• December 18, 2009 18 Dec'09

    Oracle says Q2 sales grew at expense of SAP

    Oracle has increased its software license and product support revenue by 14% to $3.9bn for the second quarter of 2009, at the expense of SAP. According to Charles Phillips president of the software giant, “For the fourth quarter Oracle took ...  Continue Reading

  • December 18, 2009 18 Dec'09

    EMC to sign up DNS Arrow in January

    DNS Arrow will become EMC's third UK distributor from January as the manufacturer seeks to plough a furrow in the small to medium-sized reseller market. As revealed in recent weeks, the storage goliath had been evaluating the channel to determine ...  Continue Reading

  • December 18, 2009 18 Dec'09

    Kelway acquires SAM Practice

    Kelway has made its third and smallest acquisition of the year after buying up Thatcham-based outfit SAM Practise At the tail end of 2008, Kelway said this would be a busytwelve monthsin terms of acquisitions and indeed it has;itbought Panacea ...  Continue Reading

  • December 18, 2009 18 Dec'09

    UK PC sales fall as Europe recovers

    Sales of PCs across Europe in Novemberreached the highest level this year according to analyst databut while the recovery in the economy gains pace on the continent, the UK continues to lags behind. Revenues of £809m recorded by fifty eight ...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2009 17 Dec'09

    Security appliance market sees second quarter of declines

    The security market might have been seen as immune to the downturn, but the latest figures tracking the sale of appliances across Europe show the recession has hit the market. For the second consecutive quarter, IDC's western European Security ...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2009 17 Dec'09

    Acer CEO predicts further PC market consolidation

    Acer’s boss has predicted further consolidation in the PC industry but says it has no immediate plans to acquire. Late last month, reports in the Far East quoted Acer chairman JT Wang as stating it was interested in buying a Japan-based PC company...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2009 17 Dec'09

    Xploite CEO to invest own cash in Net Services

    Xploite CEO Ian Smith is to plough up to £2.1m of new equity into Cisco managed network services provider NetServices to help finance a roll up of companies in the sector. He already owns 2.4% of the AIM-listed firm but is proposing to ...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2009 17 Dec'09

    Steria praised by unions over pensions overhaul

    Steria has clearly learned from the mistakes made by corporate giants and worked closely with workers’ unions as it closes the final salary pension scheme and moves to a new model. This year staff at Fujitsu, IBM and HP have all at least been ...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2009 17 Dec'09

    HP strike postponed

    HP workers have suspended planned industrial action pending further talks with the company on 22 January 2010. The original plan was to strike on 10 December, but an11th hour agreement saw this postponed and further talks wereheld yesterday between...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2009 17 Dec'09

    Insight Enterprises names Lamneck as new CEO

    Insight Enterprises has today named distribution veteran Kenneth Lamneck as its CEO and president. He succeeds Rich Fennessey, who left the company early in September and was handed an impressive $4m in severance pay. In a statement, Timothy ...  Continue Reading