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May 2011

  • NetApp sings partner praises after storming end to fiscal year

    NetApp CEO Tom Georgens has beensinging the channel's praises on a conference call to mark the storage vendor's fourth quarter numbers, saying indirect sales now total 75 per cent of total revenues...

  • Scale looks to partners for SMB storage virtualisation push

    Scale-outstorage solutions vendor Scale Computing has introduced a new partner programmeplacing agreater emphasis on its Preferred and Select resellers. The SME-specialist claims to have seen 95 pe...

  • Xerox buys UK MPS reseller NewField IT

    Two months after it acquired Scotland-based Canon dealer Concept Group, Xerox has forked out an undisclosed sum to buy Middlesex-based NewField IT. NewField IT is a hybrid reseller and software dev...

  • IT failure rates stable as health of SME sector improves

    The number of IT firms hitting the wall has stabilised with the number of insolvencies last month dropping slightly year-on-year. The latest figures from Experian indicate that 51 IT firms hit the...

  • Searching for the 'anti-virus' of the Cloud Age

    CRYPTOCard CEO Neil Hollister looks at the prospects for remote access technologyin the cloud-based future. It was German astrophysicist Bernd Fix who developed the first anti-virus software in the...

  • Apple moves to counter Mac Defender scam

    Apple is reacting to one of the first major Mac targeted viruses, warning customers over the scam and looking to roll out a security update in the next day or so. The vendor has not traditionally b...

  • Turning back on low margin business paying off for KCOM

    KCOM's decision to exit low margin business has hit its revenues but appears to have delivered the required results on the profit front. The comms provider issued preliminary results for its year e...

  • Employment red tape to be untied?

    The Government has announced that it is to consider how it will reform other areas of employment law, including collective redundancy periods, TUPE (transfer of undertakings) legislation as well as...

  • Printer Review: taming the Samsung ML-3310ND

    What we like about Samsungs is that once you get them going, they bash out the paper in no nonsense style for years. The best printer I ever head was one of Samsung's monochrome standalone desktop ...

  • Cisco shakes up blade server market in Q1, says IDC

    Cisco's chargeinto the blade server market with its UCS technology is beginning to shake up a highly consolidated market, where the top three vendors account for 80 per cent of revenues, according ...

  • Windows 8 next year? Probably

    Hold the phone. Microsoft has jumped in quickly to downplay comments by CEO Steve Ballmer that Windows 8 will be released next year. Should we surprise? No. Does this mean it won't be released next...

  • Microsoft backtracks over Windows 8 "misstatement"

    Microsoft has quietly backpedalled following comments made by outspoken CEO Steve Ballmer earlier this week, in which he said Windows 8 would drop sometime in 2012. According to a statement issued ...

  • e92plus gets Absolute exclusive

    Specialist security VAD e92plus has signed an exclusive contract with desktop and mobile device security software developer Absolute Software. The deal gives e92plus access to Absolute's Computrace...

  • Cisco vulnerability leaves networks wide open, says DiData

    A singlesecurity holeidentified by Cisco nearly two years ago is thought to be the cause of a massive jump in the number of network devices carrying at least one known vulnerability, according to D...

  • Ethernet switch market takes a breather in Q1

    TheEthernet switchingmarket has got off to a sluggish start in 2011, according to the latest Enterprise Networks Tracker report from market-watchers at IDC, withsales down 9.1 per cent year-on-year...

  • Sage sets out cloud ambitions to resellers

    Sage is planning to make 2012 the year of the cloud and is already talking to resellers about its plans to make its software availble to users via hosted platforms. Having just launched its flagshi...

  • Creating a sustainable and scalable managed services business

    Complimentary seminar from MicroScope in association with Kaseya Dates Thursday 9th June @ Old Trafford Cricket Ground, ManchesterTuesday 14th June @ Sofitel St James Hotel, London Many IT services...

  • Cisco sued over Chinese Falun Gong crackdown

    In a move that could have serious consequences for network suppliers, Cisco is being sued bythe Human Rights Law Foundationon behalf of Falun Gong, a Chinese spiritual movement banned by Beijing. T...

  • EU adds its thoughts to the piracy debate

    Just a week after the UK government's commissioned Hargreaves Report delivered its recommendations to protect intellectual property the EU has had its go at protecting copyright. The EU is at the s...

  • Going loco?

    It was only a matter of time before stress at work became reclassified as psychosocial risk and the British Standards Institution developed s standard for it. Known as PAS 1010 (Publicly Availa...