• July 29, 2011 29 Jul'11

    ServersPlus plans to expand iQuote scope

    Servers Plus, the network hardware, software and support services arm of components distie Target, is making plans to expand the range of HP kit it covers under the vendor's configurator and procurement tool, iQuote. According to business manager ...  Continue Reading

  • July 29, 2011 29 Jul'11

    Banks under pressure to meet SME loan commitments

    Bank lending commitments to small businesses under the Project Merlin initiative are likely to come under renewed scrutiny when they report their half year results next week. Referring to the recent Bank of England Trends in Lending Report which...  Continue Reading

  • July 29, 2011 29 Jul'11

    Cloud transition pays off for Citrix

    Citrix Systems today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 ended 30June 30, 2011, writes Linda Endersby. The firm, which announcedthe acquisition of Cloud.com earlier this month, achieved revenue of $531m, compared to ...  Continue Reading

  • July 29, 2011 29 Jul'11

    Ingram Micro mulls EMEA redundancies

    Ingram Micro CEO Greg Spierkel has told analysts the distributor may look to take "actions" on costs and people in EMEA during the coming months as the firm keeps a keen eye on its costs in the region. "We are being very vigilant with...  Continue Reading

  • July 29, 2011 29 Jul'11

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 29 July 2011

    Cisco shuffles channel execs, holds off naming UK head Cisco made a series of changes at the top of its worldwide partner organisation last week.  Continue Reading

  • July 29, 2011 29 Jul'11

    Sell Cell Sel

    Ever wondered why some products sell better than others? Well web entrepreneur, Charles Duncombe, the man behind the Just Say Please group, has found that just a single spelling mistake on an online shopping page can halve sales of that product....  Continue Reading

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Arrow Q2 sales and profits up but components oversupply could affect Q3

    Arrow Electronics posted record Q2 sales up 20% to $5.54bn and net income up 34% to $156.2m but admitted a "modest oversupply" in inventory in Europe at the end of the second quarter would temper growth in the third quarter. Sales were ...  Continue Reading

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Alcatel-Lucent profits below expectations

    Troubledcomms vendor Alcatel-Lucent has booked a small net profit of €43m for the three months to the end of June, on sales of €3.90bn, up 10% year-on-year at constant currency rates. Although the net profit reversed a loss of close to €200m this ...  Continue Reading

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Security patches cause downtime for UK businesses

    A survey conducted bysystems management vendorDell KACE has found that UK firms are clamouring for greater automation around security patch deployment processes, with 53% saying they had been affected by downtime when deploying patches, while 29% ...  Continue Reading

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!

    To mark the 12th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day on 29 July, Nick Cavalancia, vice president ofWindows management at ScriptLogic discusses the skills that a modern IT Admin needs to have these days to cope with current and future ...  Continue Reading

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    BT sales narrow but profits improve 38%

    BT has reported a pre-tax rise in profitof 38%from £375m to £517m in its fiscal first quarter as 251,000 new customers were introduced to its broadband network, but sales at the UK incumbent comms provider dropped 5% year-on-year to &...  Continue Reading

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Symantec celebrates record sales in toxic security environment

    Symantec today reported record results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2012, ended 1 July, withrevenue of $1.65bn, up 15% year-over-year and GAAP net incomeof $172m compared with net income of $161m this time last year, writes Linda Endersby. &...  Continue Reading

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Olympian Roger Black spotted in MicroScope office

    None other thanOlympic silver medallist Roger Black dropped by to visit MicroScope.co.uk andour sister title ComputerWeekly.com today in our swanky West End digs. With a year to go before the opening ceremony for London 2012, Roger, accompanied by ...  Continue Reading

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