• February 24, 2010 24 Feb'10

    Juniper pumps $50m into network development

    Juniper Networks has stumped up $50m to fund VC-backed technology start-ups investing in its Junos network ecosystem. The two-year Junos Innovation Fund will target firms that Juniper feels 'complement' its growth strategy. Partners specialising ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Intel targeted in sophisticated hacking attack

    Intel has revealed that just as Google was being targeted by hackers last month it was also being attacked although it is not relating the incidents. The vendor revealed the attack in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission but it ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Websense plans to be selective with managed services players

    Websense has announced the global launch of a managed services reseller programme in a move designed not only to reflect the growing demand for those skills but the desire to grow its channel base. The security vendor has been moving like most of ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Virtualisation skills gap could hold SMEs back

    SMEs face missing out on virtualisation because of a lack of skills with vendors failing to fill the knowledge gap. That warning has been sounded by a reseller at the chalk face providing small companies with virtualisation advice. Virtualisation ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Desktop outsourcers facing Windows 7 and cloud challenges

    Those resellers that specialise in helping users with desktop management face an increasing number of challenges as customers move towards the cloud, unified communications and migrate to Windows 7. Up to this point those providing desktop ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    VoIP subscriptions top the 100 million mark

    The number of VoIP subscriptions worldwide topped 100 million for the first time late last year, according to research house Point Topic, representing 15% growth over the first three calendar quarters of 2009. The figures also showed that in terms ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Brocade sees Q1 Ethernet slump

    Brocade has suffered a setback to its network ambitions during the first quarter of its fiscal 2010, as sequential Ethernet revenues plunged 13% as a proportion of total sales. The storage and networking vendor, which has ambitions to compete with ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Tougher penalties for missing targets part of WEEE debate

    The European Commission is discussing proposed changes to the WEEE Directive with the potential to make producers responsible for funding waste collection one area being debated. The recast Directive is due to come into effect in 2016 and the EC ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Poor governance at the heart of poor data security, says ICO

    By Warwick Ashford Failure to put existing security policies into effect is another common failing, said Smith, showing that people remain one of the biggest challenges to getting information security right. Another common thread running through ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Comment: Why cloud computing and SaaS matter to marketers

    If marketers want to create great digital experiences for their customers, they simply cannot afford to ignore the benefits of cloud computing, writes Graeme Foux, CEO and founder of Knexus Cloud computing and software as a service are two of the ...  Continue Reading

  • February 22, 2010 22 Feb'10

    Evolve or die IDC warns channel

    A failure to move toward the as-a-service sales model and other emerging technologies will have potentially dire consequences for traditional resellers, IDC's chief analyst has warned. Credit crunched firms battened down the hatches in the last 18...  Continue Reading

  • February 22, 2010 22 Feb'10

    Public sector IT cuts coming regardless of election result

    The threat of cuts in public spending IT are looming large on the horizon regardless of which party wins the election this summer. Over the past decade the importance of the public sector as a customer of IT goods and services has grown ...  Continue Reading

  • February 22, 2010 22 Feb'10

    Annual cost of security on average setting enterprises back $2m

    Security remains one of the top issues for enterprises with three quarters suffering an attack last year which is costing firms millions to protect against. A landscape of increased threats and companies with fewer staff to counter them has emerged...  Continue Reading

  • February 22, 2010 22 Feb'10

    HP talks up Quick Page managed print service

    HP has highlighted managed print services (MPS) as a significant opportunity for channel partners as it gears up to hand over 80% of direct accounts to partners and to recruit more resellers to sell its Quick Page packaged service to smaller ...  Continue Reading

  • February 22, 2010 22 Feb'10

    Marketing budgets to remain tight

    Marketing budgets are set to remain flat this year despite the worldwide economy pulling back out of recession. The prediction that the budgetary screws will remain tightly turned on marketing departments comes from Gartner, which expects 90% of ...  Continue Reading

  • February 19, 2010 19 Feb'10

    Fujitsu suspends compulsory redundancies

    Fujitsu has suspended planned redundancies and strike action is being held off while members of the union Unite mull over the proposed remedies to the pay, pension and redundancies dispute. Union Unite is balloting its members at Fujitsu, with the ...  Continue Reading

  • February 19, 2010 19 Feb'10

    Dell Q4 profits fall despite sale rise

    Dell's fourth quarter profits were dampened by increased price competition in the consumer market and component price rises which have spilled into fiscal 2011. Income for the period grew 21% sequentially but fell 2% on last year to $544m, despite ...  Continue Reading

  • February 19, 2010 19 Feb'10

    Cisco decision to dump HP could boost partners

    By Billy MacInnes Cisco's decision to throw HP out of its Cisco certified channel and global service alliance partner programmes could bring benefits to other partners as the vendor is forced to lean on them to plug the gap. Market research...  Continue Reading

  • February 19, 2010 19 Feb'10

    Kelway looking to house new sales director

    Kelway is hitting the streets to find a new sales director to replace Alan Thompson who is leaving at the end of next month to start up a charity for the homeless. Thompsonruns the commercial sales division that includes the Panacea operation ...  Continue Reading

  • February 19, 2010 19 Feb'10

    IT insolvency rate improves again

    By Billy MacInnes The underlying health of UK businesses is improving according to credit specialist Experian with the rate of insolvencies in January 2010 the lowest since June 2007 and IT company failures declining slightly. The company ...  Continue Reading