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May 2011

  • Handsome Vince is all set for Apprentice glory

    After the gift to bloggingthat was Stuart Baggs, Network Noise hardly dared hope that its luck might hold for the next series of The Apprentice. But believe it or not, the comms channel will once a...

  • Rip it up and start again

    Members of the public, businesses and community organisations are being invited to help rip up some of the 21,000 rules that are getting in their way. The Red Tape challenge website is now liv...

  • Would you like data insurance with that?

    The channel has long known the challenges getting credit insurance but moves being made by Sony could potentially force insurers to consider the risks of providing cover for those handling large am...

  • Sophos extends network protection portfolio with Astaro buy

    In a move that will provide further evidence of the consolidation between the networking and security world Sophos has acquired Astaro. UK based Sophos, best known for its anti-virus expertise, has...

  • VNS gives a view on virtualisation

    Scott Allen, vice president of marketing at Visual Network Systems, gives some tips on cloud virtualisation. Can you outline the main management and optimisation issues that currently face companie...

  • Cloud computing will fail unless you have the people skills to lead technical staff, says Colt

    Mark Leonard, Colt's executive VP for infrastructure, says internal resistance will be the biggest barrier to cloud acceptance. He explains how they it be overcome You have to recognise that for mo...

  • Co-location? I was so unimpressed I bought a company

    For ten years Alex Rabbetts, as MD of consultancy Migration Solutions, has advised clients on designing and building data centres. So he's seen many a co-location outfit and frankly, he was so unim...

  • 21st century (wo)man

    The Government, in its Green Paper, 'A state pension for the 21st Century', has set out its thoughts on how to simplify the system for future pensioners. It includes a single-tier state pension cur...

  • Budget cuts starting to hit schools IT purchasing plans

    Investment by schools in IT was one of the main features of the last few years but there appears to have been a stall in innovation with the technology children are using to learn from being well p...

  • Enterprise software market continues to recover

    The arrows in the software market continue to point upwards with growth returning to most areas of the market. Over the past month there have been various indications that the software market, par...

  • Outrage over Foxconn's 'no suicide' pledge is a year late

    Foxconn has been making all the wrong sorts of headlines in recent months over the treatment of workers at its factories in China. Those factories have made products for a number of vendors, such a...

  • Logicalis turns to Inca for IBM cloud services

    Logicalis is to switch on a new IBM Cognos business analytics cloud platform and has also announced the launch of its first IBM Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering through recently-acquired Inca S...

  • Siemens Enterprise to ramp up indirect UC business

    Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEC) has pledged to focus more attention on unified comms dealers with the appointment of former HP distribution bigwig Marc Aghili as its new vice president of i...

  • In-depth: The value of events

    Bringing customers to your door has to be a very efficient way of turning them into clients. The person who has seen how you operate and met the team is far likelier to give you work. If you've als...

  • Spring PAYE alert for employers

    HMRC has issued an alert to employers about key PAYE changes that have or are coming in this spring. The changes affect Employer Annual Returns and starter and leaver PAYE forms.

  • The first casualty of business is English

    I don't mean to be unfair by singling out one individual in the IT industry when so many others are guilty of the same offence, but the following quote from Dick Fens, chief executive at Bull UK an...

  • Colt buys into financial services sector

    Business comms and networking provider Colt Group has bought a majority stake in low latency market data and trading infrastructure services outfit MarketPrizm. Colt, which has been aggressively ta...

  • The good news? Outsourcing is big business. The bad news? Outsourcing is big business

    The good news is that outsourcing is big business. According to the Business Services Association, there are now 340,000 people working in IT outsourcing and it contributes £24.7bn to the UK ...

  • Bull turns to former reseller to overhaul market strategy

    Bull is set to work more closely with the channel after recruiting a former reseller veteran to overhaul its go-to-market strategy. The French vendor has recruited Andrew Carr, who had worked at C...

  • ShoreTel merges tech partner, developer programmes

    Unified comms vendor ShoreTel is to merge its Technology Partner and Developer Network programmes into one combined programme. Dubbed the ShoreTel Innovation Network, the updated programme will &qu...