May 2012

  • Hard times ahead for EMEA server vendors, says Gartner

    The signs of recovery seen in the EMEA server market two years ago seem to have largely dissipated, according to Gartner's latest market stats, with the region suffering a second consecutive quarte...

  • Credit will have to flow if SME growth ambitions come to fruition

    The question of credit has always been a contentious one in the channel and in recent years so many small firms have despaired of ever getting money they have not even bothered to apply to the bank...

  • Millions of pounds on offer for ICT research projects

    The Technology Strategy Board is trumpeting the £20m of government investment that is heading to high-tech firms with projects that could provide a crop of world-beating home-grown products. ...

  • SMEs look for credit to fuel growth ambitions

    SMEs are planning to grow their businesses if the economy doesn't cause them too many problems with more looking for credit and finance to grow in the next few months. The latest BDRC Continental ...

  • Ellison will take to Twitter to reveal cloud suite

    Oracle watchers will have to start following Larry Ellison's twitter stream to get an insight into what direction the vendor is going in as the CEO of the software giant plans to use his account to...

  • The downside of a long weekend off

    The looming jubille weekend might get many excited but for businesses there is inevitably lost revenue to worry about. There will be surveys that put some horrendous figures to it but you can guar...

  • Social networks becoming communication medium of choice

    Resellers assuming that a website is enough of a cyber shop window to promote their services and products could find themselves lagging behind as social networks become the primary form of communic...

  • RIM boss talks of further strategic review as revenue drops

    Blackberry maker RIM has kicked off a comprehensive review of its partnerships and joint ventures as it looks to claw back its position in the smart phone market. After the recently appointed CEO ...

  • ThinkGrid launches 'commitment-free' silver option

    ThinkGrid is widening its channel programme introducing more support for those resellers that are struggling to find the resources to get themselves trained to sell cloud technology. The vendor ha...

  • Lenovo vows to put $1bn of new business in EMEA channel

    Lenovo EMEA products and channels vice president Vincent Fauquenot has been banging the drum on behalf of the PC hardware vendor's reseller base, saying that to achieve its ambition of being a top ...

  • Medion could have bright future in UK, says Lenovo

    One year on from its acquisition of German national PC champion Medion, expansive Lenovo has suggested that the brand - which it bought with the express intention of bulking up its consumer-facing ...

  • Economic conditions and skill shortages threaten MSPs

    Tough economic conditions coupled with skills shortages threaten to hold back the market and development of managed service providers (MSPs). The warning that the financial climate is stunting mor...

  • Avnet adds social media to reseller services

    Avnet has taken the wraps off a social media tool designed to help resellers keep their customers informed about the main developments in the vendor community. The distributor's socialondemand fro...

  • Casio hires former Maverick staffer to drive channel sales

    Casio has appointed a former Maverick staffer Oli Davies to drive its channel sales of its projectors across Southern England. Davies, who as well as a spell at Maverick also has some time at Sany...

  • Flexibility the motivation for SME cloud adoption

    Cloud computing with its promises of greater flexibility and cost s avings is becoming increasingly attractive to SMEs with a significant number planning to start using the technology in the near f...

  • Flame poses challenge to anti virus status quo

    The reaction of the security industry to the discovery of the Flame threat, which appears to be the most complex attack launched so far in the ongoing cyber war, has been to call for resellers to s...

  • Kaspersky raises alarm over Flame threat

    Kaspersky has raised the alarm over what could be one of the most dangerous malicious programmes yet discovered. The vendor came across the malware after being called on by the International Telec...

  • Equanet sales head Holt heads to Lanway

    Storage and network solutions provider Lanway has appointed former Equanet head of southern sales, David Holt, to run its own sales organisation. The arrival of Holt, who previously managed the cor...

  • Those sticking with XP warned of costs consequences

    Microsoft has warned that those users that stick with Windows XP after support runs out face spiralling costs looking after a PC estate running its old operating system. The vendor has commissione...

  • Software AG looks for channel to drive vertical expansion

    Business process management (BPM) specialist Software AG has revealed plans to put more focus on the UK and to recruit partners with vertical expertise. The software player with a strong reputatio...