• December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    Redstone cuts losses in H1 fiscal 2011

    The divestment programme of peripheral operations kicked off by Redstone's management helped stem losses in the first half of fiscal 2011, the firm said today. After a board restructure in September, the integrator novated BSF contracts and closed ...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    HP vulnerable in 2011, says Oracle CEO

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has fired shots across the bows of bitter rival HP, attacking the performanceof its infrastructure kit and warningit will be"vulnerable" to market share losses next year. Speaking on a conference call to mark ...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    In-depth: 2010 how was it for you?

    As 2010 draws to a close there is a chance to look back and assess how things were. It was a year of recession, election, recovery and protests. It was also a twelve months where the tablet emerged as a serious form factor and Windows 7 sales ...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    What next for business in 'broadband Britain'?

    In the latest in a series of guest blogs on Network Noise, Andy Lockwood, transformation director at b2b comms provider Opal, responds to the government's broadband strategy announced this month. I am pleased to see the Government committing £...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    Security is still an issue for cloud adopters

    There is no doubt that the cloud is here and increasing its foothold in the channel but there continues to be some debate around whether or not the barriers to adoption have been overcome. In the last week there have been some claims that one of ...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 17 December 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Most IT pros want to jump ship in 2011 Most IT professionals are looking to jump ship next year, according to a survey from The IT Jobs Board, with 80% planning to look ...  Continue Reading

  • December 17, 2010 17 Dec'10

    Pay late and avoid the pain?

    Paying taxes is a civic duty that is impressed upon all of us personally and commercially on those running businesses. So what happens if you are late paying a tax because of something you feel is out of your control, maybe a delay due to the ...  Continue Reading

  • December 16, 2010 16 Dec'10

    RM BSF Ealing deal cut to fraction of inital size

    Education supplier RM has banked a £5m BSF contract with the London Borough of Ealing, which is nearly one tenth of the valuation back in April before the Department for Education effectively collapsed the schools regeneration scheme. Under ...  Continue Reading

  • December 16, 2010 16 Dec'10

    Government IT cuts already producing savings

    The government claims that its attempts to turn the screws on ICT spending and use technology more efficiently have already contributed heavily to savings of £1bn racked up since May. The Cabinet Office revealed that the savings, which are ...  Continue Reading

  • December 16, 2010 16 Dec'10

    BT channel ducks wholesale price bullet

    Ofcom has formally ruled that BT will not be allowed to increase its wholesale charges in order to plug a £3.8bn deficit in its pension fund, confirming the results of its initial consultation. In making its decision, Ofcom said that it was ...  Continue Reading

  • December 16, 2010 16 Dec'10

    Bytes to reduce reliance on Microsoft

    Bytes Technology Group is seeking to reduce its reliance on Microsoft sales in light of the vendor'spending restructure of the fees that large account resellers can accrue. The Surrey-based reseller is looking at getting back on the acquisition ...  Continue Reading

  • December 16, 2010 16 Dec'10

    Apprentice bosses tear Baggs apart

    "What on earth are you talking about. You're a twenty one year old kid. You're not a brand," raved Viglen chairman Claude Littner as The Apprentice reached its always-gripping final interview stage. "I think when you look at what a ...  Continue Reading

  • December 16, 2010 16 Dec'10

    CRM is about more than customer stalking, says dhc's new expert Luke Adams

    This is Luke Adams, the new CRM practice director at dhc, a Microsoft Gold partner that's launching itself into Microsoft Dynamics CRM 201. With a background in computer design, Luke Adams has been in this game for 20 odd years. Dhc is hoping Adams ...  Continue Reading

  • December 16, 2010 16 Dec'10

    Social software set for double digit growth

    The software that underpins corporate blogs, wikis and discussion forums is producing an impressive source of revenue, which is set to grow by double figures in the next couple of years. According to Gartner the revenue generated by social software...  Continue Reading

  • December 16, 2010 16 Dec'10

    Corporation Tax reforms

    Businesses could soon see changes to Corporation Tax as the Government tries to make the UK more competitive. The Government is apparently not happy that so many businesses are leaving the UK for lower tax destinations overseas. The changes that...  Continue Reading

  • December 15, 2010 15 Dec'10

    KCOM boss Renucci resigns

    KCOM Group finance boss Paul Simpson has assumed control of the firm following the resignation of executive director Paul Renucci. Renucci arrived at KCOM subsidiary Affiniti in 2007 but claimed control of the whole group the following year, after ...  Continue Reading

  • December 15, 2010 15 Dec'10

    Scrooge is getting his way with the decorations

    When this press release hit the inbox the temptation was to try and be funny about how firms are cutting back on Christmas decorations but the pain and shock caused by the findings are so powerful they are best left to speak for themselves.  Continue Reading

  • December 15, 2010 15 Dec'10

    HP to add multi-vendor support to contractual services

    HP has vowed to introduce multi-vendor support into its contractual services play for resellers next year and price it aggressively as it tries to recapture lost business fromthird party maintainers. The tech monster has tried to re-energise ...  Continue Reading

  • December 15, 2010 15 Dec'10

    Munton joins Oki as sales director

    Oki's newly appointed UK sales director Nick Munton is planning to shake-up its managed print services (MPS) product lines. Copier market veteran Munton joins from Konica Minolta where he was regional commercial manager and fills a role that has ...  Continue Reading

  • December 15, 2010 15 Dec'10

    SME, public sector declines offset UK server growth, says IDC

    The UK server market stood still in the third quarter as a rise in shipments to very large corporate customers was offset by declining sales in the SME and public sector. Market stats from IDC show that 80,000 x86 systems - more than 95% of total ...  Continue Reading

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