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February 2012

  • Peer 1 migrates to greener pastures

    Peer 1Hosting, the global online IT hosting provider has completed migration of over 1,600 devices and over 120TB of SAN data from its Fleet location to its new 5,372 square metregreen datacentre i...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 17 February 2012

    No relief for hard disk prices in 2012, says IHS In spite of a ramp up of hard disk drive (HDD) production in recent weeks, the supply chain will remain constrained and prices will remain high for ...

  • Want it straight, then go to the top

    Sitting down with a senior management figure at a vendor is always an interesting experience. They take your questions and respond directly and with a complete absence of waffle. Presumably media ...

  • Check Point will buy again to extend capabilities

    Check Point is prepared to dig into its cash reserves to acquire complimentary technology to grow its capabilities but is not looking to spend just to increase its revenues. The security specialis...

  • Insight closes year with flat Euro sales, profits strengthen

    Insight has reported flat sales from its EMEA business in the final quarter of 2011 with the region contributing $369.4m to the company coffers, up 1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2010, 2% whe...

  • European Court fails to boost anti-piracy fight

    Those hoping that the European Court of Justice would give the fight against anti-piracy a boost have been left disappointed after the legal body ruled that internet service providers cannot be com...

  • Hammer goes Dutch to expand European presence

    Hammer has extended its footprint into Europe opening a Netherlands office bolstering its satellite operations across the continent. The Basingstoke-based distributor already operates out of Italy...

  • Dutch distie fetches up in Milton Keynes

    Dutch distributor Xeptor has opened its first UK office in Milton Keynes as part of a major international growth drive. The 10 year old firm specialises in overstocked, end-of-life and refurbished ...

  • Woolhead completes ZyXEL channel line-up

    Broadband networking vendor ZyXEL has appointed former Cisco SMB channel man Andrew Woolhead as its new channel account manager, completing a four strong channel-focused line-up. Woolhead spent thr...

  • Virtualisation spending fuels NetApp shipments growth

    The decision to target mid sized customers was highlighted as one of the positive moves taken by NetApp in its last fiscal quarter as the vendor looks to extend its user base. The Smart Decisions ...

  • Bullish Acer edges back into profit

    Acer CEO JT Wang has hailed a "turnaround" quarter after posting a small post-tax profit of NT$75m (£1.61m) in the final quarter of 2011. The figure came in below analyst expectatio...

  • Lexmark embraces print solutions model

    Lexmark is ditching its three year old ValuePrint channel programme and replacing it with a solutions-focused set-up dubbed Business Solutions Dealer, which it claims will be have a tighter fit wit...

  • Lanway rounds up channel talent

    Dell, HP and Microsoft partner Lanway has made a series of appointments across the business to boost its client-facing expertise and support. The move follows the internal promotions of Stephen Ack...

  • Column: Cisco's mobile predictions don't entirely add up

    Billy MacInnes takes a closer look at Cisco's latest mobility statistics that appear to suggest mobile devices will soon outnumber people. There was a pretty amazing piece of research from Cis...

  • Lenovo sets out channel targets for 2012

    In the wake of positive financial results reported earlier in February, Lenovo has set out its channel targets for the coming year, having signed more than 1,000 resellers in Western Europe - 100 o...

  • An advantage for the channel: people do business with people

    We've all heard the adage that "people do business with people they know, like, and trust." It's not something taught in textbooks of university business classes, but anybody who has been...

  • Apple and Samsung slug it out at top of smartphone market

    Apple and Samsung are locked in an epic battle for domination of the smartphone market, shipping 34.4 and 34 million units respectively in the last quarter of 2011, according to Gartner. The two ri...

  • Tech M&A activity dips in volume and value

    The year started fairly quietly from the mergers and acquisitions perspective with the absence of any large deals. The latest survey of the M&A market from Regent showed that the there was a 2...

  • Atos launches Canopy and gets strategic over cloud with EMC

    Atos has stepped up its cloud commitment unveiling a separate company Canopy to serve that market as well as sealing a strategic alliance with EMC and VMware. Canopy will sell a range of products ...

  • Resellers alerted to mobile app potential

    The increased deployment by customers of mobile apps should lead to an increase in the management and security opportunities for resellers. Although most in the channel do not produce apps for sma...