• October 19, 2011 19 Oct'11

    Colt courts cloud disties for white-label service

    Infrastructure provider Colt is on the hunt for distribution partners or cloud aggregators to carry its recently launched Enterprise Cloud, a VMware vCloud datacentre service launched over the summer. Speaking at VMworld in Copenhagen, the firm's ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2011 19 Oct'11

    iPhone 5 no show rocks Apple results

    Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has had a tough ride ever since he stepped into Steve Jobs' rather large shoes by upsetting the faithful with the lack of an iPhone 5 and now delivering worse than expected results. The Mac maker was expected to unveil ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2011 19 Oct'11

    Don't quote me

    Executive pay has never really left the spotlight. However, in today's straightened times, it's a very hot topic especially as executive pay of quoted companies is rising much faster than the pay of workers. And so the Government has recently ...  Continue Reading

  • October 18, 2011 18 Oct'11

    Cloud business booms for IBM

    IBM has already more than doubled the cloud revenue it generated last year in the first three quarters of 2011 underlining that the hosted side of the business is growing faster than almost any other. Big Blue has been talking up the cloud to ...  Continue Reading

  • October 18, 2011 18 Oct'11

    Negligence and dismissals

    In most cases, serious negligence could be grounds for gross misconduct. But what happens if an employee has a lucky escape and nothing results from the negligence? Will a dismissal be unfair? Sadly for employees, the answer is 'yes' according to an...  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2011 17 Oct'11

    Onyx gets £15m injection for acquisition spree

    Private equity group ISIS Equity Partners has acquired midmarket services provider Onyx Group for £27m, and injected a further £15m into the firm to fund itsacquisition strategy. North-east England-based Onyx has boughta numberof firms ...  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2011 17 Oct'11

    Enterprise demand for UTM benefits WatchGuard

    The appetite for unified threat management (UTM) appliances appears to have remained undiminished with WatchGuard talking up its third quarter sales with the UK delivering a strong performance. The privately held company doesn't break down its ...  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2011 17 Oct'11

    Lanway bolsters managed services business

    Public sector cuts have prompted a change of direction at AV education specialist Lanway over the last year and a half with the reseller moving into the managed services arena and now making a major appointment to beef up that side of its business....  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2011 17 Oct'11

    Channel investor burned in Fox Werrity scandal

    Venture capitalist and channel investor Jon Moulton, who rescued failing networking integrator Calyx in 2010, has distanced himself from thegrowing scandal surrounding ousted defence secretary Liam Fox and his associate Adam Werrity after it emerged...  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2011 17 Oct'11

    SAP shares upbeat results with the market early

    It's results might not be out but SAP has felt confident enough to offer investors a preview of its performance in the third quarter which has featured increases in both software and services revenue. The vendor isn't issuing its full results until...  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2011 17 Oct'11

    Celebs turn out to bid farewell to Jobs

    A former President, frontman of one of the largest rock bands and Apple executives stood shoulder to shoulder last night to bid farewell to Steve Jobs in a memorial service. Apple staff will get their chance on Wednesday to mark their own tribute ...  Continue Reading

  • October 17, 2011 17 Oct'11

    Olympic Workforce?

    With the Olympics less than a year away, employers should start thinking about writing a specific Olympics policy to deal with requests for leave as well as any unauthorised absences. Any policy written needs to handle issues such as flexible ...  Continue Reading

  • October 14, 2011 14 Oct'11

    Nortel pension deficit appeal rejected

    An appeal against last December's landmark rulingthat Nortel was to be held liable for a £2.1bn hole in its UK pension scheme has today been thrown out in an apparent victory for The Pensions Regulator and many thousands of ex-Nortel workers ...  Continue Reading