• May 06, 2010 06 May'10

    Losses widen at Alcatel-Lucent

    Year-on-year net losses at Alcatel-Lucent widened to €515m (£437.4m) from €402m, after tightening components availability hobbled its ability to keep up with the economic recovery in Q1, the comms vendor revealed on Thursday morning. First...  Continue Reading

  • May 05, 2010 05 May'10

    Arrow Electronics component arm hits the mark in solid Q1

    Arrow Electronics' component business was the profit and revenue driver in a solid set of first quarter financials but a decline in server sales hindered growth in its infrastructure division. For the period ended 3 April, profits grew 225% to $87m...  Continue Reading

  • May 05, 2010 05 May'10

    Northamber notes Q3 sales tightness, April demand sluggish

    Northamber cited challenging market conditions and its decision not to chase "empty revenues" as reasons for the continued sales slide in its fiscal third quarter. The Surrey-based distributor, which today posted an interim statement for ...  Continue Reading

  • May 05, 2010 05 May'10

    IBM picks up cloud services expertise

    IBM has extended its cloud services capabilities after picking up Californian cloud integration software and services specialist Cast Iron Systems for an undisclosed sum. IBM said it expects the global cloud market to see CAGR of 28% between ...  Continue Reading

  • May 05, 2010 05 May'10

    Colt numbers down as voice sales slide

    Business comms provider Colt Telecom Group saw year-on-year declines in both sales and earnings as a decline in voice revenue exceeded growth in data and managed services sales. In unaudited Q1 figures for the three months to the end of March, ...  Continue Reading

  • May 05, 2010 05 May'10

    Sage identifies pent-up SME demand for software

    Pent-up demand in the SME community, caused by the recession, should start to filter through and improve the market for Sage as it looks to continue to build on the recovery. The software vendor issued unaudited half yearly results that showed a ...  Continue Reading

  • May 05, 2010 05 May'10

    SMEs voice concerns over lack of political clarity

    Small businesses remain divided on the prospects that lie ahead economically with a significant number being pessimistic about the months that lie ahead. With talk of a double-dip recession still around the prospects for 2010 post tomorrow's ...  Continue Reading

  • May 05, 2010 05 May'10

    FAST hits hospital with £13,000 settlement

    Highlighting the extent to which unlicensed software can be used across the public sector FAST has secured a £13,000 settlement on behalf of its member Esker in a case against a Sheffield NHS Trust hospital. As a result of a former employee ...  Continue Reading

  • May 05, 2010 05 May'10

    Jobs will have to convert the floating buyer

    So the iPad has already hit the 1 million sales mark making it a more successful launch than the iPhone. Steve Jobs, head honcho at Apple, must be very pleased and perhaps a little relieved. Speaking to a transatlantic contact over the lunch table ...  Continue Reading

  • May 05, 2010 05 May'10

    IT jobs market bounces back to pre-recessionary levels

    The IT job market continues to recover from the doldrums of the recession with the demand for both permanent and temporary staff continuing to grow. The latest monthly figures from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG show ...  Continue Reading

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    HP may hit reboot button on tablet project

    It didn't take long. We're already starting to hear that HP may be dropping development of the Windows-based mobile Slate device it showed off at CES earlier this year. This comes thanks to TechCrunch, which broke ranks last week to posit the ...  Continue Reading

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    Gongs for European Cisco partners

    Azlan and Logicalis were among the worldwide Cisco partners recognised at the vendor's annual partner awards, which were announced in San Francisco last week. Tech Data's enterprise division and networking VAD Azlan scooped the European Channel ...  Continue Reading

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    New partner programmes show networkers lust for glory

    One of the things I'm hoping to use this space for is to flag up some of the new vendor partner programmes in our corner of the industry. It sometimes seems that barely a week goes by without at least one new firm pitching a new programme, and ...  Continue Reading

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    Microsoft highlights channel opportunity to sell to future offices

    The office of the future is going to require technology to make it operate with much greater flexibility as the lines between home and work blur further. According to the report in to The Hybrid Organisation carried out on behalf of Microsoft the ...  Continue Reading

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    Smartphone market sees strengthening growth

    Worldwide shipments of smartphones hit 55.2 million during the first three months of the year with growth hitting 67% year-on-year, according to a new report from Canalys. Despite taking flak for being behind the pack in terms of smartphone ...  Continue Reading

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    Flexibility the key to future offices

    You know that we must be coming out of recession when big vendors stump up the money ro pay for research into working practices of the future. One of the things that has been missing is the large crystal ball-gazing reports that are designed to ...  Continue Reading

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    Services revenue dips through recessionary year

    Services revenue has been hit by the recession with revenues dipping worldwide last year and the consequences are still being felt in the market. According to a report into the global services market from Gartner revenue globally last year reached ...  Continue Reading

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    Alcatel-Lucent gets behind 21CN video plans

    Alcatel-Lucent and BT have signed a five-year deal to expedite the provision of next-generation network services across BT's 21CN (21st Century Network) project. BT said Alcatel-Lucent's High Leverage Network architecture and transformational ...  Continue Reading

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    Apax takes majority stake in Sophos

    Apax Partners has taken a majority stake in security vendor Sophos with the aim of getting a foothold in a strong performing sector. There had been some expectations among the analyst community that Sophos would opt for a listing but the Apax deal ...  Continue Reading

  • May 04, 2010 04 May'10

    Emerson still wants to make Chloride part of its 'cradle to grave' service

    Once bitten, twice shy. Not a bit of it. Not for Emerson Network Power anyway. The company which spans AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, ...  Continue Reading