• October 14, 2010 14 Oct'10

    Cloud and virtualisation in demand from customers

    Cloud and virtualisation have been the technologies in demand over the third quarter as customers look to embrace software in order to support growth. According to the latest Pearlfinders Index, which takes the pulse of IT directors, virtualisation...  Continue Reading

  • October 14, 2010 14 Oct'10

    Griffin buys comms firm Fused in pre-pack deal

    Business Internet services provider Griffin has acquired the assets, customers and contracts offellow comms provider Fused Group in a pre-pack arrangementafter the firm fell into administration. Financial terms were not disclosed. Fused, which has ...  Continue Reading

  • October 14, 2010 14 Oct'10

    Government secures support from largest supplier for cuts

    The government has managed to get the signature of its largest supplier Hewlett-Packard on a memorandum of understanding that will commit the vendor to helping the coalition reduce costs. HP follows in the wake of a host of government suppliers ...  Continue Reading

  • October 13, 2010 13 Oct'10

    Intel forecasts quieter Q4 on back of soft consumer demand

    Intel has forecast conservative sales for the Christmas quarter on the back of continued concerns of slowing demand in the consumer sector. The chip giant last night filed a 59% year-on-year hike in Q3 profits to $2.95bn and an 18% jump in sales to...  Continue Reading

  • October 13, 2010 13 Oct'10

    Clearswift boss talks of coming through economic headwind

    The CEO of security player Clearswift has described the current economic conditions as trading in a "headwind" but indicated it is managing to sell more of its gateway products. For its Q2, ended September, the private vendor said it ...  Continue Reading

  • October 13, 2010 13 Oct'10

    The influence of the review shows in the share price

    As someone who has written reviews, for the Tech Trader section of MicroScope, in the past I will tread more carefully in the future about giving the thumbs up or down. If ever there was an example of the pen being mightier than the sword then the ...  Continue Reading

  • October 13, 2010 13 Oct'10

    Scottish travel agency caught out by BSA

    A Scottish travel company has become the latest to be named and shamed by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) for using unlicensed software. Glasgow-based travel agency Barrhead Travel Services Limited was caught using unlicensed copies of Adobe ...  Continue Reading

  • October 13, 2010 13 Oct'10

    Datatec sees challenging first half in UK

    Westcon and Logicalis parent Datatec has said that business in the UK remained "challenging" during the first half of its fiscal 2011, which closed at the end of August. Although the South Africa-based tech firm reported a 31% rise in ...  Continue Reading

  • October 13, 2010 13 Oct'10

    Spy boss warns of growing network threat

    The head of the government's communications intelligence agency, GCHQ, has warned of a growing threat to the UK's network infrastructure and called for a "holistic" response to the potential danger posed by both criminals and hostile ...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    Equanet job cuts on the cards, Dixons Retail confirms

    Dixons Retail has put back-office staff at its Equanet subsidiary inBury at risk of redundancy with 30 to 50 positions expected to go. The groupmade progressinfiscal 2010bouyed by improving retail salesbut the B2B division -Equanet, PC World ...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    Buy direct to save costs, Sir Philip Green advises government

    The government should bypass resellers to buy PCs and commodity kit directly from manufacturers as it seeks to draw upon powerful economies of scale and a high credit rating to cut public sector expenditure. This was according to the findings of a ...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    DiData acquisition enters final stages

    The £2.1bn acquisition of Dimension Data by NTT is moving ahead after the deal conditions were formally satisfied yesterday. As of midday on Monday Japanese comms outfit NTT had "received valid acceptances"in respect of approximately...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    Cutting in on the unified comms conversation

    There is no doubt now that end-users are adopting technology of their own accord, bringing tools such as smartphones and social networks into the workplace without recourse to their IT department and certainly without any hand-holding by the channel.  Continue Reading

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