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  • Manufacturing sector starts to head into the cloud

    The manufacturing sector across Western Europe is opening up to the cloud with initial doubts about using hosted technology appearing to dissipate. The latest review of the state of the market from IDC indicates that the sector, which has been one o... 

  • Cloud purchase pays off for ShoreTel, but net profit still elusive

    ShoreTel's1 February acquisition of cloud communications vendor M5 Networks looks to be paying off, the firm has revealed. Following the closure of the acquisition on 23 March, CEO Peter Blackmore revealed that ShoreTel's new cloud division made sale... 

  • NetSuite revenue climbs but losses stay static

    NetSuite saw revenues rise but it failed to trim its losses with the numbers for its first quarter mirroring what happened at this point last year. The cloud specialist continues to act as a barometer for demand for hosted financial and ERP software... 

  • Cloud and mobility demand drive Citrix revenues

    Demand for cloud, mobility and desktop virtualisation products and services helped drive revenue at Citrix putting the BYOD champion in a position to talk about growth. Although profits could not manage the same rate of growth as revenue, with net i... 

  • Cloud business delivering stellar growth for SAP

    Some in the channel continue to believe that cloud is hype but those working at SAP can thank demand for services in that area for boosting the bottom line. The software vendor delivered first quarter results that included relatively modest gains in... 

  • Magirus ramps up cloud support for resellers

    Magirus has become the latest distributor to take the wraps off a cloud support programme to help resellers make the transition to selling hosted technology. The distributor's Cloud Foundation will provide training around infrastructure as a service ... 

  • Adobe launches Creative Cloud to widen reach

    Adobe could widen its market share in the creative market after launching a cloud based subscription service to use its software that retails for in excess of £1,000. The cloud based service, which is launching in conjunction with version 6 of... 

  • OpenStack not yet a mature competitor, says VMware CEO

    VMware CEO Paul Maritz has dismissed Rackspace's OpenStack cloud computing project as "relatively immature" and not yet a competitive threat to the vSphere environment, saying that VMware's greater, nearer-term challenge will come from Micr... 

  • C2000 outlines cloud programme to resellers

    Computer 2000 has set out to get more resellers involved with the cloud after establishing a programme to help arm partners with the skills and knowledge needed to sell hosted solutions. The distributor held a cloud discovery day event earlier this ... 

  • Redstone to save a further £900k in cost-trimming exercise

    Cloud and network integrator Redstone has said it will look to make further cost savings ofaround £900,000 per annum in response tounpredictable economic conditions. In an interim trading statement for the full-year to 31 March, Redstone said t...