Industry News

M2M grows fast, driven by mobile

Juniper Research says Machine to Machine (M2M)) service revenues will reach $20bn globally in 2015, as players across the M2M industry focus on simplifying the process of rolling it out for the end-user.

StorMagic certified as Dell tech partner

UK and US-based StorMagic, a virtual storage vendor, has become a certified technology partner in Dell’s Technology Partner Program. By certifying SvSAN on Dell PowerEdge servers.

Adaptive in brand move to insights

Adaptive Planning, a specialist in cloud-based business analytics solutions says it is celebrating exceptional growth by changing its brand to Adaptive Insights.

New channel appointments at KEMP

KEMP Technologies has announced it has appointed Ed Martin as its new UK sales manager to support strategic accounts and ‘larger ticket’ opportunities as it saw a 40% year-on-year growth in sales in the UK.

Extreme offers new network analysis tool

Extreme Networks has brought out a product designed to provide analysis of networks, aimed at increasing user and channel knowledge of users and apps.

Ex-SAP-er to run sales at VeliQ

Provider of the mobility Platform-as-a-Service (mPaaS) solution VeliQ has announced new additions to its management team as the company plans to expand its global partner programme, partly facilitated by a 250% y/y growth in revenue.

Icelandic start-up offers secrecy

Iceland-based social media platform Vivaldi aims to capture users seeking to avoid aggressive advertising and government security forces, and hopes for a boost from the closure of a rival, says founder Jon von Tetzchner.

Bechtle sales rise 8%

According to preliminary figures, Bechtle AG generated revenues of approximately €2.27 bn in the 2013 fiscal year, an increase of over 8% compared to the previous year. EBT rose by ca. 12% to approximately €89 m (previous year: €79.3 m). The EBT margin improved from 3.8% in the previous year to 3.9%.

Check Point posts strong Q4 result

Check Point has posted a 5% growth to $387.1m (€286.9m) in total revenues for the fourth quarter 2013. The increase in quarterly profit was driven by better than expected sales of new data centre appliances and threat prevention software blades, it says.