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March 2011

  • Computacenter files solid 2010 financials

    Computacenter (CC) released a solid set of 2010 financials this morning that were underpinned by corporate customers replacing ageing infrastructure kit and a steady growth in services. The service...

  • Generation Gmail

    A recentsurveycommissioned by email management company, Mimecast, has found that corporate email accounts are being shunned by those aged under 25 in favour of personal email accounts when it comes...

  • Who's been mis-selling domestic broadband connections?

    Up to 70% of SMEs in the UK are still relying on domestic rather than business grade broadband connections, and collectively could be wasting up to £357m a month. These claims were made by a ...

  • Should employers leave staff to their own smart devices?

    Interesting story today about the failure of employers to come to terms with the way employees are connecting to corporate networks with their own mobile devices. According to Tom DeLaughter, CEO o...

  • SAP sets out ambition to make enterprise software 'cool again'

    Enterprise software has become dull and predictable with the torch of innovation passing to the consumer space but one of the biggest players at the high-end of the market has set out its ambition ...

  • Comstor adds partner security development initiative

    Cisco distribution house Comstor has launched a new programme built aroundnetwork security developmentcalled FirstLook. The move comes in response to a growing body of evidence suggesting that the ...

  • Need some R&D? Run a competition

    So many times a competition is actually a mechanism for a company to get a new logo, mission statement or campaign done on the cheap. It can work out quite nicely with the winners getting some kudo...

  • Micro P splashes the cash on consumables distie Advent Data

    Micro P parent DCC has acquired West Yorkshire-based office supplies distributor Advent Data for £10.2m but the figure could go up depending on trading results. The electronic supplies wholes...

  • Azlan confirms departure of boss Ian French

    Azlan has confirmed that boss Ian French is stepping down to concentrate on his consultancy business Siceo and the Gapaid charity he chairs but will continue to provide advisory services to the Bas...

  • GP surgeries could be fertile ground for security players

    The prospect of GPs being given more responsibility for patient data as the government looks to devolve responsibility for IT spending down to local surgeries away from NHS primary care trusts is c...

  • Jail for conman in latest Cisco parts fraud

    How easy is it to scam Cisco?A walk in the park, apparently. Long-time readers of Network Noise may remember the case of an Arizona restaurateur, who was jailed last October after bilking Cisco out...

  • Firms not ready to open network to staff-owned devices

    The consumerisation of IT is an issue users are aware of but many remain in denial over the extent to which employees are connecting to the corporate network with mobile devices. The growth of the...

  • Cost of Nortel integration dogs Ciena

    Optical networking vendor Cienasaw its sequential loss narrow slightly duringthe first quarter of its fiscal 2011, but the ongoing costs associated with the acquisition and subsequent integration o...

  • Retirement comes closer

    Further to a posting on BusinessMan on 29 November, the Government has now published the draft form of the Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations 2011. The legisl...

  • Why the Cloud is smoking Part 1

    As part of an investigation into Cloud Computing, your correspondent found himself in a prison, composed entirely of fags. It's National No-Smoking Day, apparently. People like your columnist ...

  • Resellers, get into voice coaching, says Plantronics

    On Tuesday Network Noise sat down at UC Expo for an interesting chat with Plantronics EMEA vice president and managing director Philip Vanhoutte. As I'm sure you don't need telling, Plantronics mad...

  • Midwich seals Dell distribution deal

    UPDATED: Midwich has confirmed that it is gearing up to sell Dell printers with a launch date set for later this month. As revealed by MicroScope's Reseller Radar bloglast month, the Texan tech t...

  • March of Androids fails to knock Nokia

    The explosive growth of the Android smartphone operating system in the western European market put a dent in Nokia's sales in the last quarter of 2010, but has not yet knocked the old guard from it...

  • Proximity adds sales director to boost Avaya team

    Nortel-Avaya partner has named ex-Datapulse man Stuart Legg to the role of sales and marketing director replacing Jane Emerson, who has left for Avaya and ShoreTel partner Nuage. Proximity has sold...

  • Samsung restarts search for mobile PC GM

    Samsung is on the lookout for a general manager to run its mobile PC unit after handing current incumbent Darren Matthews a newly created role to manage B2B resellers in the division. At the same t...