• November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    Juniper distie boss pops up at Avnet

    Former Juniper UK distribution manager Grant Reddin has crossed the great divide into the channel to take up the role of networking and security sales director for the UK at Avnet Technology Solutions.  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    You're hired! Epstein pitches up in tech industry

    Those of us who were hoping that Apprentice star Stuart Baggs wouldn't find his way back into the technology industry may be wishing for his return after all, after fellow contestant Alex Epstein popped up at Masternaut, a Leeds-based satellite ...  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    Nick Glynne's sword of a thousand resellers

    The phrase "live by the sword, die by the sword" has been taken a little too literally by Nick Glynne, boss at Huddersfield-based etailer Buy It Direct. He has engraved the names of the rivals he reckons his company has put out of business...  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    Tech Data steers clear of Ingram led price war in fiscal Q3

    Tech Data resisted the temptation of an all-out price war with arch rival Ingram Micro to post much improved fiscal third quarter profits. The battle for market share in Europe was evident in Ingram's most recent set of financials but Tech Data's ...  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    Novell sold to Attachmate for $2.2bn

    Services software and NetIQ-owner vendor Attachmate has splurged a total of$2.2bn in cash or $6.10 pershare(£1.37bn) to acquire workload management software vendorNovell and its SUSE brand. Parts ofNovell's IP are also to be sold to CPTN ...  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    Computacenter MD Walsh: Why I resigned

    Computacenter (CC) managing director Simon Walsh tendered his resignation after weighing up the short to medium term prospects for getting the role as CEO and out of fear of being typecast.  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    Cloud Industry Forum develops code of practice

    The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has moved a step forward in helping establish a Code of Conduct for hosted providers to adhere to as part of moves to break down user resistance to the technology. Along with security fears the lack of standards with ...  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    RM posts sales and profit gains, talks up UK education space

    RM has talked up the overall prospects for sale growth in the education sector after recording a bumper set of preliminary financials for its fiscal 2010 ended 30 September. Sales grew 10% to £380m and operating profits climbed 12% to £...  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    Juniper gets new EMEA VP

    Juniper Networks has stolen away Alcatel-Lucent APAC president Sean Dolan to be its new EMEA senior vice president and "spearhead Juniper's support for the growing demand for IP networking." Dolan, who joins Juniper a week after it ...  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    D-Link shakes up education strategy

    D-Link has revitalised its approach to its core education market, unveiling a new 0%financing plan and announcing the appointment of a new head of education. The networking vendor's BudgetWise purchase plan will allow public sector buyers to skirt ...  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    It's already a black Monday

    It's going to take sometime before us Brits get used to the idea of Black Friday becoming a retail term on this side of the pond but Amazon is doing its best with a week of deals that have already caused some black moods among shoppers. Kicking off...  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    SMEs understand need for security but failing to have enough

    Small businesses are leaving themselves wide open to security attacks with a worrying number failing to install any protection against web threats. According to research from AVG more than half of the UK SMEs surveyed had no security guidelines for ...  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    Competition: Win a RothDock

    eStock, the exclusive trade-only distributor of surplus inventory, has teamed up with MicroScope to offer readers the chance to win one of five RothDocks.  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    Bending over backwards to be flexible

    In another move to enhance workers' rights, the Government has announced that the right to request flexible working will be extended to the parents of children under 18 years old from April 2011. True to form, a consultation paper will be published ...  Continue Reading

  • November 19, 2010 19 Nov'10

    There's no Cloudburst in sight, says rainmaker

    Here's Mark MacGregor, CEO of Connect, and widely regarded as one of the industry's top rainmakers, giving his thoughts on cloud computing. McGregor has cast a suspicious eye on the analyst projections for cloud growth and wonders how these tie in ...  Continue Reading

  • November 19, 2010 19 Nov'10

    Nortel falls out with VoIP unit buyer

    Nortel has fallen out with Genband over the purchase price ofits carrier VoIP and applications solutions (CVAS) unit, according to Reuters. The $182m deal, originally announced late last year, was finalised in February, as reported by MicroScope. ...  Continue Reading

  • November 19, 2010 19 Nov'10

    Enterprise czar quits for claiming you've never had it so good

    Lord Sugar might be amused to discover that the man who replaced him as the government advisor on enterprise has been forced to quit just weeks after taking on the role. Lord Young walked after making misjudged remarks about the "so-called ...  Continue Reading

  • November 19, 2010 19 Nov'10

    Dell upbeat as profits double on business segments

    Dell doubled profits in the third quarter indicating the firm's fortunes are turning the corner as all operating segments bar consumer posted double digit sales gains. The US PC maker posted income of $1bn, up from $577m a year ago and revenues grew...  Continue Reading

  • November 19, 2010 19 Nov'10

    Keep talking and keep it simple

    At one of the partner events I recently had the privilege to attend, the subject of rebates and the confusion surrounding them took centre stage. As the executive from the vendor walked across the stage talking to an audience of resellers he was ...  Continue Reading

  • November 19, 2010 19 Nov'10

    Fancy watching a Rubik Cube movie?

    Those of you who thought that Avatar was a good as cinema could get might need to rethink their ideas. A movie is being planned around the story of the Rubik Cube. That great icon of the 80s, that you think of in the same breath as Sinclair's ...  Continue Reading

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