• June 10, 2011 10 Jun'11

    Tech M&A deals grow in volume and value

    The health of the technology sector continues to improve with mergers and acquisition activity on the rise thanks to some major deals including Microsoft picking up Skype last month. The latest survey of M&A activity from Regent tracked 265 ...  Continue Reading

  • June 10, 2011 10 Jun'11

    Who is smuggling Androids into the Enterprise? No, it's not the Klingons

    Fans of old fashioned business technology, who like to work on desktop PCs, enjoy speaking to people on the phone and refuse to communicate via Facebook or Twitter have been cleared by an enquiry of smuggling Androids into the Enterprise. The group ...  Continue Reading

  • June 10, 2011 10 Jun'11

    Avaya to go public in $1bn IPO

    Avaya has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed IPO of $1bn in common stock. As reported earlier in the week, rumours about Avaya going public have been circulating for some time. ...  Continue Reading

  • June 10, 2011 10 Jun'11

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 10 June 2011

    Computacenter blamed in public sector open source row Systems integrator (SI) Computacenter has taken fire in a growingbust-up over open source software at Bristol City Council, which MPs have been told proves the government's open source ICT ...  Continue Reading

  • June 10, 2011 10 Jun'11

    Discrimination own goal?

    No sooner had West Ham lost the game that saw them being relegated for the second time in eight years from the Premier league had their Israeli manager, Avram Grant, been sacked. No doubt he saw his dismissal coming. However, West Ham's ...  Continue Reading

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    Dig deep for Cisco charity bike ride

    Being a fairlycommitted road warrior (somemight say lycra lout) myself, thefairly committed bunch of pretty hardcore cycling and triathlon enthusiasts in the UK channel has not escaped my notice. But as hardcore goes I can't hold a candle to this ...  Continue Reading

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    HP Networking chief to address VAR services strategy

    The new EMEA vice president of HP Networking has pledged to address lingeringdifferences of opinion between HP and its resellers over services provisioning. Speaking to MicroScope today, Nick Watson, who was named to the post on Monday, said that ...  Continue Reading

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    Azlan hires to bulk up HP storage team

    Arrow ECS HP head John Ward is crossing over to C2000's enterprise division Azlan to take up the post of HP ESSN business manager. Ward has over 25 years of experience in technical, sales, marketing and management roles in both channel and end user ...  Continue Reading

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    Resellers advised to take balanced approach to cloud

    Resellers need to balance their approach to the cloud with an eye on both hosted and on-premise options. Although the share of cloud-basedIT salesare going to grow strongly over the next few years fromtheir current level of around 5 per cent,the ...  Continue Reading

  • June 09, 2011 09 Jun'11

    Zebra to reward specialist VARs

    Speciality printing, RFID and location systems vendor Zebra is to reward specialist solution VARs ina new programme being rolled out in the UK. The vendor says that having seen some success recently with resellers embedding its solutions in more ...  Continue Reading