Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • 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.

  • 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.