• November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    British computing pioneer Wilkes dies

    The death has been announced of computing pioneer Sir Maurice Wilkes, widely regarded as the father of British computing, at the age of 97. Sir Maurice played an instrumental role in the UK's nascent computer industry in the aftermath of the ...  Continue Reading

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    Convergence latest: Are IT industry and showbiz to merge

    Here's Peter Dickson. You've never heard of him, but you'll know his voice More evidence has emerged that the IT industry is being colonised by the rival showbusiness sector. Previously, this column reported how Simon Cowell's brother, Whatshisname,...  Continue Reading

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    Radware relaunches channel programme

    Application delivery networking provider Radware has lifted the lid on a new reseller-facing programme dubbed Smart Choice. The firm bought the Alteon switching business from Nortel in 2009and pledged to revitalise the flagging unit. ...  Continue Reading

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    RM banks BSF contract but value shrinks

    RM has confirmed that a Building Schools for the Future project with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has gone through at just one tenth of the value it initially expected back in the summer. The specialist IT education supplier has ...  Continue Reading

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    Oracle loses ground as server market rebounds

    Oracle has conceded its long standing position as one of the top five biggest server vendors on the planet to NEC following a lacklustre turnout in the third quarter This was in contrast to the overall market, as shipments and vendor revenues on a ...  Continue Reading

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    One year on the Novell IWM message is getting across

    Novell's intelligent workflow management (IWM) message appears to getting through to customers as the vendor marks a year of promoting its approach to the market. In December last year Novell came out strongly arguing that IWM was the approach that...  Continue Reading

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    Magirus drops SolarWinds into vBundle line-up

    Data centre distributor Magirus is to add network management capabilities from SolarWinds to its vBundle package. Magirus picked up the SolarWinds EMEA distribution contract in Septemberto complement its growing Cisco business. Its vBundle ...  Continue Reading

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    Rich app could help negotiate your way into heaven

    Here's Clive Rich, a legendary showbiz agent who has never lost out in any negotiation. Now he wants to empower IT salesmen Clive Richis probably the first man who could negotiate his way into heaven and get a camel through the eye of a needle.Now ...  Continue Reading

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    Cryptzone acquires British-based NETconsent

    Cryptzone has acquired NETconsent in a move that reflects the wider trend for convergence between the data loss prevention market and the security arena. The decision to snap up the British based NETconsent, which provides security policy ...  Continue Reading

  • November 30, 2010 30 Nov'10

    Be Prepared

    Readers may recall the posting here on 15 November where advice was given on planning ahead in case the poor weather that we saw last winter returns. Well as a followup, the Highways Agency have now issued their own advisory suggesting that drivers ...  Continue Reading

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    Phoenix IT Group to merge Servo and ICM businesses

    Phoenix IT Group is to merge its Servo and ICM Continuous Business division from the beginning of April in a nod to the converging technologies they sell. The London Stock Exchange listed IT services house today reported a 13.4% rise in revenues to...  Continue Reading

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    Computerlinks plans satellite net services

    Computerlinks has announced plans to provide parts of its Alvea channelmanaged services portfolio throughnewly-launched broadband satellite, HYLAS 1. The Hylassatellite was launched into space last week from the European Space Agency's Kourou ...  Continue Reading

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    FAST takes anti-piracy campaign to North West

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has extended the focus of its anti-piracy campaign to the North West building on successful regional crack downs it has previously held in Wales and the South of England. Working with Trading Standards ...  Continue Reading

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    Gartner cuts PC sales projections for 2010

    Weakening consumer demand and the continued distractive buzz surrounding the iPad has caused Gartner to cut traditional PC sales forecasts for 2010. Worldwide shipments are on track to total just over 352 million units, representing growth of 14.3%...  Continue Reading

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    Chinese hackers can show how it's done

    Over the weekend the start of what will be thousands of leaked diplomatic cables started appearing on the web. Quite a few governments didn't want the contents to become public, prime among them the US, so it was perhaps of little surprise that the...  Continue Reading

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    Government urged to push broadband investment

    Broadband speeds across the EU are much faster than they were 12 months ago, say new statistics released by the European Commission, but member governments must do more to ensure their digital economies remain competitive,according toBrussels. By ...  Continue Reading

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    Wikileaks reveals theory behind Chinese Google hack attack

    The hacking attacks that led Google to quit China and for the security industry to raise serious concerns about nation-state backed activity could have been down to one Chinese politician disliking the material he read about himself on the web. ...  Continue Reading

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    What to do when your partner is a transvendor

    Does your vendor like to cheat on you or dress in reseller's clothes? Tell our problem lady, who will deal with all your relationship, commitment and margin problems. Welcome to the Channel's first problem page. In this weintend to deal with all ...  Continue Reading

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    Astaro looks to expand channel with key appointment

    Unified Threat Management (UTM) specialist Astaro has recruited a sales director from its rival to drive UK channel growth. Vinod Chamdal, takes up the post of UK sales director at Astaro with a brief to expand its channel numbers and increase ...  Continue Reading

  • November 29, 2010 29 Nov'10

    Retirement may be retired

    Following much pressure, a court case and a check on the country's finances, the Government is to bring forward new rules from October 2011 that abolish the default retirement age (of 65). In other words, employers can choose to let staff stay ...  Continue Reading

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