May 2011

  • In-depth: Microsoft Skype marriage to benefit the channel

    Last week's$8.5bn acquisition of VoIP provider Skype by Microsoft is so far the largest tech acquisition of 2011, and certainly one of its biggest stories. In the last few days thenetworking frater...

  • Are data centres a waste of space asks Roger Keenan, MD of City Lifeline

    Here's Roger Keenan, MD of City Lifeline, who seems to suggest that the data centre is a waste of space and could be doomed. Or does he? Read this fascinating history of technology and draw your ow...

  • European PC sales drop by 18 per cent as spending flatlines

    Hopes that the recovery in the PC market that was seen towards the end of last year would continue through to 2011 have been dashed after consumer spending ground to a halt. A decline across Weste...

  • Memo to HP: Emails can be leaked

    Oh dear. HP has had to bring its results forward because a memo from CEO Leo Apotheker was leaked. The memo, preparing senior management for the results announcement tomorrow morning (18 May), warn...

  • Daisy dealers to confront mobility dragons

    O2, Orange and Vodafone distributor Daisy Distribution is planningto thrust its partners into the limelight ata Dragons' Den styledeal cliniclater this month. The clinic, which mirrors previous eve...

  • HP CEO memo sparks early results release

    Hewlett-Packard is taking the unusual step of releasing its financial results a day early after the contents of an internal memo from its CEO were leaked. Leo Apotheker reportedly sent senior mana...

  • Acronis signs EntaTech for system builder push

    Disaster recovery and data protection specialist Acronis is hoping a new distribution partnership with EntaTech will enable it to tap into what remains of the UK system builder market. The deal wil...

  • Maternity leave - get it right

    This might sound obvious, but employers need to be careful when bringing in staff to cover maternity leave. Section 106 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 allows for dismissal of someone brought in ...

  • Aaron Zornes, data management evangelist. Tickets still available.

    Aaron Zornes is a recognized thought-leader in Master Data Management and Governance, says a press release from Kalido. Heevangelizes to companies throughout the world "thata master data m...

  • Veeam extends support for Microsoft

    Virtualisation specialist Veeam has given a boost to Microsoft's Hyper-V product after announcing it would support the platform with its backup and replication product. Up to now Veeam has produce...

  • Spending cuts hit educational specialist RM

    Cuts in public spending are hitting the bottom line of educational specialist RM as the vendor revealed a pre-tax loss in its half-yearly numbers. Budget cuts in both the US and UK hit RM as deman...

  • Large web players back anti-piracy fight

    The battle against piracy should be strengthened after some of the largest online players signed a memorandum of understanding to help stamp out counterfeit. eBay and Amazon were among those that ...

  • D-Link targets specialist video channels with Norbain distie deal

    IP video and CCTV distributor Norbain has signed an agreement to sell D-Link's IP camera and security line-up as well as its wireless networking, routing and switching portfolio. The agreement ...

  • Is Google's Chromebook the right idea in the wrong place?

    Google's Chromebook seems to me to be a good idea but not necessarily one that is being executed in the right way. As others have remarked, there is an issue over what you do with a machine that ru...

  • Missing out on a tax break

    According to a north western firm of accountants, Mitchell Charlesworth, small businesses in England are missing out on £400 million in Small Business Rate Relief. The tax break is design...

  • intY pushes partners towards midmarket Lync deals

    Cloud and SaaS specialist and Microsoft technology partner intY has launched a cloud-based unified comms service built around Microsoft Lync, with the intention of highlighting potential midmarket ...

  • M&A tech activity stabilises following strong Q1

    The health in the tech mergers and acquisitions market across Europe continues to perform well up but has started to show signs of stabilisation after a very strong first quarter of recovery. The ...

  • Sharing online revenue a model that could go beyond AVG

    The moves made by AVG to share online revenue rewarding those resellers that have introduced a customer to the vendor is one that could have some legs across other sectors. With software increasin...

  • AVG looks to reward resellers with shared online revenue

    The idea of keeping resellers in the loop when sales are handled via the web is one that has foxed many a software vendor but AVG appears to have come up with a solution for its partners. The secu...

  • Phelps handed channel reigns by Lenovo

    Lenovo has made changes to its UK channel management team as it establishes a fresh position to increase its consumer sales across Europe. Neil Berville, who has been working with the channel at t...