Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • February 06, 2009 06 Feb'09

    Recession boosts uptake of managed services

    The provision of managed services is likely to be one of the brighter spots in an otherwise difficult economic landscape this year and has the potential to become a safe haven for those channel partners that get their offerings right.

  • February 06, 2009 06 Feb'09

    Even to a BT shareholder VoIP just makes sense

    As a BT shareholder, I probably should not be saying this, but Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) seems pretty much a no-brainer in these straitened times.

  • February 06, 2009 06 Feb'09

    Network at the heart of Digital Britain

    Network infrastructure will form a key element of the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform's (BERR) plan for Digital Britain, which was released last month.

  • February 03, 2009 03 Feb'09

    Information superhighway open despite snow, say UC specialists

    As parts of the UK shut down yesterday after experiencing their heaviest snowfall since 1991, unified communications vendors have been talking up the benefits of collaborative and home-working solutions.

  • February 03, 2009 03 Feb'09

    DiData swoops on Teksys

    Hants-based Microsoft LAR Teksys has been bought by Dimension Data for an undisclosed sum barely 12 months after it was picked up by private equity money. In January 2008 serial entrepreneurs Alan Watkins and Kevin Lewis bought out the firm's ...

  • January 30, 2009 30 Jan'09

    KCom cuts 150 staff

    Over a hundred more jobs are to go at comms services group KCom's Integration and Managed Services unit after it saw its revenue slip by 10% over the nine months to the end of December.

  • January 22, 2009 22 Jan'09

    Comstor ProCurve alliance to target Westcon channels

    Comstor will target its existing partner base as well as resellers already working alongside its sister distributors within the Westcon Group when developing business for Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve brand.

  • January 21, 2009 21 Jan'09

    Nortel can still have a bright future

    Following the collapse of Canadian communications giant Nortel, analysts have been busily assessing just what went wrong and what lies ahead.

  • January 16, 2009 16 Jan'09

    Nortel business won't go quietly, says channel

    While analysts and pundits pick over Nortel's future after it filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, customers and channel partners are largely standing by their investments.

  • January 15, 2009 15 Jan'09

    Comstor signs HP ProCurve

    Westcon-owned Cisco distributor Comstor is to sign a distribution agreement with HP ProCurve that will bring to an end its virtual exclusivity on Cisco. ProCurve and Comstor confirmed exclusively to MicroScope that talks had been in progress between...

  • January 14, 2009 14 Jan'09

    Nortel goes into administration

    North America's largest communications manufacturer, Nortel Networks, has filed for protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in its native Canada and Chapter 11 in the US. As predicted earlier today, this brings a century of ...

  • January 12, 2009 12 Jan'09

    Networking: what does 2009 hold?

    The networking world finds itself in the position of being at the bleeding edge of an industry that prides itself on cutting through to the next way to speed up life and business processes.

  • January 08, 2009 08 Jan'09

    Cisco ploughs into consumer channel

    Cisco has ploughed headlong into the consumer channel with the launch of the Cisco Consumer Channel Network formed from the remnants of the Linksys channel. The new programme accompanies Cisco's launch of a home audio portfolio at CES Las Vegas, as ...

  • December 18, 2008 18 Dec'08

    Redstone slashing costs after loss

    IT and comms solutions provider Redstone is attempting to slash up to £7m from its cost base by the end of December after posting a net loss for the six months to the end of September.

  • December 11, 2008 11 Dec'08

    Shakespeare, Toohey leave Westcon in board shake-out

    Westcon Europe group executive vice president Barry Shakespeare and European financial director Jon Toohey have resigned, the distributor has announced.