• November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    Kyocera Mita approved as higher education print supplier

    Kyocera Mita has been approved as a supplier of printers, software and managed services by the National Educational Printer Agreement (NEPA) framework giving the vendor the chance to sell to Universities and colleges over the next four years. The ...  Continue Reading

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    Small business lending drops

    The level of credit that banks are providing to SMEs has declined despite the best efforts of the government to force them to increase the flow of cash to smaller firms. Under the terms of Project Merlin, which the banks agreed back in February, ...  Continue Reading

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    UK PC market fluctuations "bottom out" in Q3, says Gartner

    Although the UKPC markettook another predictable batteringduring Q3, there may bea little cause foroptimism, according to Gartner, with research director Ranjit Atwal taking a cautiouslypositive view as the analyst firm released its third quarter ...  Continue Reading

  • November 11, 2011 11 Nov'11

    Tablets start to deliver significant revenue for distributors

    Tablets are starting to deliver for distribution with the hardware now the third largest revenue earner for that tier of the channel across Europe. The latest figures from research firm Context show that tablets accounted for 12.2% of the total ...  Continue Reading

  • November 11, 2011 11 Nov'11

    In-depth: Staying on the right side of the ICO

    Are you a business that holds personal information on staff or customers? If so, you need to be aware of a new Code of Practice recently published by the Information Commissioner's Office which offers guidelines on when data can be shared and how it...  Continue Reading

  • November 11, 2011 11 Nov'11

    Big data investments present channel opportunity

    Storage channel specialists should be looking to get revenue out of big data projects in the next couple of years as customers plan to spend in this area. Research from Ovum has indicated that both large enterprises and smaller firms are preparing ...  Continue Reading

  • November 11, 2011 11 Nov'11

    European tech M&A spending stable

    Things remain stable on the technology mergers and acquisitions front across Europe although there were only a couple of $1bn plus deals in the last month. The latest figures from M&A watcher Regent Partners indicate that the number of deals ...  Continue Reading

  • November 11, 2011 11 Nov'11

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 11 November

    Another busy week with Kesa selling Comet for £2, John Chambers talking tough at Cisco and more legal costs heading the way of the BSA.  Continue Reading

  • November 10, 2011 10 Nov'11

    IAITAM brings asset management courses to UK channel

    Former FAST boss John Lovelock is returning to the channel at the helm of US IT asset management (ITAM) outfit IAITAM, which is expanding into Europe having previously managed the region out of the States. The organisation, which was closely ...  Continue Reading

  • November 10, 2011 10 Nov'11

    Five minute interview: Bill Roth, LogLogic

    MicroScope puts its questions to Bill Roth, chief marketing officer atLogLogic What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom?Best advice: Never take a job with "Special Projects" in the titleWorst Advice: Take the job that ...  Continue Reading