Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • March 17, 2009 17 Mar'09

    Cisco partners must skill up for data centre push

    Cisco is urging partners to start skilling up to meet demand for its Unified Computing System (UCS), a new computing architecture launched yesterday that knits together compute, network, storage access and virtualisation into a modular system.

  • March 13, 2009 13 Mar'09

    Digital Britain plan risks leaving UK in the slow lane

    Independent watchdog Consumer Focus has become the latest body to lay into the government’s Digital Britain Interim Report, saying that comms minister Lord Carter’s plans lack vision, neglect consumer interests and risk leaving the UK in the ...

  • March 13, 2009 13 Mar'09

    Disruptive networkers spy opportunity on UK shores

    Cisco boss John Chambers seems to have got it right. While the industry panics in the face of withering IT demand Chambers has hunkered down and stuck to his theory that as technological innovation carried the vendor through the murky days of the ...

  • March 13, 2009 13 Mar'09

    UK plc demanding managed UC

    Resellers offering unified comms solutions as a managed service will find favour with the business community, with 56% of UK organisations advocating a managed service approach, according to research by Siemens Enterprise Communications.

  • March 06, 2009 06 Mar'09

    Alcatel-Lucent back in play

    Twelve months have passed since Alcatel-Lucent last gathered its channel partners and customers together for its annual business forum. Although the Parisian backdrop remains the same, under the surface a lot has changed.

  • March 06, 2009 06 Mar'09

    WiMAX still growing despite rush to LTE

    The death of WiMAX technology at the hands of LTE may have been announced prematurely, says ABI Research. According to analysts, even though some key players had backed away from the technology, with Nortel ditching its mobile WiMAX business.

  • March 04, 2009 04 Mar'09

    Alcatel-Lucent begins channel programme revamp

    Streamlining partner engagement across its various business units will be the focus of Alcatel-Lucent's revamped channel programme, details of which began to emerge today.

  • March 03, 2009 03 Mar'09

    Downturn drives demand for flexible working

    The impact of the recession is already being felt in the demand for flexible working applications that will enable companies to cut costs.

  • February 25, 2009 25 Feb'09

    Ex-Ingram director Patel joins 20:20 Mobile Group

    Mobile phone distributor 20:20 has named Bhavesh Patel as its group commercial director, less than a month after he left IT broad liner Ingram Micro.

  • February 25, 2009 25 Feb'09

    Recession catches up with Ethernet switching market

    The deepening economic downturn is catching up with sectors previously thought to be quite resilient, according to the latest report on the Ethernet switch market from analysts at Infonetics Research.

  • February 25, 2009 25 Feb'09

    Resellers urged to break down UC discussion

    Comms dealers have been warned that they risk alienating potential customers if their pitches rely too heavily on still undefined concepts such as unified communications.

  • February 24, 2009 24 Feb'09

    Nortel loses billions on Alteon sale

    It has emerged that Nortel has effectively lost the entire value of its Alteon layer 4-7 application delivery switch business after revealing that last Friday's sale of the unit to Israeli comms specialist Radware netted it just $17.6m (£12m).

  • February 24, 2009 24 Feb'09

    Fragmented communications wastes thousands

    Research by Siemens Enterprise Communications has revealed compelling evidence that dealers should encourage SMEs to ramp up their unified comms spend.

  • February 23, 2009 23 Feb'09

    Brocade eyes bigger slice of LAN market

    Brocade has made clear its intention to aggressively hunt down business in the networking space and given its clearest hint yet that it aims to do a number on Cisco's market share.

  • February 20, 2009 20 Feb'09

    Radware stalks Nortel assets

    Application delivery solutions specialist Radware has pounced on parts of Nortel's Layer 4-7 Application Delivery business for an undisclosed sum under what is known as a 'stalking horse' asset purchase deal.