• September 07, 2011 07 Sep'11

    Why did Yahoo's CEO get the boot by phone?

    So Yahoo has fired CEO Carol Bartz. Whatever the reasons for her sacking, I'm intrigued by the way Yahoo chose to fire her. In an email to Yahoo employees, Bartz wrote: "I am very sad to tell you that I've just been fired over the phone by ...  Continue Reading

  • September 07, 2011 07 Sep'11

    Wireless kit sales boosted by corporate mobility growth

    Booming sales of mobile devices haveleadto year-on-year growth of35% in enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) sales, as Wi-Fi coverage in both public and private spaces becomes a must-have service, according to analysts at Canalys. The worldwide market, ...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    BT to merge Engage IT and dabs, Balaam steps down

    BT is to form a £400m IT services business that will see the integration of three standalone units, reseller Engage IT, BT Business Direct and e-tail arm dabs.com, with Engage IT head Martin Balaam to step down as a result. "The new ...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Former Dell channel head takes role at HDS

    The former channel head at Dell has popped up within just a couple of days of his departure from the PC giant, being confirmed in a role driving corporate and commercial business at Hitachi Data Systems. Paul Harrison has been handed a newly created...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Siemens Enterprise Comms names new channel boss

    Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEC) hasnamed distribution manager Tony Smith as its new UK indirect channel sales director, replacing Leon Mangan, who is leaving to take up a new post elsewhere in the industry. Smith will take up the reins at ...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    ANS doubles turnover in busy fiscal 2011

    Manchester-based servcies provider ANS has more than doubled its turnover to £29.4m during an eventful fiscal 2011. In the 12 months to 31 March, the firm turned in gross profit of £6.6m, up 68%, and operating profit of £1.5m, up ...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Ingram Micro to launch new Cisco VAR programme

    Ingram Microwill launch a programme designed to attract new Cisco resellers later on this month, the distributor has said. The firm has developed a pan-European programme, dubbed 'Fly Higher', with assistance from the vendor, to help develop and ...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Channel could benefit from NOA call for multi-sourcing

    The National Outsourcing Association (NOA) is warning that in the wake of the decision by Fujitsu workers to strike customers should be looking into the idea of taking their services from a larger number of suppliers. Fujitsu workers voted to strike...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Security fears spark social media clampdown

    We are all meant to be getting more social but with the likes of Twitter and Facebook identified as sources of security threats more firms are clamping down on the use of networking sites. Over the past six months the rise in the use of social ...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Computacenter finds infrastructure holds back user cloud ambitions

    The virtualisation opportunity remains a large one for the channel with a sizeable number of customers yet to make any moves in the area. Research carried out by Computacenter at the Cloud Computing World Forum revealed that although 20% of ...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Stone nabs RM man to run services

    Michael Battle, former RM service manager, is heading to public sector hardware supplier Stone as director of services, a newly-created role designed to strengthen its service provision in the public sector and education markets. Battle, who has 30 ...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Fisher heads to China to run, cycle and swim for GB

    The channel is full of talent and people with passions and hidden depths so it is perhaps not as surprising as it might at first seem to be highlighting the triathlete credentials of License Dashboard sales and marketing director Matt Fisher.  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Peer 1 looks for channel growth

    IT hosting provider Peer 1 has reached the milestone of gaining 100 partners across EMEA, with 70 of them in the UK, as it looks to secure more business through the channel. With an ambition to secure 30% of new business via the channel Peer 1 has ...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    BT and Heineken team up to enable drunk tweeting!

    As if the legless needed any more encouragement to spill their (mental and physical) guts, BT and Heineken have just announced plans to supply a new wireless internet service, the Heineken Hub, to 100 London boozers, and 200 more across the UK by ...  Continue Reading

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Consultation launched into disability employment services

    Around 50% of disabled people are out of work and for a number of reasons, those that are employed often work far below their potential. To combat this, the Government has launched a consultation into employment services for disabled people.  Continue Reading

  • September 05, 2011 05 Sep'11

    Global services sector takes a big hit in Q2

    Ouch. Things aren't looking great in the services sector right now. Ovum has revealed that the value of global IT services sales in the second quarter of 2011 was 40% (yes, that's right, 40%) down on the same quarter in 2010. There were no deals...  Continue Reading

  • September 05, 2011 05 Sep'11

    PSG head vows to lead HP hardware operation

    The current head of Hewlett-Packard's personal systems group (PSG) has indicated that he plans to stay at the helm of the operation even if the vendor decides to spin it off. Todd Bradley has revealed his determination to stay in charge of the PSG ...  Continue Reading

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