• November 09, 2010 09 Nov'10

    AVG tempts customers to switch with licence deals

    Anti virus specialist AVG has come up with its own version of a trade-in programme hoping it will result in making the tills ring for its reseller channel. The 'Make the Switch' campaign offers customers that upgrade to its 2011 Business Edition ...  Continue Reading

  • November 09, 2010 09 Nov'10

    Bring your own is helping Apple

    One of the best things that could happen for Apple is the widespread adoption of the Bring Your Own Computer movement which is starting to have a real impact across customers. One example given to me this week will stick in the mind for a long time...  Continue Reading

  • November 09, 2010 09 Nov'10

    Sony offers 'VAT back' campaign through the channel

    There are plenty of television adverts already running promoting Christmas sales and Sony's VAT back campaign is one of the most high profile. But the deal, which allows anyone who buys Sony products between now and Christmas Eve to get the VAT ...  Continue Reading

  • November 09, 2010 09 Nov'10

    Ellison takes stand to demand billions from SAP

    The temperature in the court room battle between SAP and Oracle is being turned up with the claims by Larry Ellison that its rival downloaded software that was worth billions. The Oracle boss put a value of $4bn on the software downloaded by a ...  Continue Reading

  • November 09, 2010 09 Nov'10

    'Vorsprung durch pension'

    We all want to grow old, retire and enjoy our last few years in financial comfort. However, that luxury costs money that the country cannot afford. So to help us help ourselves the Government has now set out its plans to introduce 'automatic ...  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Avaya ramps up Connect partner programme

    Avaya has rolled out a series of enhancements to its one year-old Connect partner programme at its annual conference, which this year is being held in Barcelona. The networking, convergence and UC vendor, which bought Nortel's enterprise ...  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Avaya to chase down grey traders

    Avaya has vowed to get more aggressive with grey marketing of its kit after a high-profile case that resulted in one UK trader being busted to the tune of $250,000.  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    It's time for Avaya to put the cap back on

    A year on from its conference in Prague, the networking and convergence vendor that turned up for its 2010 Barcelona partner party is visibly more confident, and yet at the same time remains visibly apologetic.  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Computacenter boss to pick up Honorary Degree

    What connects a Holocaust survivor, a Member of Parliament and Mike Norris, chief executive at Computacenter? The annual graduates 'Roll of Honour' awards ceremony for the University of Hertfordshire. Norris is one of 16 "pillars of the ...  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Dell to inject new top tier in partner programme

    Dell is mulling over the introduction of a top tier reseller accreditation which pays out more to partners that invest in multiple or deeper certifications. The blueprint is under design with no details or potential launch dates yet confirmed but ...  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    IT? It's useless without proper context

    How come IT creates so many disasters? Because there's no context to it. Information and data on their own are very dangerous. Take these different examples of intelligence. What does data tell you?"It's red, it's small and it's round."...  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Redstone acquires Fujin Systems

    Redstone has acquired Ethernet and data centre services provider Fujin Systems for £400,000 but the price tag could rise to £2.9m depending on future earnings. A restructure of Redstone has already seen management carve up the group - ...  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Large wireless deals contribute to Anite half year performance

    Anite has revealed a couple of wireless deals transacted last month have helped it finish its half year with a flourish and trading has met the expectations the board laid down at the start of autumn. In a brief trading update the software player ...  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Government department plans to tackle deficit to be revealed

    More details of where the spending cuts will fall in government departments should emerge today with the Prime Minister publishing business plans from Whitehall. The promise of more detailed business plans from government departments was made in ...  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Ballmer raises millions in share sale

    Steve Ballmer has sold off millions of his Microsoft shares raising himself a tidy sum but has indicated that this move is not a precursor to establishing some sort of retirement fund. The Microsoft boss has offloaded £800m worth of shares, ...  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    In-depth: Fitting the data through the eye of the needle

    WAN optimisation requires integration partners to squeeze growing amounts of data through bandwidth-restricted links. Danny Bradbury explains how it's done. We may be in the era of high-speed networking, but there's no doubt about it: bandwidth is...  Continue Reading

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Scores on the (redundancy) doors

    Any business planning to make staff redundant needs to note a recent case that caused the employer some angst. In the case of Pinewood Repro Ltd T/A County Print v Page, the worker, Mr Page, was selected for redundancy followinga scoring of all ...  Continue Reading

  • November 05, 2010 05 Nov'10

    ISC pockets Microsoft and Citrix V-Alliance accreditation

    ISC has become the second reseller to bag the V-Alliance accreditation in the UK, a programme developed by Microsoft and Citrix to take on VMware. Birmingham-based SCC became the first entrant to the scheme that offers partner training, sales and ...  Continue Reading

  • November 05, 2010 05 Nov'10

    FAST calls for government IP laws review to have teeth

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has welcomed the announcement from the Prime Minister that IP protection will be reviewed but urged the process to have real teeth. As part of a speech that outlined ambitions to turn the East End into ...  Continue Reading

  • November 05, 2010 05 Nov'10

    Blessed are the Cisco partners

    Will an audience with Pope Benedict XVI in Romebe on the cards for some key Cisco partners next week? A well-placed mole tells us that alongside the delights of the Eternal City, a trip to the Vatican has been scheduled for attendees at the upcoming...  Continue Reading

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