• February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    HP names new EMEA ESSN head

    HP has appointed Frédéric Dussart -former senior vice president of southern Europe, Middle East and Africa at EMC- to the role of EMEA senior vice president and general manager of Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) ...  Continue Reading

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    Redstone cuts 83 jobs as restructuring winds down

    IT andnetwork integrator Redstone is to cut a further 83 members of staff as it re-aligns its cost base to reflectthe restructuring of its three business units, Redstone Converged Solutions, Redstone Managed Solutions and Fujin Systems, into one ...  Continue Reading

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    Google introduces Apps reseller certifications

    Google has introduced the first reseller certification around its apps products to encourage its partner community to take online training and exams. The online giant is starting the certification process with a Deployment Specialist accreditation ...  Continue Reading

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    Google asks kids for social security number details

    Interesting story in New York magazine regarding Google. Seems like the web giant may have been a bit over-zealous in asking schoolkids (aged from six to 12) to provide their name, city of birth, date of birth and the last four digits of their ...  Continue Reading

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    Business services sector set for growth

    Resellers offering professional business services appear to be in a better place than firms that concentrate on the consumer market. The CBI's latest survey of the services sector reveals a full year of decline in the consumer space but growth and ...  Continue Reading

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    Apple shareholders vote to keep succession plans secret

    Apple has managed to block attempts by some shareholders to force it to disclose a CEO succession plan after worries were raised that Steve Jobs might not return from his latest sick leave. The Apple boss has been signed off sick for the third time ...  Continue Reading

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    ACAS offers a guiding light

    ACAS,the Government's arbitration service,and the TUC have produced a new guide entitled " Mediation: A guide for trade union representatives" that aims to raise awareness amongst trade union representatives of the benefits of mediation....  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    Public sector still to get the cloud

    While it's good to have some optimism coming from the latest survey of resellers carried out by CA Technologies there are some surprising findings in its latest Channel Index. One of them was not so much that cloud computing is taking off, but ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    Cloud forecast still hazy outside technology sector, says CA

    Cloud computing sales are gaining traction within thetechnology sector but still lagging in other verticals, according to a new study of channel partnersby IT management solutions vendorCA Technologies. CA questioned 965 resellers across Europe and ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    How many succession plans do you need to succeed?

    Apple shareholders have been getting very exercised about what will happen when CEO Steve Jobs leaves the company. They want a succession plan. There are suggestions Apple already has one in place anyway, but personally I'm bemused by their concerns...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    Former Sophos SME head handed channel reins by SAP

    SAP has appointed the former head of SME at Sophos, John Antunes, as its director of SME and channels. The appointment comes on the day the vendor puts some serious muscle behind its cloud based Business ByDesign portfolio and Antunes will have ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    SAP kicks off Business ByDesign UK partner ecosystem

    SAP has unveiled a handful of partners and a couple of large customers to kick off the launch of its cloud based Business ByDesign ecosystem into the UK. The vendor has been developing its hosted service across Germany, France and the US over the ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    Ingram Micro beefs up UK Blackberry team

    Ingram Micro has appointed Steve Hillman as its UK Telecommunications Products lead as it rolls out RIM's Blackberry mobile lines in the UK. The distributor first announcedit was to distribute Blackberry smartphones, accessories, software and tech ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    Nebulas Solutions expands scope of incubator programme

    Nebulas Solutions has tweaked its technology incubator programme to go beyond just focusing on start-ups to established players that can help the reseller extend its own capabilities. Up until now the incubator programme has been there to help ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    Did you even know Cisco did email?

    If your answer to the question posed in the headline is a resounding "no", then you needn't worry becausethey don't. As part of a shake-up of its collaboration business, Cisco is axing a hosted email service that very few people seem to ...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    HP misses quarterly targets as PC, services sales disappoint

    Léo Apotheker has said that HP has "areas we need to improve" after postinga meagre uptick in sales and missing profit and margin forecasts for the first quarter of its fiscal 2011, which closed on 31 January. The vendorwas punished...  Continue Reading

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    Bribery Act delayed ... again...

    The implementation of the Bribery Act - see BusinessMan 2 November - has been delayed from its proposed start date in April. The cause of the delay is the Ministry of Justice, which still has to publish final Guidance on 'adequate procedures'. This ...  Continue Reading

  • February 22, 2011 22 Feb'11

    PARS Technology demise hastened by VAT carousel fraud

    Administrators of PARS Technology reckonan unpaidVAT claim against HMRC for nearly £2.5m and a weak trading environment causedits recent collapse. As revealed by MicroScope, the UK system builder was placed in the hands of Rendle & Coat ...  Continue Reading

  • February 22, 2011 22 Feb'11

    Ipswitch takes top level VARs direct, cuts discounts for others

    The Network Management division of Ipswitch isinducting toplevel Gold partners into a new two-tier programmeand will reduce discount levels to Silver and Bronze leveldealers through sole distributor Computerlinks in a channel shake-up. Although ...  Continue Reading

  • February 22, 2011 22 Feb'11

    Intel shipping glitch free Sandy Bridge chipsets

    Intelclaims to havefixed the chipset design flawaffecting the latest Sandy Bridge Core processors and is shipping to all customers, writes Jenny Williams. The industry behemoth last month admitted it had discovered a design fault in the 6 series ...  Continue Reading

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