• October 22, 2010 22 Oct'10

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 22 October 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Avnet to close Chessington office, staff on notice Avnet Technology Solutions initiated a redundancy programme at its offices in Chessington  Continue Reading

  • October 22, 2010 22 Oct'10

    Want to be famous? Then cheat

    Douglas Adams once said that "nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules". It's this principle that the Government wants to use to get the message acrossto cheating bosses that ...  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    FAST IiS back SAM certification

    The industry has edged closer to a benchmark certification for Software Asset Management (SAM) with the launch of a new Tiered Scheme backed by the Federation Against Software Theft and Investors in Software (FAST IiS). The 19770 Tiered SAM Scheme (...  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    HP simplifies dealer training schemes

    Hewlett-Packard has unveiled a converged infrastructure training and certification offering to cover its entire ICT offering, including networks, storage, servers, software, printing and personal computing. Unveiled atthe Interop event in the US, ...  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    ShoreTel buys Agito to beef up mobile support

    Unified comms vendor ShoreTel is buying platform-agnostic enterprise mobility specialist Agito for $11.4m to bulk up its mobile support capabilities. ShoreTel has long been a cheerleader for remote and mobile working, and said today that the ...  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    Elop wields axe at troubled Nokia

    Nokia's new CEO Stephen Elop has announced plans to cut 1,800 jobs, approximately 3% of its total staff,in an attempt to streamline the troubled vendor's smartphone operation. Elop, who joined Nokia from Microsoft last month, has been tasked with ...  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    Public sector opportunities remain in face of cuts

    It might take a couple more weeks for the details of where the cuts announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review will fall but the consensus is already emerging it presents mixed opportunities for the channel. On the one hand several vendors have ...  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    Have you heard the word about Hurd's latest bird?

    The story of the summer refuses to die as further allegations about Mark Hurd's sex life emerged yesterday, following reports that he had a romantic dalliance with a married vice president of sales at Sun Microsystems. Traditionally, the IT industry...  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    Microsoft Azure boss working on attracting more ISVs

    The head of Microsoft's Azure platform has welcomed the number of developers that have got behind the vendor's cloud efforts but indicated it has more work to do. The vendor launched its cloud platform last year and has signed up 11,000 ISVs to ...  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    Colt to restructure as voice sales slow

    Business comms and managed services provider Colt Group is to embark on a restructuring programme to simplify its business and increase its operating efficiency. From early 2011 the firm will reorganise into three customer-facing units, Enterprise ...  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    Waste not

    It seems that everyone in the supply chain - from manufacturer, to importer, distributor and retailer is at risk of prosecution for producing or handling excessive packaging waste. Obviously what is exessive is open to interpretation by those in the...  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2010 20 Oct'10

    Insolvency trade body warns corporate failures to peak in 2011

    Nearly half of all insolvency practitioners are expecting corporate failures to peak in the UK next year as the public sector spending cuts run deep into the economy. This is according to a survey by R3, the trade body representing insolvency ...  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2010 20 Oct'10

    EMC and Dell seek reparatory talks post 3Par bids

    EMC's nose was put out of joint by Dell's efforts to acquire 3Par and both firms are again exploring new ways to revive their flagging partnership, according to senior management. Following a protracted battle during the summer, HP last month ...  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2010 20 Oct'10

    Juniper breaks billion dollar sales barrier

    Juniper Networks has broken the billion dollar revenue barrier after posting a 23% year-on-year and 3% sequential spike in revenues to $1.012bn (£638.4m) in its fiscal third quarter, which closed on 30 September. The networking vendor ...  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2010 20 Oct'10

    The responses to the Spending Review call for IT to be used

    In some ways the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) reminds you of a FA Cup Final. You get the weeks and weeks of build up with the TV pundits on the day going into overdrive, the event itself and then the post-match analysis. In this case the ...  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2010 20 Oct'10

    We're all doomed, Captain Mainwaring

    No matter who you are, you will be affected by the just announced Spending Review. With 490000 public sector jobs going, cuts in police funding, a cut in Government department budgets by an average 19 per cent and a7 billion pounds cut in the ...  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2010 20 Oct'10

    Pilots of rural superfast broadband to kick off

    The government has outlined plans to start rolling out fast broadband to rural communities as part of its pledge to get more people connected. Pilots of super fast broadband will go ahead in the Highlands and Islands, North Yorkshire and Cumbriaas ...  Continue Reading

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