Red Hat is increasingly working with specialist ISVs, supporting marketing and expansion into foreign markets. It plans a push on ISV education and support in EMEA next year.
HP is reported to be working on a copier OEM deal with Sharp which will see HP's branding of the Sharp copiers.
The role of Managed Service Providers (MSP) has increased significantly over recent years as companies look to maximise capital expenditure and get better value from item IT spend. With growth rates forecast to continue at 11.3% per year the IT managed services sector remains one of the strongest growth rates in IT & Telecoms.
Bucking the typically soft 3rd quarter, the global service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market totaled $974 million in 3Q13, up 4% sequentially, and up 52% from the year-ago quarter.
Europe is lagging the US in software R&D, but there may be some rising stars among small EU companies.
A10 Networks has signed a distribution deal with value-added distie Espion. Under the terms of this deal, Espion will act as A10 Networks’ distributor of its application delivery controllers in Irish and Scottish markets.
French payment operator PayTop has appointed Alain Deslorieux as Head of Development for the new PayTop prepaid cards offer.
snom technology, a developer of standards-based IP phones and communications devices, has appointed Brian J. Kelley as its new CEO with worldwide responsibilities, the company announces.
Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has appointed Mark Cooper as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
Capgemini Deutschland GmbH has won three framework agreements with the Data Processing and Information Technology Center (ZIVIT), the internal IT service provider for the Federal Revenue Administration and other federal authorities in Germany.