Softcat is partnering with Websense in its first inclusion on the recently updated G-Cloud 4 framework. Softcat's public sector network security team, headed by Grant Davey, will be the sole provider of Websense security software to public sector G-Cloud customers seeking to update or upgrade their existing IT infrastructures.
UK organisations are lacking cloud-specific competencies and training according to new research which found that 43 per cent of UK IT professionals rate their current competence in cloud implementation and management as either poor or very poor, with only seven per cent rating it as excellent (despite the fact that 64 per cent of organisations questioned are currently using at least one cloud base
Britain is lagging behind Europe in training women IT professionals as only 7% of professional engineers in the UK are female and companies must take the lead in redressing the balance according to Scott Fletcher, Chairman and founder of UK cloud infrastructure specialists ANS Group.
Extreme Networks has named Westcon Group EMEA Top Distributor of the Year for high revenue growth across the region. The vendor's Global Partner Conference, staged in the Eden Roc Hotel on Miami beac, was the first public event introducing the 'New Extreme', marking the beginning of its integration with Enterasys.
HP shares rose after PC sales only fell 2% yr/yr in FQ4 and its enterprise group sales bounced back. EMEA fourth-quarter revenue of $10.3bn was down 4% year-over-year, or down 5% in constant currency. The Q4 EMEA environment remained tough, it says, although sales declined less year over year than in Q3 and it saw growth in Germany and other pockets of Western Europe.