• March 08, 2010 08 Mar'10

    Cisco backs off from WiMAX market

    Cisco has quietly let slip that it is quitting the WiMAX market, which it entered in 2007 with the $330m acquisition of Navini Networks. In a statement sent to MicroScope, Cisco confirmed it was shutting down production of its WiMAX products, ...  Continue Reading

  • March 08, 2010 08 Mar'10

    Brocade targets 50% customer growth with channel shake-up

    Brocade EMEA channel director Amanda Giddins ( pictured) is expanding the storage networking firm's channel teams across EMEA and realigning UK staff to meet growing demand for end-to-end network and data centre installations, and will be targeting ...  Continue Reading

  • March 08, 2010 08 Mar'10

    Fujistu shares hit by former exec's resignation dispute

    By Warwick Ashford Shares of Japanese IT services firm Fujitsu fell more than 2% in 8 March trading after the firm said it had dismissed adviser Kuniaki Nozoe following a dispute about his resignation as president last year. The tussle threatens ...  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    MicroScope ACEs shortlist announced

    The MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs) shortlist has gone live with a large number of companies managing to move one step closer to winning an award. The ACEs takes place at the Lancaster Hotel, London on 26 May and provides an ...  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    Earthquake in Taiwan may cause LCD shortages

    Availability of large sized LCD panels could be constrained after an earthquake in Taiwan forced the suspension of production at a major business park. Not all facilities at the Tainan Science Park have closed following the quake, which measured ...  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    iPad set to arrive in UK late April

    One of the most anticipated hardware launches of the year, Apple's iPad, is arriving in the UK next month after the vendor revealed its launch strategy.  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    MicroScope top stories week ending 5 March

    Fujitsu strike called off after ACAS proposals accepted Ex-Detica chief Black on look- out for IP surveillance firms HP tells partners to seek alternatives to c-class blades Force10 heads for £144m initial public offering  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    Psion looks for channel to play role in vertical market push

    Smartphone specialist Psion is reaching out to developers to support its drive into vertical markets but wants resellers to get involved with its efforts to widen its market. The vendor yesterday unveiled results for 2009 with a cut in its losses ...  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    Analysis: Oracle sets out cloud ambitions

    by Cath Everett Oracle is attempting to reposition its existing offerings in a cloud-friendly light, but is currently not repackaging them in a channel-friendly way to make them easier for partners to sell. At a roadshow in London entitled the ...  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    Comment: Talking the talk on voice services

    Talk may be cheap but voice services could be raking in the readies for resellers, writes Jim Kent, chief executive officer of Datapoint, the communication systems integrator for businesses The next 12 months present a significant opportunity for ...  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    RIM targets SMEs with BlackBerry server

    BlackBerry firm RIM is looking to work with more data resellers as it looks to increase its penetration into the SME market building on a growing slice of the consumer market. Long seen as a solid player in the enterprise space the vendor has been ...  Continue Reading

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    Lords tone down Digital Bill but continue to generate controversy

    The progress of the Digital Economy Bill through parliament continues to spark concerns about the way the government intends to protect copyright. One of the main worries was around Clause 17, which would have given the power to make changes to the...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    Dell and HP look to resellers for slice of £6bn CITHS framework

    Dell and Hewlett-Packard are relying on reseller partners that made it onto the £6bn public sector Commodity IT Hardware and Software (CITHS) procurement framework to promote their brands. The US tech monsters, both involved in the existing ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    EMEA printer and MFP market not forecast to grow in 2010

    The predictions that 2009 was going to be a bad 12 months for printer and MFP shipments proved to be correct as sales across EMEA fell by almost a fifth. The bad news is that the crystal ball gazers do not expect the market to return to growth in ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    Ramesys tipped to be sold by investor backers

    Lloyds TSB Group and itsventure cap arm Lloyds Development Capital (LDC)are about to offload Ramesys butit isunlikelythey willrecouptheir massive £40m plus investment. The loss-making Nottingham-based Microsoft Education LAR admitted in ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    Ciena slips to loss after acquisition costs

    Ethernet networking specialist Ciena has slipped to a quarterly loss of $53.3m (£35.3m) after booking a major $27m expense relating to its acquisition of Nortel's optical networking and carrier Ethernet assets. Sales at the Maryland-based ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    Avaya leans on disties to speed Nortel integration

    Avaya is shoring up its distribution relationships in order to better integrate Nortel's enterprise reseller channel into its own, saying it won't be able to fulfil its aims without their help. Speaking to MicroScope, Avaya channel marketing lead ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    Comdex to return as a virtual event

    It might seem an off time to revive one of the largest IT show brands just as the tired feet walk the halls in CeBIT but Comdex is returning as an online event. Traditionally held in Las Vegas attracting resellers, distributors and vendors the ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    Gartner raises UK PC sales forecast

    The rebounding UK PC market has caused Gartner to up its forecasts for 2010 as the corporate refresh and continued consumer spending buoys sales. Initially the analyst expected UK shipments to grow 14% but has raised this to 19% representing 14.7 ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    Trustmarque cuts ties with valueless volume licence resellers

    Trustmarque has moved to cut relationships with resellers that use the LAR for volume license agreements as it looks to serve customers with a higher value service package. The LAR sent out a letter to those resellers impacted by the move and ...  Continue Reading

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