March 2011

  • Integralis moves back into the black

    Integralis has moved back into the black helped by a strong performance from the UK market as it starts to put the annus horribilus of fiscal 2009 well behind it. In its numbers for fiscal 2010 th...

  • RM cuts cost base to mirror leaner IT education landscape

    RM has taken further action to slash its cost base to reflect "subdued" demand in the education sector as the government continues to tighten its belt. The specialist has already taken th...

  • Etailer group warns EU against changing returns policies

    Etailers could gace a hike in the cost of returns thanks to EU legislation with little choice but to pass costs onto users. That warning has been sounded by e-retail trade body IMRG, which has rea...

  • KCOM debt reduction on track

    Commsprovider KCOM has revealed a strong performance in the 12 months to the end of March means it had brought its group net debt down below £85m, significantly better than previous expectati...

  • If the MacBook Pro is "the last notebook you'll ever need", what's the point of making any more?

    Apple hasn't been slow to trumpet the InfoWorld review for its latest MacBook Pro and it's not hard to see why when reviewer Tom Yager waxes so enthusiastically about it to the point where he state...

  • Acer CEO Lanci quits after boardroom bust up

    Acer CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci has fallen on his sword, officially after a boardroom disagreement over future direction, although the recent string of disappointing results in the PC marke...

  • Facing stiff competition? Turn to the law

    There is a slight sense of irony about the moves made by Microsoft to challenge Google through the EU over its dominant position on search. If you cast your mind back quite a few years it was Micr...

  • Cisco Cius tablet set for spring launch

    Over in the US, Cisco's long-anticipated Android-based Cius tablet has finally hit the FCC for testing. This is the a firm indication that wewill be seeing them in the wild very soon. Documents fil...

  • Daisy raids Outsourcery for mobile services unit

    Daisy Group has acquired the Vodafone mobile services unit of managed comms and cloud services provider Outsourcery for£12m, after acquiring 100% of the shares inits holding company Hamsard 3...

  • Government determined to embrace smaller IT suppliers

    Smaller channel suppliers should have a chance to get a greater slice of government IT orders as the coalition reveals it is determined to open up the supplier process. The Cabinet Office has publ...

  • Dual discrimination banned

    The Government seems to be making cuts everywhere, and not just to budgets and spending. In a move mentioned in the Budget last week, rules that were to be introduced under the Equality Act 20...

  • Former Mitel director appointed as Brocade UK boss

    Brocade has finally filled the gap at the top of its UK management structure with Mitel's former enterprise sales director Marcus Jewell. The UK country manager role was left vacant from October wh...

  • Kaspersky UK boss leaves in restructure

    Kaspersky Lab has confirmed its UK managing director Malcolm Tuck is leaving the business following a restructure at the antivirus specialist. The change in the management structure has been made ...

  • Dixons profit warning: It's the economy stupid

    Is it really any surprise Dixons has announced profits for the year end in April will be at the lower end of analyst expectations? Profits before tax are expected to be around £85m, right at ...

  • ScanSource to carry Motorola wireless gear

    ScanSource has expanded its decade-long relationship with Motorola with the addition of Motorola Solutions wireless networking kit to its UK line card, which it says will broaden its unified commun...

  • Dixons pins profit shortfall on weak consumer demand

    Dixons is initiating a four point turnaround plan after warning that profits will be at the lower end of analyst expectations as consumer spending remains flaky. In a trading update, the retailer ...

  • Accumuli acquires security specialist Boxing Orange

    AIM-listed buy and build strategist Accumuli has forked out £5.48m for IT security firm Boxing Orange Ltd and its subsidiary Webscreen. The ultimate aim for management is to roll up a managed...

  • NetSuite launches 100% margin cloud programme in UK

    In an effort to get its channel to move quickly towards the cloud NetSuite has confirmed that its 100% margin SP100 programme is being launched in the UK. The scheme was kicked off in the US a yea...

  • Warburton leaves TCA for fresh challenge

    Keith Warburton has decided to leave the TCA, the trade association he founded 18 years ago, after completing the transition to CompTIA. The TCA was merged into CompTIA last October uniting the tr...

  • CA latest to offer RSA trade-in after hack

    In the wake of this month's embarrassing security breach at RSA, CA Technologies has become the latest rival to launch a trade-in scheme, offering RSA SecurID token customers a one-for-one swap wit...