• August 19, 2011 19 Aug'11

    Support for riot hit people and businesses

    Those businesses and communities affected by the riots can take advantage of measures that the Government has recently announced. Included in the help package is £10 million to help councils with the immediate costs of making their areas safe, ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2011 18 Aug'11

    HP kills TouchPad and looks to ditch PSG unit

    In an evening of high drama in the tech industry, HP has thrown its newly-launched TouchPad tablet out of the window, killed off its other webOS devices, revealed plans to spin off its PC business and announced it is to acquire British ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2011 18 Aug'11

    Tech Data shrugs off European market malaise

    Tech Data's European operation has shrugged off an increasing sense of malaise in the IT market to grow its second quarter sales 30% - 14% on a Euro basis - to $3.75bn (£2.28bn), well over half of the distributor's global revenues. CEO Robert ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2011 18 Aug'11

    Redstone scores UK exclusive VMware cloud badge

    Redstone has claimed a UK channel first after being revealed as the first - and so far only - British partner to receive VMware's new vCloud Powered services badge. The vCloud Powered programme was officially launched in February, and VMware has now...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2011 18 Aug'11

    Lenovo warns of tough PC sales as economy falters

    Lenovo has warned that sluggish PC sales continue to be a concern for those in the hardware world as the fragile state of the global economy continues to threaten technology spending. The Chinese manufacturer issued the note of caution in a ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2011 18 Aug'11

    Dell chief counts Apple out of mobile OS race. Really, Michael?

    Has Michael Dell seriouslyruled Apple out of the running? Clearly nobody has told Apple, but if comments made by the eponymous Dell boss on the firm's second quarter conference call are to be taken at face value, then its time for Steve Jobs to get ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2011 18 Aug'11

    NetApp looks to the cloud for growth

    Storage specialist NetApp is positioning itself as a source of strategic cloud support for both resellers and customers as it formulates partnerships with the likes of Microsoft and Cisco to enhance its virtualisation and data centre offerings. The...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2011 18 Aug'11

    Dell may wind down network OEM relationships

    In the wake of its Julyacquisition of Force10 Networks, Dell will look to purge lower-margin networking sales from its business, the company has said, replacing lines it currently resells or OEMs with higher margin Dell technology. Speaking on a ...  Continue Reading

  • August 18, 2011 18 Aug'11

    To advise or not to advise

    Anyone or any business seeking advice from HMRC on how legislation is interpreted is presently given an answer based on the Code of Practice 10 (Information and Advice). From 30 September this Code is being replaced with something called CAP1. ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    Blue Coat boss walks the plank as profits collapse

    Blue Coat CEO Michael Borman has been ditched after just eleven months in the postafter the company failed to meet its financial targets during the first quarter of its fiscal 2012, which closed on 31 July. Borman joined from Avocent last September ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    Sage linked with MYOB acquisition

    UK software firm Sage appears to be near the front of the pack trying to acquire Australian small business accounting specialist MYOB. According to reports the UK firm has confirmed that it is looking to acquire MYOB which is being sold by private ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    Jones the Dragon flogs wireless business for £38m

    Dragon's Den star Peter Jones has sold off his machine-to-machine comms specialist Wireless Logic to private equity house ECI Partners for £38m. Wireless Logic boasts over 3,500 customers and 600,000 SIMs under management in the UK and Europe,...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    iPad 2 freebie marks relaunch of Tandberg Data RDX biz

    Data protection specialist Tandberg Data is bundlinga free iPad 2 with each channel sale of itsremovable disk storage- RDX QuikStation -solutionin a new programme designed to help VARs win new customers to the platform. Tandberg Data acquired the ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    Samsung clear to carry on selling Galaxy Tab

    Samsung can carry on with sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 after a German court made a decision to lift a ban that it had imposed in a response to an Apple patent dispute. The sales ban still holds in Germany but in other parts of the European Union it ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    Resellers have to work to persuade users to switch brands

    Customers might becoming more open-minded about brands and can be prepared to take alternatives but resellers have to work hard making a strong enough return on investment pitch if they are going to be successful. There has been anecdotal evidence ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    Brit PC market hits the rocks in Q2

    The British PC market slumped 15% during the second calendar quarter of the year, with shipments down to just 2.5 million units, according to the latest market analysis from Gartner. A combination of negative economic outlook and inventory ...  Continue Reading

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    Cross border mediation

    Do you have a cross border dispute? If so, then the EU's Mediation Directive, which was recently implemented in the UK may be able to assist with disputes that arose on or after 20 May. The directive, which has been partially implemented in the ...  Continue Reading

  • August 16, 2011 16 Aug'11

    Five minute interview: John Sollars, Stinkyink.com

    This week, John Sollars,managing directorof printer inkand toner cartridges dealer Stinkyink.com takes to the hotseat to answer MicroScope's probing questions. What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom?The best advice was from my...  Continue Reading

  • August 16, 2011 16 Aug'11

    F5 buys IP of defunct Crescendo

    F5 Networks has acquired the intellectual property assets and some key developmentstaff from defunct Israeli application delivery networks (ADN) specialist Crescendo Networks, which has gone into administration. F5 said the acquisition would add new...  Continue Reading

  • August 16, 2011 16 Aug'11

    PR Masterclass: how to write engaging content

    Gavin Bird is digital engagement director for Condescentii PR. Like many public relations executives who've been in the business for more than six months, he's sick and tired of journalists. So, to cheer him up, we asked him for an independent ...  Continue Reading

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