• August 19, 2010 19 Aug'10

    Systems integration, managed services shine for DiData

    Dimension Data's Systems Integration and Managed Services units put in a strong trading performance for the three months to the end of June, the South Africa-based, London-listed firm said this morning in an interim management statement. Trading in ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    Bell and Avnet's BBQ bonanza

    Bell Microproducts UK boss John Toal has committed to naming his management structure and key personnel by the end of this month, earlier than the deadline for EMEA set by the regional bigwag Graeme Watt. Management at the Surrey-based distributor ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    Oracle to cut Interface Solutions from channel say sources

    The rumour mill has been going into overdrive that current Oracle Sun distributor Interface and several other newcomers that were vying for the contract have not made the grade. As revealed last month, Oracle had put out of request for information ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    Microsoft reviews distribution partners

    Microsoft has embarked on a business review with eight UK distribution partners and while rationalisation is not at the top the agenda, the software giant refused to rule out cuts. The evaluation of OEM distributors Enta Technology, VIP, Micro P ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    Shareholders display discontent with CEO Michael Dell

    One quarter of Dell shareholders have registered their frustration with the performance of the company by refusing to back CEO, chairman and founder Michael Dell's re-election to the board. In a regulatory filing lodged with the SEC yesterday, the ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    Banks failure to value reseller property hitting loans

    The failure by banks to value reseller property properly is having an impact on the amount they loan using buildings as security. The property market has taken a tumble during the recession and stalled in the potential recovery with valuations not ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    Quicke? No that's not me.

    I'm busy collecting the deed poll details just in case any of my social networking activity embarrasses me so much I have to resort to changing my identity. This might sound extreme but according to Google boss Eric Schmidt he thinks children will ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    For executives looking for work anonymity can be crucial

    One of the main features of social networking is that you share almost everything. You know when someone is having a coffee, catching a flight or their feelings on the football. But imagine for a second you are sitting in an office running the ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    Google wants your unified comms business

    If you're selling unified comms and collaboration, it's time to accept Google is a competitor and up your game accordingly.  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    SME insolvencies continue to fall

    The level of insolvencies among SME firms in the IT sector continue to drop from the grip of recession last year but larger firms continue to run into difficulty. According to figures for July from Experian the SME community across all business ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    Viatel joins BT shared broadband trials

    Business comms provider Viatel is to participate in trials of BT Wholesale's Real Time Quality of Service (QoS) over shared broadband service, in the hope of fast-tracking business relevant comms services such as VoIP and on-demand apps. Ultimately,...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2010 17 Aug'10

    Time to talk things up

    This isn't a blog written with a political agenda just one driven by frustration because surely the time for the negative messages has come and gone and now the government should be talking things up? When you see the Chancellor saying that it is ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2010 17 Aug'10

    Public sector spending freeze hits UK server sales

    Austerity measures in the UK public sector resulted in more modest sequential x86 server sales growth in Q2, according to IDC. Shipments declined 9.3% on the last quarter to 74,000 units and were up only 17.9% on the year ago period when sales ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2010 17 Aug'10

    High-street retailers struggling to be ready for PCI

    With the deadline looming for large retailers to get behind the PCI rules governing the way high-street shops look after credit card data many are not ready for to be compliant. From 30 September major retailers will be expected to prove that they ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2010 17 Aug'10

    Time to eat my own dog food

    I once spoke to a particularlyenthusiastic marketing guy at awireless vendor who was very keen to stress that he was using his own technology in the office to demonstrate to resellers exactly why they should sell his product. He used what I thought ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2010 17 Aug'10

    Dell to launch networking and systems management badges

    Dell is introducing reseller certification paths for networking/security and systems management next month amid efforts to build the data centre portfolio for partners. The one-time direct selling Texan purist is formalising the sales ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2010 17 Aug'10

    CA bolsters cloud credentials with 4Base acqusition

    CA has moved to bolster its cloud expertise through the acquisition of 4Base Technology which specialises in moving users from virtualisation to a hosted solution. The details of the cost of the privately held 4Base were undisclosed and the company...  Continue Reading