- Hewlett Packard has introduced the education reseller programme in the US, providing channel partners with incentives and discounts for reselling HP?s technology seminars and hands-on training courses.
- UPS vendor Sicon Socomec has bought up its main UK distributor, Mainstream. The deal was finalised on 28 January ? both parties described it as an amicable buyout.
- The Electronic Market, a joint venture company formed by Scottish Widows and Phone Link, is reselling IBM Aptiva PCs from Computacenter. The company is also marketing a range of email-related services to home PC users.
- Hewlett Packard has cut its delivery times for build-to-order Vectra PCs from 15 days to 24 hours.
- Loss-making database vendor Blyth Software has said it will not replace UK MD Kevin Adams. The UK operation has been turned into a sales-only arm, directed from the US.
- Hackers used Microsoft?s Active X on German national television to snatch money from one bank account and deposit it into another without using a Pin number.
- Cisco?s Q2 sales jumped to $1.59 billion, a rise of 73 per cent over the same period last year. Profit for the period was up 61 per cent to $209.7 million.
- Novell and Compaq have joined forces to set up Novell Open Network Facilities to demonstrate their networking and intranet technology.
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