• April 15, 2010 15 Apr'10

    Scotsys calls in the administrators

    Scotsys has become the second Apple reseller to go down in the last month after it called in administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). The Lanarkshire-based firm, which also resold HP and Microsoft, was founded in 2002 but saw its financial ...  Continue Reading

  • April 15, 2010 15 Apr'10

    Channel insolvencies dip in Q1 but uncertainty remains

    A slight spike in company failures at the end of last quarter could be a sign that predicted insolvency rises are materialising in the channel, Graydon UK has warned. According to statistics from the credit reference agency, 61 resellers and ...  Continue Reading

  • April 15, 2010 15 Apr'10

    Nimans inks leasing agreement

    Nimans has signed a new partnership with the leasing arm of French bank BNP Paribas to ease the current funding crisis in the networking channel. The distributor believes that the international standing of the financial services giant, ranked by...  Continue Reading

  • April 15, 2010 15 Apr'10

    Asian PC vendors up pressure on US rivals as global sales soar

    Global sales of PCs bounced back in the first quarter but it was vendors from the Far East that took most advantage of the growth conditions. Preliminary data by Gartner shows shipments totalled 84.3 million, up 27.4% on a year ago, exceeding the ...  Continue Reading

  • April 14, 2010 14 Apr'10

    HP appoints new managing directors in all regions

    Hewlett-Packard has shuffled its enterprise exec team and replaced the managing directors for its EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific/Japan operations. Software and solutions head honcho Thomas Hogan has been bumped up to executive VP of sales, ...  Continue Reading

  • April 14, 2010 14 Apr'10

    Promethean creates new role for industry veteran Wynn

    Interactive learning technology provider Promethean has tapped industry veteran Jim Wynn to join its senior exec team as Chief Education Officer. Only last month the firm raised £185.7m by floating on the London Stock Exchange to give it an ...  Continue Reading

  • April 14, 2010 14 Apr'10

    Intel sales and profits up in Q1, talks up industry recovery

    Intel has claimed that the industry is on the mend and the corporate market is again showing signs of life after posting an improved set of financials. Sales for the first quarter ended 27 March climbed 44% year-on-year to $10.3bn and profits went ...  Continue Reading

  • April 14, 2010 14 Apr'10

    Lenovo postpones debut of Skylight smartbook

    Lenovo has delayed the launch of its Skylight smartbook until July to ensure the Linux-based device operates smoothly and has online content available. The initial release date scheduled for this month has been pushed back with a phased roll out in...  Continue Reading

  • April 14, 2010 14 Apr'10

    Record petrol prices to drive up freight charges in 2010

    Distributors are warning of an increase in freight costs after petrol prices hit a record high this week, with the prospect of further surges in the coming months. The cost of a litre of fuel surpassed £1.20 this week and is predicted to climb...  Continue Reading

  • April 14, 2010 14 Apr'10

    CA launches managed service provider licensing

    Management software specialist CA has unveiled a new managed service provider (MSP) licensing programme in response to what it sees as growing demand from the reseller community to provide data protection software to MSPs. The programme ...  Continue Reading