• January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    Back up: learning the hard way

    If you need reminding of how difficult it is to get people to back up their data, you couldn't do much better than the strange story involving the theft of a Macbook from the car of medical researchers at Oklahoma University. The laptop, which ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    A hundred per cent market growth? Plenty would kill for that

    If I was told that a particular market was set to grow by 100% between now and 2014, I'd regard that as pretty positive news. Maybe I'm misinformed.According to IDC, 100% growth only represents a"moderate" gain. The analysts'latest report ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    Intel warns McAfee deal may not close until Q2

    Intel expects to close its acquisition of Infineon in the next couple of weeks as regulatory approval has already been secured but admitted the pending $7.68bn purchase of McAfee may take a little longer. The chip giant has already offered the ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    Motorola split to ease channel solution sales

    The amicable split between Motorola'shandset division and its enterprise solutions and networking businesswill provide new levels of clarity for resellers trying to push its solutions in the marketplace, according to Motorola Solutions head of EMEA ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    Cloud build out to drive server sales for years, says Intel

    Intel squeezed out a bumper set of fourth quarter financials last night and declared that the corporate refresh has plenty of legs left yet with the cloud and Windows 7 expected to drive PC and server sales. The industry bellwether pushed up sales ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    EMEA unified comms market will double in size by 2014

    TheEMEA market for unified communications (UC)kit and services will double insize by 2014, according to the latest figures from market watchers IDC. With total sales in 2010 hitting $8bn (£5bn), IDC's analysts expect it to approach $16.6bn ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    Are schools failing the IT test?

    Here's a piece of news which, on the face of it, makes sense but, if you look at it a bit closer, could also make less sense than you think. According to research from Microsoft, school kids aren't being taught the necessary IT skills to prepare ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    Cisco stock dumped in human rights outcry

    Over in the States, asset managementgroup Boston Common LLC has taken the decision to dump over 160,000 shares that it holds in sector giant Cisco over its commitment to global human rights, reports NetworkWorld. Boston Common,bills itself as a &...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    SAP enjoys a strong end to the year

    The positive sounds SAP has been making about Q4 revenue are likely to be countered in its next set of results with the $1.3bn it had to pay out to Oracle to settle a recent legal dispute. The vendor was forced to cough up the damages to its rival ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    Mitel names McBee as new CEO

    Mitel has named Richard McBee, former president of comms and enterprise at Danaher, as its new CEO, replacing long-serving Don Smith, who stood down last year. McBee, who joined Washington DC-basedelectronics andinstrumentation firm Danaher in 2007 ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    Is Alquist up to something fishy with your carbon footprint?

    Here's the latest fashionable foot treatment in London's Soho. A pedicure by hundreds of hungry fish. Isn't it time we did something similar toour carbon footprints? Andrew Jones of Alquist thinks so. There's this specialist massage joint in Soho ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 14 January 2011

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Director of PC repair shop jailed for £1.6m fraud The owner of PC repairs and maintenance firm Ventura Computer Services (VCS) has been jailed for 32 months for ...  Continue Reading

  • January 14, 2011 14 Jan'11

    Pricing for success

    The OFT is warning retailing businesses, politely, to review their pricing policies in order to avoid enforcement action. Recent research by the OFT found that certain pricing methods can mislead consumers thereby breaking the Consumer Protection ...  Continue Reading

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    Datatec CEO says customer confidence returning

    Datatec reckons the IT industry is finally returning to meaningful growth, following a solid four months which tracked the high end of previous forecasts. The parent of distributor Westcon and integrator Logicalis said in an interim statement that ...  Continue Reading

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    Android to dominate Smartphone space in 2011, says Canalys

    Android will continue to grow at more than twice the rate of its closest smart phone competitors this year, despite concerns over platform fragmentation, according to analyst firm Canalys. Chris Jones, principal analyst at the firm, said Android's ...  Continue Reading

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    O2 and 2e2 form IT and comms joint venture

    The slow march of mobile operatorsinto the IT services market picked up pace today after carrier O2 and integrator 2e2 lifted the covers off a contractual joint venture. The 'O2 Unify' business, which launches 2 April, will marry the firms' ...  Continue Reading

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    Apple's strange trademark application

    I have to say I agree with Microsoft's bid to prevent Apple registering 'app store' as a trademark. I'm not sure what Steve Jobs and co are up as it seems to be fairly self-evident that the term is becoming generic. Admittedly, Apple has helped it ...  Continue Reading

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    Dixons Retail sales fall over vital festive season

    Dixons Retail today reported that sales over the peak Christmas period fell 2% and gross margins dipped 0.2%, dragging profits for the year to the bottom end of expectations of £100m to £110m. It was a bleak mid-winter for the retailer,...  Continue Reading

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    Put that light out - don't you know there's a war on? How light bulbs contribute to the war effort.

    Duncan Stevens is the director of Vita Energia for TruckEast, the main dealer of Scania trucks in SE England. Here he tells how the company met its emissions targets. Their first steps were remarkably easy. They achieved energy reduction through ...  Continue Reading

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    Global PC sales end year on a low

    Global PC sales moved up just 2.7% in the fourth quarter as consumers opted to stay at home or chose alternative electronic devices. Market watcher IDC said unit shipments were below its projections of a 5.5% rise but the 92.1 million units sold ...  Continue Reading

-ADS BY GOOGLE

ComputerWeekly

SearchITChannel

Close