• November 17, 2010 17 Nov'10

    Microsoft names and shames latest hard loading pirates

    Microsoft has called on resellers and users to get behind its efforts to crack down on piracy as it unveils the latest roll of shame of those caught robbing the legitimate channel of revenue. To mark its consumer action day - an annual event ...  Continue Reading

  • November 17, 2010 17 Nov'10

    BT's Race to Infinity won't help those who need it most

    The communities that will most benefit from improved Internet access are not well-off villages in the south of England. The digitally excluded are in poorer, marginalised parts of the country, the sort of places that are facing up to the reality of ...  Continue Reading

  • November 17, 2010 17 Nov'10

    Hire a human, or risk a fine

    Britain's single largest piece of legislation, the Companies Act 2006, has been phased in over the last four years. The latest change came in on 1 October. The change means that all UK companies now need have at least one human "natural ...  Continue Reading

  • November 17, 2010 17 Nov'10

    Belden offloads Trapeze to Juniper

    Cabling specialist Belden has offloaded its WLAN business, Trapeze Networks, which it acquired in 2008 for $133m (£83.8m) to Juniper Networks, after failing to make waves in the wireless market. Juniper has paid $152m for the unit and ...  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    Is the NHS really the envy of the world? It is if you're an IT salesman!

    If you're ever on the ropes in a public debate, there's a sucker punch you can always throw to get you out of trouble. Tell the audience, somewhat sanctimoniously, that the National Health Service is the envy of the world. It isn't but don't ...  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    Kate and Wills have caused a right royal rumpus

    As remote tribesyet to make contact with western society can hardly fail to be aware, next year will see the Royal Wedding of Prince William and long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton. So let's get this out of the way now, shall we? It's pretty much a ...  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    Time to share your views

    It's not everyday that resellers get the opportunity to share their views of the market but MicroScope has been contacted to rally the opinions of the channel great and good for the annual ITC Channel market survey. This survey is being put ...  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    NetApp sets out ambitions in a virtualised world

    By Linda Endersby in Prague NetApp has used its partner conference event in Prague to talk of growth and the opportunity for resellers to help customers move away from fixed architectures. The storage and data management provider has recently ...  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    Opal sales flat as voice revenues decline

    Sales at business-to-business comms provider Opal remained flat year-on-year during the second quarter as declining sales of voice products were offset by growth in data products and services, parent TalkTalk said today. As part of its first half ...  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    Lexmark extends managed service programme to IT dealers

    Lexmark is developing a managed print programme for IT resellers that allows them to back off the service element to its field engineers. The Lexmark Value Print initiative was launched to copier dealers around two years ago to build A4 desktop and...  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    Suffolk resigns government CIO post

    Government CIO John Suffolkhas announced he isto leave his £270,000 a year job at the end of the year. His role, considered one of the most influential in UK IT, will be filled temporarily by COO of the Efficiency and Reform Group, Ian Watmore...  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    Hosted private clouds will emerge as channel play in 2011

    Hosted private clouds will out number internal systems next year as more customers look to avoid building their own systems and suffering failure. According to Forrester vice president and principal analyst James Staten those that have been early ...  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    Research: Optimistic channel looking to expand and grow

    Resellers believe they will grow and expand their businesses over the next five years as they look forward to a post-recession market. According to research from MicroScope in association with IBM the majority of resellers, 52%, believed they would...  Continue Reading

  • November 16, 2010 16 Nov'10

    See - the system works

    In MicroScope (18 October), we reported that the Government had set up the Office of Tax Simplification with a brief to simply the taxes levied on individuals and businesses. Well as a result of feedback from taxpayers and their agents (read '...  Continue Reading

  • November 15, 2010 15 Nov'10

    The clouds threaten to snuff out the data centre manager

    Carbon dioxide might threaten the existence of the planet as we know it, but the flip side is even worse for the men in the data centre. The build up of potentially lethal CRCs (carbon reduction commitments) could devastate the data centre ...  Continue Reading

  • November 15, 2010 15 Nov'10

    SMBs urged to be wise to cold calling fraudsters

    Businesses have been warned to be alert to fraudsters posing as representatives of major web security vendors at the start of 2010's Get Safe Online week. At the launch of the event, which is co-sponsored by the government, the Serious Organised ...  Continue Reading

  • November 15, 2010 15 Nov'10

    EMC snaps up Isilon for cloud storage push

    EMC is to acquire Washington-based network attached storage (NAS)outfit Isilon for $2.25bn (£1.39bn), or $33.85 per share as it makes its move on the cloud. Isilon has made a strong play in the growing scale-out NAS sector, which IDC claims ...  Continue Reading

  • November 15, 2010 15 Nov'10

    Nortel books $649m loss after pension charges

    Nortel's rump operation has posted net third quarter sales of $85m (£52.8m), down 90.1% year-on-yearas a result of business divestitures in the past 12 months. At the same time the firm sank to a netloss of $649m after incurring charges of ...  Continue Reading

  • November 15, 2010 15 Nov'10

    Cisco stock app takes to iPhone, BlackBerry platforms

    Cisco distributor Azlan has launched two apps for the iPhone and Blackberry platforms designed to help SMB resellers get a snapshot of Cisco stock availability on the fly. The apps have already been road-tested by Azlan's in-house sales teams and ...  Continue Reading

  • November 15, 2010 15 Nov'10

    Research: Resellers show caution towards cloud hype

    The cloud is going to grow over the next few years but it's impact on resellers is not going to be as dramatic as some hosted enthusiasts might have thought. According to research from MicroScope in association with IBM resellers are divided over ...  Continue Reading

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