• December 02, 2010 02 Dec'10

    Are the anti virus companies anti social?

    If you can't trust the security companies, who can you trust? Some security companiesshort-change customers by cutting short their anti-virus protection subscriptions without their customers knowing, we suspect. If only there was a report to back ...  Continue Reading

  • December 02, 2010 02 Dec'10

    Time for more "Adventures in Baggs!"

    As Lord Sugar's annual publicity stunt rolls unstoppably towards its terrifying conclusion, last night saw The Brand, or Herr Baggs as he is now popularly known, team up with Jamie and Chris, the other remaining boys, in the Apprentice's annual no ...  Continue Reading

  • December 02, 2010 02 Dec'10

    Large government suppliers told to treat SMEs as equals

    The government has warned major IT suppliers that the days of big contracts are over with a determination not to repeat the mistakes of the past and told them that should not look down on smaller rivals. Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet ...  Continue Reading

  • December 02, 2010 02 Dec'10

    Ingram Micro beefs up HP storage enterprise team

    Ingram Micro has poached storage industry veteran John Winney from Arrow ECS to beef up its HP enterprise unit with sales manager Andy Rousell set to join rival distributor Azlan. Winney, who until last month was HP XP business manager at Arrow ECS...  Continue Reading

  • December 02, 2010 02 Dec'10

    Daisy buys into healthcare services with NEG

    Acquisitive Daisy Group continues to cut a swathe through the business comms space after dipping into its warchest to acquire NEG MBO Two Ltd for an initial cash consideration of £23.5m. NEG specialises in networking and communications ...  Continue Reading

  • December 02, 2010 02 Dec'10

    Resellers urged to develop cloud strategy as market grows

    The channel needs to be talking about the cloud now rather than waiting on the sidelines before putting together a coherent pitch for customers. Along with its forecasts of a £6bn UK cloud market by 2014 the analyst house TechMarketView has ...  Continue Reading

  • December 02, 2010 02 Dec'10

    Better trained employees

    The Government has launched a new strategy to improve the skills of existing workers and new joiners to the workforce. The document, Investing in Sustainable Growth, sets out the Government's plans to improve on what it's been claiming to have ...  Continue Reading

  • December 02, 2010 02 Dec'10

    MACs win again

    Now that the Migration Advisory Committee - MAC - has reported to the Government on what it believes should be the correct levels of non-EEA immigration, Home Secretary, Teresa May, has announced the Government's response. In summary, new rules ...  Continue Reading

  • December 02, 2010 02 Dec'10

    Brocade names ex-HP man as EMEA channel head

    Brocade has named former HP Networking man Alain Valluy as its new EMEA channel director, replacing Amanda Giddins, who left the company in October. Valluy, formerly head of Hewlett Packard's French network business, was recruited by EMEA sales ...  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    Tight fisted councils will get a visit from three ghosts this Xmas - the ghost of reckless past....

    Scrooge-like Council CIOs willbe visited by three ghosts this Xmas. Here's your typical local council IT CIO, lying in bed at night, fretting about his budget. This Xmas many tight fisted bosses could be visited by three ghosts. The ghost of ...  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    Channel plunged into deep freeze

    Distributors are battling through the wintry conditions with disruptions to deliveries in the north of England and Scotland amid forecasts that the weather will not improve until the weekend. The heavy snow showers that hit Wales, Scotland and the ...  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    Wikileaks DDOS attack highlights need for web security

    The thousands of confidental diplomatic cables that have been posted on Wikileaks and filtering out this week have made it clear that government departments in both the US and the UK have more to do in order to protect information. But not only has...  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    Top UK CIOs admit their IT is behind the times

    Top UK CIOs say their IT systems are too inflexible - and they are lagging behind their peers in the rest of the world in solving the problem, according to a report by Accenture, writes Cliff Saran. The study found that nine out of 10 UK CIOs in ...  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    Brocade stitches together CERN upgrade

    If you thought the high bandwidth requirements of the modern enterprise -replete with video conferencing suites and a whizzy new VoIP system - were not to be sniffed at, then spare a thought for thescientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear...  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    Caution remains as Sage shuffles management team

    A return to spending by small businesses helped buoy Sage's full year numbers but the software vendor warned that the outlook in its customer base remained uncertain. Full year pretax profits increased by 14% for the full year ended 30 September to...  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    Motorola to split in January

    After a process that has taken over two years, Motorola has finally set 4 January 2011 as the date on which it will split into two firms, Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility. Motorola Solutions will take charge of the firm's enterprise and ...  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    It's been a hairy month for Firebrand Training

    Over the past month more than 100,000 men across Britain have been growing mustaches in aid of charity. The annual Movember challenge creates an opportunity not just to raise money for the Prostate Cancer charity but also for some of the faces in ...  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    Firms starting to make private cloud development a priority

    The debate might rage about when public clouds will take off but on he private front deploying the technology is becoming a priority for users. According to data from Forrester 24% of those quizzed across Europe and the US placed developing private...  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    Retirement can be compulsory

    Earlier this week we saw how the rules on retirement are going to change in 2011. Well as if by luck, the European Court of Justice has now given a ruling that will be of interest to UK employers that still want to keep a default retirement age....  Continue Reading

  • December 01, 2010 01 Dec'10

    Illegal workers? Don't read and weep

    Employing illegal workers has always been problematic, especially since February 2008 when the penalties were radically changed so thata business now risks a £10000 finefor each illegal worker caught. To help businesses avoid the penalty ...  Continue Reading

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