September 2011

  • Global chip inventory worryingly high, says Gartner

    Th industry may be lurching towards a newsupply chaincrisis, according to market-watchers at Gartner, who today indicated that current semiconductor inventory levels are "worrisome ... given c...

  • If PSG is not for sale why did Leo say it might be?

    You have to wonder why the prospect of a sale of Hewlett-0Packard's Personal Systems Group was even raised if ever since it was mentioned the vendor has done all it can to quash sales talk. I have...

  • Hosted services to drive unified comms market growth to 2015

    Despite continuing economic uncertainty across the region, the EMEA unified comms and collaboration (UCC) market looks set to grow from $5.7bn last year to $16.6bn by 2015, representing CAGR of aro...

  • Apple dominates booming tablet market

    Apple continues to dominate the tablet market with its second generation iPad having a huge impact on sales figures across EMEA. Shipment figures across EMEA released by IDC show that Q2 exceeded f...

  • Imation snaps up IronKey security hardware operation

    Storage player Imation is bolstering its security credentials with the acquisition of IronKey's security storage division. Under the terms of the deal, which were not disclosed, around 40 staff at...

  • IBM extends cloud helping hand to resellers

    IBM has held out its hand to resellers wanting to move into the cloud providing a step by step route to hosted services as well as reducing the financial risk involved with moving to a more flexibl...

  • Micro-P gets UK Xerox printer contract

    Xerox has named Micro-P as its newest UK distributor as it continues to see growth in its local channel business. Xerox vice president of Offerings Marketing and Europeangeneral manager of its Desk...

  • UK firms lead the way on Bring Your Own IT front

    The movement by employees to bring their own devices to work is unstoppable with it just being a couple of percent short of being a universal activity. But even though 92% of organisations quizzed ...

  • snom signs BT Business Direct deal

    IP telephony outfit snom has signed a distribution agreement to supply its IP phones and PBX solutions through BT Business Direct, the telco's hardware, software and services business. Daryl Platt,...

  • Anti-social CRM concept gaining traction on Topman site

    Social CRM (Customer relationship management) has produced mixed results for retail giant Arcadia after angry consumer complaints against its Topmanbrand were made public by its social CRM systems....

  • Don't stash your cash in Switzerland

    If you're an individual or a business with monies that you secreted away in Switzerland then you should be aware that HMRC now have an agreement in place with Swiss authorities that will see you pa...

  • HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-All-in-One Printer

    HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-All-in-One Printer is an easy sell. It packs in a lot of technology for the price and comes with clever functionality, designed with small business needs in mind. Desp...

  • SMEs still struggling to get banking credit

    Business Secretary Vince Cable might have taken to the stage at the Liberal Democrat conference today detailing plans to put more pressure on banks to lend to SMEs but the vast majority still feel ...

  • Adobe formalises channel programme

    Business and creative software specialist Adobe is to formalise its channel engagementpolicy with the launch of a new multi-level channel programme called Partner Connection. Following a successful...

  • Avnet hires former Computacenter man to grow overseas

    Avnet has hired former Computacenter and Bell Microproducts man Henry Godwin to help grow its operations in the Middle East and Africa. Godwin will be reporting into another former Bell old boy Gr...

  • Emulex signs Comstor distie pact to target datacentre transition

    Cisco distribution house Comstor has added high-performance storage networking specialist Emulex to its line-card to boost the complementaryoptions available to resellers marketing Cisco's Unified ...

  • What if Samsung's Kubrick Defence had succeeded?

    Samsung's attempts to use 2001: A Space Odysseyin its defence against Apple in a German court have come to naught. The Korean giant had sought to overturn an injunction against the sale of its Gala...

  • How Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff made me feel small - then big again

    At a Billy Graham-style rally in London last week, Marc Benioff told his converts to reject their government and follow him into the cloud. It was all very humbling. They can make you feel very sma...

  • NetApp brand gets highlighted with podium finish

    The plans to use the Tour of Britain cycling competition as a platform to push its brand paid off handsomely for NetApp after it finished the week long race with a rider on the podium.

  • Ingram takes wraps off Channel Transformation Alliance

    Ingram Micro has taken the wraps off an alliance that is tasked with promoting and furthering the spread of cloud computing and managed services in the channel. The Channel Transformation Alliance...