• April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    Tech firms move closer to paying bills on time

    The time it takes for IT companies to cough up and settle invoices continues to improve as firms start to get closer to paying on time. The recession saw the number of days beyond terms start to stretch over the horizon as companies struggled to ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    Morse and 2e2 expected to tie the knot

    Morse has confirmed it is locked in negotiations with a suitor understood to be 2e2 that could lead to an offer of 51 pence per share being tabled. Last night MicroScope called senior management at Morse and 2e2 to discuss continued talk in the ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    HP marks XP birthday with search for ultimate challenge

    There are a fair few anniversaries taking pleace this year in the storage world as vendors and technologies hit particular milestones. Among the list is the tenth birthday of Hewlett-Packard StorageWorks XP Disk Arrays and over the decade the vendor...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    IT Dealer gives resellers stock checking tool with iPhone app

    Resellers are being handed the ability to check stock availability through their iPhones handing them the sort of flexibility that could prove to be vital when closing a deal. Stock sourcing specialist IT Dealer is launching an iPhone app that is a...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    Microsoft fiscal Q3 profits edge nearer to pre-recession high

    Microsoft stepped closer to pre-recessionary profit levels and returned to revenue growth across nearly all divisions inits penultimate quarter of fiscal 2010. Amidst a bonanza of tech results this week, Redmond held its own by pushing up Q3 ...  Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    EMC off to strong start in 2010

    EMC is planning on growing faster than the market this year by taking share from rivals and got off to a good start in a bullish first quarter. Sales were up 23% to $3.9bn - including a 22% climb in the Information Infrastructure division to $3.3bn...  Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    Cloud computing set to challenge software giants

    Cloud computing is set to change the rules in the software industry challenging existing suppliers and threatening the income of those resellers that are not offering users greater flexibility. The signs that things are already changing can be seen...  Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    Pritchard gets global Comstor role

    Comstor executive vice president Jon Pritchard has been made worldwide president of the distributor to reinforce its relationship with its key vendor, networking giant Cisco. He will take up the newly-created position effective immediately, and...  Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    HP turns Columbo to investigate grey selling resellers

    Hewlett-Packard has confirmed it is investigating several resellers for grey marketing and will take a grim view of anyone found guilty. All vendors have the contractual right to strip an authorised reseller of its accreditation if it is found to ...  Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    CIOs spend limited IT budget to sharpen competitive edge

    Enterprise IT budgets are expected to be flat in 2010 but CIOs should use those funds to adopt new technologies and solve daily operational irritants that detract from strategic, competitive projects. At least this was the advice Gartner dished out ...  Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    Dell says sorry for magma mountain delays

    Dell has apologised for the lead time delays in certain consumer notebook shipments caused by the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland. The cloud of ash that cast a shadow across parts of Europe has now dissipated, allowing airports to re-open to ...  Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    Ricoh revises financial year expectations upwards

    Ricoh has revised its financial forecast for its financial year upwards as a result of stronger than expected sales. The printer specialist has added 10m Yen onto its net sales forecast, a 0.5% increase, on the estimates it put out in January. It ...  Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    Business intelligence grows through recession

    The market for business intelligence has shown it can rise above cyclical patterns experienced by other parts of the software industry. A survey of the state of the BI market from Gartner indicated that although worldwide revenue did not increase ...  Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    Sunbelt moves to exploit McAfee update problems

    Sunbelt Software is aiming to exploit potential problems its rival McAfee might be having after it emerged that an anti-virus update the vendor sent out caused major headaches for XP users. McAfee released an update yesterday that had an impact on ...  Continue Reading

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    Recession hits Polycom profits as video sales hit new high

    Quarterly net profits at telepresence, video and voice vendor Polycom have slipped 38% year-on-year to $5m as the firm battled through the recession, but sales powered to a new record of $276m - up 23% on the same period last year - as businesses ...  Continue Reading

  • April 21, 2010 21 Apr'10

    Sales soar and profits double at Midwich

    Midwich has navigated the worst recession in the history of the IT industry to record top and bottom line growth. But the distributor has sounded a warning about the potential impact of pending public sector spending cuts on the channel this year ...  Continue Reading

  • April 21, 2010 21 Apr'10

    Capturing opportunities in education

    Ian Curtis, head of UK and Ireland for interactive learning technology provider Promethean, looks at how resellers can ensure they are best placed to capitalise on demand for educational technology The UK is officially emerging from the recession...  Continue Reading

  • April 21, 2010 21 Apr'10

    In depth: Getting ahead in the cloud

    The channel must adapt to meet the demands of cloud computing and embrace the commercial opportunities it presents, writes Billy MacInnes When Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer gets up in front of an audience and tells them that he is betting the ...  Continue Reading

  • April 21, 2010 21 Apr'10

    VMware sales surge but execs voice cautious outlook

    VMware is not yet ready to call time on the recession despite posting double digit rises in profits and revenues for the first quarter. The virtualisation pioneer reported a 35% rise in sales to $634m and an 18% hike in profits to $102m for the ...  Continue Reading

  • April 21, 2010 21 Apr'10

    Cloud and social networking emerge as top security threats

    Social networking and cloud computing are leaving users exposed to cyber attacks as hackers start to exploit the latest ways of sharing data over the web. The preliminary findings of the 2010 Information Security Breaches Survey, which is launched ...  Continue Reading

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