Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • May 12, 2011 12 May'11

    Cisco boss retrenches, slashes growth forecast

    John Chambers has ditched Cisco's annual growth forecast of 12 to 17 percent and pledged to take out $1bn in costs during fiscal 2012 after a torrid third quarter that saw the networking kingpin take a sledgehammer to its troubled consumer business.

  • May 11, 2011 11 May'11

    Meru picks Zycko to target further WLAN growth

    Virtualised 802.11n wireless vendor Meru Networks is to team up with Gloucestershire-based VAD Zycko in an attempt to better address midmarket and enterprise wireless markets.

  • May 11, 2011 11 May'11

    CDG signs UK distribution contract with Egenera

    Infrastructure software management vendor Egenera has appointed application availability specialist distributor CDG to sell its PAN Manager data centre management software package in the UK and Ireland.

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Microsoft adds Skype to comms portfolio in $8.5bn deal

    Microsoft and Skype have confirmed days of industry speculation after announcing that Redmond is to buy private-equity backed VoIP specialist Skype for $8.5bn (£5.2bn).

  • May 09, 2011 09 May'11

    NetSumo to beef up Brocade service provider support

    Network and storage vendor Brocade has signed an agreement to provide advice, installation and 24/7 support services to ISP, hosting and ecommerce businesses through networking support specialist NetSumo.

  • May 06, 2011 06 May'11

    VNS gives a view on virtualisation

    Scott Allen, vice president of marketing at Visual Network Systems, gives some tips on cloud virtualisation. Can you outline the main management and optimisation issues that currently face companies using cloud services and virtualisation?

  • May 04, 2011 04 May'11

    Colt buys into financial services sector

    Business comms and networking provider Colt Group has bought a majority stake in low latency market data and trading infrastructure services outfit MarketPrizm.

  • May 04, 2011 04 May'11

    ShoreTel merges tech partner, developer programmes

    Unified comms vendor ShoreTel is to merge its Technology Partner and Developer Network programmes into one combined programme.

  • May 03, 2011 03 May'11

    ScanSource sees slowdown in large deals

    Networking and comms distributor ScanSource has noted a slowdown in large deals as quarterly revenues for the period ended 31 March came in slightly below expectations. "All of our geographies experienced stronger demand compared to last year, ...

  • May 03, 2011 03 May'11

    Mitel promotes Bevington to new role, re-jigs R&D ops

    Mitel CEO Rich McBee has set in motion a series of changes to the unified comms vendor's strategy, including a refocus of its R&D strategy on the mid-market, a realignment of its sales and channel model in the USA, and changes to its management ...

  • April 28, 2011 28 Apr'11

    Ingram bulks up RIM lines with UC kit

    Ingram Micro has added the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) UC suite to its RIM line-card The distributor added RIM's mobility lines to its portfolio back in December as part of a push to beef up its comms distribution nous.

  • April 28, 2011 28 Apr'11

    Fortinet acquires VoIP vendor TalkSwitch

    UTM and network security vendor Fortinet has acquired VoIP PBX specialist TalkSwitch to expand its reach into the multi-service business gateway market through the addition of IP telephony devices to its portfolio.

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    HP trade-in scheme to exploit Cisco refresh cycle

    HP Networking has announced an EMEA trade-in programme on end-of-life Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switching gear, WLAN controllers and routers.

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    ShoreTel moves to plug supply chain gap

    Unified comms vendor ShoreTel is moving to plug an emerging gap in the supply chain relating to its IP phone equipment as a result of the Japanese earthquake.

  • April 27, 2011 27 Apr'11

    Nokia cans 4,000 jobs, dumps Symbian on Accenture

    Troubled mobility vendor Nokia is to cut 4,000 workers, mostly in Denmark, Finland and the UK, and will transfer its Symbian software activities - including 3,000 employees - to outsourcing hotshot Accenture.