• April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    Delayed Vista deployments in schools raise skills fears

    Some sections of the industry have raised fears that the decision by most schools to delay the deployment of Vista could have a negative impact on skills. The killer blow for Vista in education came at the start of the year when Becta published a ...  Continue Reading

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    OGC adds managed print to procurement framework

    OGC Buying.Solutions has introduced extended and managed services to the latest MFP Catalist framework agreement with the aim of cutting printing costs in the public sector. Eight suppliers have been accredited to tender for business worth £...  Continue Reading

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    New VAT rules will not burden firms, says EC

    The European Commission has assured traders they will not see increases to the administrative burdens already placed on them, after it outlined proposed changes to VAT regulations designed to cut carousel fraud. Carousel fraud involves a company ...  Continue Reading

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    Resellers warned over cash flow

    Cash flow problems could drag resellers into the credit crisis exposing them to disagreeable banks and high interest charges if they have to rely on high-street lenders for support. The warning comes from the Forum of Private Business (FPB) which ...  Continue Reading

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    Opportunities at high end

    "Anecdotal feedback over the last 12 months has made it clear that resellers are finding it more and more difficult to motivate customers to see value in their offering. Differentiation is becoming increasingly frustrated by what has ...  Continue Reading

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    Is vendor marketing ready for evolution?

    The question of how best to support the channel with marketing has always been a thorny one. Part of the problem has been the difficulty in producing effective materials for resellers to promote themselves without incurring the potentially large ...  Continue Reading

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    Dell looks to get into bed with John Lewis

    Dell is locked in negotiations with a premium high-street brand as part of its ongoing retail expansion strategy, according to sources close to the vendor. As revealed late last year, in an attempt to compete more effectively in the consumer PC ...  Continue Reading

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    ControlGuard monitors access

    One of the biggest fears of any IT administrator is to manage the demands of staff that want to connect into the business from numerous external locations. The growth in handheld computers and mobiles has made a mockery of most security systems ...  Continue Reading

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    Frenzy in storage market as data growth casts shadow

    It was flash, bang, wallop in the first three months of this year. The major storage firms exploded bombs en route to making sure they grow and prosper as crazy file storage growth threatens to overwhelm datacentres. What made it so frenetic was ...  Continue Reading

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    HP partners frustrated at marketing scheme

    Hewlett-Packard preferred partners are trying to make the best out of a bad situation as it emerged that many still feel the marketing services agency (MSA) scheme they are forced to use is inappropriate for their business.  Continue Reading