• July 09, 2010 09 Jul'10

    Cloud coming but on-premise software clinging on

    The rush towards the cloud might well take longer to come than some in the industry have expected with on-premise software remaining the customer favorite for the time being. According to research carried out by SAP 61% of new software investments ...  Continue Reading

  • July 09, 2010 09 Jul'10

    PCI deadline stirs retail interest in security

    The looming deadline for compliance to the PCi credit card security measures are forcing retailers to look to the channel for support as they try to get on the right side of the law. From 30 September major retailers will be expected to prove that ...  Continue Reading

  • July 09, 2010 09 Jul'10

    Customer relationship management benefits for SMEs

    Every big business was a small business once. Therefore, selling to the present-day minnows will put you in pole position for selling to tomorrow's whales. They won't all make that leap - some won't want to - but the next generation of big beasts ...  Continue Reading

  • July 09, 2010 09 Jul'10

    Security appliance market returns to growth

    The security appliance market has returned to growth after being hit hard in the recession managing to climb back into a positive position for the first time since the first quarter of last year. Although the security market came through the worst ...  Continue Reading

  • July 09, 2010 09 Jul'10

    European tech market M&A activity buoyant

    The value of mergers and acquisitions in the tech sector continue to rise providing yet another indicator, along with increasing employment, that the market is in recovery. According to the latest M&A research for June from Regent it was a busy...  Continue Reading

  • July 09, 2010 09 Jul'10

    MicroScope top stories, week ending 9 July

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Watt and Toal take top European roles in post merger Avnet Bell Micro executives get senior roles in the revised operational structure at post-merger Avnet Microsoft ...  Continue Reading

  • July 08, 2010 08 Jul'10

    Government asking IT industry to cut costs makes no sense

    The Government asking the IT industry to reduce its profit margin is a bit like asking a drug user to swap heroin for fruit pastels. Most sensible people in Britain agree the £147bn budget deficit and £1tr national debt needs to fall ...  Continue Reading

  • July 08, 2010 08 Jul'10

    SMEs most at risk from public sector cuts warns Begbie Traynor

    Public sector spending cuts will be a hammer blow to the fragile recovery of some small IT firms as the government turns to larger listed or global corporate giants that have the economies of scale to offer cheaper goods and services. This is ...  Continue Reading

  • July 08, 2010 08 Jul'10

    Talk Talk and BT challenge Digital Economy Act

    The Digital Economy Act is being challenged by Talk Talk and BT as the campaign to beat off the threat of pressuring ISPs to help crack down on illegal downloaders takes another twist. The background to the controversy over the Digital Economy Act ...  Continue Reading

  • July 08, 2010 08 Jul'10

    Gove's BSF errors do little to give confidence

    In the spirit of transparency and openness that Nick Clegg keeps going on about let me start by stating that I'm no fan of the education secretary Michael Gove. Tempted to go further and reveal I can't stand the man but for the sake of balance let's...  Continue Reading