• November 24, 2010 24 Nov'10

    Green networks are back on the agenda

    With the new CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme causing waves in the industry, its time to reconsider how a well-implemented network strategy can help your customers tick the right boxes.  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2010 24 Nov'10

    Windows 7 migration is in your AppDNA

    Ever wondered why we make an instinctive migration every now and then? The answer may be in our DNA. Our AppDNA, more precisely.. Here's Penny Gralewski, from AppDNA, who saysthe fear and uncertainty has been removed from Windows7 migrations. The ...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2010 24 Nov'10

    First fines handed out by ICO for data protection failures

    The first fines for failing to comply with the data protection act have been handed out by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) handing a ready made sales pitch to those resellers specialising in information security. Sheffield-based ...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2010 24 Nov'10

    Social networker Zuckerberg top draw in IT industry

    A survey byour sister ICTsectorrecruitment siteCWjobs has revealed the true power of social networks, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) topping a poll of IT personalities who have most inspired people to work in the industry. Also ...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2010 24 Nov'10

    HP to snub Oracle Siebel CRM and move 40k staff to Salesforce?

    HP is reportedly dumping Oracle Siebel's CRM system and penning a deal with Salesforce for 35,000 to 40,000 seats as a precursor to potentially moving wholesale to the new system. A war of words erupted between HP and Oracle in the summer following...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2010 24 Nov'10

    Ex-Westcon boss Shakespeare pops up at Norbain

    IP video and CCTVdistributor Norbain has appointed former Westcon EMEA executive vice president Barry Shakespeare as its new managing director to replace chief executive Alun John, who has been managing the firm pending the appointment. John will ...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2010 24 Nov'10

    Magirus pledges to drive down Cisco UCS lead times

    Cisco distibutor Magirus has claimed itcan now bring lead times on Cisco's B-Series Unified Compute blades down to just five days after being certified as the first Cisco UCS B-Series Authorised Configurator in Europe. Magirus, which was certified ...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2010 24 Nov'10

    SAP to pay Oracle $1.3bn in copyright case

    Oracle might not have got the $4bn to $5bn Larry Ellison (pictured) argued it was due from SAP for copyright infringement, but it has been given the highest awarded payout awarded by a court for a case of this kind at $1.3bn. The jury in the case ...  Continue Reading

  • November 24, 2010 24 Nov'10

    Protect and survive

    People are litigious, no more so than in times of crisis when things have a habit of going pear shaped. Directors of companies are particularly in the firing line as shareholders and the authorities seek to examine the detail when something - a ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    UK printer market declines in Q3, survey reveals

    Customer interest in managed print services and the fragility of the economy conspired to force down UK printer shipments in Q3. Figures by channel analyst Context revealed that while the market in Western Europe grew 6.5% buoyed by France and ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    HP CEO to raise staff salaries and R&D in post Hurd era

    HP's CEO Leo Apotheker is trying to re-engage with employees in the workforce that became disillusioned under the leadership of his predecessor Mark Hurd by committing to raise salaries in the current financial year. The world's largest IT firm ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    Twitter being used to update resellers on latest security threats

    Using Twitter as a means of channel and customer communication has been given a thumbs up by Symantec's UK channel boss. Walker, director of SMB and distribution in the UK agreed to take questions for an hour this lunchtime on Twitter in a display ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    Old technology is actually greener than today's printers

    They don't make 'em green anymore Did anyone here have a dot matrix printer? Me too. Things were better in those days. You could send a document to the printer, and go for a cup of tea, safe in the knowledge that it would still be printing when you...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    Time for the channel to #asksymantec

    Resellers will be given the chance from noon today to ask a senior channel executive at Symantec questions live on Twitter. MicroScope has worked with the vendor to set up a live Twitter question and answer session between 12-1 this lunchtime. ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    KCOM plans for growth as profits rise

    Revenues might have dipped but profits for the first half of its fiscal year increased at KCOM as the firm announced a fresh banking facility and ambitions for growth. In interim results for the six months ended 30 September revenue dropped by 7.6%...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    SAP in 'transformational stage' says co-chief executive

    SAP is in a transformational stage, Jim Hagemann Snabe, co-chief executive of SAP has told the UK & Ireland SAP user group conference taking place in Manchester, writes Warwick Ashford. The aim of this process is to expand beyond planning ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    Digital champion pledges no one will be left behind in web purge

    The digital champion has been quick to dampen fears that a massive reduction in the number of government websites will leave those without web access exiled from services. Martha Lane Fox, the digital champion appointed during the last ...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    Beware: Christmas is coming

    It won't be a surprise to readers to know that Christmas is almost upon us. But in the run-up to Christmas office parties and other forms of celebration become the norm, as does the potential for things to go wrong; parties are, sadly, regulated...  Continue Reading

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    Brocade profits head south on increased costs

    Brocade's fourth quarter GAAP net income shrank 28% year-on-year to to $23m (£14.4m) even as sales at the network and storage vendor hit a new record of $550m, up 5%, driven by solid growth in its Ethernet business. Brocade said it had ...  Continue Reading

  • November 22, 2010 22 Nov'10

    This user will remain ignorant

    Top tenlessons onSecurely Managing Email go unheeded Here's Leon Rishniw, senior vice president of engineering atCloudmark who saysit's vital that email is properly managed to protect assets and ensure employees remain productive. In support of ...  Continue Reading