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Microsoft UK changes mind on distie beauty parade

Microsoft has changed its mind on changing its UK broadline distributors. Back in October, Microsoft UK said it was starting a six-month review process that would see it choose two out of three existing broadline, or general, distributors. The three in line for the X-Factor-style contest were Bell Micro, Ingram and C2K. Each …
John Oates, 28 Jun 2007

Storage vendors are in VMware beauty contest

VMware has come up with new vStorage APIs in vSphere 4.1 that improve storage array's abilities to store lots of virtual machines (VM), copy them, and help move them; great for VMware users; potentially terrible for some array vendors. Maritz' developers seem to have modelled much of the new vStorage properties on pioneering …
Chris Mellor, 14 Jul 2010

UK.gov provider frees Microsoft partner TES from administration

Business process outsourcing firm Liberata IT Solutions, which is responsible for several large government contracts, has devoured Microsoft Gold partner Trinity Expert Systems (TES) in a pre-pack administration. This came after TES succumbed to pressing cash-flow issues. Coventry-based TES called in the receivers Deloitte …
Paul Kunert, 11 Oct 2013
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Intel partners prep 20 Clover Trail Windows 8 tablets

Forget Ivy Bridge and Ultrabooks, Intel already has its partners working on 20 new tablet designs based on its Clover Trail Atom chips, as the firm looks to take on rival ARM in its own back yard with a renewed mobile push. Chipzilla SVP Tom Kilroy revealed the plans during a keynote at the Computex trade show in Taipei – an …
Phil Muncaster, 06 Jun 2012
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Microsoft mulls OEM distie shake-up

Microsoft has pushed its OEM software franchise out to tender among new and existing distributors amid a consumer market meltdown. The global process usually takes place every year but in recent times has typically resulted in little change, with a total of eight wholesalers carrying the OEM line-up in the UK. However, with …
Paul Kunert, 27 Sep 2011
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Taiwan suggests suffering IT vendors try China, Africa and India

Taiwan's IT cheerleader-in-chief claimed today the country's IT sector should come through the current financial crisis unscathed, if it can wean itself away from the cash-strapped consumers of the US and Europe. Peter Huang, executive vice president of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, admitted the country's status …
Joe Fay, 04 Mar 2009
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Ofcom puts digital dividend on the auction block

Communications regulator Ofcom has confirmed it will auction off all the spectrum freed up by the switchover to digital services. Virtually all the spectrum will be auctioned off to the highest bidder - despite broadcasters asking for some to be reserved for high definition TV broadcasts. It is expected that total prices will be …
John Oates, 13 Dec 2007
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HP's Hurd points out flat and spotty US in Q3

HP boss Mark Hurd sketched out a "flattish" picture of the US market, but confirmed the company was seeing worldwide growth as he aired third quarter earnings yesterday. Hurd also offered a couple of crumbs of detail on his ambitions for EDS – once the services giant has been borged by HP – and gave Wall Street analysts a …
Joe Fay, 21 May 2008
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EC spectrum rights fuel industry turf fights

Two weeks ago the European Commission awarded bandwidth to two companies to deliver S-band mobile data satellite services (MSS) across the EU. But does the EU actually have the legal authority to make trans-national spectrum awards? And what will happen to the company that is already operating a satellite service in the S-band …
Bill Ray, 26 May 2009
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Xiotech in spin transplant

Incoming Xiotech CEO Alan Atkinson has replaced Xiotech's head marketeer with an IBM recruit. Xiotech is the vendor that made a huge marketing noise in 2008 about its Emprise modular array consisting of sealed canisters of drives, with Intelligent Storage Elements (ISEs) being used instead of Xyratex, LSI or Dot Hill-sourced …
Chris Mellor, 18 Nov 2009
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Sweden rejects Vodafone 3G delay

Vodafone has been refused permission to extend the deadline and reduce the population coverage targets imposed by its 3G licence. The mobile network operator had sought to get its network rollout put back to 2005, from the original deadline of the end of 2003, citing delays in obtaining planning permission. Sweden's telecom's …
Drew Cullen, 26 Nov 2002
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GeForce FAQ returns from the dead

A popular unofficial Nvidia technical resource which disappeared when cybersquatters pounced on its URL is back from the dead. The GeForce FAQ has a new home at UK tech community website the Technology Vault. GeForce FAQ author Christopher Hill selected the site after a beauty parade (several Nvidia fan sites also offered to …
Drew Cullen, 24 Sep 2002