10th April 2005 Archive

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Cyber Alert: crime hits the net

Book review Cyber Alert sets out to explain how 'traditional' organised crime is waking up to the huge criminal potential of cyber space and how software manufactures and police are responding, after years of paying the issue insufficient attention.

Charles Forsyth - the PC Association verdict

Charles Forsyth, ex-boss of failed PC builder Personal Computer Science (and of some nearly 20 other defunct companies). has admitted fraud and was jailed last week for three years. The Serious Fraud Office's website contains a comprehensive statement here.
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Axon buys US SAP consultancy for £12.5m

Axon, the UK-based SAP consultancy, is beefing up its US business through the acquisition of Feanix Corporation for £12.5m in cash and shares.

Fujitsu Siemens puts resellers through accreditation mill

Fujitsu Siemens Computers has revamped reseller accreditations - and very elitist it is too.
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Ingram Micro splits CEO and chairman roles

Kent Foster, Ingram Micro’s chairman and CEO, is retiring as CEO of the distie giant. But he is staying on to supervise the show as non-exec chairman. Separation of chairman and CEO roles is standard corporate governance practice in Europe, but not yet in America, where many bosses have three hats – chairman CEO and president.
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Unipalm bundles Symantec and Blue Coat

Unipalm is offering dealers five per cent off Symantec email security solution and Blue Coat’s web browser protection applicance, when bought together. the specialist security distie says it got the idea from the “synergy” between the two products.

Dixons mulls The Link sell-off

Dixons, the UK’s biggest PC and electronics retailer, is mulling the disposal of The Link, its mobile phone retail operation, according to the Sunday Times. The group is reviewing the future of the 300-strong chain following what the paper dubs a “torrid Christmas trading period”