• October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    HP tipped to hand Azlan storage contract

    Hewlett-Packard is expected to make Azlan the fifth distributor to carry its enterprise storage line-up from next month. This follows an extensive review of the StorageWorks division’s distributors that was expected to result in DNS being given ...  Continue Reading

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    HP distie rebate cuts could lead to price rises

    Hewlett-Packard distributors may need to consider raising their prices next month to counter a reduction in rebates. Starting with HP’s new fiscal year on 1 November, distributors are expected to lose the 0.5% Payment Efficiency Fee (PEF) they ...  Continue Reading

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    Juniper takes sledgehammer to network strategy

    Network infrastructure vendor Juniper has today announced a complete refresh of its strategy and partnerships with the intention of beating rival Cisco at its own game. In a key move, Juniper has opened up its Junos software IP to third party ...  Continue Reading

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    Avnet Q1 profits plummet but sales stabilising

    Components and enterprise distributor Avnet has noted a continued recovery in the market as indicated by a sequential climb in its first quarter revenues, however profits have yet to rebound. Coming hot on the heels of arch rival Arrow’s results, ...  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    Arrow Electronics Q3 profits fall 83% but sales stabilise

    Year-over year sales declines at Arrow Electronics’ two divisions showed signs of stabilisation during the third quarter but profits fell steeply. The US distributor closed off the period ended 2 October with revenues of $3.67bn (£2.2bn), ...  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    Ingram Micro server plans rest on CCD buy

    Ingram Micro’s UK bigwig reckons that with CCD on board it has the provision to start making more of a splash in the enterprise server market. The US giant yesterday acquired CCD from Computacenter, and plans to fold the Reading-based operation ...  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    Interactive Ideas signs up with Zimbra

    Interactive Ideas continues to build out its open source portfolio and has signed with messaging and collaboration vendor Zimbra. The Red Hat distributor joined forces with database player Ingres last month and told MicroScope it planned to ...  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    Ingram Micro enteprise server plans rest on CCD buy

    Ingram Micro's UK bigwig reckons that with CCD on board it has the provision to start making more of a splash in the enterprise server market.  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    HP staff to vote on industrial action

    UK staff at Hewlett-Packard will be balloted on industrial action over cuts in bonuses and pension packages to some 150 field engineers.  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    Fujitsu profits obscure impact of downturn

    Japanese tech bellwether Fujitsu has booked Q2 net profit of 72.4bn Yen (£485m), up from 4.2bn Yen this time last year after selling off a swathe of investment securities.  Continue Reading

  • October 27, 2009 27 Oct'09

    Ingram Micro acquires CCD

    Computacenter has sold its distribution business to Ingram Micro in a deal that will expand the broadliner's small UK footprint in the mid-market and enterprise channel. Asexclusively revealed by MicroScope last month, CCD parent Computacenter ...  Continue Reading

  • October 27, 2009 27 Oct'09

    Cisco secures Scansafe acquisition

    Networking equipment supplier Cisco is buying another security supplier with web security company Scan safe its latest buy. Cisco will pay $183m for Scansafe, which specialises in software as a service security, as it attempts to improve its ...  Continue Reading

  • October 27, 2009 27 Oct'09

    Computacenter plans for life post CCD

    Computacenter’s chief executive believes the sale of its distribution arm will free up in excess of £20m in working capital that the company can use to fund its own acquisitions. Ingram Micro was unveiled as the new owner of CCD this morning...  Continue Reading

  • October 27, 2009 27 Oct'09

    Loss-making Extreme hunts new CEO

    Loss-making network infrastructure vendor Extreme Networks is on the hunt for a new CEO after Mark Canepa left the company last week to "pursue other opportunities". The California-based firm has appointed CFO Bob Corey as acting CEO in ...  Continue Reading

  • October 26, 2009 26 Oct'09

    Massive server refresh on horizon, says IDC

    Virtualisation sales have been dented by the recession proving that no markets are immune to the economic maelstrom, but a massive refresh pending in the server market should give resellers a reason to be cheerful.  Continue Reading

  • October 26, 2009 26 Oct'09

    AirMagnet highlights WLAN security issues

    Network security specialist AirMagnet has warned that increasing uptake of 802.11n enabled wireless kit following the final ratification of the standard is providing new ways for cyber-crooks to break into corporate wireless LANs. “11n has been out...  Continue Reading

  • October 26, 2009 26 Oct'09

    Microsoft UK to review Office 2010 disties

    Microsoft UK is beginning exploratory conversations with its four OEM specialist distributors to ascertain if they have an appetite to sell Office 2010. In a dictum from corporate HQ, Northamber, VIP, Enta Technologies and Micro P were informed the ...  Continue Reading

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