• October 20, 2010 20 Oct'10

    Printerland boss set to run London Marathon

    Printerland boss James Kight has enlisted the help of Sale Sharks and England rugby Star Andrew Sheridan as a personal trainer to help get him in better shape for next year's London Marathon. The boss of the Cheshire-based reseller will be running ...  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2010 20 Oct'10

    Microsoft puts Office into the cloud

    The death knell for on-premise versions of Office has been sounded a little bit louder after Microsoft announced the software suite would be made available in the cloud from next year. Office365 is a package including SharePoint, Lync, Exchange and ...  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2010 20 Oct'10

    Storage invasion puts networks at the heart of IT

    If there is anybody left out there still doubting that the network has become the beating heart of the business IT infrastructure, they need only take a walk among the stands at this year's IP Expo show at Earls Court, which has been invaded by ...  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2010 20 Oct'10

    Network security sales fuel Check Point Q3 numbers

    Strong demand for network security and a return to spending in the Americas and Asia Pacific have buoyed the third quarter revenues for Check Point. The security vendor announced the numbers for its Q3 ended 30 September with a 17% increase in ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    SCC first to bag Microsoft and Citrix V-Alliance UK badge

    SCC has jumped through the requisite hoops to bag Microsoft and Citrix's V-Alliance accreditation, becoming the first reseller in the UK to complete the exhaustive process The software duo first set up the V-Alliance programme in Germany late last ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Westcon Convergence takes over Comstor HP contract

    Cisco distributor Comstor has handed off its eighteen-month long relationship with HP Networking to its parent, Westcon Convergence. Speaking to MicroScope,Comstor general manager Tony Nevillsaid the distributor felt that the HP Networking portfolio...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    PM spends on cyber security, makes cuts elsewhere in defence

    The government has announced plans to increase the spending on fending off cyber attacks despite reducing traditional defence spending elsewhere. The Prime Minister David Cameron talked of the need to reduce spending as part of its ongoing campaign...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Time to change the record justifying the cuts

    Walking past the Houses of Parliament this lunchtime on the way to a meeting with Oracle in the Millbank Tower there were Unison and Unite union representatives waving placards and flags. The basic thrust of their message was "don't break ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Welcome - to interesting times...

    At 12.30 today, the Government, or rather Chancellor George Osborne, will be giving the detail on the long heralded Spending Review. We all know that the Review isn't going to be pleasant. With the prospect of a double dip recession coming our way- ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Hardware shines for IBM in third quarter

    Hardware sales overshadowed software and services last night as IBM unveiled a decent set of financials for the third quarter. Turover grew 4% on a constant currency basis to $24.3bn as profits went up 12% to $3.6bn for the three months ended 30 ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Redstone Group to sell Technology division to reseller PFH

    Redstone is in advanced talks with reseller and managed service provider PFH Technology Group to sell its Technology division in Ireland. The turnaround of the troubled integrator has already begun with recently installed chairman Ian Smith and ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Avnet to close Chessington office, staff on redundancy notice

    Avnet Technology Solutions has initiated a redundancy programme at its offices in Chessington, formerly the European headquarters of Bell Microproducts, after internally announcing plans to exit the building. In a staff memo leaked to MicroScope, ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Dark clouds loom for VMware as server market slows

    Concerns surrounding slowing growth in server shipments during the coming 12 to 15 monthshave put a dampener on otherwise positive third quarter numbers for VMware. Speaking on a conference call, CEO Paul Maritz said VMware was currently planning ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Avaya flexes financing muscles

    Avaya's financing arm, Avaya Financial Services (AFS), has launched a new flexible financing scheme, Lifecycle 0%, designed to allow customers to spread payments over a period of three, four, or five years depending on the lifecycle of the products ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    iPads and iPhones help Apple deliver strong Q4

    Strong sales of the iPad and iPhones filtered through to Apple's Q4 results giving the vendor a strong set of numbers. Revenues of $20.34bn and net quarterly profit of $4.31bn for the three months ended 25 September were up from $12.21bn and ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Cloud the foundation for enterprise technology developments

    Cloud is set to become standard and enterprise customers will start looking to the channel to provide greater business intelligence and mobility technology in the next couple of years. According to a report from Forrester looking into the top ...  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Nebulas Solutions secures private investment to fund growth

    Security and virtualisation specialist Nebulas Solutions has secured private investment to fund future growth. Kenneth Green, a private investor will take a 50% stake in the business.  Continue Reading

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