• February 18, 2011 18 Feb'11

    Trend Micro shows a sense of humour at RSA 2011

    Nick Booth reporting from RSA 2011, San Francisco Having blagged a last minute flight to my favourite US town, San Francisco, I thought I was having a good RSA. Security events can be tedious.Security is a vocation that seesm to attract chippy, ...  Continue Reading

  • February 18, 2011 18 Feb'11

    Business Intelligence set to grow through to 2014

    The Business Intelligence (BI) market is set for steady growth over the next three years making it one of the strongest areas of the software sector. According to forecasts from Gartner the worldwide BI market is set to grow by 9.7% this year ...  Continue Reading

  • February 18, 2011 18 Feb'11

    RES Software changes licence packages and lowers prices

    Desktop virtualisation specialist RES Software has changed its pricing structure, reducing the costs of its entry-level products, in a move designed to widen its customer base. The vendor has introduced the ability for the customer to have ...  Continue Reading

  • February 18, 2011 18 Feb'11

    Azlan hears AudioCodes call

    VoIP and voice networking vendor AudioCodes has signed up with Azlan in a new deal covering the UK and Ireland. Azlan, which has long-stated ambitions in the still fast-growing unified communications market, said the addition of AudioCodes gear ...  Continue Reading

  • February 18, 2011 18 Feb'11

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 18 February 2011

    Channel facing rough ride as reseller insolvencies spike A spike in insolvencies during Q4 and higher incidence of bad debts hitting distribution last month indicate that the channel could face a rough ride in 2011.  Continue Reading

  • February 18, 2011 18 Feb'11

    Are Bahrain's ISPs masking a new net crackdown?

    Following the deposition of the Egyptian government in a protracted and at times bloody revolution, the Bahraini government may have got itself into hot water as well, with international concern growing as the news filters out. The technical bods at...  Continue Reading

  • February 18, 2011 18 Feb'11

    Company Directors warned on risk mitigation strategy

    According to law firm O'Connors LLP, non-executive directors must check their employer companies have a personal risk mitigation strategy in place, especially as the risks facing directors had never been greater and will only intensify further once ...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Hells bells, wheels come off Dell Streak stunt

    I laughed out loud at the story about the Dell staffers arrested after a PR stunt went badly wrong. Hats off to the marketing geniuses who decided it would be really smart for someone to run through densely staffed areas at the company's HQ dressed ...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Lenovo ups ante on rivals as Q3 profits bounce

    The renaissance at Lenovo continued in Q3 as PC growth outpaced all its major rivals for the fifth consecutive quarter, a far cry from the dark days of recent years. The Chinese giant banked profits of $100m, up 25% on the same period a year ago ...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Intact rolls out lifecycle management services

    Network support services house Intact Integrated Services is to roll out a new Service Delivery Management set-up that it claims will help resellers avoid SLA penalties. The firm claims the end-to-end services lifecycle management offering, which ...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Virgin Media Business sees strong end to 2010

    Virgin Media Business, the b2b arm of ISP Virgin Media, has posted a4.7% year-on-yearuptick in fourth quarter sales after strong growth in data and wholesale revenues. The unit made total sales of £152m in the last three months of 2010. ...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Cyber crime costing UK firms £21bn a year

    The cost of cybercrime to UK businesses is £21bn with British firms being the target of IP theft, industrial espionage and theft of customer data. According to the first attempt by the government to cost-up the impact of crime on UK plc is &...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Harness the power of young minds

    If you want to get some young brains to come up with an advertising campaign for your product then a good idea might well be to take a tip from JLT Mobile Computers. The Runcorn-based manufacturer of rugged tablets is running a prize with media ...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Micro-P confirms Brown as commerical director

    Channel veteran Phil Brown has returned to distribution as Micro-P's commercial director following a relatively short spell running sales at netbook pioneer ASUS. As revealed last year, Brown appeared to be on his way to Computer 2000 to run its PC...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Security camera growth handing data dealers opportunities

    The opportunities for resellers confident of networking CCTV systems continue to expand with the market defying the recession with double digit growth last year. The shift from analog cameras to IP high definition products is continuing but many ...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Dell staffers arrested following botched PR stunt

    An in-house marketing stunt to promote the launch of the latest Streak tablet PC backfired on Dell after two execs were arrested at its corporate HQ for minor offences at the start of this week. According to police in Round Rock, Texas, two members ...  Continue Reading

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    SME group calls for changes in tax law to sustain growth

    If the government could tackle the complex tax system and help ease fuel and utility costs smaller firms would have a better chance of growing their businesses.  Continue Reading

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