April 2012

  • M-hance launches first graduate recruitment scheme

    Microsoftsoftware housem-hance has teamed up with specialist recruiters Discovery Graduates to launch its first graduate recruitment scheme. Following its 29 February acquisition of Maxima's Busine...

  • Datapoint makes key managed services hire

    Unified communications (UC) reseller and contact centre specialist Datapoint has recruited former Easynet professional services head Matt Taylor to "inject much-needed momentum into the develo...

  • Check Point hires Phillips to drive major accounts business

    Check Point has recruited a former Xchanging and Brocade staffer to handle its major accounts sales effort in the UK. Paul Phillips joins the security vendor as major accounts sales director for t...

  • Logitech courts unified comms channel partners

    Logitech's new EMEA b2b director, John Howard, has spoken of the need for partners to make the most of the opportunity to add peripheral elements, such as webcams or headsets, to the unified comms ...

  • Advanced advances on mobile BI market

    Business application and services provider Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced)is moving into the competitive hardware market with the launch of a solutionset that will couple a new mobile BI pac...

  • WD meeting HDD demand as Thai floods become a memory

    The impact of the Thailand floods has finally become a historical issue for Western Digital as it revealed its operations had got to a point were they could now meet demand. The Thai floods decima...

  • Public sector opportunities continue despite cuts

    The public sector showed surprising signs of life in the last quarter as the need to cut budgets translated into spending on technology. Since the current government started its deficit reduction ...

  • SAS acquires Tidewell to bolster networking muscle

    Managed network specialist SAS Group has moved to grow its routes to customers through the acquisition of voice and networking reseller Tidewell Solutions. The West Sussex based reseller is the fi...

  • Computer 2000 hired to realise Lenovo SMB ambitions

    Lenovo hardware is to be made available through Computer 2000 from June, as part of an attempt to ramp up the vendor's ambitious growth plans in the SMB space. C2000, which joins a line-up consisti...

  • Events: Managed Services Convention - London 2012

    The Managed Services Convention is the primary UK channel event addressing the implications that the combination of the Cloud, Mobility, new intelligent devices and Consumerisation is having on the...

  • NetSuite revenue climbs but losses stay static

    NetSuite saw revenues rise but it failed to trim its losses with the numbers for its first quarter mirroring what happened at this point last year. The cloud specialist continues to act as a barom...

  • Samsung dethrones Nokia as world's biggest mobile maker

    Nokia has woken up to the news that for the first time since 1998, it is no longer the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, after sales of Samsung's smartphone handsets surged ahead duri...

  • Ingram Micro's Monié fuels midmarket M&A fire

    Ingram Micro CEO Alain Monié has spoken again of his willingness to grow the business through acquisitions, pointing to the midmarket as a potential target. Taking analyst questions on the b...

  • Northamber's strategy starting to stir more optimism

    Northamber continues to move away from "high volume but empty revenue" business but has been forced to make redundancies in its logistics operations to keep on track. The costs of the re...

  • Avnet sales down on Euro crisis, but margin boost cheers distie

    The Eurozone debt crisis weighed heavily on Avnet's third quarter results, dragging down overall sales by just under 6% to $6.28bn (£3.88bn) as both Electronics Marketing (EM)and Technology S...

  • F-Secure trims sales forecast on back of weak economy

    Launching new services against the background of ongoing economic uncertainty is never difficult and it is the main reason for security player F-Secure cutting its sales forecast. The vendor has m...

  • Column: Data dieting for dummies

    You know you've got a problem when people start denying it, "You're not a fat company," your so called analyst friends will say, "you've just got big data." Big data. It's one o...

  • Danish Debriefing courts Brocade, IBM resellers for UK launch

    StorageISV Debriefing is targeting partners of both Brocade and IBM with the UK launch of its cloud-based storage resourcemanagement (SRM) and monitoring tool Wizards Storage Portal. First conceive...

  • SDG adds Honeywell kit to IBM bundles

    SDG has announced a new distribution agreement with Honeywell that will see the Midlands-based distiesellscanning and mobility productsthrough its Retail and Data Capture division. The firm already...

  • Before the virtualisation security sales comes the education

    Just as the subject of virtualisation security emerges as one of the hot topics in the industry the extent of the educational task head is being laid bare. Several vendor were talking up the produ...