• May 11, 2011 11 May'11

    Cookie Monster V2

    On April 8 BusinessMan reported that the Government has to bring into effect new EU legislation on website cookies. That legislation is now coming into law on 26 May - earlier than anticipated. The Information Commissioners Officer has now ...  Continue Reading

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Stone to resell Lenovo PCs to UK education market

    Staffs-based public sector PC supplier Stone has signed a deal with Lenovo to supply the Chinese manufacturer's kit to the British education market combined with Stone's bespoke configuration and services offering. Stone CEO James Bird said the new ...  Continue Reading

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Trustmarque bolsters cloud credentials with Nimbus buy

    Value-added reseller Trustmarque has widened its ability to provide hosted services to customers after acquiring cloud infrastructure specialist Nimbus Technology Systems.  Continue Reading

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    HP hands TSD security product exclusive

    Hewlett-Packard is looking to Technical Services Distribution (TSD) to expand its security reseller numbers after handing the channel player exclusive rights to its ProtectTools portfolio. The distie already has a few resellers on board but wants ...  Continue Reading

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Don't repeat the mistakes of the outsourcing debacle

    Cloud service is less nebulous than outsourcing says Savvis. A detailed breakdown of cloud services makes them more likely to succeed. At Data Centre 2011 in Nice Neil Cresswell (Left) MD for Savvis EMEA, outlined why cloud computing won't repeat ...  Continue Reading

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Microsoft adds Skype to comms portfolio in $8.5bn deal

    Microsoft and Skype have confirmed days of industry speculation after announcing that Redmond is to buy private-equity backed VoIP specialist Skype for $8.5bn (£5.2bn). The agreement, which has already been approved by both boards of directors...  Continue Reading

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Steve Jobs: business genius or football manager?

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs has a reputation for being tough but the latest anecdote about the less than perfect launch of its MobileMe online service in 2008, shows that a brutal boss can also be, intentionally or otherwise, quite funny. According to ...  Continue Reading

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Burden of security education wrongly falling on staff

    The opportunity for security resellers to educate users around the risks of failing to protect their data appears to be as high as ever. Corporate security polices are increasingly coming under strain as staff embrace social networks and flexible ...  Continue Reading

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Dell adds Premier tier to PartnerDirect VAR scheme

    Dell is to add a new tier to its PartnerDirect programme to support its aim of becoming an end-to-end ICT solution player. As previously revealed by MicroScope, Dell has been mulling the addition of a top tier to its programme for some time. The ...  Continue Reading

  • May 10, 2011 10 May'11

    Pensions Bill Passed

    The House of Lords has just passed the Pensions Bill, leaving it to complete the House of Commons (which means that it can be considered a shoe-in) before it goes for Royal Assent. This means that we're half way there to having auto-enrolment of...  Continue Reading

  • May 09, 2011 09 May'11

    Cloud testing services could make NHS IT disasters a thing of the past

    Here's Fred Beringer, who could save the British tax payer millions of pounds, with a new improved cloud service for testing IT systems. The NHS's terrible record of offensively expensive IT failures could be ended by new efficient testing systems ...  Continue Reading

  • May 09, 2011 09 May'11

    Tech Data stakes a claim to the Cisco Cius

    Over in the States, C2000 and Azlan-parent Tech Data has stakeda claim on Cisco's upcomingCius tablet, announcing it will make the device available to Cisco Advanced UC partners from the end of May. Like so many others in the channel the distributor...  Continue Reading

  • May 09, 2011 09 May'11

    NetSumo to beef up Brocade service provider support

    Network and storage vendor Brocade has signed an agreement to provide advice, installation and 24/7 support services to ISP, hosting and ecommerce businesses through networking support specialist NetSumo. Under the terms of the deal NetSumo's NOC ...  Continue Reading

  • May 09, 2011 09 May'11

    Sir Peter Rigby continues to show the wealth in reselling

    There are few things in life that remain certain but the ability of Sir Peter Rigby to top the wealth charts in the channel has been a constant over the last few years. The founder of Specialist Computer Holdings appears regularly in the Sunday ...  Continue Reading

  • May 09, 2011 09 May'11

    Research: A strong start to 2011 for the channel

    by Mehryar Hamid The first quarter of 2011 has been one of global chaos and turmoil. From the devastating earthquake that hit Japan, to the debt crisis and economic woes of the Eurozone, to the revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, the ...  Continue Reading

  • May 09, 2011 09 May'11

    In-depth: UK firms still in first gear in cloud drive

    While substantial growth in cloud computing and its various sectors is being predicted, reports are that firms in the UK are a little behind the global take up. Linda Endersby investigates. There might be differences of opinion about speed and size...  Continue Reading

  • May 09, 2011 09 May'11

    MicroScope starts life in London

    MicroScope has started life in Marble Arch this morning in the offices of its new owners TechTarget. The website and the digital magazine will still be the places to visit and read your essential channel news. The updated editorial details are as ...  Continue Reading