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February 2012

  • CBI unveils Budget wishlist with call for tax reforms

    With the Budget looking on the horizon business groups have started to make their wishes known to the Chancellor as they look to try and get measures included that will support SME growth. The CBI...

  • Dell results indicate PC market is still struggling

    The PC market has still not exited the recession if Dell's latest set of results are a barometer of the fortunes of the hardware sector. Not only did the numbers for the fourth quarter fail to impr...

  • Low returns to C2000 in public sector role

    After a five-year stint at rival distie Ingram Micro, Cathi Low is heading back to Computer 2000 to take up the role of director of public sector, as Tech Data's UK arm preps a major expansion driv...

  • Northamber reports half year loss as MD Matthews retires

    Northamber has given an indication of how difficult trading has been in distribution revealing that improvements it reported late last year have stalled as the economy weakens. The distributor rev...

  • Comstor gets Cisco UCS B-Series configurator nod

    Specialist Cisco distributor Comstor has been globally certified as a UCS B-Series Authorised Configurator, allowing it to create custom-build offerings for the channel, collaboratingwith both Cisc...

  • ANS sales show impact of Infrastructure 3.0 strategy

    Managed services provider ANS says it has doubled its six-month sales off the back of growing take up of its Cisco UCS, NetApp and VMware-focused Infrastructure 3.0 datacentre proposition in both t...

  • Cloud spending polarising between will and will nots

    The cloud market appears to be polarising with those that have not made or planned for an investment in the technology likely to sit out the shift towards flexible delivery of data and applications...

  • Refreshed Silver Peak partner programme unveiled

    WAN optimisation vendor Silver Peak is rolling out a new channel partner programme adding sales, marketing and training tools with the objective of growing its worldwide business. The new Champions...

  • Arbor planted in Exclusive field

    In a move reflecting the growing threat of DDOS attacks, whether by high-profile political hacktivists, national intelligence agencies, or plain old cybercriminals, Arbor Networks has taken its fir...

  • Business optimism rises but investment continues to lag

    Business owners are feeling more optimistic about the prospects for profits and growth this year, although the shadow of a double dip recession is still hovering. Around a third of business leader...

  • Veeam on the hunt for Microsoft partners

    Veeam is looking to expand its channel, bringing on board more with Microsoft skills, after it launched support for Hyper-V in its latest product. The virtualisation specialist has been enhancing ...

  • BYOD drives demand for UC and collaboration spending

    Unified comms and collaboration has edged past cloud and virtualisation as the technology most in demand from IT directors as the bring your own device (BYOD) trend starts to have serious implicati...

  • Six Degrees snaps up Ultraspeed

    Mid-market data service provider Six Degrees has been quick to start delivering on its buy-and-build acquisition drive just months after outlining its intentions to grow. Last November the firm h...

  • Column: We should run the public sector like a Hadron Collider

    The Large Hadron Collider is a bit like our Connecting for Health programme. CERN fired billions of protons in a circuit in an attempt to catch a glimpse of the elusive Higgs Boson particle. Wherea...

  • Channel players named to G-Cloud supplier framework

    A host of industry players learned at the weekend that they have been selected to provide cloud services to the public sector under Westminster's long-awaited G-Cloud framework. Among the companies...

  • Mid-market the cloud sweetspot

    The mid market is the sweet spot for resellers pitching the cloud as smaller and larger firms both take their time adopting the technology. The lack of in-house skills is keeping small firms from ...

  • Westcoast signs SanDisk to extend storage portfolio

    Westcoast has moved to bolster its storage portfolio after signing with SanDisk to carry the vendor's range of USB and SSD drives. The tie-up is being described as one that benefits both parties b...

  • Government to name G-Cloud suppliers

    The government is to name the suppliers awarded a place on its G-Cloud framework on Sunday 19 February, with the associated CloudStore catalogue of services to go live in the next week. The £...

  • Avaya IPO date tabled for April, losses narrow

    After a series of delays Avaya's impending IPO, first announced last summer, now looks set to take place in April, according to sources close to the firm. The networking and unified comms specialis...

  • Corero sets sights on organic growth after fundraising round

    Security and education specialist Corero has set its sights firmly on organic growth following after raising over £4.5m in a conditional placing of 10.6 million ordinary shares. In an apparen...