Feeds

Channel Flannel Extra

What the channel papers say

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

Haven't got time to read this week's Computer Reseller News or MicroScope? Don't worry, we've read 'em for you. Here's our round-up of some of the channel weeklies' best stories. MicroScope Ideal Hardware is about to fall into the clutches of Ingram Micro. Sources claimed the US distributor was in talks to buy Ideal, InterX's distributor arm, with one describing the two companies as being in a "mating dance". Ingram UK denied any discussions were taking place.


Arrow Electronics, Avnet, Ingram Micro and Tech Data are planning to bring their new joint trading hub to Europe. The venture was started in conjunction with FDX Corporation and Softbank - under the guise of Viacore.


Computer 2000

is building a 400,000 square foot warehouse

to add to its existing facility in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire.


Computer Reseller News

Microsoft and IBM are rowing over Windows 2000 product certification. Big Blue refused to send any of its 300 certification applications for the new operating system due to lack of interest from customers. In response, Microsoft has upped the certification standard for software running on Windows 2000.


CHS Electronics former commercial director has re-emerged at License Online. Jan Lawford this week became UK VP for the US software licence distribution company.


Online trading hub Hyperchannel is launching this week after

signing Compaq as a backer.

.


WStore is promising to match any rival's price, or

refund double the price difference

if users find the same product cheaper elsewhere.


Datech 2000 will cut marketing development funds and reseller discounts on selected Autodesk products. The Computer 2000 division was accused of attempting to "get rid of low-end dealers" by one reseller.


AGP Distribution has become the

first distributor to sell Fujitsu Siemens motherboards in the UK

. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Hey, Scots. Microsoft's Bing thinks you'll vote NO to independence
World's top Google-finding website calls it for the UK
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics
You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al?
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.