Business Intelligence Tools and Services

  • January 25, 2012 25 Jan'12

    VMware posts billion dollar quarter

    VMware has posted yet another stellar quarter as demand for cloud computing technology continues to ramp up, with Q4 and full year sales up 27% and 32% to $1.06bn (£680m) and $3.77bn respectively.

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Anglia Business Solutions mourns death of Hurley

    One of the founding members of one of the most long standing resellers, Anglia Business Solutions, has died after a short illness. David Hurley, who will be known by many in the channel, helped set up Anglia in 1981 and had been running the company ...

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Consumerisation and social driving software growth

    The European software industry can expect modest growth this year as consumerisation and social media force firms to open up budgets to enable secure remote working.

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Microsoft PC nightmare unrealised in Q2

    A decline in PC sales as a result of the Thai flooding crisis seems to have hurt Microsoft's Q2 numbers less than Redmond had at first feared, with strong sales elsewhere in the firm helping to offset the impact of the disaster.

  • January 19, 2012 19 Jan'12

    Open source software vendors turn eyes to channel

    Open source software vendors 10gen and Talend have both turned their attention to the channel this week, announcing their intentions to start recruiting resellers in the UK as part of a strategy to up their growth rates and find new ways to generate...

  • January 17, 2012 17 Jan'12

    SAP lines up best ever quarter

    Software giant SAP has booked its strongest ever full-year and fourth quarter results in its 40-year history. In its preliminary results - full financials will drop on 25 January - SAP said it saw sales grow 14% to €14.23bn (£11.8bn) ...

  • January 16, 2012 16 Jan'12

    FAST brings legal experts together to keep IP protection on agenda

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is aiming to keep the pressure on the government and those influencing the intellectual property protection debate through an event designed to bring together legal experts across the software industry.

  • January 13, 2012 13 Jan'12

    Trustmarque slips into something more comfortable

    Yorkshire-based Trust marque is moving into new headquarters after its old digs became too overcrowded. It said the move to new premises would allow it to continue its expansion while offering more space for training up staff.

  • January 13, 2012 13 Jan'12

    Enterprise software market set for low growth

    The prospects for the enterprise software market remained delicately poised this year with growth expected but only by a whisker.

  • January 12, 2012 12 Jan'12

    Microsoft warns lower PC sales will hit Windows division

    Microsoft has warned that lower PC shipments, which it blames on the hard disc drive shortage sparked by the Thailand floods, is going to be felt in its Q2 results.

  • January 10, 2012 10 Jan'12

    Cloud adoption of business intelligence tools lagging

    The hype and the rush to provide cloud functionality might have led some resellers selling business intelligence to believe that this was the year the technology shifted to delivery via hosted platforms.

  • January 09, 2012 09 Jan'12

    Hilton gets managing director promotion at Rise

    Cloud specialist Rise has promoted Alex Hilton to the role of managing director after a successful stint building business at the infrastructure player over the last year and a half.

  • January 05, 2012 05 Jan'12

    FAST backs Microsoft action against Comet

    The move by Microsoft to sue Comet for selling counterfeit copies of Windows Vista and XP has been given the backing of intellectual property rights campaigner The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST).

  • January 05, 2012 05 Jan'12

    Green Hat suits Big Blue

    Yesterday's acquisition of software quality and testing solutions provider Green Hat by IBM has been received as a complementary play to Big Blue's existing application lifecycle management toolkit by analysts.

  • January 04, 2012 04 Jan'12

    Microsoft starts legal proceedings against counterfeiting Comet

    Microsoft has started legal proceedings against retail giant Comet accusing the chain store of creating and selling more than 94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows Vista and XP.