• February 03, 2010 03 Feb'10

    Websense losses decrease in 2009

    Websense has cut its losses on the back of a decent performance in Q4 with its subscription business expanding and the general demand for security holding up through the recession. The vendor reported a net loss of $11m for the fourth quarter which...  Continue Reading

  • February 03, 2010 03 Feb'10

    dabs.com makes round of redundancies

    E-tailer dabs.com is making a minor round of redundancies to counter the lingering impact of the economic downturn. The Government last week announced that UK plc has finally limped out of recession in the final calendar quarter of 2009, posting ...  Continue Reading

  • February 03, 2010 03 Feb'10

    Phoenix IT Group acquires KCOM network break fix arm

    Phoenix IT Group has confirmed that it has acquired the contracts held by KCOM's network maintenance arm for £1.8m. Under the terms of the deal, revealed by MicroScope last week, 142 staff will transfer from KCOM to Phoenix to provide field ...  Continue Reading

  • February 03, 2010 03 Feb'10

    IT jobs market continues improvement

    The IT job market has remained buoyant in January despite some other sectors of the economy slowing up compared to a strong finish to last year. The number of full-time vacancies and temporary positions had increased back to 2007 levels by the end ...  Continue Reading

  • February 03, 2010 03 Feb'10

    OFT targets Orange T-Mobile merger

    The proposed merger between UK mobile phone networks Orange and T-Mobile could become subject to additional scrutiny after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) asked the EC to refer "aspects" of the merger to it. "The OFT's initial view,...  Continue Reading

  • February 03, 2010 03 Feb'10

    Riverbed sales fly on virtualisation ramp-up

    Network infrastructure performance vendor Riverbed Technology has posted record fourth quarter sales figures as WAN optimisation technology began to be recognised as a "critical" element of virtualisation installations. Sales rose 11% ...  Continue Reading

  • February 02, 2010 02 Feb'10

    WatchGuard highlights strength of UK market in Q4

    Watchguard has highlighted the strength of the UK market as one of the contributing factors to a healthy Q4 and a strong finish to 2009. The privately-owned unified threat management (UTM) specialist doesn't have to reveal specific numbers but did ...  Continue Reading

  • February 02, 2010 02 Feb'10

    Dell keeps shtum on CMS Peripherals appointment

    Dell is keeping mum on the appointment of CMS Peripherals except to brand talk of the partnership as "rumour and speculation". The London-based distributor must therefore be carrying a different Dell EqualLogic on its web pages nestled ...  Continue Reading

  • February 02, 2010 02 Feb'10

    Oracle gets damages ruling advantage in SAP case

    Oracle has the legal wind in its sails in the battle against SAP over the allegations that the German vendor's TommorrowNow division illegally downloaded software. The case has been rumbling on for almost three years and a judgment is expected by ...  Continue Reading

  • February 02, 2010 02 Feb'10

    Five minute interview: Dave Breith, O-bit Telecom

    MicroScope puts its questions to Dave Breith, CEO of O-bit Telecom What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? I don't think I have ever been given any really good or bad advice, but I have worked things out for myself along the...  Continue Reading