• March 18, 2011 18 Mar'11

    On yer bike

    The Office of Tax Simplification, a Quango created by the Coalition Government last year to look into simplifying the tax regimes that business and citizens endure, has now presented its findings to the Chancellor.A formal response is expected in ...  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2011 17 Mar'11

    Microsoft admits LAR fee cuts may lead to consolidation

    Microsoft has defended the fundamental changes to LARs fees being implemented in the autumn but admitted that the overhaul may result in partner consolidation. From late September, two thirds of Enterprise Agreements fees on licence sales to named ...  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2011 17 Mar'11

    Despite spam dip security channel has to continue education

    The dip in spam activity over the last few months might have given customers the idea that the fight against the malicious inbox blocking emails has been won. Spam levels dropped over the Christmas period and Symantec, which monitors levels ...  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2011 17 Mar'11

    Is predictive analytics for the future of BI?

    by Peter Walker, UK country manager, Information Builders Business intelligence (BI) projects remain a priority for many organisations, with areas such as predictive analytics gaining traction as more and more companies look to leverage their ...  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2011 17 Mar'11

    Hosted comms market lacks coherent distribution model

    The revenue share of hosted communications servcies will soon be nipping at the heels of the on-premise model when it comes to enterprise comms deployments, according to new research from analysts at Frost and Sullivan, but lacks a coherent channel ...  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2011 17 Mar'11

    ScanSource is on the road to Hull

    Avaya, Panasonic and ShoreTel distie ScanSource is expanding its UK footprint into the north of England with the addition of a demo and training centre at its branch office in Hull, which 'til now had dealt with the firm's barcode contracts. ...  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2011 17 Mar'11

    Resellers get on Dell's KACE

    A number of resellers have signed up as Dell KACE Certified partners in the UK to expand their formal relationship with the Texan tech titan's systems management business. The names include Kelway, Lanway, Sofcat, SBL, CCS Media and Ricoh, who join ...  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2011 17 Mar'11

    Websense shares rise after sale talk

    Websense could be getting closer to selling itself after it emerged the vendor had turned to acquisition advisors to steer it through a sale process. According to Reuters, the security specialist known for both web and email filtering, which could ...  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2011 17 Mar'11

    Logicalis acquires Inca Software for £8.65m

    Logicalis is forking out £8.65m to acquire the UK's largest IBM Cognos reseller Inca Software as it makes a play for the business analytics market. Under the terms of the deal, Inca parent Avisen will receive £6m on completion of the ...  Continue Reading

  • March 17, 2011 17 Mar'11

    VAT changes in the Channel

    The VAT rules that allow firms in the Channel Islands to undercut UK mainland rivals are looking like they're about to end. Originally set up to help Guernsey flower growers, the VAT exemption allows traders to despatch items priced under £...  Continue Reading