• June 24, 2011 24 Jun'11

    Travelodge adds its name to growing data breach list

    Budget hotel chain Travelodge has become the latest well known firm to have to hold its hands up to a data breach after it revealed some customers had become victims of a spam attack. In an email sent to customers from its chief executive Guy ...  Continue Reading

  • June 24, 2011 24 Jun'11

    Taken in by an ego massage

    The other day an email dropped into the inbox that cried out for some attention. Apparently someone had recognised my talents and wanted to offer me a job. At last, Ithought, he is one of those legendary headhunting contacts I have heard so much ...  Continue Reading

  • June 24, 2011 24 Jun'11

    Turning back on loss-making deals hits Oracle hardware sales

    Oracle's decision to walk away from unprofitable deals caused it to suffer a drop in hardware sales and its latest quarterly results exposed the lack of impression the Sun product line had made on its bottom line. The vendor had to rely on its ...  Continue Reading

  • June 24, 2011 24 Jun'11

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 24 June 2011

    Virgin Media has been criticised for informing users that their PCs had become infected by a virus via letters rather than more immediate email.  Continue Reading

  • June 24, 2011 24 Jun'11

    Equality challenge

    The Government is planning yet more cuts to red tape with a new Red Tape challenge website. Equality legislation applies to almost every area of the public and private sector and businesses (and voluntary and community organisations) are being ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2011 23 Jun'11

    York firm latest to be caught out by BSA

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has caught out another business that failed to pay for its software landing the York-based Salamander Organisation with a settlement that will set it back £29,000. The BSA has kept the pressure on users ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2011 23 Jun'11

    Magirus close to finalising VCE programme

    Magirus is close to finalising the details of the VCE partner programme as the scheme is rolled out across Europe for resellers selling the products from the technology consortium of Cisco, VMware and EMC. The distributor was appointed by VCE last ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2011 23 Jun'11

    Ex-Colt SME head Andy Horn turns up at Easynet

    Andy Horn, former head of SMEs at Colt, has pitched up at Easynet's SME division, Easynet Connect, to run its UK operations. Horn will be taking charge of the firm's sales, marketing and channel development, as well as overseeing the roll-out of the...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2011 23 Jun'11

    Maverick hires three to drive Promethean channel

    C2000's audtio-visual arm Maverick has announced three new appointments to drive sales of Promethean's educationt echnology and interactive whiteboard solutions through VARs. Former RMsenior product and marketing managerJonny Davey is joining the ...  Continue Reading

  • June 23, 2011 23 Jun'11

    Micro Focus misses forecasts at end of disappointing year

    Kevin Loosemore, the executive chairman of embattled UK software player Micro Focus, has been speaking candidly about the firm's recent troubles at the end of its financial year. Loosemore, who took over at the helm in April following the sudden ...  Continue Reading