• September 20, 2010 20 Sep'10

    Oracle sets sights on cloud with Exalogic Elastic

    Oracle has set its sights on taking a major slice of the cloud market after unveiling an all-in-one middleware appliance to provide users with a straightforward route to hosted applications. The Exalogic Elastic Cloud combines both hardware and ...  Continue Reading

  • September 20, 2010 20 Sep'10

    In-depth: What's in store for our data?

    Storage is becoming a pivotal resource in IT, as data volumes continue to rise. Danny Bradbury charts the latest happenings in this crucial area. Things must have been very tense in the dry, airless corridors of HP over the past few months. Not ...  Continue Reading

  • September 17, 2010 17 Sep'10

    VC veteran Moulton warns of pending bloodbath in SME channel

    Venture capitalist veteran John Moulton is anticipating a flood of corporate casualties when the Bank of England finally starts to lift interest rates but he insists that the small business sector is most at risk. Better Capital chairman Moulton ...  Continue Reading

  • September 17, 2010 17 Sep'10

    Cycling along to a good sponsorship opportunity

    As well as the Pope driving round the streets of London tomorrow there is the little matter of the final stage of the Tour of Britain. Just shy of 100 riders have spent the last seven days pedaling across the UK battling it out for the victory in ...  Continue Reading

  • September 17, 2010 17 Sep'10

    Slow retailers face missing PCI deadline

    The deadline for retailers to be prepared for PCI is looming nearer with a feeling from those selling security tools to ensure complaince that a portion of the market is still not ready.  Continue Reading

  • September 17, 2010 17 Sep'10

    RIM beats forecasts on consumer sales

    Canadian mobility vendor RIM has beaten expectations for the second quarter of its fiscal 2010 -which closed on 28 August - after sales rose 31% year-on-year to $3.53bn and net income soared 67% to $796.7m. Device sales accounted for 79% of sales, ...  Continue Reading

  • September 17, 2010 17 Sep'10

    Hurd bangs R&D drum after strong Oracle Q1

    Robust demand for hardware and software licenses helped Oracle push up its fiscal Q1 profits and sales close to 20% and 50% respectively. In the trading period ended 31 August, earnings reached $1.3bn on the back of revenues of $7.5bn. "We ...  Continue Reading

  • September 17, 2010 17 Sep'10

    Analysis: Mood right to drive down software piracy

    Software piracy rates have remained fairly stable over the last couple of years hovering at the 27% mark costing the industry millions in wasted revenue. Getting that figure down has been the aim of various groups and vendors but it has proved to ...  Continue Reading

  • September 17, 2010 17 Sep'10

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 17 September 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days. Better Capital preps Calyx turnaround plan VC outfit Better Capital was confirmed as the new owner of Calyx and will kick start its turnaround strategy by divesting parts...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Profits rise, sales fall at Westcoast and XMA parent

    Kelido Group has boosted profits on the back of a rebound in its distributionbusiness Westcoast and efforts to cut costs across the rest of the operations. In the year to 31 December 2009, the Westcoast, Clarity and XMA parent made profits of &...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Sir Peter Rigby and the Pope

    Sir Peter Rigby may have recently signed off the acquisition of Kavanagh but he has also been busily building another empire that has not made the headlines in the channel press - he owns Coventry Airport. The airport went into administration last ...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Right now green is about saving money not icebergs

    It's always been the case that green when it worked was because it saved money and managed to fit in with the customer agenda to cut costs on both the energy and datacentre cooling front. So the conclusion of the IBM conference into sustainability ...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    IBM hears that green has to produce the goods

    IBM has wrapped up nine days of debate in central London on the subject of sustainability concluding that just appealing to the good nature of companies is not enough. Big Blue has attracted some of the great and good to its event and received the ...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Virtualisation security to be top priority in 2011

    Research conducted ahead of next month's IP Expo infrastructure trade show has suggested that concerns around virtualisation and data security will dominate IT managers' thoughts over the next 12 months. A full88% of respondents to thesurvey, ...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Avaya demonstrates a little Flare

    Avaya doesn't want you calling this a tablet, in fact, the official release yesterday made no mention of the word and at first it was hard to tell if they were talking about what everyone suspected they were talking about.  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Calyx creditors wait with bated breath

    Calyx new owners Better Capital have spent the last few days talking to customers and creditors as the ink dries on the deal they penned at the end of last week to bring the networking integrator out of administration. At such a time, customers ...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Novell sale edges closer

    Novell is getting closer to reaching the point where it is prepared to sell the business with the prospect of it being split into two parts. According to reports in the US a potential decision is just a few weeks away and the split in the operations...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    DiData buys into video services with mvision acquisition

    Dimension Data has bulked up its managed video services muscle after buying video integrator mvision for an undisclosed sum. Mvision specialises in Tandberg kit, and following the acquisition of the vendor by Cisco had made plans to become a Cisco ...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2010 16 Sep'10

    Northamber sheds box shifting skin with Solution Point launch

    The realisation that margins made from classic IT wholesaling will not return to previous levels has finally dawned on Northamber, which is taking major steps into a world beyond box shifting. The Surrey-based distributor, which celebrates its ...  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2010 15 Sep'10

    Piracy numbers are powerful so come on, Dave, crack the whip

    The level of software piracy in the UK has remained largely static over the last few years at around the 27% mark. This morning the Business Software Alliance came out with a host of compelling reasons to reduce the level of illegal software being ...  Continue Reading