• May 17, 2010 17 May'10

    Who was Palm's mystery suitor?

    A bloodthirsty bidding war between five companies took place behind the scenes before Hewlett-Packard emerged victorious in the race to acquire troubled handset builder Palm, it has now emerged. According to Palm's most recent SEC filing, ...  Continue Reading

  • May 17, 2010 17 May'10

    RM delivers strong H1 and looks beyond UK for future growth

    Despite the fear of cuts in education budgets RM has reported an increase in half year profits and indicated it expects the market to remain healthy in H2. Growth in the educational resources business helped improve the numbers for the six months ...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    The inconvenient truth of acquisition

    Earlier today we heard the sad news that optical networking specialist Ciena, which now owns a substantial part of Nortel's business, is readying P45s for 17 workers at the vendor's facility in Northern Ireland. When a company is acquired in our...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    Recovery in tech world continues but fragility remains

    The recovery remains fragile and the expected cuts in public sector bugets could put a strain on the tech sector if they are not made sensibly. The conclusions of Intellect's State of the Technology Sector 2010 report show that although there is ...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    Ciena lets Nortel staff go

    Ethernet networking specialist Ciena is understood to be cutting 17 jobs at Nortel's Monkstown facility in Northern Ireland, drawing fire from the Unite union. The union's local representative, Sean Smyth told the BBC that angry members believed...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    Why the word 'recovery' is coupled with the description 'fragile'

    Increasingly it is not possible to talk about recovery without adding somewhere in close proximity the word 'fragile'. Things might be getting better but that comes with a fair amount of small print. The small print of course includes caveats like ...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    Sun resellers not told about new rebate structure

    Oracle has left Sun Microsystems' resellers in the dark over what their new rebate structure will look like despite ending the current channel programme this month. At the same time it has upset some partners by changing the special bid process for ...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    Financial strength improving in IT sector

    Financial strength is returning to the IT industry at a faster rate than any other sector as stability returns to the market. According to the latest figures from Experian the IT sector had 56 insolvencies last month down from 65 for the same ...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    Datatec profits halve in 2010

    Declining sales at its key business units, networking distributor Westcon and systems integrator Logicalis, knocked back total 2010 revenues at Datatec by 10% to $3.74bn (£2.56bn), while net profits effectively halved, down 47.2% to $31.6m as ...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    M&A activity returns to pre-recession levels

    Signs of recovery can be clearly seen in the mergers and acquisition activity in the market with more deals being sealed last month than any time in the last 18 months. According to the latest figures from Regent there were 262 acquisitions ...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    Broadband still on government action list

    Despite there being no mention of the subject in the agreement thrashed out by the Lib Dems and the Conservatives this week, improving the state of Britain's broadband infrastructure his high on the agenda for the incoming coalition government, ...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    Analysis: Security disties look beyond traditional markets

    Over the course of the past 18 months moves have been made by some of the most established players in the specialised security distribution channel to widen their range of expertise. Wick Hill has been busy signing up vendors that operate in the ...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    Profile: John Coyne, president and CEO of Western Digital

    One of the biggest myths in the IT industry is that the storage marketplace lacks excitement and is a dusty sector concentrating on selling tin that provides ever greater capacities. There is no doubt that capacity is still a key issue, and the era...  Continue Reading

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    Product not services hog Q1 limelight at Computacenter

    Computacenter is flirting with the idea that the economic recovery may be more sustained after seeing renewed vigour in its UK product business during Q1 more than compensate for aslower start in its services operation. In an interim management ...  Continue Reading

  • May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    Esteem cuddles up to Oracle with reseller acquisition

    Sun Microsystems partner Esteem Systems is taking the first tentative steps to expand into the Oracle software arena by acquiring small integrator Midas IT Solutions. Set up in November 2009, Midas which majors on Oracle's database licenses, SLA ...  Continue Reading

  • May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    BT heads back into black

    BT has breezed past its previous forecasts after posting full-year profit of £1.02bn - marking a return to profit after posting massive losses in 2009 - on total sales of £20.9bn, down slightly on the previous year. The UK comms and...  Continue Reading

  • May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    McAfee reorganises around solution areas

    McAfee is reorganising its business around specific solution areas with the intention of meeting customer demands for more complex support. The vendor has reorgainsed around four areas: endpoint security, network security, content security and risk...  Continue Reading

  • May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    Security players think the unified approach is the solution

    If you want to know what is happening in the security channel right now you only have to look at the decisions being taken by the two top players over their channel direction to get the answer: solutions. Both Symantec and McAfee are redrawing how ...  Continue Reading

  • May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    The ghost of Cisco yet to come

    It's always a chore when the quarterly results season comes around, trawling through the dry earnings releases and transcribing the committee decided executive statements.  Continue Reading

  • May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    Cisco cautiously optimistic over Euro debt crisis

    Cisco is watching the European theatre closely for signs of deepening economic hardship due to the financial crisis over the future of the Euro, precipitated by the near-collapse of the Greek economy. Breaking out growth figures for Cisco's ...  Continue Reading

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