Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • June 30, 2009 30 Jun'09

    MPs to probe government broadband tax

    The Digital Britain report is to be investigated by across-party committee in the wake of its launch on 16 June in order to assess if its recommendations are realistic and valid.

  • June 24, 2009 24 Jun'09

    3Com terminates Northamber contract

    3Com has given Northamber its marching orders following a review of the business as sales volumes fell short of expectations.

  • June 22, 2009 22 Jun'09

    KCOM outsources network to BT as it looks to cut costs

    KCOM has signed a deal with BT to outsource the management of its network in a move aimed at cutting costs.

  • June 22, 2009 22 Jun'09

    Cisco eyes simpler channel future

    Cisco has moved to reassure business partners that it is trying to simplify its channel programmes after partners said the complex nature of the vendor's initiatives often meant they were slow to get involved.

  • June 18, 2009 18 Jun'09

    Giddins jumps ship to Brocade

    Brocade has finally confirmed the appointment of ex-Nortel hotshot Amanda Giddins as its new EMEA channel sales director.

  • June 17, 2009 17 Jun'09

    Nortel administrators respond to criticisms

    Nortel administrators Ernst & Young have responded to criticisms levelled at them following the sudden and uncompensated redundancies of 228 Nortel staff at three UK sites in March. In a prepared statement, the administrators said it acted ...

  • June 16, 2009 16 Jun'09

    Nortel partner event picketed as storm grows over job cuts

    Protesting Nortel workers were forcibly removed from a central London hotel last week after picketing a channel partner event to demand an explanation for their treatment at the hands of administrators.

  • June 15, 2009 15 Jun'09

    Cisco resellers warn to deal protection plan

    Cisco partners have reacted positively to the vendor's announcement of a new deal protection scheme, dubbed Channel Bookings Neutrality.

  • June 12, 2009 12 Jun'09

    Comms tsar to quit after Digital Britain report

    Communications minister Stephen Carter is expected to leave government, according to a report in The Times. If confirmed by the government, Carter's departure will be a blow to its plans for implementing a joined up communications policy.

  • June 09, 2009 09 Jun'09

    PBX market decline continues

    The seemingly inexorable decline of the British corded PBX and IP PBX market is continuing in the face of the economic downturn. Research out today from consultants at comms analyst group MZA showed the total market slumped by 38% year-on-year ...

  • June 08, 2009 08 Jun'09

    Comtek calls on more industry support for repairs

    Repair specialist the Comtek Group has slammed a culture in the networking industry that dissuades users from patching up kit causing them to spend money to buy equipment that need not be purchased.

  • June 05, 2009 05 Jun'09

    Cisco CEO calls on resellers to capture new markets

    Echoing a growing theme in the industry, Cisco CEO John Chambers has called for the channel to grasp hold of transformational technology in order to lead new markets when the upturn comes. "Most people now think the upturn will come sometime early ...

  • June 05, 2009 05 Jun'09

    Cisco to get aggressive in consumer space

    Cisco is claiming it has crossed a chasm when it comes to its nascent consumer strategy, and CEO John Chambers has vowed to "skill up" around the consumer business, adding "we're going to be very aggressive here."

  • June 04, 2009 04 Jun'09

    Redstone cost cutting delays hit sales

    Redstone has warned the City that sales in the current fiscal 2010 started April will be on a par with the previous six months, after admitting its £7m cost reduction programme is running behind schedule.

  • June 04, 2009 04 Jun'09

    Cisco updates small business programmes

    Cisco has updated its small business programme in a move it claims will offer higher levels of support to its vast SMB channel in the UK. The vendor cited statistics pointing to the role SMBs play providing 70% of jobs globally and spending an ...