March 2011

  • Intel finalises ¬£5bn acquisition of McAfee

    Intel has confirmed the completion of its $7.7bn (£5bn) acquisition of security software giant McAfee, writes Jenny Williams. The chip manufacturer says the acquisition will provide a combin...

  • Spending cuts hit Promethean results

    The slowdown in government spending has caught up with interactive whiteboard specialist Promethean World which has seen its profits drop. The vendor revealed the extent of the impact of cutbacks t...

  • Reseller views. The case against high speed rail

    With plans for High Speed 2, the proposed fast rail link connecting London with Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, now undergoing a five-week public consultation, home and land owners along the prop...

  • Rackspace streamlines cloud partner experience

    Hosting and cloud provider Rackspace has combined four disparate partner programmes into a single global model in a move it claims will streamline the overall partner experience and enable its deal...

  • Coming to a cinema near you - high definition pictures from the SAS Group

    High definition movies are coming to your local Odeon, thanks to SAS Group In a world, where PC has gone mad. In a time, in the not too distant future. In a place, where pop corn costs a fortu...

  • Empty property - empty relief?

    Property owners liability for business rates on empty properties changed in 2008; previously limited to 50 per cent of the rates bill, the cap was increased to 100 per cent of the rates bill. A hug...

  • Hybrid PfR model right for current climate, says HP

    HP may extend its hybrid rebate model beyond April to give hard pressed enterprise hardware and services resellers a clearer view of earnings in these unpredictable times. For HP's fiscal Q2 runni...