• April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    Extreme sales hit targets

    Extreme Networks has posted on-target sales for the last quarter and beaten previously forecast earnings per share after a solid performance in the North American theatre. The firm booked total sales of $78.2m (£50.93m) in the third ...  Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2010 27 Apr'10

    A lot of Info and not much more than a Sec to consume it

    The annual InfoSec shindig at Earl's Court is a great visible reminder of just how well the security market has come out of the recession. Big stands with bright lights and some households logos could be found at this year's show as normal. But in...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    SAM message getting through slowly

    The message of the need to adopt Software Asset Management (SAM) is slowly getting through to users but there is a long way to go until the ignorance about the technology is broadly overcome. Those that attended last week's second Software Industry...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    Dow returns to distribution with C2000 marketing role

    Former Dell and Westcoast executive Andy Down has re-emerged in the channel taking a marketing role at Computer 2000. At the same time he arrives at the distributor to take the reigns as director of marketing Alice Smitheman has been appointed as ...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    Cautious operators hit Ericsson, Nokia sales

    Weakened demand for mobile devices in many key markets put a dampener on quarterly results for Scandinavian mobility giants Ericsson and Nokia last week. Swedish Ericsson saw sales fall 9% over the same period in 2009 to SEK 45.1bn (£...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    IT job vacancies continue to recover from recession

    The bounce back in the strength of the IT jobs market has continued through the first quarter with growth in the number of permanent positions being filled. The latest figures from the IT Job Board indicate that the employment market in the ...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    Business continuity planning undermined by lack of funding

    The number of companies that have prepared a business continuity plan is disturbingly low with lack of funding blamed for the failure to put measures in place to protect businesses. According to a recent Chartered Management Institute report only ...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    Are you coming to the Cisco Disco?

    From my conspicuous absence at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis you can probably tell I'm not going to the Cisco Partner Summit this year - truth be told I'm still not feeling entirely myself after that pool party and canasta night with Cisco's ...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    Welcome to Network Noise

    Hi, and welcome to Network Noise, a new blog from MicroScopebringing you news, whispers, thoughts and occasional rantsfrom the world of networking and communications. My name is Alex. I cover networks and communications forMicroScope and have ...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    2e2 buys Morse

    2e2 has picked up the assets of rival integrator Morse in a deal valued at £69.8m, or 51p per share, as predicted by MicroScope last Friday. Morse's directors unanimouslyrecommendedthe deal to the firm's shareholders this morning. In a ...  Continue Reading

  • April 26, 2010 26 Apr'10

    Hello and welcome

    The best way to start a blog is for the author to set out the aims and ambitions and to try and tempt you into sticking with reading with it. For those of you who don't know me my name in Simon Quicke, hence the play on my name in the title, and ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    How to make money in IT Managed Services

    How to make money in IT Managed Services A complimentary seminar from MicroScope, in association with Kaseya Following the huge success of MicroScope's recent event "How to succeed in IT Managed Services", which attracted over 160 ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    Extending the life of IT equipment

    Raising the retirement age of high-tech hardware makes economical and environmental sense, writes Paul Timms, operations director at Maindec. With government drives for public sector efficiency and private sector organisations facing continued ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    Carlow steps back from day to day operations at Kelway

    The channel will become a slightly less colourful place after it emerged that former Repton managing director Greg Carlow is stepping back from day-to-day operations at Kelway, although he will continue to act as a consultant.  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    Five minute interview: Julian Buck, Version One

    MicroScope puts its questions to Julian Buck, general manager of document management and imaging software at Version One What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? The best: "You can never over-prepare." From Dave ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    Riverbed powers to 27% sales growth

    WAN optimisation specialist Riverbed has wrapped up its 24th consecutive quarter of year-on-year revenue growth after sales soared 27% to $112.4m during its first quarter, which closed at the end of March. GAAP net income rose a more modest 10% ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    SCH returns to profitability

    SCH Group has returned to profitability, albeit marginal, but is not yet confident enough to call an end to the toughest recession in history amid concerns about expected cuts in UK public sector IT spending. The Birmingham-based hybrid player ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    Five minute interview: David Cuss, Quest Software

    MicroScope puts its questions to David Cuss, partner sales manager at Quest Software  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    Watch which way the wind blows

    The channel is hoping the uncertainty generated by the general election will be short-lived and is planning for every eventuality.  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2010 23 Apr'10

    Security showstoppers at InfoSec 2010

    The great and the good in the security world meet in London next week at the InfoSec show, which runs for three days. As usual, there is plenty for resellers to see and hear at the show, but MicroScope has put together this preview to provide a ...  Continue Reading

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