• March 10, 2010 10 Mar'10

    Card fraud falls but CNP remains constant battle for etailers

    Losses from credit card fraud have fallen for the first time in three years as the myriad industry initiatives closed the net on those perpetrating the crimes However e-tailers in the UK continue to work hard to safeguard themselves against a rise...  Continue Reading

  • March 10, 2010 10 Mar'10

    IBM clamps down on grey marketing

    IBM has warned partners involved in grey market selling thatcontrols itrecentlyintroduced will help it identify and prosecute them. The firmhas harmonised pricing on accessories, which will now carry bar codes and serial numbersso it can more ...  Continue Reading

  • March 10, 2010 10 Mar'10

    Channel urged to ramp up video deployment

    Network quality is finally reaching the point where video applications can be sold successfully as part of a unified communications solution set, according to the buzz on the floor at today's UC Expo trade show at London Olympia. Carphone ...  Continue Reading

  • March 10, 2010 10 Mar'10

    PBX market declines ease in Q4

    The declines seen of late in the global PBX and IP PBX sector seem to be declining, according to the latest research from analyst house MZA Consulting, but the 12 months to the end of December 2009 still witnessed a 22% slide in market volume. ...  Continue Reading

  • March 10, 2010 10 Mar'10

    Fees from channel consultants holding up

    Those specialising in IT consultancy have seen their fees impacted by the downturn but they have avoided being as hard hit as other areas of the economy. There are numerous specialists that offer their services to the channel, with former Dell and ...  Continue Reading

  • March 10, 2010 10 Mar'10

    How important is the role of CEO?

    Amro Gebreel reports on the diverse range of views of the top job from a cross-section of CEOs in the channel 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 Apothoker ...  Continue Reading

  • March 10, 2010 10 Mar'10

    Tech sector valuations continue to recover

    The level of mergers and acquisition activity in the European IT and telco market dipped slightly last month compared to the start of the year but continues to be a cause for optimism. Those watching the market point out that although the number of...  Continue Reading

  • March 09, 2010 09 Mar'10

    Systemax ends tough 2009 on a high

    Systemax reckons the acquisition of WStore boosted B2B operations to record levels in Q4 but despite this the unit's sales declined for the year. Profits for the quarter grew 86% to $18.4m (£12.2m) as sales rose 15% to $938.2m (£626m),...  Continue Reading

  • March 09, 2010 09 Mar'10

    Union anger at Vodafone job cuts

    Trade union Prospect has reacted angrily to Vodafone's sudden announcement that it will cut 375 jobs before the end of March. Prospect national officer Steve Thomas branded Vodafone's actions as a "disgraceful way to treat employees," ...  Continue Reading

  • March 09, 2010 09 Mar'10

    In depth: Checking your employee's criminal record

    Does your new recruit have a criminal record? Do you have a right to know? Adam Rice advises on employment law  Continue Reading