February 2011

  • HP names new EMEA ESSN head

    HP has appointed Frédéric Dussart -former senior vice president of southern Europe, Middle East and Africa at EMC- to the role of EMEA senior vice president and general manager of Ent...

  • Redstone cuts 83 jobs as restructuring winds down

    IT andnetwork integrator Redstone is to cut a further 83 members of staff as it re-aligns its cost base to reflectthe restructuring of its three business units, Redstone Converged Solutions, Redsto...

  • Google introduces Apps reseller certifications

    Google has introduced the first reseller certification around its apps products to encourage its partner community to take online training and exams. The online giant is starting the certification...

  • Google asks kids for social security number details

    Interesting story in New York magazine regarding Google. Seems like the web giant may have been a bit over-zealous in asking schoolkids (aged from six to 12) to provide their name, city of birth, ...

  • Business services sector set for growth

    Resellers offering professional business services appear to be in a better place than firms that concentrate on the consumer market. The CBI's latest survey of the services sector reveals a full ye...

  • Apple shareholders vote to keep succession plans secret

    Apple has managed to block attempts by some shareholders to force it to disclose a CEO succession plan after worries were raised that Steve Jobs might not return from his latest sick leave. The App...

  • ACAS offers a guiding light

    ACAS,the Government's arbitration service,and the TUC have produced a new guide entitled " Mediation: A guide for trade union representatives" that aims to raise awareness amongst trade u...

  • Public sector still to get the cloud

    While it's good to have some optimism coming from the latest survey of resellers carried out by CA Technologies there are some surprising findings in its latest Channel Index. One of them was not ...

  • Cloud forecast still hazy outside technology sector, says CA

    Cloud computing sales are gaining traction within thetechnology sector but still lagging in other verticals, according to a new study of channel partnersby IT management solutions vendorCA Technolo...

  • How many succession plans do you need to succeed?

    Apple shareholders have been getting very exercised about what will happen when CEO Steve Jobs leaves the company. They want a succession plan. There are suggestions Apple already has one in place ...

  • Former Sophos SME head handed channel reins by SAP

    SAP has appointed the former head of SME at Sophos, John Antunes, as its director of SME and channels. The appointment comes on the day the vendor puts some serious muscle behind its cloud based Bu...

  • SAP kicks off Business ByDesign UK partner ecosystem

    SAP has unveiled a handful of partners and a couple of large customers to kick off the launch of its cloud based Business ByDesign ecosystem into the UK. The vendor has been developing its hosted s...

  • Ingram Micro beefs up UK Blackberry team

    Ingram Micro has appointed Steve Hillman as its UK Telecommunications Products lead as it rolls out RIM's Blackberry mobile lines in the UK. The distributor first announcedit was to distribute Blac...

  • Nebulas Solutions expands scope of incubator programme

    Nebulas Solutions has tweaked its technology incubator programme to go beyond just focusing on start-ups to established players that can help the reseller extend its own capabilities. Up until now ...

  • Did you even know Cisco did email?

    If your answer to the question posed in the headline is a resounding "no", then you needn't worry becausethey don't. As part of a shake-up of its collaboration business, Cisco is axing a ...

  • HP misses quarterly targets as PC, services sales disappoint

    Léo Apotheker has said that HP has "areas we need to improve" after postinga meagre uptick in sales and missing profit and margin forecasts for the first quarter of its fiscal 2011...

  • Bribery Act delayed ... again...

    The implementation of the Bribery Act - see BusinessMan 2 November - has been delayed from its proposed start date in April. The cause of the delay is the Ministry of Justice, which still has to pu...

  • PARS Technology demise hastened by VAT carousel fraud

    Administrators of PARS Technology reckonan unpaidVAT claim against HMRC for nearly £2.5m and a weak trading environment causedits recent collapse. As revealed by MicroScope, the UK system bu...

  • Ipswitch takes top level VARs direct, cuts discounts for others

    The Network Management division of Ipswitch isinducting toplevel Gold partners into a new two-tier programmeand will reduce discount levels to Silver and Bronze leveldealers through sole distributo...

  • Intel shipping glitch free Sandy Bridge chipsets

    Intelclaims to havefixed the chipset design flawaffecting the latest Sandy Bridge Core processors and is shipping to all customers, writes Jenny Williams. The industry behemoth last month admitted...