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Daisy, Computacenter turn down purchase of stricken 2e2

The prospect of 2e2 administrator FTI selling the entire UK operation of the stricken integrator in one swoop was dealt a blow this weekend after several key suitors walked away from a deal. As revealed on Thursday, Computacenter and Daisy Group were seated at the negotiating table but have now decided to end their interest in …
Paul Kunert, 04 Feb 2013
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MDNX swallows Griffin: I ain't afraid of no channel conflict

Network integrator MDNX has devoured pure channel connectivity provider Griffin for an undisclosed sum. MDNX was formed in 2003 through the acquisition of Solution 1, CIG (which traded as CI-Net) and VTL - all which focused on the provision of data networking and data centre services. The buyer is split into three units: a …
Paul Kunert, 06 Aug 2012
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100-petabyte storage cloud names vendor panel

The Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) has named the vendors that will be permitted to construct nodes of the AUD$50m project. RDSI aims to create better access to data for researchers, by spreading it nodes to be hosted at different universities. The project is expected to pile up around 100 petabytes of storage and …
Simon Sharwood, 30 May 2012

2e2 cloud cash fiasco puts NHS IT and biz 'over a barrel'

NHS trusts and other customers of IT giant 2e2 are stuck between a "rock and a hard place" after their worst nightmares of cloud computing came true. Hospital bosses and private businesses relied on the integrator to operate their outsourced cloud systems - but 2e2's administrators demanded extra cash last week to keep those …
Paul Kunert, 08 Feb 2013
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Cabinet Office unveils Public Services Network suppliers list

The Cabinet Office has confirmed that 12 out of 16 bidders made it onto the Public Services Network (PSN) framework. The pan-government agreement – a brainchild of the previous administration – is made up of managed telecoms services to "ease collaboration and communication" between various public sector departments. Suppliers …
Paul Kunert, 26 Mar 2012
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Cloud on the rise (Love JANET)

Dr Phil Richards from Loughborough University heads into The Reg studios on October 20th at 10am (BST) to tell us how he's building modular hybrid clouds. Dr Richards has recognised numerous challenges with ageing data centres, some of which you'll recognise and some of which you won't. One of them was that doing things the old …
Phil Mitchell, 07 Oct 2011
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Avisen reports losses 3 times higher than sales

Reseller minnow Avison managed to pull an unusual set of results out of the bag today, reporting operating losses that are nearly three times higher than its sales. The LSE-listed firm, which flogged its IBM Cognos business Inca Software to Logicalis earlier this year for £7.3m in cash, filed losses of £7.8m on sales of £2.6m …
Paul Kunert, 27 Jul 2011
Mellanox SwitchX-2 ASIC and its switches, not to scale

Mellanox pumps up channel for InfiniBand, Ethernet pushes

Switch and server adapter maker Mellanox Technologies gave Wall Street a bit of a shock with some cable issues and a big revenue shortfall in its most recent quarter and a projected one for the current quarter after one of its OEM customers bought more product in the latter part of 2012 than they could sell even into the first …

Rug tugged from under 2e2 after it racked up £50m loss - report

Brit IT biz 2e2 went under because its financial reports were flawed, it plunged nearly £50m into the red and its backers refused to throw good money after bad. That's according to a two-inch-thick dossier by the company's administrators FTI Consulting. The report documents the days leading up to the Berkshire-based integrator's …
Paul Kunert, 25 Mar 2013
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IBM UK's channel queen abdicates, long live the king

IBM has crowned popular channel figure Richard Potts as veep of business partner and mid-market sales for the UK and Ireland, and named Mark Hennessey as worldwide partner boss. Potts, who helped to turn around Big Blue's volume server biz in the UK as director of the System X unit replaces Jacqueline Davey, who is moving to the …
Paul Kunert, 09 Feb 2012
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Is storage kicking servers in the battle of the bundles?

Converged infrastructure products, integrated computing platforms, single-stack solutions, data centre in a box: whatever you call them, the benefit of buying storage, servers and networking in a single, pre-engineered bundle is that, vendor-wise, when something goes wrong, you've only got one butt to kick. That's not quite how …
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The rise of the modular Cloud?

Dr Phil Richards from Loughborough University heads into The Reg studios on October 20th at 10am (BST) to tell us how he's building modular hybrid clouds. Dr Richards has recognised numerous challenges with ageing data centres, some of which you'll recognise and some of which you won't. One of them was that doing things the old …
Phil Mitchell, 11 Oct 2011
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Datatec scoops up Intact

Logicalis Group has spun out Intact Integrated Services, which will now run as a self-sufficient subsidiary of Datatec Ltd. The company, which provides project, support and managed services to the ICT industry, confirmed yesterday that Datatec will assume a majority share of the new Intact Holdings Ltd. It specialises in …
Kelly Fiveash, 05 Mar 2009
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Westcon catches Latin American minnow

Westcon, the specialist networking distie, is moving into Mexico and the Caribbean for the first time, through the acquisition of Cernet of America, and a sister Mexican company called Cernet Tecnologia en Telecomunicaciones. It won't break the bank - Westcon's purchase price will max out at $4.65m, gaining it a minnow that has …
Team Register, 05 Oct 2007
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M&S ties up managed services deal with Computacenter

Computacenter Services has won a £19m managed IT contract with UK retail behemoth Marks & Spencer (M&S). Under the deal, Computacenter will provide infrastructure and software management support for 4,000 M&S head office staff across six sites over the next five years. The new agreement, which plumps up an existing relationship …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Dec 2007
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Hamsard picks up the rest of CSF

Hamsard is paying £3.3m for the managed services business of CSF - the solutions part of the company was bought by Logicalis in December. CSF managing director Mike Northall joins Hamsard's management team and Hamsard, Blue River, NSA, and CSF Managed Services will be integrated into one group and brand. More from Hamsard here …
John Oates, 16 Jan 2007
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Datatec updates earnings

South African networking provider Datatec told investors today that it expects to make a profit for recently finished financial year. The firm is still sorting through figures for the year ended 28 February 2005 which should be ready 18 May. Datatec hopes to make a "headline" profit of between three and four US cents a share …
John Oates, 25 Apr 2005
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Redstone buys Xpert for £25.5m

Redstone, the UK telecoms provider, is beefing up its data networking business with the £25.5m cash and shares acquisition of Xpert Group. We last wrote about Xpert in 2001, when the then Irish-owned reseller switched domicile to the UK on the back of a £12m MBO funded by Lloyds Development Capital. In its last financial year …
Drew Cullen, 04 Apr 2005
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Users to force green IT agenda

The UK's first end user environmental IT board has commissioned a report on green IT issues. Called The Inefficient Truth, the report will be produced by environmental charity Global Action Plan. Its scope will be defined over the next three to four weeks and it is expected to be launched in the House of Commons at the end of …
Kablenet, 20 Jul 2007
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ISG Webb sold for £17m

ISG Webb, the UK-based networking reseller, has been sold to its managers and Royal London Private Equity for £17m. The changing of the guard gives the founding shareholders an exit route, and it also brings some new money – amount unspecified – to the table, enabling the firm "to pursue strategic growth opportunities in the IT …
Drew Cullen, 18 Mar 2005
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Gov UK names broadband aggregation bidders

The UK Government has named 17 companies that will be able to bid for public sector contracts for broadband. This is the latest stage in the Government's broadband aggregation project to pool £1bn of public sector spending on high-speed Internet services. The 17 winners are BT: Cable & Wireless; Colt; Easynet; Energis; Equinox …
Tim Richardson, 16 Mar 2004

Dell takes Cameron path to success as McCain likes bull for a China job

Dell is looking more and more like David Cameron's Tories. Like the Tories, Dell used to be popular but has recently been in the doldrums, and CEO Michael Dell is busy ripping up some of the direct seller's articles of faith (just like Dave and his recent pronouncements on grammar schools) to get back in everybody's good books …
Billy MacInnes, 07 Jun 2007
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Dell sees the channel light while Microsoft is cast as open source redeemer

It's finally happened. Dell has publicly stated what we in the channel have known all along. You can't live without resellers and partners. Not long after his second coming at the company and after many years of outright hostility to the indirect channel, CEO Michael Dell has undergone a conversion, telling CRN US: "There are …
Billy MacInnes, 24 May 2007