• April 20, 2009 20 Apr'09

    Sun Oracle deal raises partner questions

    The medium term future of Sun will look much safer if Oracle's proposed $7.4bn acquisition goes through, but while it may help to provide some assurances for end-user customers it could present channel and technology partners with food for thought....  Continue Reading

  • April 20, 2009 20 Apr'09

    Oracle buys Sun

    Oracle looks set to pick up Sun Microsystems after the highly acquisitve vendor said it would pay out in cash at $9.50 a share. IBM had been in discussions with Sun with expectations that the talks could potentially resumebut Oracle's move, which ...  Continue Reading

  • April 20, 2009 20 Apr'09

    Worst of recession over, says CBI

    The UK economy hit rock bottom during the first month of 2009 as the recession deepened beyond all expectations but according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) the worst of the quarterly falls “is now behind us”.  Continue Reading

  • April 20, 2009 20 Apr'09

    Cisco adds third layer to channel finance scheme

    Cisco Capital is adding another weapon to its armoury with the launch of a 2% rebate scheme for deals valued at £50,000 to £500,000 that comprise over 50% Cisco kit.  Continue Reading

  • April 20, 2009 20 Apr'09

    Darling aims to save £15bn in Budget

    The chancellor Alistair Darling is expected to announce savings of £15bn as a result of improved efficiencies in government departments in the Budget later this week, chiming in with calls already raised in the channel for the government to ...  Continue Reading

  • April 20, 2009 20 Apr'09

    Best Buy eyeing up 30 store launch plan

    US retailer Best Buy is sizing up options to open 30 stores in the UK as part of its plans to launch into the British market next year.  Continue Reading

  • April 17, 2009 17 Apr'09

    SMEs stray onto cybercrime radar

    If there is one message that resellers can take out to customers from the Symantec EMEA Internet Security Threat Report for 2008 it is about the increasing vulnerability of the SME sector. The downturn is not just impacting those on the right side ...  Continue Reading

  • April 16, 2009 16 Apr'09

    Digital Britain critical to UK competitiveness, Brown says

    UK content for UK users, supported by a super-fast, universally accessible digital network, is what the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for this morning.  Continue Reading

  • April 16, 2009 16 Apr'09

    Capital drying up for tech companies

    The capital that greases the wheels of commerce in the channel has become harder to access and its absence is undermining the ability for some companies to operate.  Continue Reading

  • April 16, 2009 16 Apr'09

    Big ticket ERP sales struggling to convince users

    The price tag on large ERP system purchases has become too difficult for most customers to swallow in the current climate. Not only are the up-front costs a barrier but the on-going requirement to keep the system updated is making some customers ...  Continue Reading