July 2011

  • Buy IT Direct recruits Comet director to spearhead growth spurt

    Former Comet Group services director Tony Lousada (pictured)is joining online retailer Buy IT Direct in the role of non executive chairman. The online consumer-focused reseller, which trades under ...

  • Nokia makes Q2 loss and sales fall as it waits for Windows Phone

    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has conceded the mobile phone company's Q2 results were "clearly disappointing" but claimed it was making "better than expected progress" as it shifts OS ...

  • F5 networks sets out market expansion plans

    F5 Networks president and CEO John McAdamspoke of the company's strong positioning in the ADC market and the new products and resources planned to expand its footprint, as the company announced its...

  • Why a Trulink USB Hub could ease the pain of owning a MacBook

    There are some times when it's OK for a man to cry. One of them is when he wakes up and suddenly realises he's married to Janet Street-Porter. It's also OK to cry, I found out the other day, when y...

  • Atom sales fall raises questions over Intel tablet ambitions

    Intel reported record second quarter revenue of $13bn on the back of double digit growth in its PC client and data centre businesses, but its Atom product range aimed at netbooks and tablets declin...

  • Android to be darling of low-cost smartphone industry

    The growth of open-sourceoperating systems such asAndroid, will bring down smartphone price points, driving the worldwide smartphone market to new heights, according to Juniper Research. The analys...

  • DiData names Aussie boss Nola as head of cloud

    Dimension Data has named the CEO of its Australian business, Steve Nola, as CEO of its Cloud Solutions business unit. Nola's appointment follows DiData's acquisition of US-based cloud provider OpSo...

  • Onyx first to deliver SAP Business One services

    Teesside-based SAP partner Onyx Grouphas been selected tobecome the first UK partner to provide SAP's Business One hosted ERP software solution as a service. Midmarket specialist Onyx said the curr...

  • CoSoSys splits from owners Astaro, Sophos in MBO

    CoSoSys, the device control, endpoint security and portable management software unit of UTM vendor Astaro and is starting life as an independent company after an MBO. The founder and CEO or Romania...

  • Alcatel-Lucent 'exploring' sale of enterprise biz

    Alcatel-Lucent has confirmed it is exploring strategic options to enhance the future of its enterprise business unit, including discussions that may lead to a sale. The troubled comms vendor, which...

  • Finding good graduates

    School's out for summer - great news for some but for others, the entry into the world of work made hard by the sheer pressure to find a job against the odds. Research from High Fliers reckons that...

  • Riverbed acquires to boost partner cloud proposition

    Network performance specialist Riverbed has splashed out $110m (£68m) to acquire Cambridge-based Zeus Technology to boost its reseller-facing cloud proposition. Zeus specialises in high-perfo...

  • EMC raises outlook after strong Q2 results

    EMC has raised its financial outlook for the year after reporting second quarter revenue of $4.5bn and a 28% increase in net income to $546m. EMC chairman and CEO Joe Tucci said the company's...

  • Google introduces malware warning to search

    Google has introduced a warning system that alerts people using Google search that their computers have been infected with malware. The search giant discovered the malware when it found "s...

  • Will net neutrality kill off innovation?

    Three of Europe's largest telecoms operators met the EU the otherweek. They discussed targets to improve broadband speeds across the continent by 2020. Why is that bad news? Let Randy Fuller, dire...

  • Improving profitability cheers Datatec

    Datatec, the South Africa-based parent of Westcon and Logicalis, has said its trading and profitability are continuing to improve, with gross margins also on the up. In an interim management statem...

  • Dell to acquire Force10 Networks

    Dell has finally made its move on the networking space after signing a statement of intent to acquire high-performance datacentre networking specialistForce10 Networks for an undisclosed sum. Follo...

  • Fortinet confident after Q2 services, product sales fly

    Security provider Fortinet have today announced 2nd quarter results showing revenue up by 35% on the same quarter last year, writes Linda Endersby. Total revenue stands at $103m with a services rev...

  • Target Components tests out VAR community website

    Components distie Target has launched a collaborative business micro-site targeted at its resellersto providing advice, support and resources around the concept of building a better business. The Y...

  • Fake reseller presents an interesting conundrum for Apple

    As China continues to advance its global economic power, we've all become familiar with the Chinese capacity to deliver uncannily accurate knock-off products, particularly when it comes to desirabl...