January 2013

  • SAP makes game changing move integrating Hana

    SAP has integrated its data analytical tool Hana into its Business Suite to provide users with faster real-time analysis of information

  • Microsoft on track with partner training

    Microsoft is on track to train 7,500 resellers on its latest products as it looks to ensure channel partners are selling the benefits of Windows 8 and the latest Office to customers

  • NetSuite buys US ISV to extend SuiteCommerce platform

    NetSuite is beefing up its e-commerce platform, SuiteCommerce, with the purchase of one of its ISV partners

  • Windows 8 fails to prevent PC sales slump in Q4

    The latest global PC shipment numbers from IDC show that the market has suffered its first year-on-year decline for five years in the crucial Christmas selling period

  • Starkey choice for Logicalis top spot

    Long-standing Logicalis man Mark Starkey is to replace MD Tom Kelly on 1 March, the firm has confirmed

  • Barclays backs Solar and Armstrong deal

    Barclays bank provided some of the funding to help Solar Communications Group acquire Armstrong Communications highlighting it as an indication it will support the channel financially

  • Stokes takes top role in IBM UK

    IBM UK has unveiled a new chief executive David Stokes after moving the incumbent into another role in the business

  • Big data growth to exceed 30%, says IDC

    Analysts at IDC reckon the market for big data technology and services will see compound annual growth of 31.7% through to 2016, when sales could hit $23.8bn (£14.8bn)

  • iPass calculator adds up 3G costs

    With the costs of using smart phones connected to 3G a challenge for corporates wi-fi specialist iPass has devised a calculator to help resellers show users where they can save money

  • Comms-care expands management team

    Channel support specialist Comms-care has elevated a number of personnel to new management roles in order to streamline its internal processes and limit the emergence of silos within the business

  • Polycom nabs Cisco man to run EMEA marketing

    Former Cisco marketing director for collaboration Tim Stone is crossing over to video networking specialist Polycom to become vice president of its EMEA marketing operations

  • HP introduces big data channel certification

    HP has launched a big data certification for channel partners supporting its Vertica Analytics Platform as it looks to develop reseller skills in the market

  • Barclays open for channel business

    Barclays has made it clear that it is willing to lend to the channel and support the transition to managed services through its technology, media and telecoms unit

  • Webroot hands distribution contract to CDG

    Security-as-a-service specialist Webroot has selected software and services distie CDG to develop sales of its cloud-based endpoint protection product SecureAnywhere

  • Windows 8 hits 60m sales mark

    Windows 8 has hit the 60m sales mark just a couple of months after it was launched keeping it on the same sales trajectory as its predecessor Windows 7

  • Business confidence shows signs of returning

    UK businesses are more confident about the year ahead and are making investments and seeing cash flow improve according to the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey

  • Download CW Europe: January

    Find out what analysts are predicting for technology in Europe this year, including changes in budgets and how companies can reduce costs and improve sustainability.

  • Print pitch is getting greener

    Those in the channel selling printers and consumables need to be aware that according to Oki and IDC there is more customer interest in saving energy and the planet

  • Dell extends enterprise storage discounts to February

    Dell's enterprise storage discount offer will be extended to the end of the month

  • SICL keeps Yorkshire Air Ambulances flying

    SICL has renewed its services and support agreement with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) to provide £170,000 worth of hardware and services to the charity through 2018