• March 08, 2011 08 Mar'11

    Email can be binding

    Can a contract be formed by email? Yes is the simple answer. In a 2010 case involving Prestige Homes v Neal, the Court of Appeal decided, amongst things, that an agreement made by email can become binding. Following a site visit to Mrs Neal...  Continue Reading

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    Steljes set to restructure in face of public sector pressures

    Steljes has notified staff of a company-wide restructure that may lead to redundancies, in response to the shifting dynamics of public sector procurement. The Bagshot-based Specialist AV distributor told its 170 staff of the review that is under way...  Continue Reading

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    Emulex pushes partners towards 10 gig Ethernet market

    Emulex has become the latest storage vendor to move down the networking path with the launch of a new partner scheme designed to foster a transition to 10Gb/s Ethernet (GbE) and network convergence. Historically, the 10Gb Ethernet market is one ...  Continue Reading

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    Comtek takes green network crusade to parliament

    Comms and networking repair services house Comtek, which you may recall we wrote about last November, has taken its campaign for a more environmentally sound approach to the nuts and bolts of the network to the Houses of Parliament. Last week the ...  Continue Reading

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    Chips every night as Brits turn to PC dinners

    It looks as if research conducted by video on demand service SeeSaw may have helped coin a new term for the 21st century. We're all familiar with TV dinners but SeeSaw's research found that one in five of those surveyed regularly ate their evening ...  Continue Reading

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    WD coughs up $4.3bn for HGST

    Western Digital has tabled a bid of $4.25m (£2.6bn) to acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies ending the Japanese HDD vendor's previous preparations for an IPO. The offer includes $3.5m i(£2.15bn) in cash and 25 million WD common ...  Continue Reading

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    Tablets set to support growth in mobile BI

    Mobile business intelligence (BI) might be slow getting going but the technology should be helped by increased sales of tablet PCs. According to predictions from analyst house Forrester the adoption of mobile BU has been held up by a range of ...  Continue Reading

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    CBI calls for Budget support for mid-market firms

    Those hoping that the Budget in a couple of weeks will benefit those SMEs trying to grow this year have been given some positive indications from the Chancellor. Speaking over the weekend at a Conservative Party conference in Cardiff George Osborne...  Continue Reading

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    Nortel loses $2.3bn in fourth quarter

    One-time networking powerhouse Nortel Networks has sunk to yet another multi-billion dollar loss, after being hit with a $2.2bn (£1.34bn) accounting charge in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2010. The charges relate to a change in the ...  Continue Reading

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    TalkTalk Business targets large network deals following rebrand

    Management at business connectivity specialist TalkTalk Business has moved to reassure the channel that taking on the name of its ISP parent - that is frequently under fire from consumer groups - will not harm their businesses, and could help them ...  Continue Reading

  • March 07, 2011 07 Mar'11

    Secondhand love

    Can a user of purchased software resell their licence (and hand over the software) to a third party? That's a question that a German court has asked the European Court of Justice to consider. The case involves Oracle who are upset that usedSoft ...  Continue Reading

  • March 06, 2011 06 Mar'11

    SIA accuses Oracle of cornering hardware maintenance space

    The Service Industry Association (SIA) has accused Oracle of attemptingto destroy the third-party maintainenace marketby initiating anti-competitive policies on hardware support. The computer services trade body has lodged complaints with the ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    Distie veteran French set to leave Azlan

    MicroScope understands that the hunt is on for a successor to Azlan boss Ian French, after sources claimed the distribution veteran is returning to his consultancy business, Siceo. French pitched up at Azlan, the enterprise infrastructure unit of ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    HP plans changes to ESSN distributor contracts

    HP is planning to introduce a contractual threshold for ESSN distributors to bolster its foothold in the unattended space - resellers not managed by the vendor - in a move that some logistics partners fear may lead to dramatic price cutting. The ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    IBM Pulse, Las Vegas - it was literally Orbsome

    Pulse: It's not a new energy drink or a trade magazine for GPs. Well, it is a trade mag for doctors, but that's another story. Pulse is IBM's flagship service management event that asks how we can optimise the world's infrastructure and ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    Deloitte's fantastic new crisis management application - a phone!

    Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has developed a new system to help businesses handle disasters and crises. It's called Bamboo. It's a Smartphone. So where there's a crisis, you whip out your 'phone' and get help. Good grief! Whatever ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    Balloon stunt for new game leaves THQ red faced

    More from the inexhaustible supply of idiotic publicity stunts by IT companies: game developer THQ has landed in hot water San Francisco Bay water with a harebrained stunt to promote its latest masterwork. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, ...  Continue Reading