• January 25, 2011 25 Jan'11

    BT Wholesale to cut prices for ISPs

    BT Wholesale has announced a 25% cut to its Wholesale Ethernet Etherway connection charge for a six month period to the end of July. The move comes just days after regulatorOfcom proposed significant reductions in the prices BT is allowed to charge ...  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2011 25 Jan'11

    Riverbed adds Avnet to UK distribution stable

    Riverbed is expanding its reach beyond its traditional value added, niche distribution proposition with the signing of Avnet Technology Solutions in the UK. The WAN optimisation vendor already works with Arrow, VADition and Zycko in the UK, and ...  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2011 25 Jan'11

    Security breach could cost cosmetics firm

    Those wondering what the implications are for failing to uphold PCI DSS security guidelines around credit card transactions might have their curiosity satisfied if soap retailer Lush gets hauled over the coals. The high-street organic cosmetics firm...  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2011 25 Jan'11

    Windows 7 tablets leave Microsoft breathless

    Microsoft has launched its latest salvo against Apple's iPad, extolling the virtues of Windows 7-based tablets to enterprise customers, according to some slides from a Microsoft presentation to reseller partners obtained by ZDNet. Some unkind souls...  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2011 25 Jan'11

    Notebooks fend off netbook challenge

    Notebooks ended the year with strong sales demonstrating there is more to portable technology than tablets and netbooks. According to the latest Q4 figures from GfK retail notebook sales grew by 12% in value and 5% in volume year-on-year, which was...  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2011 25 Jan'11

    New joint filing service

    Last week - 21 January - we looked briefly at a new requirement for electronic filing of Corporation Tax returns. As a followup, HMRC and Companies House have launched a new joint filing service for company accounts. The new service means that ...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2011 24 Jan'11

    Lenovo recruits veterans to bolster enterprise team

    Lenovo has recruited two industry old timers to boost its corporate sales team with Steve Kendall-Smith climbing on board as director of public sector and Nick Nonini as enterprise sales director. IT veteran Nonini, who was sales director for global...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2011 24 Jan'11

    Avnet hires and fires staff as Bell integration nears end

    Avnet Technology Solutions has confirmed the loss of 40 jobs, largely from Bell Microproducts' former headquarters in Chessington but added it is hiring to cover new vendor signings and a European accounts payable hub launching in Bracknell. The ...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2011 24 Jan'11

    App migration specialist Camwood wins 12 month project with Babcock

    This Windows migration is a messy business.Camwood, a specialist in this area, has won a 12 month contract with engineering group Babcock International to transform its applications. Its programme of action is to rationalise and categorise Babcock's...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2011 24 Jan'11

    HP vows to raise user marketing for Gold partner specialisations

    HP has admitted that it needs to drive more meaning into the Gold partner accreditation for end-user customers in light of recent changes to the programme. The total number of Gold partners in HP's Preferred Partner Programme (PPP) has risen from ...  Continue Reading