• December 09, 2010 09 Dec'10

    Ciena posts ninth straight net loss

    Optical networking vendor Ciena has posted its ninth sequential netloss in the final quarter of its fiscal 2010, which closed at the end of October. The Maryland, US-based vendor, which completed a major buy-out of Nortel's Metro Ethernet Network (...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2010 09 Dec'10

    Mobile security world set for consolidation

    The next part of the security world set for consolidation seems to be around the large numbers of smaller players targeting the mobile device and application market. Industry watchers are anticipating a wave of consolidation, similar to when large ...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2010 09 Dec'10

    C2000 to name ASUS sales director Brown as PC GM

    Computer 2000 is understood to have poached ASUS UK sales director Phil Brown to run its PC systems division from February, ending his short spell at the netbook pioneer. Brown joined ASUS in May from Samsung, where he was general manager of the ...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2010 09 Dec'10

    Alcatel-Lucent in on pioneering LTE trial

    Alcatel-Lucent and infrastructure outfit Arqiva have teamed up tostart a Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless trial in a remote part of Wales, using parts of the 800MHz spectrum freed up by the digital switchover. The duo hope to use the trial to ...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2010 09 Dec'10

    EC fines LCD cartel €649m

    The European Commission has fined six LCD panel makers €649m (£543m) in total for price fixing but handed Samsung immunity as it ratted on the others. The governing body said Samsung, LG, AU Optronics, Chimei InnoLux, Chungwha Picture Tubes ...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2010 09 Dec'10

    NTT buying up last DiData shares

    Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT), which acquired systems integrator Dimension Data in Julyfor £2.1bn,is pushing ahead with the purchase of the last few remaining shares in the company. This follows the expiry of a six-week period for the...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2010 09 Dec'10

    Could Stuart Baggs actually win the Apprentice?

    After the ups and downs of the last few weeks of this year's Apprentice, last night's shock firing of Liz Locke has well and truly put the cat among the pigeons. Thenation is surely asking if comms entrepreneur, Brand and apparent descendant of King...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2010 09 Dec'10

    SAP reseller recruitment nears target

    SAP is aiming to end the year with just shy of 100 resellers across the UK after setting out its ambitions to get its channel numbers back into three figures earlier this year. Having reduced its reseller numbers down to 92 from 145, to weed out ...  Continue Reading

  • December 09, 2010 09 Dec'10

    Children don't have to be taxing

    Employers that offer their staff childcare vouchers through HMRCs Employer Supported Childcare scheme may want to encourage those that haven't signed up to do so before the end of March 2011.This is because HMRC are changing the rules for those that...  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    Another tash tastic offering from VeraTash

    We have been sent in the photographic evidence that those charity minded folk over at VeraCode, or should we say VeraTash, did their best for the Movember efforts to raise money for prostate cancer. Led by hairy and determined boss Matt Peachey (...  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    Comet losses continue to mount

    Comet continues to be the thorn in parent Kesa Electricals' side as revenues for the first half of fiscal 2011 sank and losses mounted. At group level, profits rose nearly 20% to €32.4m while sales grew just over 4% to €2.77bn as Darty France, BCC, ...  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    Micro Focus sets sights on growth as leadership settles down

    British software firm Micro Focus has indicated that it expects future growth after bedding in senior management changes that have swept across the business in the last few months. The vendor revealed in interim results that it had seen 8.7% ...  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    Could Cisco be sizing up a new distributor?

    Regular readers will recall that the other week, Ciscocertified data centre distie Magirus as the first Cisco UCS B-Series Authorised Configurator in Europe. Cisco hasawarded the same designation to Avnet TS in the US and Canada, enabling it to ...  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    Calyx CEO Timothy maps acquisition path as 2011 closes in

    Calyx is currently mapping an acquisition strategy but has expressed early interest in building larger economies of scale in existing operations and getting more involved in software and infrastructure management services. This week's departure of ...  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    Sourcefire increases deal registration incentives

    Web security specialist Sourcefire has ramped up its rebates for deal registration in an effort to encourage resellers to log their activities sooner in the sales cycle. The vendor has traditionally offered a 5% discount for registering deals but ...  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    It's a bad hair day, cancel the conference!

    If, like me, you thought that uptake of video-conferencing services was down to issues like lack of reseller training orresistance among luddite CIOs, then think again. That's according to networking service provider Damovo, which whilst conducting ...  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    Virtualisation could invite devastating attacks, warns ISACA

    Here's an artist's impression of what the end of the world could looklike, if cyber terrorists exploit the weaknesses of virtualisation The world's IT infrastructure could be taken out by a three pronged attack on an insecure virtual framework, ...  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    Silver Peak Betz on CDG distribution appointment

    WAN optimisation outfit Silver Peak is continuing its EMEA expansion with the appointment of former Expand Networks EMEA sales head Mike Betzto the post of vice president of EMEAsales, and the appointment of data centre technology distributor CDG in...  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    Guiding Light

    Of the UKs 2.6 million registered companies, most are unlisted or unquoted on any of the tradable equity markets. Of this number, the vast majority are under the ownership or control of the original family or are start-ups. What does this all ...  Continue Reading

  • December 08, 2010 08 Dec'10

    Data Protection Rules OK?

    The UK's data protection legislation is not new; however, the Information Commissioner's power to levy fines for serious breaches of the eight data protection principles are a recent addition to the armoury. With some fanfare, the first ...  Continue Reading

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