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  • Yahoo! cuts workforce by 14% in major business restructure

    Yahoo! yesterday confirmed that it is to shed 2,000 jobs as part of reshaping the company for the future, writes Linda Endersby. The company, which will announce its quarterly results on 17 April,currentlyexpects to realise approximately $375m (&poun... 

  • FAST, Trading Standards piracy campaign heads for South East

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST)and Trading Standards areto bringtheir anti-software piracycampaignto London and the South East, writes Linda Endersby The 'Software - Stay Legal' programme for the region mirrors initiatives in northern En... 

  • Resellers credited with input into IBM big data product launch

    In conjunction with business partners IBM has developed software specifically designed to tap into the growing demand for big data solutions. Big Blue's DB2 and InfoSphere Warehouse applications have been four years in the making and involved input ... 

  • Red Hat breaks through $1bn revenue barrier

    Open source specialist Red Hat has broken through the $1bn revenue mark with the channel a key factor in the firm's success. The results for the full fiscal year ended 29 February saw the firm reach $1.13bn, a 25% year-on-year increase, and net inco... 

  • Channel braced for Microsoft volume licensing price changes

    Microsoft's plans to unify its volume licensing pricing policy across the European Union will leave resellers passing on potential price increases to customers. The vendor has made the decision to unify pricing from 1 July and there are expectations... 

  • Sage highlighted as takeover prospect

    City watchers have raised expectations that Sage could be the target of a takeover stoking interest in the software firm. The vendor has been linked with M&A deals in the past, often with an expectation Sage will be involved, but the latest spec... 

  • Atlantis hunts Citrix partners for XenApp virtualisation push

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) specialist Atlantis Computing is taking its first steps into the world of server virtualisation to coincide with the imminent migration off Citrix XenApp 4.5 servers running Windows 2003, and is looking to the Cit... 

  • Power firm caught out by BSA

    The Business Software Alliance has struck again in its ongoing battle to punish those that fail to pay for using software landing a £8,000 settlement with power conversion specialist Coverteam. The payment breaks down to include a settlement p... 

  • Software license growth buoys Oracle

    Decent levels of software license sales managed to keep things looking positive at Oracle despite the vendor's ongoing weakness on the hardware side of the business. The vendor revealed that new software license revenue was up by 7% for the three mon... 

  • SAP sets sights on database market dominance

    SAP is set to make a major announcement next month as it outlines ambitions to become a major player in the database market. The vendor has set 10 April as the date it plans to reveal its strategy in a move that many are seeing as one that will heig...