• January 24, 2011 24 Jan'11

    Small firms still waiting for access to credit to ease

    Those SMEs hoping that the government would make moves to ease up lending will have to wait longer for the banks to change their tight-fisted attitude towards small businesses. The topic of credit for small firms has been a hot potato for the last ...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2011 24 Jan'11

    Gamma wants to build castles in the air

    Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it, so the saying goes. So Gamma CEO Bob Falconer has abandoned his catapult and is taking far more sophisticated weapons with him on his next crusade. Gamma Telecom isconducting a castle...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2011 24 Jan'11

    Upping the ante with anti-avoidance

    The Government has published draft legislation that aims to stop tax avoidance through the use of what HMRC calls 'disguised remuneration' arrangements. The legislation is primarily aimed at family benefit trusts, sub-trusts and employer ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    Comstor handed Tandberg contract as Avnet leaves fold

    Comstor has laughed off Avnet's parting threat to switch sell Tandberg reseller partners to Avaya, as it prepares to join Azlan in distributing the videoconferencing specialist across Europe. Reseller and distributor contracts are moving from ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    Cisco names Brocklehurst as UK distribution boss

    Cisco has ushered in a new head of UK distribution with regional sales manager Andy Brocklehurst stepping into the shoes of Gordon Mackintosh, who has left for warmer climes to take a senior role in the vendor's global SME sales programme. After two...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    Don't let banks control your destiny, says boss of new online angel for start ups, Business.co.uk

    Here's Nick Ogden. He was around at the dawn of the internetand, unlike many of us, he didn't squander his opportunity. Now the founder of WorldPay wants to give something back by helping startups Yesterday this column met Nick Ogden (see picture), ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    3 wins out in broadband sales race

    An uncomonnlyreasonable approach to mobile broadband usage has helped mobile network3book the mostbroadband sales in 2010, according to figures gathered by broadband comparison website Broadbandgenie. Last year Hutchison Whampoa-owned 3- whichis ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    The banks have to start lending again

    Now and again I'm afraid to admit I catch the One Show on TV. Most of the time the programme seems to be full of items either promoting forthcoming programmes or helping keep an odd assortment of presenters employed. But the other night a feature ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    Lenovo to take major stake in NEC PC biz?

    Resellers will be interested in the reports emerging this morning that Lenovo is considering buying a controlling stake in NEC's PC business....if they live in Japan. The channel and end-users have a lnog memory and though Lenovo's star is shining ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    Polycom profits soar once again

    Video and unified communicationsspecialist Polycom has posted a new sales record for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2010, as the market for business video technology and applications continues to expand. The firm made total sales of $340m (&...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    What is the right services model for the channel?

    Should services be sold on behalf of vendors or independently? That's a question that has exercised the minds of quite a few channel partners in recent times. A number of businesses will have already made the required investment to build up ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    The security year ahead

    Shaul Efraim, VP products and marketing, Tufin Technology In 2011, network security teams will find themselves managing more firewalls from multiple vendors. Those firewalls will be serving multiple purposes, ranging from traditional perimeter ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    In-depth: The rights and wrongs of packaging

    Legislation has been in force for several years that is intended to restrict the amount of packaging used by companies, writes Elizabeth Hyde. However, many businesses remain unaware that even if they do not produce the original packaging, they may ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    IT budgets flat as belt tightening continues through 2011

    IT budgets will not return to pre-recessionary levels this year remaining flat globally as customers look to continue savings money and consolidating their technology operations. According to a global CIO study from Gartner the most optimistic ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    In-depth: Plenty of activity in the education market

    For those resellers prepared to take it on, the education market has always looked like an attractive prospect: schools and higher education institutions will always pay their bills, and are likely to be loyal customers, writes Simon Vail. At first ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    HP adds ex-Alcatel-Lucent CEO Russo, eBay's Whitman to board

    Former Alcatel-Lucent CEO Patricia Russo, who was ditched in 2008 afterpresiding over astring of poor results and a boardroom spat, has joined HP's board in a shake-up following the appointment of Léo Apotheker as CEO. Russo, who also holds ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    Government moves to firm up cost structure for piracy fight

    The government has taken a step closer to cementing legislation around the cost structure for tackling online piracy in the Digital Economy Act. Secondary legislation is being put before parliament and will be debated in both houses to confirm that ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 21 January 2011

    Computacenter CEO: we'll look to acquire this year Computacenter will use its cash pile to fund acquisitions or return cash to shareholders in the second half of the year, according to chief executive Mike Norris.The services-based reseller last ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    'Bring your own IT' is a great idea, but can you trust your kids?

    A particularly enlightened CIO might be willing to risk his network and let employees bring their own devices to work, but how would you feel about trying the same exercise with a classroom of 14-year old kids? A survey conducted by analysts at ...  Continue Reading

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    Corporation Tax alert for businesses

    HMRC has issued an urgent alert about important changes to Corporation Tax coming in this April. The changes will require all company tax returns sent in from April 2011 to be filed online, for accounting periods ending after 31 March 2010, in a ...  Continue Reading

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