Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • December 08, 2008 08 Dec'08

    Making the most of legacy systems

    The widening credit crunch and fear of recession have led to a drop in confidence among IT buyers. New projects are being delayed or sliced into smaller pieces that are easier to pass through the purchasing and financial departments.

  • November 26, 2008 26 Nov'08

    Affiniti blamed for KCOM revenue drop and losses

    KCOM has blamed its integration arm for a fall in revenues during its fiscal first half year. More dramatic however was the group's £101m loss which resulted largely from a goodwill impairment charge but a £1m unpaid bill from Lehman ...

  • November 07, 2008 07 Nov'08

    Cisco details Linksys channel strategy

    Cisco has unveiled a small business division and products aimed specifically at companies with less than 250 users as it integrates the Linksys channel into its mainstream business.

  • November 03, 2008 03 Nov'08

    Comstor slips Linksys kit into SMB line-up

    Westcon-owned Cisco house Comstor has announced it is now handling the Linksys by Cisco Connected Office portfolio as part of its Cisco-SMB oriented product set.

  • October 29, 2008 29 Oct'08

    Alcatel-Lucent shares rally as Verwaayen preps results

    Shares in struggling Alcatel-Lucent have rallied today as recently-installed CEO Ben Verwaayen puts the finishing touches to his first earnings announcement in charge, scheduled to be released tomorrow.

  • October 17, 2008 17 Oct'08

    Linksys name is no more

    Having spent five years mulling over the future of its SOHO and consumer brand Linksys, Cisco quietly announced this morning that the division.

  • October 09, 2008 09 Oct'08

    Cisco keeps mum on Linksys future

    Cisco has continued to maintain its silence over the definitive future of the small business-focused side of its prosumer and small office Linksys brand after folding Linksys' SMB channel into the Cisco registered partner programme last month.

  • September 26, 2008 26 Sep'08

    Affiniti parent KCOM latest to reveal Lehman Brother's hit

    The fall-out from the collapse of Lehman Brothers continues to ripple across the channel with Affiniti and Kingston Communications parent KCOM warning it could be hit by £3m by the demise of the financial institution.

  • September 19, 2008 19 Sep'08

    Call centres ring the changes

    Call centres - with their endless queues, incomprehensible menus and automatic voice recognition systems - have often been regarded as the stuff of nightmares.

  • September 16, 2008 16 Sep'08

    Alcatel-Lucent rolls out SME strategy

    Alcatel-Lucent has announced it is to give business partners in the UK and Ireland increased assistance in addressing the SME sector with the launch of a new strategy aimed specifically at the small to medium end of the market.

  • September 05, 2008 05 Sep'08

    Verwaayen calms troubled waters

    Newly-appointed Alcatel-Lucent boss Ben Verwaayen has moved swiftly to calm shareholders still bitter over the tenure of his predecessor, Pat Russo, and has hinted to reporters that he could seek to turn the struggling comms giant around without ...

  • September 02, 2008 02 Sep'08

    Verwaayen heralds Alcatel-Lucent turnaround

    Alcatel-Lucent has appointed ex-BT head Ben Verwaayen as its new CEO just weeks after Verwaayen ruled himself out of the running.

  • August 28, 2008 28 Aug'08

    Mobile broadband will force regulatory change

    Telecoms and media analyst consultancy Analysys Mason has called for Ofcom to begin considering regulatory change as the dramatic growth in mobile data usage is altering the nature of the mobile proposition.

  • August 27, 2008 27 Aug'08

    Alcatel-Lucent embarks on partner recruitment drive

    Franco-American comms giant Alcatel-Lucent is ramping up its partner recruitment activities in the UK in a bid to encourage more specialist data and security resellers to sell its Omni Access Laptop Guardian and Web Services Gateway security ...

  • August 13, 2008 13 Aug'08

    Linksys dealers told: join Cisco scheme or find another supplier

    Linksys dealers that opt not to join Cisco's SMB programme when their existing scheme becomes extinct next month will have to find an alternative supplier for the small business market.