• March 02, 2011 02 Mar'11

    Jobs springs a surprise by turning up at iPad 2 launch

    It was no surprise that Apple launched iPad 2 tonight but the presence of Steve Jobs to present the product did raise more than a few eyebrows. The Apple CEO is signed off on his third leave of sickness and had not been expected to make the launch ...  Continue Reading

  • March 02, 2011 02 Mar'11

    Shift F7 MD Ognall exits the business

    The owner at Surrey-based reseller Shift F7 Garry King has stepped back into the managing director's seat following the "mutual" split with previous incumbent Simon Ognall. Former managing director at Teksys, Ognall joined Shift F7 in May...  Continue Reading

  • March 02, 2011 02 Mar'11

    Consumerisation of IT hands resellers an opportunity

    The latest research from IBM that has indentified a trend among customers to earmark some spending for endpoint security as workforces become increasingly mobile, backs up numerous ancedotal reports from those selling products aimed at protecting ...  Continue Reading

  • March 02, 2011 02 Mar'11

    Restructuring costs drive Mitel to third quarter loss

    Unified communications vendor Mitel hasposted aGAAPnet loss of $4m, compared to net income of $33.2m this time last year, after being hit by restructuring costs of $7.4m. Non-GAAP income was $8.6m. Third quarter revenues at the vendor, which listed ...  Continue Reading

  • March 02, 2011 02 Mar'11

    Don't bank on the Ombudsman

    Banks are often a law unto themselves. However, customers - both personal and commercial - can seek redress via the Financial Ombudsman Service. Whilst the the FOS can help almost all personal customers of banks when it comes to maladminstration of ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2011 01 Mar'11

    Cisco to partners: no competition in the cloud

    In a now customary packed opener to its annual Partner Summit, Cisco's bosses have told an audience of over 2,000 channel partners that the vendor will not compete with them in the cloud as it launched a new cloud partner programme. Setting out the...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2011 01 Mar'11

    C2000 enters Dragon's Den in bid to acquire Data Select

    The word on the street is that Computer 2000 is leading negotiations with mobile phone and airtime distributor Data Select that could lead to an acquisition. The UK's largestIT distributor, C2000 has ramped investment in its specialist business ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2011 01 Mar'11

    Boffins shift IT dimensions with photonic quantum computing

    This is a representation of a circuit for quantum information processing that makes use of multiport MMI devices. These circuits will bemore compact and robust to fabrication tolerances compared to the current2x2 ports devices. Boffins atthe ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2011 01 Mar'11

    Money can't buy you love, but it can buy you a channel

    Xerox has a very simple strategy when it comes to the channel. If the company decides it needs a particular presence in a country it doesn't get bogged down in appointing distributors and setting up partner accreditations, it just goes out and buys ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2011 01 Mar'11

    HP overhauls rebate model to lure services partners on board

    HP is lowering the barrier to entry for the Services Specialisation Programme (SSP) after admitting the Penetration Rate Index (PRI) it used to measure reseller sales did not work for some larger partners and locked out many smaller ones. The tech ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2011 01 Mar'11

    Lumison splashes £22m on first acquisition

    Infrastructure services outfit Lumison will turn its attentions to acquisition targets in the IT and network services space after forking out £22m for data centre co-location firm Blue Square Data (BSD). Edinburgh-based Lumison already ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2011 01 Mar'11

    Xerox snaps up Canon's largest UK dealer

    Xerox has put its hand in its pocket to fund an acquisition of Scottish-headquartered Concept Group to widen its route to SMEs. The deal means that Xerox will be selling its range of office products and supplies through the Concept Group, which has ...  Continue Reading

  • March 01, 2011 01 Mar'11

    Magirus to slash public sector vBundle costs

    Data centre and network distributor Magirus is making plans to capitalise on the end of the public sector financial year on 5 April by offering 50% discounts on its preconfigured vBundle virtualised data centre packages. The promotional pricing will...  Continue Reading

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