• June 24, 2010 24 Jun'10

    World Cup game causes internet surge

    Fears that World Cup games would put a strain on the network were borne out yesterday as England played its first game during office hours. With the England v Solvenia match streamed by the BBC there were the options for office workers to watch at ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2010 23 Jun'10

    HP wins place on Desktop 21

    HP and the other major vendors frequently talk about the need for resellers to get involvedin sellingservices given the perpetual decline in hardware margins. So it was heart warming to see the US tech monster winninga place on the servcies rich ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2010 23 Jun'10

    Comet parent swings back into profit

    Kesa Electricals has warned that the market will tighten for the rest of the year despite returning to profit at group level with Darty France and Comet offsetting steep losses in developing operations. Sales for the 12 months ended 30 April 2010 ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2010 23 Jun'10

    Clarity on BSF future expected by autumn

    RM is expecting clarity on the future of the Building Schools for the Future programme by the autumn as uncertainty continues to hang over the initiative. As revealed by MicroScope at the back end of last year, some LEAs were bringing forward BSF ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2010 23 Jun'10

    Budget analysis: what it means for business

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer has at last delivered the bad news of the full extent of the spending cuts and tax rises that are needed to bring the fiscal deficit under control within the next five years, Paula Tallon gauges the impact for ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2010 23 Jun'10

    Good bosses need to stand up and allow the fun today

    I'm being a good boss today one director of a reseller told me this morning as he reeled off the list of things he was providing for staff this afternoon. "A big screen, a couple of barrels of beer and some crisps," were being offered to ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2010 23 Jun'10

    Software pirates face additional pressure from US

    British software pirates might have thought life was hard enough fending off the Business Software Alliance, the Federation Against Software Theft and Microsoft but the war against them just took a global turn with US anti-piracy groups wading in. ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2010 23 Jun'10

    Red Hat deliver solid revenues in Q1

    Linux specialist Red Hat has delivered strong numbers for its first quarter bolstered by decent subscriptions and services revenues. For the three months ended 31 May revenues increased by 20% to $209.1m with subscription revenue also going up by ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2010 23 Jun'10

    iPad sales hit 3m in just 80 days

    Things continue to tick along nicely for Apple as the vendor marks hitting the 3m sales mark on the iPad in under three months. The tablet had already shipped a couple of million in its first 60 days but has seen the sales continue to grow on the ...  Continue Reading

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Will Arrow ECS target the right credit note with resellers?

    Amid yesterday's slew of acquisition stories was the takeover of UK distributor Sphinx Group by market mover and shaker Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions. Consolidation is a natural evolution of a maturing market but many of the resellers that ...  Continue Reading