• April 29, 2011 29 Apr'11

    Apple overtakes Microsoft on revenue and profit

    A landmark of sorts was reached this month when Apple overtook Microsoft in terms of revenue and profits in the respective companies' most recent quarterly financial results. The difference in the figures from a revenue perspective are quite ...  Continue Reading

  • April 29, 2011 29 Apr'11

    Offshore tax evaders

    HM Revenue & Customs is reminding tax evaders hiding money offshore that they can now face new penalties of up to 200 per cent. Penalties for offshore non-compliance - for income tax and capital gains tax - will now be linked to the tax ...  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2011 28 Apr'11

    Green resellers sought by European cloud group

    Resellers with sustainable credentials and datacentre expertise are being targeted to add some muscle to the Green Unbreakable Cloud Iniative (GUCI). The group, established by a collection of vendors including Amplidata, A-Server, Dacentec and ...  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2011 28 Apr'11

    Services demand benefits SAP

    The subscription revenues might have remained flat but strong demand for services are feeding through to SAP and its channel partners. The software player revealed that the highlights of its first quarter results, for the three months ended 31 ...  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2011 28 Apr'11

    There's more to IT projects than cutting costs

    Interesting to see that cost-cutting has slipped down the agenda when it comes to investing in IT, at least according to the Pearlfinders Q1 Technology Index. The Index, which monitors trends and opinions in the IT world, says cost-cutting is now ...  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2011 28 Apr'11

    Ingram bulks up RIM lines with UC kit

    Ingram Micro has added the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) UC suite to its RIM line-card The distributor added RIM's mobility lines to its portfolio back in Decemberas part of a push to beef up its comms distribution nous. Two months ago it ...  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2011 28 Apr'11

    Fortinet acquires VoIP vendor TalkSwitch

    UTM and network security vendor Fortinet has acquired VoIP PBX specialist TalkSwitch to expand its reach into the multi-service business gateway market through the addition of IP telephony devices to its portfolio. Privately-held TalkSwitch has a ...  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2011 28 Apr'11

    Pool car going for a swim?

    HMRC are known to be vigorous when it comes to pursuing tax it believes is owed and the case of Securidoor proves the point well. Mrs Ryan-Munden was a director of Securidoor and during a visit to the firm in 2006, HMRC found that the company ...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    MicroScope ACEs postponed

    The MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs) have been postponed and will no longer take place on 16 June. The decision to postpone the awards comes in the wake of a change of ownership to MicroScope after Reed Business Information sold the ...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    HP trade-in scheme to exploit Cisco refresh cycle

    HP Networking has announced an EMEA trade-in programme on end-of-life Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switching gear, WLAN controllers and routers. Itestimates that there could be $9bn (£5.4bn) worth of Cisco networking equipment approaching the end ...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    ShoreTel moves to plug supply chain gap

    Unified comms vendor ShoreTel is moving to plug an emerging gap in the supply chain relating to its IP phoneequipment as a result of the Japanese earthquake. CFO Mike Healy said that "based on current projections, we appear to have an adequate ...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Sony warns millions of PlayStation Network users after hack

    Sony has admitted that hackers have accessed the personal details of millions of PlayStation Network users that may include credit card details, writes Warwick Ashford. The network's 77 million users have been told by e-mail that they are at risk of...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Linux and Mac sales drive operating system market growth

    Decent growth in sales of Linux and Mac operating systems helped the global OS market grow to $30.4bn last year. The 7.8% year-on-year increase was a result of strong demand across all platforms with Microsoft holding its majority share of the ...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Resellers need to be freed from red tape to drive recovery

    One leading SME business group has called for resellers to be freed from red tape if they are going to be able to help the economy grow. In light of the cautious growth in the economy shown by the 0.5% rise in GDP for the first quarter of this year...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Is Stephen Elop the right man to run Nokia?

    Nokia today announced itis todumpits Symbian software activities on Accentureandgive 4,000 employees the heave-ho, with the UK particularly badly affected. This has lead someto ask the question: is former Redmond man Stephen Elop a Trojan horse, and...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Nokia cans 4,000 jobs, dumps Symbian on Accenture

    Troubled mobility vendor Nokia is to cut 4,000 workers, mostly in Denmark, Finland and the UK, and will transfer its Symbian software activities - including 3,000 employees - to outsourcing hotshot Accenture. The job losses will take effect in ...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Mystery suitor eyes up Micro Focus

    Embattled software firm Micro Focus, which earlier this month bid farewell to CEO Nigel Clifford, hasrevealed it has received a preliminary approach from a mystery bidder. In a statement to the City, the FTSE 250 firm said the approach was "...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Is the Samsung ML 3310 ND printer a beast or a puppy?

    Every day, productivity in the IT in Context office is threatened by a monster who wants to invade the premises and eat every piece of paper she can get her teeth on. We call this monster Molly. (see left) But Molly isn't the most dangerous paper ...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Agency workers regulations

    The Government has now published guidance to accompany the Agency Workers Regulations that comes into force on 1 October of this year. The Regulations bring in the EU's directive on temporary agency work The main change, as far as businesses are...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2011 26 Apr'11

    Entanet savages Digital Economy review verdict

    Comms wholesaler Entanet has laid into last week's dismissal of a Judicial Review into the legality of the controversial Digital Economy Act. The review, launched by BT and TalkTalk, was thrown out last week by Mr Justice Kenneth Parker, who ...  Continue Reading