• October 12, 2011 12 Oct'11

    Vertical markets will keep IT spending going

    Despite the ongoing economic uncertainty across the Eurozone that is causing concern around the world IT spending is set to recover from its low points at the height of the recession a couple of years ago. The latest forecasts of Western European ...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2011 12 Oct'11

    Lack of confidence in small players benefits Westcon, Logicalis

    Datatec, the parent of networking and convergence distie Westcon, services house Logicalis and support specialist Intact, has suggested that a lack of business confidence in smaller channeloutfits has played into its hands in recent months. Chief ...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2011 12 Oct'11

    IBM takes wraps off SmartCloud

    IBM has taken the wraps off a set of cloud offerings targeted at enterprise customers announcing its ambition to support 200m users by the end of next year as it encourages a shift to hosted services. Big Blue's SmartCloud, a software and services ...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2011 12 Oct'11

    Penalty warning for paper tax returns

    With the 31 October deadline for paper tax returns very close, HMRC is urging taxpayers to get their paper tax return in on time, or face a penalty.  Continue Reading

  • October 11, 2011 11 Oct'11

    Micro-P contract to boost TRENDnet market exposure

    Wired and wireless networking vendor TRENDnet is the latest vendor to be added to Micro-P's expanding line card. The distributor will have access to TRENDnet's more popular lines, including wireless, powerline, switching and power over Ethernet (PoE...  Continue Reading

  • October 11, 2011 11 Oct'11

    European PC sales tumble in Q3

    Price cuts in a bid by vendors to cut stock levels led to a rise in PC sales volumes but a continued decline in average selling prices continued to be a feature of the market in the third quarter. The latest market analysis from Context, which gets ...  Continue Reading

  • October 11, 2011 11 Oct'11

    Energy back as part of the channel pitch

    Energy seems to be growing in popularity as a buzz word again as more customers look to get their data centres running as efficiently as possible. It has been a while since a sales pitch included a green element but it does appear to be a good idea ...  Continue Reading

  • October 11, 2011 11 Oct'11

    Just how helpful are these online communities?

    One of the best reasons for buying a Mac rather than a PC is that you get a half decent film editing suite and the nice Apple people will train you in how to use it. Superb! A one to one session with an Apple trainer is worth any number of glib ...  Continue Reading

  • October 11, 2011 11 Oct'11

    This new generation has got no standards!

    Many in the industry felt Britain's mobile operators over paid for their 3G licenses on 2000, writes Nick Booth. At £5 billion each in the UK, the general consensus was that Vodafone and Orange would have some serious renegotiation to conduct....  Continue Reading

  • October 11, 2011 11 Oct'11

    Teneo gets into African education sector

    While many channel players fundraise for health causes or local charity projects,infrastructure reseller Teneo is spreading its wings and teaming up with charity Plan UK to fund construction of apre-school facilityin Ghana. Teneo said its employees ...  Continue Reading