• January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Carphone puts Best Buy store venture behind it

    Carphone Warehouse has taken a positive outlook for the final three months of its fiscal 2012 after posting 15% growth in sales in Q3and closing the book on its doomed big box store venture with Best Buy. In an interim management statement, Carphone...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Anglia Business Solutions mourns death of Hurley

    One of the founding members of one of the most long standing resellers, Anglia Business Solutions, has died after a short illness. David Hurley, who will be known by many in the channel, helped set up Anglia in 1981 and had been running the company...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Consumerisation and social driving software growth

    The European software industry can expect modest growth this year as consumerisation and social media force firms to open up budgets to enable secure remote working. The latest forecasts from IDC reveal expectations of a 3.1% increase in growth ...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Embotics picks Magirus for EMEA cloud credentials

    Virtualisation and private cloudvendor Embotics has taken its first steps into the world of European distribution and teamed up with Magirus after deciding that the distributor's virtualised datacentre expertise was a good fit for its own technology...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Dunn takes HP role at Azlan

    Azlan continues to shuffle its management pack promoting Nigel Dunn to run its HP business unit covering the vendors servers, networking and storage product lines. Dunn is a long serving staffer at Tech Data with a spell as general manager of ...  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    Project Merlin fails to deliver credit to SMEs

    SMEs continue to struggle to get their hands on credit through the scheme that was set up lasy year with the aim of improving the flow of funds to small businesses. The latest figures charting the progress of Project Merlin indicate that in the ...  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    Panda cans direct sales operation

    In a welcome move for resellers, Panda Security has taken the decision to ditch its direct consumer sales operation and ramp up its relationship with consultancy-led distie partner Blue Solutions.  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    Legal side of cloud gets Forum's attention

    The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has set up a separate sub group to concentrate on the growing number of legal issues surrounding the delivery of hosted applications and services. The growth of the popularity of buying cloud technology has increased ...  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    RIM on brink as CEOs step aside

    Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, joint CEOs of BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) have stepped down, to be replaced by product and sales COO Thorsten Heins. Heins, who joined RIM from Siemens Communications Group in 2007, will be charged ...  Continue Reading

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    Resellers get fresh route to users with comparetheware.com

    Resellers and vendors will have a chance to put their services and products in a virtual shop window with a website that is designed to provide users with a serach engine for IT that feels like well known online insurance services. The ...  Continue Reading

  • January 22, 2012 22 Jan'12

    Avaya channel boss Jeremy Butt to step down

    Avaya worldwide channel vice president Jeremy Butt is to step down from his role in March, MicroScope has learned. Previously enterprise mobility channel boss at Motorola, Butt moved across to Avaya in 2008 in the midst of a transitional phase for ...  Continue Reading

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Microsoft PC nightmare unrealised in Q2

    A decline in PC sales as a result of the Thai flooding crisis seems to have hurt Microsoft's Q2 numbersless than Redmond had at first feared feared, with strong sales elsewhere in the firm helping to offsetthe impact ofthe disaster. ...  Continue Reading

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Internet traffic key to glowing Intel future

    Industry heavyweight Intelhas filed its year end figures, with full-year sales of $54bn (£34.8bn)andfourth quarterrevenue of $13.9bn. Post tax profit at the firm was up by 13% to $3.4bn. Intel's largestbusiness unit,the PC client group,...  Continue Reading

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    IBM charts steady course in 2011

    IBM has reported steady fourth quarter numbers today, with netprofit for the three months to 31 December 2011 was up 4% to $5.5bn (£3.5bn) year-on-year, while total sales for the quarter increased2% to $29.5bn. Meanwhile, Big Blue postedfull ...  Continue Reading

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Becrypt enhances partner deal reg offering

    Public sector cyber-security specialist Becrypt to the UK public sector has launched its enhanced Deal Registration programme to the channel, writes Linda Endersby. "Becrypt is putting in place a range of new initiatives to both increase sales ...  Continue Reading

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Sirs leaves RM MD post after three months

    Rob Sirs, group managing director of education IT specialist RM has stepped down for personal reasons after just three months in the role. Sirs stepped into the post in October after former boss Terry Sweeney handed in his resignation in the wake of...  Continue Reading

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Ingram CEO Spierkel calls it a day, shows channel the Monie

    Ingram Micro CEO Greg Spierkel has announced his retirement from the role, with the reins of power to be passed to current COO Alan Monie. Spierkel has been with the broadliner since 1997, and ran APAC and EMEA for a spell before becoming corporate ...  Continue Reading

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    InTechnology green datacentre opens in Berkshire

    Cloud services provider, InTechnology has opened its new energy-efficient data centre in Readingin a bidto beef up its hosting provision outside the M25, writes Linda Endersby. "The Reading data centre has been built to Tier 3 standards and we ...  Continue Reading

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Column: 2012 forecast is boils, wailing, teeth gnashing, Ethernet

    Does anyone still believe you get a bargain in the sales? Everyone knows BOGOF is a RIP-OFF. Whenthe supermarketsays you can Buy One and Get One Free, we all know they've Re-priced One to Pretend One's Free. Well thank God the January sales are over...  Continue Reading

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 20 January 2012

    Channel boss in Mail on Sunday sting Transputec boss Rickie Sehgal spoke of his embarrassment after falling victim to a Mail on Sunday sting in which an undercover reporter posed as a businessman seeking access to senior Conservative party ...  Continue Reading