colt has made good on its promise to appoint a cloud distributor, as revealed by MicroScope inOctober, after wooing Magirus. The firm is hoping to push SMB reseller...

  • Apotheker hangover persists as HP profit plunges

    HP may have acted quickly to dispense with the services of CEO Leo Apotheker following a series ofblunders over its PC business, but it is still suffering the effects of having indulged his strateg...

  • Channel can step in to ease mainframe brain drain

    Resellers with mainframe skills should find themselves in increasing demand as the in-house resources customers lean up start to come under pressure. According to research carried out by Compuware...

  • ThinkGrid unveils university to boost channel cloud skills

    Cloud platform specialist ThinkGrid has taken steps to increase the practical support resellers looking to move into hosted services are able to get access to with the launch of its own university ...

  • Column: We're not all homogenised yet

    Most of us who work in the IT sector or who write about it, tend to think that technology has a homogenising effect on cultures and people, writes Billy MacInnes. For example, vast numbers of peop...

  • Pockets of opportunity deliver for Tech Data

    Tech Data has warned its next fiscal quarter is going to provide flat to low digit growth causing it to concentrate its firepower on pockets of activity where it can gain sales. It is also expecte...

  • Storage Fusion spreads channel wings

    Avisen-backed storage analytics specialist Storage Fusion is to put in place a number of channel-focused measures, targeting more VARs and MSPs in an attempt to boost uptake of its redeveloped SRA ...

  • Corel offers education unrestricted licenses

    Corel has given its educational resellers a boost offering an unrestricted academic site license that drops the traditional restrictions based on seats and usage. The move has the potential to sha...

  • Five minute interview: Henry West, Eclipse Internet

    In the first of our new Five Minute Interviews, Henry West , head of reseller channel at business ISP Eclipse Internet, takes a turn in the redecorated MicroScope confessional. Tell us what yo...

  • More stringent cloud SLAs being demanded

    The result of the recent high profile public cloud problems with Microsoft's Office 365 service and the security problems experienced by Sony with its online gaming service are being felt by resell...

  • Azlan cuddles up to vendors after restructure

    Enterprise networking distie Azlan has announced an imminent restructure to bring itself more closely into line with its European business, as well as bring it closer to its key vendor partners. ...

  • Cryptocard picks up GrIDsure tokenless two-factor IP

    Cryptocard has picked up the intellectual property from two-factor authentication specialist GrIDsure to add tokenless technology to its portfolio. GrIDsure has been talking of a potential sale for...

  • Lawyers and recruiters fuel Q3 IT spending

    Resellers have been advised to target their firepower on the business services sector as spending in that vertical is performing well. The latest Pearlfinders IT Index, which monitors trends and o...

  • Aruba CEO hails "boring" quarter, buys security firm Avenda

    Wireless networking specialist Aruba Networks has announced its Q1 2012 results,posting narrowGAAP net losses of $500,000 (£316,000), on sales of $119.4m, up 44% year-on-year. CEO Dominic Orr...

  • Northamber keeps eye on costs as gross margins drop

    Northamber has given a clear insight into life for a distributor in the current economic climate with overstocking and falls in average selling prices making life difficult. An interim management ...