• December 15, 2011 15 Dec'11

    HP rejigs network partner channel

    HP plans to help its networking partnersboost their overall competitiveness and grow their revenue opportunities following a series of tweaks to its PartnerONE and ExpertONEprogrammes in EMEA. As part of the move, HP is to foldall formerPreferred ...  Continue Reading

  • December 15, 2011 15 Dec'11

    Unite workers strike at Steria

    Unite members at IT services company Steria working on a Capita account have have voted to walk out tomorrow in a dispute over pay. The disagreement is over the refusal by the company to offer a pay rise for 2010, which should have been paid this ...  Continue Reading

  • December 15, 2011 15 Dec'11

    Cloud, consumerisation and more flexibility predicted for 2012

    The consumerisation of enterprise technology and the increasing adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) corporate policies are set to be two of thew main features of 2012. The predictions of what next year holds have started to be issued by ...  Continue Reading

  • December 15, 2011 15 Dec'11

    Huawei on channel charm offensive

    Huawei has embarked on a reseller charm offensive to win over networking VARs and integrators as it launches a new enterprise channel programme. The up-and-coming China-based comms and networking firm has attracted plenty of column inches in 2011, ...  Continue Reading

  • December 15, 2011 15 Dec'11

    K3 picks up Integrated Business Systems from Maxima

    ERP specialist K3 Business Technology Group has acquired some of the assets of the Integrated Business Systems (IBS) division from Maxima Holdings. The cash deal is worth £1.4m and K3 will use the additional technology to complement its ...  Continue Reading

  • December 14, 2011 14 Dec'11

    Lack of skilled staff holding back SME growth

    The lack of skills have again been highlighted as a problem holding back growth in the economy. Recent calls from some household names, including Google and Microsoft, to try and address the problems with technology teaching put the skills shortage...  Continue Reading

  • December 14, 2011 14 Dec'11

    Channel urged to verticalise offerings in 2012

    Generalist channel players shouldconsider developing specific vertical expertise in order to address evolving ICT strategies among end users a new report from resarch and consultancy practiceFrost & Sullivan suggests. Analysts say that adopting ...  Continue Reading

  • December 14, 2011 14 Dec'11

    Nimans tweaks financing programme for 2012

    Nimans is to introduce new features to its reseller financing programme for the new year in a bid to help partners keep the ball rolling whenit comes to netting new sales. The comms and networking distie says its programme has gone from strength to ...  Continue Reading

  • December 14, 2011 14 Dec'11

    Users driving the BYOD agenda

    The bring your own device (BYOD) trend is one that customers are seeing as almost unstoppable with end users driving the agenda. As a result of the growth of BYOD many CIOs are having to embrace it and are viewing it as a way of saving money ...  Continue Reading

  • December 14, 2011 14 Dec'11

    Imation Mobile Security sets out growth ambitions

    Imation Mobile Security has outlined ambitious growth plans to boost the revenue that the data protection products deliver alongside the storage lines the main group is so well known for. Speaking to MicroScope just days after it launched a partner...  Continue Reading

  • December 13, 2011 13 Dec'11

    SLA multiplication - why managing your SLAs matter

    by Craig Beddis, regional senior vice president at UC4 Software It was interesting, albeit unsurprising, to hear that IT departments are reading the riot act to Cloud providers when it comes to SLAs. The business is understandably keen on the Cloud...  Continue Reading

  • December 13, 2011 13 Dec'11

    Azlan hires Corrigan to run Enterprise, Access Networking

    C2000 enterprise networking unit Azlan has picked Mark Corrigan, former business unit manager at DNS Arrow and virtualisation business manager at Arrow ECS, to run its Enterprise and Access Networking business unit. Corrigan, whoalsospent four years...  Continue Reading

  • December 13, 2011 13 Dec'11

    Five minute interview: Richard Roberts, Cisco

    This week, MicroScope questions Richard Roberts, recently named Cisco UK and Ireland partner organisation lead. Tell us what you do for a livingI lead the Partner Organisation for Cisco in the UK & Ireland. Why are you the right person for this ...  Continue Reading

  • December 13, 2011 13 Dec'11

    M-hance hires market development boss to expand portfolio

    Recently-created Microsoft software house m-hancehas named sector specialist Amanda Grant to its senior management team as market development director, tasked with developing new products and expanding its vertical-focused IP. Grant joins m-hance ...  Continue Reading

  • December 13, 2011 13 Dec'11

    Storage shoots up Dell's agenda

    Dell has urged SMB resellers to beef up their storage practices as enterprise clouds and consumerisation tighten their grip on the business ICT world. Dell is currently putting the finishing touches to its own channel cloud certification, set for ...  Continue Reading

  • December 13, 2011 13 Dec'11

    Unlicensed software costs grandstand seating firm £11,000

    A grandstand seating company has become the latest to be caught out using unlicensed software and forced to settle and shell out for the correct licenses with the Business Software Alliance to the tune of £11,000. As a result of an anonymous ...  Continue Reading

  • December 13, 2011 13 Dec'11

    Enterprise data exposed by low server replication rates

    Enterprises are failing to replicate enough of the mission critical server estate leaving themselves open to costly losses when they suffer outages. Despite the opportunity to use virtualisation to replicate the infrastructure the second annual ...  Continue Reading

  • December 12, 2011 12 Dec'11

    Column: Being Frank about the lack of support

    It's lunchtime and the phone rings. I take a cursory glance at the caller ID as I lift up the handset. It starts with the numbers 0099 and is followed by a load more that I don't register before I press the answer button. The line is bad. "...  Continue Reading

  • December 12, 2011 12 Dec'11

    HDD shortages hit Intel forecasts

    Intel has cut its Q4 forecasts because of the ongoing shortages of hard disc drives (HDD) caused by the Thai floods warning investors it will miss the numbers it had previously been aiming for. The impact of the floods is now expected to take ...  Continue Reading

  • December 12, 2011 12 Dec'11

    Atempo snapped up by ASG Software Solutions

    Consolidation at the vendor tier of the market has continued with data protection and backup management player Atempo being snapped up by ASG Software Solutions. Atempo has a UK office and channel and is in a further 12 locations globally selling ...  Continue Reading

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