• November 28, 2011 28 Nov'11

    Government credit easing fund could reach £40bn

    With just a day to go before the Chancellor stands up and delivers the Autumn Statement it's already becoming clear that there should be billions of more pounds worth of credit for SMEs on offer. The credit easing measures that were promised look ...  Continue Reading

  • November 28, 2011 28 Nov'11

    Tough economic conditions hit Phoenix bottom line

    The tough economic climate and longer sale cycles have taken their toll on the bottom line at Phoenix IT Group with its half year results showing a drop in revenue and pre-tax profits. In an interium set of results the channel player reported ...  Continue Reading

  • November 25, 2011 25 Nov'11

    Government brings in vendors to combat cyber threat

    Security vendors have been given a chance to help the government improve levels of cyber security as part of a raft of measures taken to increase levels of protection against criminals and nation state attacks. The government has produced its Cyber...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2011 24 Nov'11

    Cloud aggregators may store up channel conflict

    The future of distributors in the cloud does not necessarily entail becoming an aggregator ofSaaS offerings, which could lead toincreased channel conflict,according to sector VAD Cloud Distribution. Speaking to MicroScope as the firm announced a ...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2011 24 Nov'11

    Iomart buy-and-build bandwagon heads to Scotland

    Hostingand cloud services provider iomart Group has forked out £2.48m to acquire fellow Glasgow-based infrastructure provider EQSN, and signalled its ambition to continue growing through acquisitions that "add depth and value" to its...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2011 24 Nov'11

    Caution remains as Dixons losses deepen

    The retail sector has taken a hammering in recent months with Best Buy opting to close its stores, Kesa selling Comet for £2 and Dixons seeing its losses year-on-year continue to mount. Although Dixons reported a £25.3m loss for the ...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2011 24 Nov'11

    WD given EU green light to buy Hitachi HDD business

    Western Digital has been given the green light by the European Commission to complete its purchase of Hitachi's hard disk drive business. The $4.3bn deal had been referred to the EU's competition regulator because it tied up the second and third ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2011 23 Nov'11

    Insight signs up as SAP cloud partner

    Insight has signed up to become a SAP Business ByDesign reseller adding its own services to those included in business intelligence vendors cloud suite. SAP has been pushing its Business ByDesign product line promoting it to the channel as an ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2011 23 Nov'11

    Local councils continue to lose personal data

    The public sector continues to leak data at a worrying rate providing those resellers selling security and data management services with a fairly regular source of reference points to back up the pitch. The message about the need to protect data ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2011 23 Nov'11

    Cisco boss Phil Smith gets government nod

    Phil Smith, UK and Ireland CEO at Cisco, has been formally named as the new chair of the government's Technology Strategy Board, having been nominated earlier this year to replace IBM's Graham Spittle. The TSB isanexecutive Non Departmental Public ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2011 23 Nov'11

    Resellers urged to make cloud transition

    The time resellers have to make the move to the cloud is getting shorter with most in the channel advising a transition towards the hosted model if the growth in the market is going to be taken advantage of. Although the expectation is that then ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2011 23 Nov'11

    KCOM profits heading in right direction

    Half-yearly profitsat comms and networking provider KCOM Group are heading upwards on the back of a number of key public and private sector sales, including the awarding of preferred bidder status on a new Public Sector Network (PSN) contract in the...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2011 23 Nov'11

    HP server business cleans up after Thai floods, says Whitman

    Increasingly constrained supplies of hard disk drives as a result of the Thai flooding disaster heading into 2012 will play into HP's hands, according to CEO Meg Whitman. Presiding over her first quarterly earnings release since taking over the ...  Continue Reading