• September 28, 2010 28 Sep'10

    Users warned to keep eyes peeled for pirate goods

    Users have been warned by anti-piracy bodies that they need to be on the look out for counterfeit software with large amounts of illegal products swamping the market. The latest figures from Trading Standards indicate that there has been a ...  Continue Reading

  • September 28, 2010 28 Sep'10

    Orange Business Services signs up to cloud alliance

    Hosted network services provider Orange Business Services has signed up to a new alliance with Cisco, EMC and VMware to target enterprises with cloud-basedinfrastructure and software-as-a-service solutions. The Flexible 4 Business alliance will ...  Continue Reading

  • September 28, 2010 28 Sep'10

    Comms gadget-fest continues as RIM tablet touches down

    It's shaping up to be a busy couple of weeks on the comms gadget front, which is of course just how we like it. Following the launch of Avaya's Not-A-Tablet tablet earlier in September, BlackBerry-picker RIM weighed in with a now-fulfilled promise ...  Continue Reading

  • September 28, 2010 28 Sep'10

    PCI checklist approach a false economy for retailers

    With the latest deadline in credit card data compliance just two days away there are fears being expressed in the security industry over the position of retailers. From Thursday all level one merchants, those processing more than six million ...  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    The vertical cloud sale

    The industry used to like the phrase; get big, bet niche or get out' and it might have some place to play in the cloud era. The talk up to now has been of private or public clouds but there could be a vertical pitch emerging as well. The experiences...  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    IBM buys Blade Network Technologies

    In a long-anticipated response to its rivals' advance on the data centre environment, IBM has bought virtualisation software, blade server and top-of-rack switch builder Blade Network Technologies for an undisclosed sum. The two firms have ...  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    Vendor reseller relationships still matter in the cloud

    The growth of cloud computing has made many wonder if vendors still need resellers. After all, why pay someone else to 'hand hold' a customer when the customer never actually unwraps, installs or even touches the technology directly?  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    Kelway profits up as firm explores future expansion options

    Kelway is tracking a sales run rate close to £230m for fiscal 2011 and has three finance options on the table to underpin continued expansion through acquisition. The London-based reseller has filed financials for the 12 months to 31 March ...  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    Enterprise failure to backup virtualised data wasting thousands

    The failure by many large enterprises to monitor the backup and recovery of their virtualised data is costing tens of thousands of pounds in failed data recoveries. According to research from Veeam only 2% of large enterprises it quizzed were ...  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    Magirus bundles up data centre market

    Data centre distributor Magirus is attempting a run at what it calls the "untapped" low-end market for data centre and cloud based computing with the launch of a new unified data centre offering dubbed vBundle. Available to SME-focused ...  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    Diagonal not for sale, says 2e2

    2e2's decision to maintain the Diagonal brand and distinct organisational structure is not an indication that the business will be sold, the firm has insisted. As revealed last week, the integration of Morse is progressing as 2e2folds the business ...  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    ChangeBASE looks for migration specialists

    The ongoing migration from legacy systems to the world of Windows 7 and emerging applications is creating a customer headache and an opportunity for resellers. Earlier this summer Gartner warned that the lack of skilled software staff was going to ...  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    Apple concessions end planned EC probe

    The European Commission hasabandoned its plannedantitrust probe ofApple after the vendor made a series of concessions surrounding cross-border repair policies and developer restrictions. The Commission had launched a probe into twoaspects of Apple ...  Continue Reading

  • September 27, 2010 27 Sep'10

    Ericsson nabs Nortel switching unit

    Ericsson has acquiredNortel's multi-service switching (MSS)unit for $65m (£41m) after successfully outbidding a consortium made up of private equity money and a little-known comms firm called Samnite Technologies. Last month Nortel struck a ...  Continue Reading

  • September 24, 2010 24 Sep'10

    Will 2e2 sell Diagonal's SAP consulting unit?

    The decision by 2e2 management to keep its SAP services business under the Diagonal brand and in a standalone unit has led to industry talk that it may be sold. This week the integration of Morse into 2e2 became clearer as did the roles that the ...  Continue Reading

  • September 24, 2010 24 Sep'10

    Cisco names worldwide distribution VP

    Cisco'scurrent vice president of worldwide sales enablement Scott Brownhas been named as vice president of the vendor's $10bn plus worldwide distribution business, according to reports. Brown is a 15-year veteran of the networking vendor and has ...  Continue Reading

  • September 24, 2010 24 Sep'10

    Who's next on the network acquisition bandwagon?

    Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson is anticipating the current flurry of M&A activity will continue, and has stoked speculation that Juniper is looking out for a chance to splash the cash, it was reported today.  Continue Reading

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