Ingram Micro BB posters ‘probably employees’
Fear and Loathing in Channel
See what happens when you get on the wrong side of your staff? Ingram Micro suspects that anonymous bulletin board posters - anywhere between 12 and 50 people who are saying nasty things about the company and its managers are either employees or former employees (see Ingram Micro sues Yahoo! BB posters).
The distie has filed suit against Yahoo! Microsoft, Hotmail, Hushmail, MSN Internet Access, America Online and Earthlink Network to identify the "staff".
Skillsgroup, the company formerly known as P&P, has a new executive chairman - who wants to settle the Acuma issue once and for all.
Speaking to software analyst Richard Holway yesterday, Keith Burgess said the company was working on a "Plan B" in case a mooted MBO or "some other deal" does not go through. Acuma, a distributor of mid-range systems, represents the company's last remaining vestige as a channel business.
David Southworth, former chairman of Skillsgroup, leaves the company completely at the end of the month.
Ninety eight per cent of IT professionals expect to increase their budgets over the next 12 months, according to a survey of 138 people compiled by reseller ECS Ltd. Sounds comforting - but it doesn't mean that budgets will increase, does it? The two per cent who did anticipate lower budgets mostlty worked for large companies - one with an IT budget of between 100K and £1 million expected to axe spending in half. Another with a budget of more than £1 million expected to see a ten per cent drop over the next year. That's a lot of corporate slack for SMEs to pick up.