• February 22, 2012 22 Feb'12

    CBI unveils Budget wishlist with call for tax reforms

    With the Budget looking on the horizon business groups have started to make their wishes known to the Chancellor as they look to try and get measures included that will support SME growth. The CBI has outlined its wish list including a call for &...  Continue Reading

  • February 22, 2012 22 Feb'12

    Dell results indicate PC market is still struggling

    The PC market has still not exited the recession if Dell's latest set of results are a barometer of the fortunes of the hardware sector. Not only did the numbers for the fourth quarter fail to impress Wall Street but the vendor warned that sales ...  Continue Reading

  • February 22, 2012 22 Feb'12

    Low returns to C2000 in public sector role

    After a five-year stint at rival distie Ingram Micro, Cathi Low is heading back to Computer 2000 to take up the role of director of public sector, as Tech Data's UK arm preps a major expansion drive into the education, healthcare and government ...  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    Northamber reports half year loss as MD Matthews retires

    Northamber has given an indication of how difficult trading has been in distribution revealing that improvements it reported late last year have stalled as the economy weakens. The distributor revealed that not only was its half year sales down for...  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    Comstor gets Cisco UCS B-Series configurator nod

    Specialist Cisco distributor Comstor has been globally certified as a UCS B-Series Authorised Configurator, allowing it to create custom-build offerings for the channel, collaboratingwith both Cisco Authorised Technology Providers and Unified ...  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    ANS sales show impact of Infrastructure 3.0 strategy

    Managed services provider ANS says it has doubled its six-month sales off the back of growing take up of its Cisco UCS, NetApp and VMware-focused Infrastructure 3.0 datacentre proposition in both the public and private sectors. The Manchester-based ...  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    Cloud spending polarising between will and will nots

    The cloud market appears to be polarising with those that have not made or planned for an investment in the technology likely to sit out the shift towards flexible delivery of data and applications. There has always been a section of the customer ...  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    Refreshed Silver Peak partner programme unveiled

    WAN optimisation vendor Silver Peak is rolling out a new channel partner programme adding sales, marketing and training tools with the objective of growing its worldwide business. The new Champions programme will feature two levels of participation,...  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    Arbor planted in Exclusive field

    In a move reflecting the growing threat of DDOS attacks, whether by high-profile political hacktivists, national intelligence agencies, or plain old cybercriminals, Arbor Networks has taken its first steps into the world of two-tier channel building...  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    Business optimism rises but investment continues to lag

    Business owners are feeling more optimistic about the prospects for profits and growth this year, although the shadow of a double dip recession is still hovering. Around a third of business leaders think there is a high risk of recession this year ...  Continue Reading

  • February 21, 2012 21 Feb'12

    Veeam on the hunt for Microsoft partners

    Veeam is looking to expand its channel, bringing on board more with Microsoft skills, after it launched support for Hyper-V in its latest product. The virtualisation specialist has been enhancing its channel programme, with the launch of a platinum...  Continue Reading

  • February 20, 2012 20 Feb'12

    BYOD drives demand for UC and collaboration spending

    Unified comms and collaboration has edged past cloud and virtualisation as the technology most in demand from IT directors as the bring your own device (BYOD) trend starts to have serious implications on infrastructure. The shifting patterns in ...  Continue Reading

  • February 20, 2012 20 Feb'12

    Six Degrees snaps up Ultraspeed

    Mid-market data service provider Six Degrees has been quick to start delivering on its buy-and-build acquisition drive just months after outlining its intentions to grow. Last November the firm hired former Vodafone board director Peter Bamford as...  Continue Reading

  • February 20, 2012 20 Feb'12

    Column: We should run the public sector like a Hadron Collider

    The Large Hadron Collider is a bit like our Connecting for Health programme. CERN fired billions of protons in a circuit in an attempt to catch a glimpse of the elusive Higgs Boson particle. Whereas NPfIT fired £12bn around a small ...  Continue Reading

  • February 20, 2012 20 Feb'12

    Channel players named to G-Cloud supplier framework

    A host of industry players learned at the weekend that they have been selected to provide cloud services to the public sector under Westminster's long-awaited G-Cloud framework. Among the companies that have been successful are some big channel ...  Continue Reading

  • February 20, 2012 20 Feb'12

    Mid-market the cloud sweetspot

    The mid market is the sweet spot for resellers pitching the cloud as smaller and larger firms both take their time adopting the technology. The lack of in-house skills is keeping small firms from taking steps into the hosted world and fears over ...  Continue Reading

  • February 20, 2012 20 Feb'12

    Westcoast signs SanDisk to extend storage portfolio

    Westcoast has moved to bolster its storage portfolio after signing with SanDisk to carry the vendor's range of USB and SSD drives. The tie-up is being described as one that benefits both parties because SanDisk is looking to increase its share in ...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2012 17 Feb'12

    Government to name G-Cloud suppliers

    The government is to name the suppliers awarded a place on its G-Cloud framework on Sunday 19 February, with the associated CloudStore catalogue of services to go live in the next week. The £60m G-Cloud framework comprises includes ...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2012 17 Feb'12

    Avaya IPO date tabled for April, losses narrow

    After a series of delays Avaya's impending IPO, first announced last summer, now looks set to take place in April, according to sources close to the firm. The networking and unified comms specialist is hoping to raise $1bn through the sale of common...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2012 17 Feb'12

    Corero sets sights on organic growth after fundraising round

    Security and education specialist Corero has set its sights firmly on organic growth following after raising over £4.5m in a conditional placing of 10.6 million ordinary shares. In an apparent about turn on its previously defined strategy of ...  Continue Reading

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