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  • Dell matches HP bid valuing 3Par at $1.8bn

    The battle for ownership of 3Par is going down to the wire with Dell matching HP's latest bid of $1.8bn in an attempt to seal the deal. The two vendors have been slugging it out over the last couple of days taking the original bid from Dell of $1.5b... 

  • Dell revised offer gets backing from 3Par

    Dell has matched Hewlett-Packard's offer of $1.6bn for storage player 3Par and talked up the reasons why it deserves to win the bidding war for the firm. The Texan PC giant had looked odds on favourite to acquire 3Par in a smooth transaction earlier ... 

  • 3Par will talk with HP but still backs Dell bid

    3Par is starting talks with Hewlett-Packard following the bid of $1.6bn the tech giant tabled earlier this week but is giving Dell the option of coming back with a counter bid. The battle between HP and Dell to acquire the storage player has stepped... 

  • HP stumps up $1.6bn bid to get 3Par away from Dell

    Dell is facing a fight to get its hands on storage player 3Par after HP put in a higher offer in an attempt to get the vendor away from the clutches of its rival. The future of 3Par seemed to be heading in the direction of Dell's ownership last week... 

  • NetApp Q1 numbers up but CEO notes public sector cuts in UK

    Public sector austerity measures are beginning to be felt by NetApp in the UK, according to its CEO Tom Georgens. The storage giant has filed historic numbers for the first quarter of its fiscal 2011 with sales up 36% to $1.14bn (£730m) and pr... 

  • Dell buys 3Par to boost enterprise storage family

    by Cliff Saran Dell is planning to boost its storage product family with the acquisition of 3Par, a company that specialises in thin provisioning, which enables IT managers to allocate only the storage they use, rather than allocate storage that rema... 

  • Majority of end-users misuse backup, recovery tools

    A majority of enterprise customers are failing to follow advice surrounding information management practice,with many improperly using backup and recovery software packages, according to new information from security specialist Symantec. The vendor's... 

  • Dell KACE sets out indirect ambitions

    Systems management specialist KACE has set its sights on extending its reseller base following on from its acquisition by Dell with a channel refresh waiting in the wings. With a large chunk of its reseller business being taken up by a pre-acquisiti... 

  • Former EMC channel boss moves to systems integrator Tieto

    EMC's former global channel head has moved to Nordic systems integrator and outsourcer Tieto with part of his remit to expand the footprint in the UK operation. After more than eight years at the storage linchpin, Willem Hendrickx stepped down from ... 

  • Deputy PM Clegg talks of reducing storage of personal data

    Those who get twitchy over the government's habit of losing sensitive personal data will be relieved to hear the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg talk of a new politics which avoids the need to keep numerous emails and web records. In his first majo...