• May 24, 2011 24 May'11

    Nimans to offer partners O2 white-label options

    Comms distributor Nimans claims to have taken the "next logical step" in the development of its converged communications portfolio after signing a new contract with mobile network operator O2. Under the terms of the new partnership Nimans ...  Continue Reading

  • May 24, 2011 24 May'11

    RM unveils former Dell executive as chairman

    Education specialist RM has announced a shuffling of its senior management just days before its current chairman retires. With current chairman John Leighfield retiring next Wednesday after 17 years of service the vendor has announced the former ...  Continue Reading

  • May 24, 2011 24 May'11

    Volcanic panic strikes again!

    Plus ca change, eh?Save a few airports in Scotland, British airspace remains open following the eruption of another Icelandic volcano, but that hasn't stopped HP from finding an opportunity to big up remote working and video conferencing. Turns out ...  Continue Reading

  • May 24, 2011 24 May'11

    Super-injunction farce could raise questions for networkers

    The sheerfarce surrounding the breaching of so-called super-injunctions on Twitter has reached new heights in the past week. Yesterday, Lib Dem MP John Hemming took the stepof namingRyan Giggsas thefootballer behindone of thesuper-injunctions, and ...  Continue Reading

  • May 24, 2011 24 May'11

    Ballmer reveals Windows 8 is coming next year

    Microsoft resellers can expect to start fielding questions from customers about Windows 8 after Steve Ballmer revealed some of the vendor's plans at a Japanese developers conference. Ballmer not only used the term "Windows 8" but indicated...  Continue Reading

  • May 24, 2011 24 May'11

    Banks failing to lend small firms the funds they promised

    The banks are continuing to fail to provide credit for small businesses and are set to miss the targets they agreed with the government to start providing money to cash strapped firms. But figures from the Bank of England for the first quarter show ...  Continue Reading

  • May 24, 2011 24 May'11

    Be careful what you say

    The giving of references goes to the core of the employer / employee relationship. Get it right and everyone's happy. Make an error and expect serious fallout. This principle applies to correspondence, which although not intended to be a reference ...  Continue Reading

  • May 23, 2011 23 May'11

    Europe shines in upbeat quarter for Tech Data

    European sales shone for Computer 2000 parent Tech Data in the first quarter of its fiscal 2012, which closed on April 30. With regionalrevenues up 18 per cent year-on-year (14 per cent at Euro rates)to $3.7bn (£2.29bn), the region easily ...  Continue Reading

  • May 23, 2011 23 May'11

    Warburton takes wraps off CloudPresence

    Keith Warburton has returned to the channel, just weeks after parting company with the Technology Channels Association, at the helm of an industry group designed to give those selling video conferencing a greater voice. CloudPresence has been set ...  Continue Reading

  • May 23, 2011 23 May'11

    Avnet launches Avaya switch training scheme

    Avnet Technology Solutions is to launch a new programme to provide practical hands-on training on Avaya's Ethernet switching lines. As aformerNorteldistributor, Avnet already has extensive expertise on data networking solution and has made avirtue ...  Continue Reading

  • May 23, 2011 23 May'11

    OKI creates channel role for managed print push

    OKI Printing Solutionshas promoted its channel sales manager, Tressa Whitby, to the newly-created role of head of reseller sales for the UK, as part of a ground-up rebuild of the firm's managed print services (MPS) product lines. Whitby has been ...  Continue Reading

  • May 23, 2011 23 May'11

    M&A whizzkid Haas leaves HP Networking

    Marius Haas, senior vice president and worldwide general manager of HP Networkingand the driving force behind Hewlett-Packard's acquisitions of EDS and 3Com is among a swathe of executiveson the way out as CEO Leo Apotheker shakes up the firm. Haas ...  Continue Reading

  • May 23, 2011 23 May'11

    Micro Focus exploring venture capital offers

    Micro Focus has broken cover over the identity of the unknown suitors who made a preliminary approach to acquire the embattled software firm towards the end of April. In a statement to the City on Friday, the firm, which earlier this year ditched ...  Continue Reading

  • May 23, 2011 23 May'11

    Magirus offers channel unified data centre vBundles

    Magirus has moved swiftly to take advantage of the unified storage portfolio that EMC announced at the start of the year launching a bundle based on the technology to its resellers. Aimed squarely at the SME market the distributor is pitching three...  Continue Reading

  • May 23, 2011 23 May'11

    FUD around cloud selling not seen as helpful

    The channel used to thrive on the fear, uncertainty and doubt sales technique but these days voicing worries about technology in that way goes against the grain.So it is perhaps of little surprise that comments made by an HP spokesman raising ...  Continue Reading

  • May 23, 2011 23 May'11

    Perks not money

    A recent survey from insurer Canada Life asked 1308 people - online - what they wanted most from an employer when considering a new job. Interestingly, 62 per cent would take the benefits into account when deciding whether to jump or not. In 2009, ...  Continue Reading

  • May 22, 2011 22 May'11

    New nightmare EC privacy regulations need to be explained

    The EC Privacy Regulations will have massive implications for the industry. But few people understand them. So here's a briefing even a salesman could understand From May 25 the new European privacy laws come into play and will determine how ...  Continue Reading