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January 2012

  • Green Hat suits Big Blue

    Yesterday's acquisition of software quality and testing solutions provider Green Hat by IBM has been received as a complementary play to Big Blue's existing application lifecycle management toolkit...

  • Comms channel courts Olympic cash

    With the 2012 London Olympics looming large on the tnational agenda, the comms and networking channel is setting out its stall ahead of the massive anticipated disruption to working patterns and ne...

  • Thai floods and weak economy hit IT spending forecasts

    The ongoing impact of the Thailand floods, coupled with faltering economic conditions across Europe have been highlighted as two of thew reasons Gartner has downgraded its forecasts for worldwide I...

  • Gartner paints bleak picture for prospects in finance sector

    Those resellers selling into the banking sector could find their customers not only spending less but potentially disappearing altogether if gloomy analyst predictions are on the money. Gartner is...

  • Microsoft starts legal proceedings against counterfeiting Comet

    Microsoft has started legal proceedings against retail giant Comet accusing the chain store of creating and selling more than 94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows Vista and XP. The vendor discover...

  • Daisy partners to trial BT superfast broadband

    A number of Daisy Wholesale resellers are to embark on a technical trial of BT Wholesale's new faster fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) products as part of plans to double the download speed of its fibre...

  • Avnet hands Hockin role driving solutions strategy

    Avnet Technology Solutions has promoted Bruce Hockin to run its solutions strategy in the UK helping resellers tap into specialised growing markets promoting technology in the security, networking ...

  • Wick Hill presses further into mobile world

    Storage and security specialist Imation has signed a new agreement with VAD Wick Hill to sell its mobile security portfolio, including MXI, IronKey and Defender solutions into the channel. The ...

  • Aastra adds comms app lines to Westcoast UC offer

    Unified comms (UC)specialist Aastra is to expand the number of its product lines available through Westcoast as part of a drive to widen and deepen its channel route to market. Havingdistributed it...

  • SME support over credit and red tape still on 2012 agenda

    The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has called for more support for entrepeneurs and a cutting of red tape in its New Year's message. The small business lobby group spent a great deal of last year...

  • Customers fear Eurozone crisis sparked recession

    The New Year has started with the less than cheery forecasts from financial directors with half expecting a recession to kick in as the Euro crisis hits the UK economy. Research from Deloitte indi...

  • Hurd back in spotlight after Fisher letter emerges

    The reasons Mark Hurd was ousted from his position as CEO of Hewlett-Packard back in the summer of 2012 became a bit clearer over the New Year break with a letter that contained some serious allega...

  • Apple's designer Ive awarded knighthood

    The New Year's Honour list had a touch of technology about it with Apple's senior vice president of industrial design Jonathan Ive being awarded a knighthood. The British designer is credited with...

  • Service Management Expo 2012

    Date: 18th -19th September, 2012
    Location: The Pavilion, the NEC, Birmingham

  • Convergence Summit South 2012

    Date: 3rd – 4th October, 2012
    Location: Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey

  • Transform Europe 2012: Photizo MPS Event

    Date: 9th - 10th October, 2012
    Location: Twickenham Rugby Stadium, London