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June 2011

  • Syncsort appoints Arrow as second UK distie

    Fresh fromitsappointment of Avnet in April, Syncsort has signed Arrow ECS to supply its NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup lines in the UK market. Since launching its reseller proposition in the UK ...

  • Spicers beefs up dealer programme

    Stationary specialist Spicers is stepping up its dealer programme to provide it with a chance to compete against rivals. As the stationary distribution market starts to find traditional IT supplier...

  • Daisy sated after 15-course meal, but you ain't seen nothing yet

    Would you like to take a look at the sweet trolley, sir? Any tea or coffee for you? Just a mint, then? It is ... wafer thin... If the Board over at acquisitive channel comms provider Daisy Group ar...

  • Daisy to wind down acquisition spree

    Acquisitive comms and networking services provider Daisy Group has said it expects to wind down its acquisition spree in the coming months as it concentrates on achievingprofitability. In a stateme...

  • Kell acquired by Schneider Electric's APC unit

    Bucks-based server cabinet manufacturer Kell Systems has been bought by APC by Schneider Electric for an undisclosed sum. APC, which wasacquired by Schneider Electric in 2007, specialises in uninte...

  • Match maker

    Small to medium sized businesses based in the South East of England with 2 to 249 staff who want to invest in staff training can apply for a matched grant of upto £1000. The funding is be...

  • Billing returns to channel to boost network monitoring sales

    FormerCenterprise manager and Microtronica managing directorLes Billingismakinga move into the networking software sectorafter signing up with Worcestershire-based Cyclone Technology as a non-execu...

  • Cyberoam sets sights on UK expansion

    Unified threat management (UTM) specialist Cyberoam has outlined its ambitions to carve out a greater share of the UK market. The vendor has just appointed its first senior UK management and is pl...

  • Opinion: Why are web site attacks on the rise?

    By Steve Pao, VP of product management and Oliver Wai, product marketing manager at Barracuda Networks. Recent high-profile Web security breaches have caused organisations in both the private and p...

  • Users struggling to cope with changing security demands

    Security resellers should be helping customers get to grips with greater demand for mobility and remote access as a growing number are struggling to cope with the changing work landscape. The spee...

  • Array Networks signs up Nubeon as UK distie

    Array Networks is lining up a renewed assault on the UKchannel and has appointed Nubeon, the distribution arm of ICT provider Ampito, to build a channel around its application, desktop and cloud de...

  • Sickies on the wane?

    It's always been surprising just how many staff who, on national TV, admit to pulling a sickie without actually being anywhere near unwell. Well it seems that employers are cottoning onto this prob...

  • Data is the new oil? That's just too much

    Judging by Google, there seem to be a lot of people around at the moment who are opening their presentations with the bold statement that "data is the new oil". It's a pretty exciting...

  • Hardware sales distract attention from Oracle's software

    Oracle has taken an interesting stance with its decision to walk away from loss-making hardware deals. Explaining why the company's hardware revenues were 6% down in the fourth quarter, president ...

  • Failed presidential candidate Ralph Nader lays into Cisco boss

    Failed US presidential candidate Ralph Nader, who was infamouslyaccused of splittingthe close vote that allowed George W Bush into office, is now taking on soft-spoken Cisco CEO John Chambers. Nade...

  • Fujitsu staff to strike in support of ousted union rep

    Sixty-five Unite members employed by IT services provider Fujitsu at its Crewe office are to walk out in protest at the treatment of their trade union rep, whom they claim is being singled out for ...

  • SMEs recognising need to encrypt sensitive data

    The need to keep data safe appears to be getting through to SMEs as they move to protect themselves in the face of a wave of hacks, breaches and against human error. With criminals targeting compa...

  • Network overhaul needed to boost remote working capabilities

    Managed services provider Calyx has responded to this week'sannual CBI and Harvey Nashemployment trends survey, which talked up the growing importance offlexible working to UK businesses. The repor...

  • Opinion: Protective monitoring the key to keeping public sector information private

    by Ross Brewer, vice president and managing director, international markets, LogRhythm When the US Military suffered a data leak regarding operations in Afghanistan in July last year, it resulted i...

  • Opinion: Virtualisation meeting the demands of a maturing market

    by Ian Wells, Director of Northern EMEA, Veeam Software Having overcome its growing pains, virtualisation has matured and is finally being perceived as a must-have for large enterprises in order fo...