• March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    Oracle UK server revenues tumble 40% in Q4

    Oracle risks becoming a bit part player in the in the UK server space after Q4 revenues tumbled 40% in an expanding market, IDC data has revealed. The latest embarrassment for Oracle's systems business follows hot on the heels of Gartner's EMEA ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    Rising above the cloud computing war

    by Rob Lovell, CEO of ThinkGrid The cloud computing market boomed during 2010 with more and more organisations adopting cloud services. As a cloud provider, customers are coming to us and our partners because they are fed up with the cost and pain ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    IT insolvencies drop but caution remains

    The number of IT firms hitting the wall dropped slightly in January as the number of insolvencies across UK PLC dropped. The latest figures from Experian indicated that 37 IT firms failed at the start of this year but that was down slightly on the ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    2Ergo puts you in touch with Sir Philip Green at the Retail Week show

    The one on the right is Sir Philip Green, CEO of Arcadia Group. The one on the left is his wife, who lives in Monaco and is exempt from paying taxes in the UK. You'd have thought he wouldn't begrudge paying taxes in the country that made him so rich...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    Onyx warns of London net dependence

    Business continuity and disaster recovery outfit Onyx Group has warned of the dependence of the UK's internet traffic on a small number of routes through London as it opens a new Teesside data centre. According to Onyx up to 90% of traffic ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    Criminals turn their attention to Twitter

    Twitter is firmly in the sights of hackers with the social networking platform seeing a hike in malicious activity as criminals start using it to spread malware. The social networking site continues to grow in popularity with more of its users ...  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 4 March 2011

    Oracle server sales hammered again in Q4 Oracle took a severe pounding in the server stakes in the last quarter of 2010, with EMEA shipments down 49% and revenues down 42%.  Continue Reading

  • March 04, 2011 04 Mar'11

    Employees are protected

    The Transfer of Undertakings for the Protection of Employment - TUPE - protects employees and their employment when they transfer between businesses. When businesses are trading normally, employees are thought of as being protected. But what of ...  Continue Reading

  • March 03, 2011 03 Mar'11

    MicroScope ACEs nominations open

    Nominations for the MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence have opened. The emphasis of the MicroScope channel awards is to recognise those suppliers that have really delivered excellence rather than fall into the trap of giving a pat on the back ...  Continue Reading

  • March 03, 2011 03 Mar'11

    File under 'Creepy': Japanese researchers develop 'fleshlike' mobile phone

    AFP reports that Japanese researchers have developed a mobile phone shaped like a person that has an outer coating that feels like human skin. The press release from Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (a collaboration ...  Continue Reading