• May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    SAP stumps up $5.6bn to acquire Sybase

    SAP has made its first acquisition since changing its CEO team picking up Sybase in an indication that it will expand into the mobile infrastructure space. Sybase specialises in the mobile arena and SAP is stumping up $5.8bn drawing on a loan ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2010 12 May'10

    Samsung splits with senior UK managers

    Samsung has been hit with a number of senior UK resignations with display boss Dom Webb and mobile phone head Mark Mitchinson leaving the company, along with distribution manager Steve Hope. This means that in the last five months, the vendor has ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2010 12 May'10

    TalkTalk adjusts to life without Carphone Warehouse

    Consumer and business communications provider TalkTalk is getting used to the single life after posting its first full-year results since splitting from electrical and IT retail specialist Carphone Warehouse in March. Hailing a "...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2010 12 May'10

    IT cuts to be deeper under Tory-Lib coalition

    The channel is waiting with bated breath for the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition to outline spending cuts in IT, which are expected to be far greater than under any deal that involved Labour. As every corner of our sceptred isle will ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2010 12 May'10

    A new era of politics in the web 2.0 world

    There are times when things of such importance happen that even Eastenders is taken off the air. Such a time was last night with Gordon Brown resigning as Prime Minister and David Cameron going in the opposite direction to see the Queen and become ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2010 12 May'10

    Orange and T-Mobile? It's Nothing Anywhere, yet

    So, Orange and T-Mobile have named their new baby Everything Everywhere, presumably after a late-night brand strategy session with the ad agency. But putting the ins and outs and the pros and cons of the merger aside, I think they've got a lot ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2010 12 May'10

    Nolan merges with Benteq to enhance CRM skills

    Long standing Microsoft developer Nolan Computers has merged with accounting and CRM specialist Benteq. The merged entity, which comes into effect immediately, will trade as Nolan Business Solutions with a turnover of just more than £2m. ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2010 12 May'10

    Micro Focus results swelled by acquisition revenues

    British software player Micro Focus has indicated that its acquisitions of Compuware's testing business and Borland are filtering through to the bottom line. In a trading update for the fiscal year ended 30 April the channel player pointed to a ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2010 12 May'10

    DiData sees clients spending in second half

    London and Johannesburg-listed ICT solutions provider Dimension Data has reported headline growth in sales, profits and margins for the first half of 2010, and said it anticipates growth in IT and services spending patterns during the next six ...  Continue Reading

  • May 11, 2010 11 May'10

    C2000 extends Credit Elevator to comms channel

    The Credit Elevator programme that Computer 2000 runs for small IT resellers is to be transferred to comms dealers and retailers via its Brightstar Europe operation. Under the Ts&Cs, mobile phone dealers can now extend their credit with the ...  Continue Reading

  • May 11, 2010 11 May'10

    ASUS sets sales director Brown a golden target

    Netbook pioneer ASUS has handed new UK sales director Phil Brown the task of transforming the operation into a top three player by 2011. As reported by MicroScope, Brown left Samsung in February after leading its meteoric rise in the notebook ...  Continue Reading

  • May 11, 2010 11 May'10

    Cloud computing a positive for hard drive specialists

    Industry observers that thought cloud computing was going to be bad for the hard drive business might be surprised to hear those selling the products describing it as one of the best things that has ever happened to the industry. The growth in data...  Continue Reading

  • May 11, 2010 11 May'10

    Political stalemate is impacting SME confidence

    The on-going uncertainty over who is going to be running the country is having an impact on business confidence in the SME sector. Since last Thursday's general election the results have produced a hung parliament with the Liberal Democrats holding...  Continue Reading

  • May 11, 2010 11 May'10

    Pity Rafa now he's mistaken for a reseller

    If things weren't bad enough for Liverpool FC manager Rafa Benitez then imagine the moment when he was mistaken for a reseller. As his season drifted into a disappointing end he was spotted at Watford Gap services by a couple of Niman's staffers ...  Continue Reading

  • May 11, 2010 11 May'10

    Software piracy costs UK economy £1bn

    The piracy rate in the UK has remain unchanged in the last year indicating that the recession did not produce an increase in the number of users cutting corners to save money. According to the latest figures put together by IDC on behalf of the ...  Continue Reading

  • May 10, 2010 10 May'10

    The cloud is putting a smile on the faces of hard drive sellers

    A few years ago in a conversation with a Seagate executive set out a vision of the world that was full of hard drives. Your PC, TV, car and even fridge would all have drives and even more opportunities would emerge. That conversation pre-dated the ...  Continue Reading

  • May 10, 2010 10 May'10

    IBM turns its back on PartnerWorld 2010

    Resellers have branded IBM's decision to cancel PartnerWorld for the second consecutive year as a missed trick. The annual event was called off in 2009 due to the economic crisis but with the recession lifting, the way was clear for it to be put ...  Continue Reading