• December 10, 2009 10 Dec'09

    UK printer sales decline slowing

    The decline in printer sales arrested in the third quarter but Gartner is cautious of forecasting a more concerted recovery in the market, despite HP recently pinning its hopes on a corporate refresh. Around 1.15m MFPs and standalone printers and ...  Continue Reading

  • December 10, 2009 10 Dec'09

    EU optimistic Oracle can prove Sun case

    Positive sounds emanating from the European Competition Commissioner could indicate that the future for the Oracle and Sun merger is looking brighter than it has been for the last few weeks.  Continue Reading

  • December 10, 2009 10 Dec'09

    Ciena books widening losses but sees growth ahead

    Quarterly net losses at networking vendor Ciena have widened to $26.7m (£16.3m) for its fiscal fourth quarter, and $581.2m for the year ended 31 October after booking a one-off goodwill impairment charge of over $450m, but is forecasting ...  Continue Reading

  • December 10, 2009 10 Dec'09

    Sequential growth shows PBX sales could be back on track

    Mirroring sequential growth seen in other areas of the ICT industry, it appears as if the UK market for PBX and IP PBX systems is moving in the right direction once again,after analysts at MZA Consulting clocked 7% sequential growth in calendar Q2 ...  Continue Reading

  • December 10, 2009 10 Dec'09

    Symantec reduces distie numbers

    One of Symantec’s distribution partners will have ended its relationship with the vendor before the end of the year as it works through the last fortnight of its notice period. Although the identity of the partner to be axed will remain under wraps...  Continue Reading

  • December 10, 2009 10 Dec'09

    McAfee UK channel boss outlines plans to extend reseller capabilities

    McAfee is looking to expand and fine-tune its reseller base in order to move its core base beyond just anti-virus products. Spearheading the overhaul of the partner base is UK and Ireland channel director Jill Henry who has been in the job for five...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    Tech trader: Ecotek customers save money on standby

    Once in a while, an idea that is pitched to the entrepreneurs seated in leather chairs flanked by piles of their own cash on Dragon’s Den is for a product that actually makes sense. On the one hand, the BBC programme manages to attract a fair few ...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    Packard Bell recalls potentially hazardous notebooks

    Packard Bell is voluntarily recalling certain notebooks in its EasyNote range as they contain a potentially defective battery cell that could overheat or catch fire. The units that may be affected were sold in Europe between July and December 2007...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    Analysis: Combating counterfeit consumables

    The world is full of counterfeit products. Walk through any street market and you will find stalls full of “designer” clothes, watches and handbags at unbelievable prices. The prices are too good to be true because so are the labels. According to ...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    UK server market back on its feet

    The UK server market has picked itself off the canvas following a series of heavy blows delivered by the recession. Both shipments and revenues rebounded in the third quarter, albeit on a sequential basis, with units up 24% to 81,000 servers and ...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    Ingram Micro UK profits halved in 2008

    Ingram Micro UK profits halved in the last full financial year as turnover fell by low double digits. In the twelve months to 31 December 2008, the broadline giant made £2.2m compared to £5.6m in 2007 and sales fell 14% to £658m,...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    Cisco boss talks up recovery and hints at further acquisitions

    In a climate where most CEOs shy away from making boldoptimistic statements about the future Cisco’s head honcho has talked of doubledigit growth and acquisitions. Speaking at a financial analyst conference yesterday JohnChambers, CEO of Cisco, ...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    Dell makes $6.5m through Twitter sales

    Computer maker Dell has sold $6.5m worth of equipment by using microbloggingwebsite Twitter. This represents a late surge because in June this year the company said ithad made $3m of sales on Twitter over the previous two years. Although only a ...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    Tech trader: Autotask raises the bar with Taskfire system

    Using technology to track each and every minute a reseller spends working on behalf of a customer, billing for it and then chasing the invoice, makes a great deal of sense. But in an always switched-on world, where increasingly expectations are ...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    Cisco boss talks of recovery and further acquisitions

    In a climate where most CEOs shy away from making bold optimistic statements about the future Cisco's head honcho has talked of double digit growth and acquisitions.  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    Micro Focus acquisitions bolster H1 revenue

    UK business intelligence specialist Micro Focus has seen group revenues for its half year bolstered by the acquired assets of Borland and Compuware.  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2009 08 Dec'09

    DSGi closes Equanet Surbiton office

    DSGi has today closed Equanet's Surbiton-based office and shifted across all customer accounts to Bury and Borehamwood as part of a cost rationalisation process. Calls to the branch are being transferred to the operations centre HQ in Bury and a ...  Continue Reading

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