• June 16, 2010 16 Jun'10

    Digital Britain could become key element of recovery

    The managing director of TalkTalk's b-2-b division Opal, Paul Lawton, has called for the new government to assess the direction of the Digital Britain project and make strategic changes to it, saying it could become a key element of the fragile ...  Continue Reading

  • June 15, 2010 15 Jun'10

    Three SME resellers rocked by £20,000 fraud

    The channel has been warned to lookout for suspicious orders following a spate of costly long term frauds perpetrated against resellers. In recent weeks three resellers have delivered £20,000 worth of laptops to fraudsters that ordered the kit...  Continue Reading

  • June 15, 2010 15 Jun'10

    Online fraud costs UK businesses £400k each

    Online fraud cost UK businesses an average of £400,000 last year with more than half of UK firms identifying criminal activity as one of the main threats to their livelihoods. The 2010 edition of the UK Online Fraud Report, commissioned by ...  Continue Reading

  • June 14, 2010 14 Jun'10

    Dell creates $100m reserve for SEC charges

    Dell has taken a charge of $100m on its recently filed fiscal Q1 profits to establish a reserve for the potential settlement of a five-year Securities and Exchange Commission investigation. The agreement, which includes the liability payment and a ...  Continue Reading

  • June 14, 2010 14 Jun'10

    Statistics and arguments surround economic predictions

    That phrase 'lies, damned lies and statistics' is an apt one to describe the arguments that have erupted over the health of the UK economy. Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has been waiting all weekend for the arrival of the latest projections ...  Continue Reading

  • June 14, 2010 14 Jun'10

    FAST sends warning it means business with Trading Standards

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has stepped up its fight against software pirates working with Trading Standards to target those businesses that are using illegal software. The two organisations have a history of cooperation on the ...  Continue Reading

  • June 14, 2010 14 Jun'10

    SaaS not set for the predicted dominance

    Hosted software will play a major role in the future but not the dominant that some market watchers expected it could have. The dose of realism about the prospects for SaaS has come from Gartner which has noted that the overwhelming majority of ...  Continue Reading

  • June 14, 2010 14 Jun'10

    Ex-ProCurve boss Soto to lead Brocade EMEA sales

    Alberto Soto, the former vice president and general manager of Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve networking division - now HP Networking - has joined storage and infrastructure vendor Brocade to head up its EMEA sales team. Soto replaces Ulrich ...  Continue Reading

  • June 11, 2010 11 Jun'10

    European M&A market hits two year high

    A series of billion-dollar buys last month pushed the combined M&A market to a value high of $15.8bn, a level not seen since mid-2008, according to the May 2010 monthly briefing from corporate finance services house Regent. In Europe, a ...  Continue Reading

  • June 11, 2010 11 Jun'10

    After six years SCO's case against Novell ends in defeat

    The long running legal battle between Novell and SCO over a dispute over Linux copyrights has finally ended. A judge has ruled in favour of Novell and closed the case which started in 2004 ending not just that litigation but potential further ...  Continue Reading

  • June 11, 2010 11 Jun'10

    Security budget share to fall through 2011

    The share of the enterprise budget devoted to security spending can and will be safely reduced by as much as 6% through 2011, according to new figures from sector analysts at Gartner. Security spending will account for 5% of the total spend in ...  Continue Reading

  • June 11, 2010 11 Jun'10

    HP must come clean over Palm

    As the assimilation of mobility vendor Palm into the Hewlett-Packard empire nears, several key membersof Palm's webOS dev team have jumped ship. Thebeneficiaries? Palm's rivals Android and Apple. Palm has already lost its veep of human ...  Continue Reading

  • June 11, 2010 11 Jun'10

    Kaspersky, Aveva, Progress join BSA in piracy fight

    by Ian Grant Three leading software firms have joined the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the industry body dedicated to fighting software piracy. The new members are Russian anti-virus software house Kaspersky Labs, the UK engineering software ...  Continue Reading