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February 2012

  • Early March tipped as launch date for iPad 3

    Those resellers wondering if this first quarter was going to have any significant product launches put down in the calendar might want to circle 7 March as the likely unveiling of the iPad 3. E...

  • HP adds storage support to partner services programme

    HP has added a new storage services support model to its ServiceONE programme, designed to help resellers make more sales in high-growth storage markets and take advantage of the advent of big data...

  • Becrypt enchances partner programme with open approach

    Security specialist Becrypt has underlined its commitment to building a channel business by allowing partners to implement and install complex sales on behalf of the vendor. The Platform for Succe...

  • Croydon council handed £100,000 fine by ICO

    Croydon Council has become the latest to receive the wrath of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) after being given a £100,000 fine for losing sensitive data. The council was handed t...

  • Cloud superiority on HP agenda at Las Vegas VAR show

    HP is to help its partners grab a chunk of the cloud market, announcing the upcoming launch of its HP PartnerONE cloud specialisation and collaboration programme, and the extension of ServiceONE of...

  • What gets IT pros in the mood for love?

    With Valentine's Day literally just around the corner, one's thoughts naturally turn to overpriced meals served by harassed staff in crowded restaurants or, depending on circumstance, a bottle of w...

  • Five minute interview: Pete Hill, C4L

    This week, Pete Hill, channel partner manager at colocation and hosting specialist C4Ltakes the hotseat for our Five Minute Interview. Tell us what you do for a living I'm currently working ...

  • Former Dell Europe boss takes role at Santok

    The former head of Dell Europe has popped up at Santok Enterprises to run the firm's mobile devices operation. Mark Ormerod has been vice president and general manager at Dell Europe and also enjo...

  • Nimans VARs get the Lync effect

    Comms distie Nimans is attempting to boost channel expertise around Microsoft's Lync unified comms portfolio, and has teamed up with SaaS provider SIPCOM to run a series of training events as part ...

  • 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 at least two more quarters, according to market a...

  • Kemp plans for UK expansion after VC backing

    Load-balancing specialists Kemp are planning to use some of the proceeds of venture capital backing to increase its foothold and levels of channel support in the UK. The vendor, which targets the ...

  • Column: Get ready for the Big IPV6 Society

    Have you ever fallen victim to short keys? You know the type of thing. With one movement you highlight everything. With the next you delete it all.

  • Vodafone ponders Cable & Wireless bid

    Vodafone has confirmed that it is in talks with Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) with a view to acquiring the beleaguered comms firm for an as yet undisclosed sum. The firm has struggled to per...

  • Banks fail to deliver promised credit

    The high street banks have failed to deliver the level of credit to SMEs that the pledged as part of Project Merlin. The banks were meant to hand out loans totaling £76bn last year but figur...

  • Column: The positive experience driving BYOD

    BYOD is a very hot topic right now. Why shouldn't it be? After all, what company is going to turn down the chance of encouraging and supporting employees to buy their own devices for work rather th...

  • Logicalis added to Janet cloud and datacentre framework

    Education and research network Janet has added Logicalis to a list of approved datacentre and cloud services providerswhich already includes education services provider Eduserv and BPO outfit Liber...

  • VIP vertical push continues with corporate VAR team

    VIP Computers has set up a corporate reseller team to increase the amount of business it can get through the top VARs as part of its ongoing push into specific vertical markets.

  • ZyXEL gets Eclipse hardware deal

    Broadband networking specialist ZyXEL has won a major deal with business ISP Eclipse Internet to supply routers for customers buying its ADSL and FTTC products. Eclipse senior technical support ana...

  • In-depth: Potential personal exposure of directors

    The recent case at the end of 2011 involving Langreen Limited (in Liquidation) revisits the question of the potential personal exposure of directors if their company fails financially. For once, di...

  • Fujitsu embarks on VDI VAR recruitment drive

    Fujitsu is ramping up its exposure to the virtualised desktop (VDI) market and is on the prowl for specialist virtualisation partners to make its dreams come true The firm has launched a new SELECT...