• March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Ex-Detica chief Black on look out for IP surveillance firms

    Former Detica boss Tom Black is planning to stage a roll up in the IP surveillance vertical through acquisition vehicle Digital Barriers. Black, who sold the business and technology consultancy firm to BAe Systems in 2008 for £500m, invested...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Brocade hires networking vet John McHugh

    Former Nortel enterprise solutions boss John McHugh has popped up at Brocade as vice president and chief marketing officer. A long-time networking veteran, McHugh also spent 26 years at Hewlett-Packard, six of those in charge of the vendor's ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Euro IP telephony market sees buoyant end to '09

    The western European enterprise voice market began to show signs of recovery during the second half of last year, despite falling over 23% in value over the course of 2009. Market growth in the last three months of the year was more robust than at ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Oracle reassures Sun partners over direct sales concerns

    Sun Microsystem's partners have been given assurances that new owners Oracle will not cut them out of the largest customer accounts and sell to those clients directly. The database giant set the cat among the pigeons last month at a conference call...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    FAST Ltd aims to guide firms through software audits

    The commercial operation advising customers how to deal with software compliance FAST Ltd has set out a guide to help those targeted by an audit. The number of audits has risen during the recession and recently calls have been sounded for staff to ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    O2 FY profits up on smartphone adoption

    Spanish-owned UK mobile operator O2 outperformed the rest of the market in 2009 - largely thanks to its formerly-exclusive contract the sell the Apple iPhone, as well as a huge ramp up in text message revenues and growth in the contract segment. ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Avaya adds EMEA marketing programme

    Avaya has launched a new marketing programme designed to help EMEA partners ramp up their sales through training and lead generation. Dubbed MarketLeaders, the programme will encompass various partner-focused services and pre-packaged campaigns ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    IT has role to play in saving public sector jobs

    The pressure on the government to cut public sector costs does not have to translate into heavy job cuts if technology is used efficiently.There has been some reaction to a BBC survey which suggests that 25,000 council jobs will go in the next three...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    Mimecast uses discounts to protect reseller renewal business

    by Billy MacInnes Cloud-based email management vendor Mimecast has hit on a novel way of preventing channel partners from stealing each other's renewal business - it slashes the discount available to the partner trying to poach the contract. The ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2010 01 Mar'10

    EMC pays out millions to wind up US pricing probe

    EMC is restating its fourth quarter results after paying out $87.5m to end a probe into its pricing by the Department of Justice. The storage giant has announced that it has offered to make the payment but denies any wrong doing but has now ...  Continue Reading