February 2011

  • Intel chipset embarrassment could ease UK inventory glut

    Delays to PC launch dates caused by Intel's flawed Sandy Bridge chipset could help ease the massive build up of inventory in the UK channel, according to IDC. The CPU giant has suspended sales of i...

  • BT makes progress but revenues dip again

    BT has posted a slight dip in revenues for the second quarter in succession as its Global Services and Retail operations saw turnover drop. For the third quarter ended 31 December the telco giant ...

  • Virgin Media Business sets sights on data centres

    Virgin Media Business is extending its network into data centres to widen its potential market and is looking to the channel to help it carve out a stake in the emerging cloud infrastructure space....

  • Speak&Go - the mobile navigator that talks you through London's travel chaos

    It's dreadful I know, butthe columnstill gets lost in London andit's lived here forever. You'llwander round Shoreditch for days, rather than bite the bullet and getout theA to Z, for fear of being ...

  • Don't ignore the taxman

    It might seem obvious, but whenever HMRC write to you either personally or as a business, you'd be best advised to never ignore them. The case of Legg v HMRC illustrates the point wonderfully, if n...

  • Apple makes SCC first SI partner in the UK

    SCC has scooped the first Apple Authorised Systems Integrator (SI) accreditation in the UK to spearhead sales of iPads and Macs to corporate customers. The Birmingham-based reseller - part of the ...

  • Insight hires former HP exec to head up services push

    Insight has named former HP Vistorm exec Steve Browell as director of services to renew its efforts in the market ahead of launching tools to migrate and manage customers in their transition to the...

  • New UK CEO for Alcatel-Lucent

    Alcatel-Lucent has appointed former BT managing director of group and Openreach service operations Lucy Dimes as its new UK and Ireland CEO, replacing Lakh Jemmett, who is to take up the post of EM...

  • BlackBerry user? Single? Love could be looking for you...

    February has well and truly begun, the days are lengthening and soon there will be a whiff of spring in the air... But first we have to make it through Valentine's Day. The first techfirm to have t...

  • Obama listens and Maude calls for cuts. Notice a difference?

    Here is an exercise in compare and contrast that shows the differences in approach between two nations both trying to do the best for their economies and their people. You are running the country, ...

  • Arrow points to improving economic climate

    Arrow has cast off the shackles of the recession after posting double digit rises in sales and profits for the fourth quarter. Top line growth of 24% saw sales swell to $5.24bn (£3.23bn) for...

  • EMC confirms Giddins as EMEA distie manager

    Industry veteran Amanda Giddins has pitched up at EMC as EMEA distribution manager, months after leaving Brocade. She spent less than two years as EMEA channel sales director at the networking vend...

  • Software vendors encouraged to modernise

    Software vendors are going to have to get better at standing out from the crowd and with showing greater flexibility with their channel partners if they are to take advantage of changes happening i...

  • Websense Triton products start to deliver on investment

    Investments in upgrading its web and email protection appear to have paid off for Websense with the vendor reporting a solid set of numbers for its last fiscal year. Having put some dollars into t...

  • BT goes beyond Infinity

    As everyone kind of suspected they might, BT has caved to the complaintsof those that lost out, andwill be rolling out superfast broadband to four other towns across the UK in addition to the sixpr...

  • Intel's Sandy Bridge in troubled waters

    Intel's problems with its latest processor - a load have been shipped with faulty chipsets - are hardly surprising. Calling something "Sandy Bridge" is asking for trouble. Ask yoursel...

  • Juniper adds new EMEA partner head

    Juniper Networks has named its vice president of Strategic Alliances, David Helfer, to the post of EMEA partner vice president. Helfer, who joined the firm 11 years ago, transfers to Europe from th...

  • Gridsure could save us all from the expensive tyranny of passwords

    Who can remember their passwords? Nobody. And yet IT security managers always insist on giving us a random, patternless string of alpha numerics to commit to memory. One for each of the hundreds of...

  • Sick employees can get new rights under new interpretation of the law

    Under English law, employees who want to have a meeting with their employer, particularly when discipline or a grievance is involved, have the right to be accompanied by a colleague or trade union ...

  • Tablets save Q4 for flagging UK PC market

    Tablets replaced netbooks at the beating heart of the UK PC market in the fourth quarter as growth returned despite the best efforts of the weather and dipping consumer confidence. Figures from ch...