Cisco's charge into the blade server market with its UCS technology is beginning to shake up a highly consolidated sector where the top three vendors account for 80 per cent of revenues, according to IDC Enterprise Server research manager Jed Scaramella.
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"The entry of Cisco has provided a viable new competitor to the market," he said, as the analyst house released its first quarter server market numbers.
Marius Haas, senior vice president and worldwide general manager of HP Networking and the driving force behind Hewlett-Packard's acquisitions of EDS and 3Com is among a swathe of executives on the way out as CEO Leo Apotheker shakes up the firm.
Microsoft has quietly backpedalled following comments made by outspoken CEO Steve Ballmer in which he said Windows 8 would drop sometime in 2012.
Sage is hoping the availability of its latest version of its flagship business intelligence product will spark a rush of upgrades from its entry-level customer base.
European sales shone for Computer 2000 parent Tech Data in the first quarter of its fiscal 2012, which closed on April 30.