August 2011

  • Lowe ends eight year stint at Check Point

    Security vendor Check Point is mapping out the fresh management reporting chains after it emerged that its current regional head of Northern Europe Nick Lowe was leaving the firm after eight years....

  • Inventory issues set to last in smart phone market

    Fears that the Japanese quake would cause component shortages created a smart phone inventory build-up in the channel in the last quarter which was not totally cleared out as demand across Western ...

  • Ipanema targets VAR market with new partner programme

    WAN governance and app-centric VPN services specialist Ipanema Technologies is branching out from its traditional routes-to-market and launching a partner programme to address a "green field&q...

  • Cisco results show positive impact of cost cutting

    Cisco managed to surprise the markets in a pleasant way delivering results that were better than expected indicating that the demand for IT is holding up but the vendor has weighed in with plenty o...

  • Be careful with ex-gratia payments

    How often have employers found it expedient to dismiss an employee and then give them an ex-gratia payment to keep them happy (and quiet)? Well those that follow this practice should be aware of a ...

  • Trustmarque launches Office 365 education campaign

    Microsoft partner Trustmarque Solutionshas launched a campaign to address confusion among end-users around fundamental aspects of Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 software suite. Having identifie...

  • Managed services growth delivers the numbers for Kelway

    Kelway has pointed to the demand for managed services as one of the main contributors to a significant increase in its revenues for its fiscal year. The resellers has announced revenues of £...

  • In-depth: Storage added to list of cloud benefits

    Various studies have indicated that although there remain disagreements between analysts over exact numbers the direction a large part of the software market is heading in is towards the cloud. Th...

  • ICO chooses not to fine Lush for data breach

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been accused again of being a toothless tiger after it opted not to fine the cosmetics firm Lush after a data breach that lasted for four months at t...

  • ShoreTel bangs mobility drum, but posts another loss

    ShoreTel CEO Peter Blackmore has vowed an aggressive partner recruitment drive as the company targets increased sales of its mobility unified comms solutions into the Avaya and Cisco installed base...

  • Samsung Galaxy tab sales suspended in EU after Apple challenge

    Samsung has been legally barred from selling its Galaxy tablet in the EU after Apple won the latest round in a patent battle leaving its rival clear to keep stacking up sales of iPads. A court in ...

  • European market size and potential

    According to recent reports from industry leading analysts IDC, the value of the business inkjet printer market in EMEA was €326M in the year ending in late 2010, which represents a 42% growth rate...

  • Corporate hi-jacking

    According to credit reference agency, Graydon UK, there's been a huge rise in fraud attempts perpetrated against businesses. The statistics indicate a rise of 130 per cent over the first five month...

  • Feeling the anger

    Cycling home from work last night the timing meant that I arrived in Peckham just as the rioters were spilling over the main street looking for trouble. My sunglasses were snatched and my back whe...

  • Cloud computing's hidden costs, part five. Far from the Madding Cloud

    Vladimir Jirasek, non executive director CSA UK & Ireland and member of CAMM, speaks from bitter experience about a cloud heist that went wrong. "I have had experience of migrating to Clou...

  • Apple tablet rivals could take share in Europe if price right

    Tablet vendors struggling to live in the shadow of Apple's market dominance might fare better outside the US in Europe if they get pricing strategies right. That prognosis of the state of the tabl...

  • Looters target IT retailers and Sony distribution centre burns in riots

    The riots that swept London last night have touched the IT industry with the Sony distribution centre in Enfield set alight and tech retailers including Currys and PC World targeted by looters. Ri...

  • SME green interest undermined by red tape

    Going green might be the answer to help combat rising utility bills and presenting resellers in a positive environmentally friendly light but . According to research from the Forum of Private Busi...

  • ZyXEL offers security licensing freebie

    SME and consumer networking specialist ZyXEL is to offer a free IDP licence to small business customers buying a Content Filter licence for any of its Unified Security Gateway products until the en...

  • Windows 7 usage lifted by healthier IT budgets

    Microsoft might well be thinking of Windows 8 but it will be encouraged to see that a major analyst house is forecasting the current OS version 7 will be on not far off half of worldwide PCs by the...