Security software maker MacKeeper might have to pay more than $2 million for the crime of exaggerating security problems on Apple macs.
While Apple has marketed itself with the improbable claim that it was super secure, MacKeeper made a killing telling Apple fanboys otherwise. more»
Microsoft is looking at buying Salesforce.
The cloud software provider has been approached by another, unknown, buyer, and told Microsoft, which put in a bid of its own.
Salesforce, which has a market value of almost $50 billion, is working with two investment banks to determine a response to approaches, two of the people said. more»
Tech Data will distribute a number of products from Dell in the UK and Ireland.
Dell, which in times past was positively averse to the channel, has changed its tune completely in the last few years
The company said the extended relationship with Tech Data underlines its “continued investment” in the channel. more»
Software giant Microsoft is on the case of a mysterious IP address which appears to have signed up an awful lot of Windows 7 registrations.
According to Torrent Freak Microsoft has logged hundreds of suspicious product activations from a Verizon IP address. more»
Software king of the world Microsoft has been expanding its channel for its Surface tablets by adding more partners.
Six UK resellers into its authorised device reseller (ADR) programme including O2, Academia, XMA, PCS Business Systems, Storm and Total Computer Networks have signed up following a competitive tender process. more»
While everyone is talking up the Internet of Things, network giant Cisco has cleared its throat and pointed out that there is a huge skill shortage based around the technology.
Speaking at the Cisco Partner Summit, the outfit’s vice president for Industry Solutions Group, Steve Steinhilber, said that the IoT market will be worth $19 billion by 2020 – $14.4 billion of which will come from the private sector, and $4.6 billion from the public sector. more»
Software giant Microsoft has said that it aims to make more than $20 billion in annual revenue from its cloud computing businesses by the end of fiscal 2018.
Chief Executive Satya Nadella said this would mean tripling its cloud based revenue in three years. more»
Auditing software outfit Netwrix reported an average revenue increase of 200 per cent in Q1 2015 across EMEA, with the largest growth rates in the UK, Southern Europe and Benelux.
The company also announced a new go-to-market strategy for its leading change and configuration auditing software that focuses on accelerating further growth through its partner-network and expanding sales, marketing and support teams across the UK, DACH, Benelux, France, Nordics and Eastern and Southern Europe. more»
Staff at the fruity Apple Cargo cult are starting to show their inexperience at flogging wearable fashion items like the iWatch.
A viral YouTube video shows an Apple genius demonstrating how to use the iWatch to buy stuff from Amazon. But he rapidly discovers that the watch is too small an interface to carry out a complex transaction. more»
The former maker of rubber wear for those cold Finnish nights, Nokia, has denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones.
Nokia sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft and claimed it was quietly getting on with networking and other more lucrative things. more»
Hardware vendors often skimp on providing basic security for products even when it is no real skin off their noses.
Hackers David Byrne and Charles Henderson cited the case of the world’s largest Point of Sale (PoS) systems vendor which has been slapping the same default password (66816) on its gear since 1990. more»
While the Tame Apple Press and analysts claim that fruity cargo cult Apple is going to make billions from its iWatch, it does not seem that Tim Cook agrees.
Apple’s normal distribution plan is to release a product with a great fanfare, create a shortage and above all encourage fanboys to queue up to give the television cameras a story which makes the product look popular. more»
Telephone outfit BlackBerry is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to the Internet of Things
Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, announced a new offering that it contends will secure millions of devices, expected to be part of the Internet of Stuff (IoT). more»
There was a time when putting the word Dell next to the word channel would produce sheer disbelief in a reader.
But those times are no more.
Today Dell said it has bolstered its channel team as well as announcing incentives and rebates for its channel partners. more»
The CEO of a security company has accused his fellow competitors of peddling snake oil to clients and lifted the lid on how they are doing it.
Paul Vixie, CEO, Farsight Security said that as security breaches increasingly make headlines, thousands of Internet security companies are chasing tens of billions of dollars in potential revenue and are doing by telling porkies to clients.. more»