• April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    Extreme sales hit targets

    Extreme Networks has posted on-target sales for the last quarter and beaten previously forecast earnings per share after a solid performance in the North American theatre. The firm booked total sales of $78.2m (£50.93m) in the third quarter of...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    A lot of Info and not much more than a Sec to consume it

    The annual InfoSec shindig at Earl's Court is a great visible reminder of just how well the security market has come out of the recession. Big stands with bright lights and some household's logos could be found at this year's show as normal.  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    SAM message getting through slowly

    The message of the need to adopt Software Asset Management (SAM) is slowly getting through to users but there is a long way to go until the ignorance about the technology is broadly overcome.  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    Dow returns to distribution with C2000 marketing role

    Former Dell and Westcoast executive Andy Down has re-emerged in the channel taking a marketing role at Computer 2000. At the same time he arrives at the distributor to take the reigns as director of marketing Alice Smitheman has been appointed as ...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    Cautious operators hit Ericsson, Nokia sales

    Weakened demand for mobile devices in many key markets put a dampener on quarterly results for Scandinavian mobility giants Ericsson and Nokia last week. Swedish Ericsson saw sales fall 9% over the same period in 2009 to SEK 45.1bn (£...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    IT job vacancies continue to recover from recession

    The bounce back in the strength of the IT jobs market has continued through the first quarter with growth in the number of permanent positions being filled.  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    Business continuity planning undermined by lack of funding

    The number of companies that have prepared a business continuity plan is disturbingly low with lack of funding blamed for the failure to put measures in place to protect businesses.  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    Are you coming to the Cisco Disco?

    From my conspicuous absence at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis you can probably tell I'm not going to the Cisco Partner Summit this year.  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    2e2 buys Morse

    2e2 has picked up the assets of rival integrator Morse in a deal valued at £69.8m, or 51p per share, as predicted by MicroScope last Friday. Morse's directors unanimously recommended the deal to the firm's shareholders this morning.  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    Hello and welcome

    The best way to start a blog is for the author to set out the aims and ambitions and to try and tempt you into sticking with reading with it. For those of you who don't know me my name in Simon Quicke, hence the play on my name in the title, and I'm...  Continue Reading