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  • Software and services sector remains confident

    The software and services (SITS) sector remains confident that the next 12 months are going to be a positive in both profits and staff expansion, reports Linda Endersby. According to the latest survey by UK private equity firm ECI Partners, the vast... 

  • FAST reveals depressing user attitude to software piracy

    Users might have been encouraged to whistleblow on software piracy at work but are unlikely to speak out because they are unaware that there is specific legislation on the statute books to protect them from voicing their concerns. Research from the ... 

  • Tech Data expands software design muscle with Man and Machine buy

    Consolidation in the channel continues with Tech Data picking up distribution assets from Man and Machine to give it a greater penetration of the design software market. Man and Machine, which is exiting distribution to focus on being a reseller. 

  • BSA compliance campaign settles on the North East

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has launched a campaign encouraging software licensing compliance in the North East of England as part of its ongoing determination to spread the message about being on the right side of the law across the UK. Wi... 

  • Sage launches developer certfication

    Sage has unveiled a certification process to speed up the validation of developers products that aim to extend the functionality and add value to its accounting products. The decision to introduce a certified solution programme, which is available t... 

  • 2X takes low-cost virtualisation proposition to Citrix VARs

    Desktop and application virtualisationvendor 2X Software plans to lure Citrix Silver Partners to its table with the promise of a lower-cost, easier-to-install brokerage software option. The firm claims to have already doubled its UK and northern Euro... 

  • Corero security unit outperformed by legacy education biz

    Buy-and-build security outfit Corero Network Security has booked a first half pre-tax loss at its core business, acquired earlier this year through a reverse takeover ofTop Layer, butsaw strong growth at its non-core education-focused business, Corer... 

  • SAM the answer to overcoming software ignorance

    Customers struggling to cope with their software estate will have to embrace tools that enable them to understand what they are using and as a result which applications need to be paid for. The call for the channel to push Software Asset Management ... 

  • SAP gets judge backing in fight against $1.3bn Oracle costs

    Oracle has suffered a set back in its fight to get damages out of its arch rival SAP over unauthorised downloads made by the German vendor's TomorrowNow division. The court battle appeared to have been done and dusted after Oracle was awarded damage... 

  • Insight launches Apple services

    Insight UK has taken the wraps off a service designed to provide support for the growing number of Apple products being used in the corporate environment as consumerisation starts to increase Mac use in the workplace. With more firms adopting a brin...