April 2012

  • D-Link welcomes C2000 back into distribution fold

    D-Link and Computer 2000 are getting reaccquainted after a two-year break in their relationship, signing a new distribution agreement that will see the full range of D-Link's products, including it...

  • Services continue to deliver for Computacenter

    The services business continues to deliver for Computacenter with the long-term picture looking rosy for the channel player, despite some current margin erosion. The firm revealed the state of its...

  • Cisco launches partner services and midmarket incentives

    Cisco has used its annual partner conference for the platform to take the wraps off a couple of fresh partner incentives, writes Linda Endersby. The Cisco Services Partner Program, expected to be ...

  • DeutscheBank cloud expert to join Intergence

    Intergence, the Cambridge based IT optimisation consultancy has appointed ex Deutsche Bank cloud specialist Alistair McLaurin as a principal consultant, writes Linda Endersby. McLaurin will report...

  • Decline in server sales and European weakness hurt IBM

    A weak performance in Europe and from its systems and technology hardware operations took the gloss off the first quarter for IBM. Although Big Blue was able to deliver a set of top line numbers f...

  • BSA anti-piracy campaign hits Reading

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) attempts to educate customers about the need to pay for the software is pitching up in Reading. The town, which wakes this morning celebrating the return of it...

  • New role for Jones as Brother reshuffles UK management

    Brother sales and marketing director Phil Jones is to step into the role of UK country head and deputy managing director as the firm repositions its UK management for a renewed push for new market ...

  • Dell recruits channel development director

    Dell has appointed a channel development director to mastermind growing the business the vendor gets from the top end of its reseller base. Mark Hiley, a former LSI staffer, joins as UK channel de...

  • Mid-sized firms losing out on talent to competition

    Mid-sized firms are struggling to secure the top talent as they miss out on some of the most attractive staff to start-ups or larger rivals prepared to give bigger salaries. There has been plenty ...

  • ComputerLinks extends storage portfolio with Infortrend

    ComputerLinks continues to expand beyond its traditional security business bolstering its other lines with the signing of networked storage specialist Infortrend. The move has been made by the dis...

  • Mobile projects failing to get user support

    With more firms planning to invest in mobile projects to enable staff to work on the move its becoming clearer what attributes customers are looking for in potential suppliers. One of the main con...

  • The race to provide good, reliable broadband during the Olympics

    There's no doubt that the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will present a unique situation to British industry, says Dan Cunliffe, head of partners and strategy at O2 Wholesale. The growth of clou...

  • Industry job applications hit new high

    Specialist IT recruitment agency CV Screen has reported a surge in applicants for IT jobs, with an average of 194 applications per advertised vacany during the last 12 months, suggesting that confi...

  • Notion to back cloud firms with $150m investment fund

    Investment specialist Notion Capital has unveiled plans to invest up to $150m in cloud computing and Software as a service (SaaS) companies in the UK and Europe. The venture capitalist has already...

  • Daisy fires up M&A engine once more

    After a period of relative calm and reflection, acquisitive Daisy Group has stoked its boilers once again, handing over an initial cash consideration£28m to acquire business comms provider Wo...

  • The BYOD count is rising; if only we worked like the Mafia

    Morality aside, there's much we can learn from criminal organizations. Granted, their products aren't everyone's cup of tea, but it has to be said they do run a very tight ship.

  • Gartner survey reveals CEOs will increase IT investment

    According to a new Gartner CEO survey 85% percent of CEOsbelieve their enterprises will be impacted by an economic downturn in 2012, writes Linda Endersby. Despite this cautionary feel most CEOs wi...

  • Software resellers named to Pro5 public sector framework

    A grand total of12 resellers have been named to the Pro5 public sector buying consortium's new software and associated services framework, which covers over 200 local authorities and public sector ...

  • C2000 consumer division adopts Triade name

    Computer 2000 has announced it will adopt the TDTriade name for its consumer electronics division in the UK and Ireland, writes Linda Endersby. The move brings the firm in-line with parent Tech Dat...

  • The Internet Group eyes exiting MSP owner-managers

    Managed service providerowner managers looking to exit their businesses will form a key part of The Internet Group's (TIG)acquisition strategy, the firm has said. The MSP is currently ramping up it...