• March 15, 2010 15 Mar'10

    Nortel reverses losses at long last

    The closing down fire-sale of Nortel's business units in 2009 has ironically accomplished what the vendor's management team spectacularly failed to do and reversed its full-year net losses. During the last three months of the financial year, the ...  Continue Reading

  • March 15, 2010 15 Mar'10

    Political parties reminded of importance of IT sector

    With preparations for the election starting to gather momentum the IT industry is also moving to put in its wishes from the next government. One of the most well coordinated efforts, the IT Manifesto, has already been in existence for a while being...  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2010 12 Mar'10

    UK server sales rise on back of finance sector refresh

    The finance sector which led the UK IT market and the wider economy into a downward spiral is showing some signs of life by leading a mini refresh in server sales. Server shipments grew 1% year-on-year to 80,000 units during the fourth quarter, as ...  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2010 12 Mar'10

    Interactive marketing spend rising

    Those in the channel responsible for marketing appear to have grasped the message about the need to invest in interactive approaches to the market. Pressure on resellers to engage with customers via web 2.0 applications has been mounting with Cisco...  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2010 12 Mar'10

    Intrinsic develops services muscle

    Cisco and Avaya reseller Intrinsic Technology is bulking up its services team with two new business development managers to head up carrier, WAN and managed services and its new Fusion Managed Services unit respectively. Former Calyx carrier ...  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2010 12 Mar'10

    Capita tipped to acquire Ramesys

    Capita is leading the race to acquire education specialist Ramesys as it is more able to swallow Building Schools for the Future (BSF) liabilities that may arise downstream, allowing current parent Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) to make a clean ...  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2010 12 Mar'10

    Promethean set for £400m listing

    It has been a while since a player in the channel has opted for a stock market listing but in a further sign that the market is returning to a pre-recessionary position Promethean has set its sights on flotation. The Blackburn-based interactive ...  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2010 12 Mar'10

    Analysis: How important is the CEO?

    by Amro Gebreel Just how important is the position of a CEO? It is a fair question to ask after watching SAP part company with its CEO Leo Apotheker after just seven months and bring back a dual CEO structure to replace him. This contrasts with ...  Continue Reading

  • March 11, 2010 11 Mar'10

    Oracle lifts covers off plan to integrate software with Sun boxes

    Oracle has presented its vision for its $7.1 billion acquisition of Sun, which will see the company sell integrated hardware and software designed to lower IT operating costs and boost performance. At an event in London today attended by over 500 ...  Continue Reading

  • March 11, 2010 11 Mar'10

    Opal hires ex-Avaya man to head up distribution

    TalkTalk's b-2-b communications arm Opal has appointed former Avaya SMB UK channel sales director Graham Bunting as distribution head to drive growth of its next generation network (NGN) offerings in the channel. A 25-year comms industry veteran, ...  Continue Reading