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  • Column: Losing count of the Oracle court cases

    I wonder if, like me, you have lost count of the high profile court cases Oracle is embroiled in. The case with Google concerning Java and Android that is currently hogging the headlines is easy to remember and there's also the one with HP over Itani... 

  • Oracle looks for $777m from SAP in retrial

    The spat between SAP and Oracle over the damages that should be paid after the code-stealing of German software giant's TomorrowNow division continues to rumble on. The case goes back to 2007 when Oracle sued its rival for allowing its TomorrowNow d... 

  • Virtualisation spending rising on back of VDI demand

    The demand for virtualisation has started to head back to the levels enjoyed in 2010 as customers start to roll out desktop projects. For the first time in the best part of two years the market in Q2 showed a 5.4% increase in those IT decision-maker... 

  • Awareness growing but software license education still needed

    An increasing number of customers are starting to accept that their software licensing is a mess and they need to use tools to ensure they are on top of their affairs but the channel still needs to educate the vast number about the need to be complia... 

  • Opinion: SAM - The service provider's gold mine

    Software Asset Management (SAM) needs an informed reseller supporting the technology to ensure that the customer gets the best out of it, according to Sean Robinson, director of License Dashboard. The benefits of software asset management (SAM) has ... 

  • ACS guzzles Microsoft, Cisco partner Fabric Technologies

    Software and services provider ACS has bought City of London-based Microsoft GoldPartnerand managed services provider Fabric Technologies Ltd for £4.6m. Fabric's Microsoft expertise is centred onDynamics CRM and NAV, Office and Sharepoint, and ... 

  • Microsoft volume licensing changes will cause price hikes

    Microsoft has revealed the impact of the changes its volume licensing programme will have on prices with UK partners facing the prospect of double-digit rises. The vendor announced back in February that it would be looking to maintain consistency by ... 

  • 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 Business Solutions division, the firm has seen its customer... 

  • 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 package with handsets, tablet devicesand airtime contrac... 

  • Drop in rich license sales hit Symantec

    Weaker than expected licenses sales were highlighted as a concern by Symantec as it provided preliminary results for its fourth fiscal quarter. The software player suffered a drop in "license rich storage and server management deals" accor...