Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • September 10, 2010 10 Sep'10

    Comstor updates Cisco guidebook

    Networking distributor and Cisco-specialist Comstor has updated its Cisco Solutions Handbook, adding sections on the vendor's UCS data centre portfolio for the first time.

  • September 10, 2010 10 Sep'10

    Nokia ousts CEO in favour of Microsoft man

    Beleaguered Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo has been given his marching orders and will be replaced by Microsoft Business Division head Stephen Elop from 21 September. Kallasvuo spent 30 years at Nokia and helmed the firm from 2006.

  • September 09, 2010 09 Sep'10

    Vodafone announces restructuring plans

    Vodafone is to take steps to rationalise its business through a restructuring plan that it says will simplify managerial governance and reduce some unnecessary organisational layers.

  • September 09, 2010 09 Sep'10

    ShoreTel rolls out TCO courses

    UC and IP phone specialist ShoreTel is to run a series of channel-centrictotal cost of ownership (TCO)training courses across EMEA todrive uptake ofits Online TCO facility. ShoreTel has staked a big part of its market reputation on beating its ...

  • September 08, 2010 08 Sep'10

    Ciena losses widen on Nortel MEN integration

    Ciena has slumped to a GAAP net loss of $109.9m (£71m) or $1.18 per share after booking $17m of acquisition and integration-related costs associated with the integration of Nortel's Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) business.

  • September 08, 2010 08 Sep'10

    Brocade tweaks Alliance Partner Network

    Brocade has made a series of tweaks to its Professional Services (PSP) and Support Delivery (SDP) partner networks to reflect growing sales in IT infrastructure as a service.

  • September 08, 2010 08 Sep'10

    IDC raises converged device sales forecast

    Analysts at IDC have raised their global sales forecast for the converged mobile device market by 10% amid greater than expected demand for smartphone devices. The number-crunchers now expect the worldwide market to grow 55.4% over 2009, with 269.6 ...

  • September 08, 2010 08 Sep'10

    Avaya consolidates PBX market leadership in Q2

    Avaya has consolidated its position at the top of the PBX shipment tree in the second quarter of 2010, according to the latest market figures from analysts at MZA.

  • September 03, 2010 03 Sep'10

    Mitel CEO calls it a day

    Mitel CEO Don Smith has announced his retirement from the company after a nine-year tenure. Smith joined the firm in the spring of 2001, and led the UC software through both its controversial 2007 acquisition of Inter-Tel, and this year's IPO.

  • September 02, 2010 02 Sep'10

    Outsourcery, Nokia launch OCS scheme

    Hosted IT services, UC specialist and Microsoft Gold partner Outsourcery has hooked up with Nokia through its in Partnership programme to push sales of the mobile version of Microsoft OCS.

  • September 01, 2010 01 Sep'10

    Chess Telecom sticks with buy and build blueprint

    Chess Telecom is forging ahead with a buy and build strategy despite posting modest revenue growth in its most recent financial year during which it made 12 acquisitions.

  • September 01, 2010 01 Sep'10

    Blue Coat names new CEO

    Blue Coat CEO Brian NeSmith is to step aside to take up a technical role within the company and will be replaced by newcomer Michael Borman, the firm has revealed. Borman joins the WAN optimisation vendor from switch vendor Avocent, which was ...

  • September 01, 2010 01 Sep'10

    Wick Hill expands line-up with Panasonic appointment

    Wick Hill continues to expand its portfolio in the voice and data convergence distribution space with the appointment of Panasonic.

  • September 01, 2010 01 Sep'10

    Network neglect holds back IT innovation

    A study of 235 organisations carried out on behalf of networking and communications integrator Kcom has found that network management is too often overlooked during IT strategy planning, with the effect that installations do not perform at their ...

  • August 31, 2010 31 Aug'10

    Nortel bags $39m for switching unit

    Nortel has sold off its multi-service switching (MSS) business- one of its last remaining units - for $39m (£25.2m) to a consortium of private equity investors and a comms tech firm called Samnite Technologies.