• May 26, 2011 26 May'11

    IT failure rates stable as health of SME sector improves

    The number of IT firms hitting the wall has stabilised with the number of insolvencies last month dropping slightly year-on-year. The latest figures from Experian indicate that 51 IT firms hit the wall in April, down 8.93% on last year, and the ...  Continue Reading

  • May 26, 2011 26 May'11

    Searching for the 'anti-virus' of the Cloud Age

    CRYPTOCard CEO Neil Hollister looks at the prospects for remote access technologyin the cloud-based future. It was German astrophysicist Bernd Fix who developed the first anti-virus software in the late 1980s, scanning for infections passed on by ...  Continue Reading

  • May 26, 2011 26 May'11

    Apple moves to counter Mac Defender scam

    Apple is reacting to one of the first major Mac targeted viruses, warning customers over the scam and looking to roll out a security update in the next day or so. The vendor has not traditionally been the target of virus writers, with Microsoft ...  Continue Reading

  • May 26, 2011 26 May'11

    Turning back on low margin business paying off for KCOM

    KCOM's decision to exit low margin business has hit its revenues but appears to have delivered the required results on the profit front. The comms provider issued preliminary results for its year ended 31 March showing a 4.2% decline in revenue to &...  Continue Reading

  • May 26, 2011 26 May'11

    Employment red tape to be untied?

    The Government has announced that it is to consider how it will reform other areas of employment law, including collective redundancy periods, TUPE (transfer of undertakings) legislation as well as compensation for discrimination. Employers are ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Printer Review: taming the Samsung ML-3310ND

    What we like about Samsungs is that once you get them going, they bash out the paper in no nonsense style for years. The best printer I ever head was one of Samsung's monochrome standalone desktop lasers. It was the printer that refused to die, no ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Cisco shakes up blade server market in Q1, says IDC

    Cisco's chargeinto the blade server market with its UCS technology is beginning to shake up a highly consolidated market, where the top three vendors account for 80 per cent of revenues, according to IDC Enterprise Server research manager Jed ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Windows 8 next year? Probably

    Hold the phone. Microsoft has jumped in quickly to downplay comments by CEO Steve Ballmer that Windows 8 will be released next year. Should we surprise? No. Does this mean it won't be released next year? No. The official Microsoft response was ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Microsoft backtracks over Windows 8 "misstatement"

    Microsoft has quietly backpedalled following comments made by outspoken CEO Steve Ballmer earlier this week, in which he said Windows 8 would drop sometime in 2012. According to a statement issued to Computerworldshortly after the speech in Japan, ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    e92plus gets Absolute exclusive

    Specialist security VAD e92plus has signed an exclusive contract with desktop and mobile device security software developer Absolute Software. The deal gives e92plus access to Absolute's Computrace solution, which provides customers with the ability...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Cisco vulnerability leaves networks wide open, says DiData

    A singlesecurity holeidentified by Cisco nearly two years ago is thought to be the cause of a massive jump in the number of network devices carrying at least one known vulnerability, according to Dimension Data's annual Network Barometer Report, ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Ethernet switch market takes a breather in Q1

    TheEthernet switchingmarket has got off to a sluggish start in 2011, according to the latest Enterprise Networks Tracker report from market-watchers at IDC, withsales down 9.1 per cent year-on-yearand 12.5 per cent over Q4 2010, to just above $5bn,...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Sage sets out cloud ambitions to resellers

    Sage is planning to make 2012 the year of the cloud and is already talking to resellers about its plans to make its software availble to users via hosted platforms. Having just launched its flagship SME business intelligence product Sage 200 the ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Creating a sustainable and scalable managed services business

    Complimentary seminar from MicroScope in association with Kaseya Dates Thursday 9th June @ Old Trafford Cricket Ground, ManchesterTuesday 14th June @ Sofitel St James Hotel, London Many IT services companies have taken or are considering taking ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Cisco sued over Chinese Falun Gong crackdown

    In a move that could have serious consequences for network suppliers, Cisco is being sued bythe Human Rights Law Foundationon behalf of Falun Gong, a Chinese spiritual movement banned by Beijing. The lawsuit alleges that senior Cisco executives, ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    EU adds its thoughts to the piracy debate

    Just a week after the UK government's commissioned Hargreaves Report delivered its recommendations to protect intellectual property the EU has had its go at protecting copyright. The EU is at the stage of reviewing its options but in an update on ...  Continue Reading

  • May 25, 2011 25 May'11

    Going loco?

    It was only a matter of time before stress at work became reclassified as psychosocial risk and the British Standards Institution developed s standard for it. Known as PAS 1010 (Publicly Available Specification) Guidance it covers the management...  Continue Reading

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