Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • November 10, 2009 10 Nov'09

    Five minute interview: Ian Cummins, Network Instruments

    Microscope puts its questions to Ian Cummins, vice-president of Network Instruments EMEA What is the best book you have ever read? J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. It's so good we even named our daughter from it. And before you get really worried...

  • November 06, 2009 06 Nov'09

    Nortel Enterprise channel on notice

    The Nortel enterprise channel is now officially living on borrowed time after Avaya announced that resellers selling Nortel gear will be inducted into its Avaya Connect channel from 1 March 2010.

  • November 06, 2009 06 Nov'09

    Tandberg shareholders call on Cisco to raise bid

    The war of words between Cisco's senior management and a group of Tandberg shareholders arguing over the value of the US vendor's proposed $3bn take-over of the Norwegian firm has entered a fresh phase.

  • November 05, 2009 05 Nov'09

    Avaya connects global partner community

    Avaya has launched afresh global channel programme - Connect - designed to streamline its existing channel structure and, it claims, drive profitability and growth for comms VARs and system integrators.

  • November 03, 2009 03 Nov'09

    Government in broadband time warp

    Westminster has once again come under fire for being trapped “in a time warp” over its plans for a 2Mbps universal broadband service. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said the government’s plans, originally outlined in the Digital Britain ...

  • November 03, 2009 03 Nov'09

    Cisco hits back at Tandberg doubters

    Cisco chief strategy officer Ned Hooper has responded to a group of Tandberg shareholders who are holding out for a better offer from the vendor.

  • October 29, 2009 29 Oct'09

    Juniper takes sledgehammer to network strategy

    Network infrastructure vendor Juniper has today announced a complete refresh of its strategy and partnerships with the intention of beating rival Cisco at its own game. In a key move, Juniper has opened up its Junos software IP to third party ...

  • October 27, 2009 27 Oct'09

    Loss-making Extreme hunts new CEO

    Loss-making network infrastructure vendor Extreme Networks is on the hunt for a new CEO after Mark Canepa left the company last week to "pursue other opportunities". The California-based firm has appointed CFO Bob Corey as acting CEO in the meantime.

  • October 23, 2009 23 Oct'09

    Comstor widens 'try before you buy' WAAS pilot

    Comstor and Cisco are opening the jointly developed ‘try before you buy' Wide Area Application Services programme to more resellers in the UK after a positive response to the pilot.

  • October 20, 2009 20 Oct'09

    Five minute interview: Craig Whitney, Axway

    Microscope puts its questions to Craig Whitney, vice-president and managing director of Axway. What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? Always have a ‘plan B' - from a former manager. Stuff happens, so be prepared for it. What ...

  • October 19, 2009 19 Oct'09

    Westcon nets new network contracts

    Networking VAD Westcon is upping its choice of IP-comms and Ethernet gear after signing two major deals in the space of a week. The distributor announced Monday that its Westcon Convergence unit is joining the Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN)...

  • October 15, 2009 15 Oct'09

    Sales and profits slide at Logicalis and Westcon

    Datatec is confident of retuning to revenue growth in H2 of fiscal 2010 after the recession ravaged group sales and profits in the first six months of the year.

  • October 15, 2009 15 Oct'09

    Cisco faces hiccup in Tandberg acquisition

    Cisco could be forced to pay more than $3bn to secure the Norwegian video conferencing specialist Tandberg after a major shareholder group blocked the offer.

  • October 14, 2009 14 Oct'09

    Cisco goes mobile with $2.9bn Starent buy

    Network equipment maker Cisco today said it would pay $2.9bn to acquire Starent Networks, a supplier of IP-based networking equipment for mobile and converged carriers. Starent's access-independent technology is used in CDMA2000, UMTS/HSPA and WiMAX...

  • October 09, 2009 09 Oct'09

    Cisco Tandberg marriage to boost video market

    Cisco and Tandberg have moved to reassure their respective channels that last week's $3bn acquisition of the Norwegian video specialist will be a positive move.