• February 02, 2012 02 Feb'12

    Weak European market tempers Websense outlook

    Websense saw its share price drop after its revenues didn't meet the expectations of market watchers and it issued gloomy guidance over the fiscal year ahead. Wall Street had expected revenues of $94m so the fourth quarter performance of $92.7m ...  Continue Reading

  • February 02, 2012 02 Feb'12

    ShoreTel buys M5 to bring hosted comms model to channel

    Unified communications specialist ShoreTel has splurged $146.3m in cash and stock on privately held cloud communications vendor M5 Networks in a bid to beef up its cloud practice and get in front ofresellers that are looking to deploy hosted IP ...  Continue Reading

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    Brocade ramps up partner enablement activity

    Brocade is planning a major ramp up of its partner enablement and education activity in the UK market as it targets more businessaround datacentre networking, virtualisation and mobility. Speaking to MicroScope, the firm's recently-installedUK ...  Continue Reading

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    Seagate shows signs HDD market is recovering from floods

    The hard disk drive industry appears to be getting over the worst of the Thailand floods with Seagate following its rival Western Digital in reporting better than expected financial results. Both vendors were impacted heavily by the floods, which ...  Continue Reading

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    The debate is over: Cloud comes through the channel

    I won't even entertain the question or participate in the debate any longer about, "Does the distribution and reseller channel have a role in cloud computing?"Would and could all cloud vendors 'go direct'; would and could all end-users be ...  Continue Reading

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    Meet the author: Jason Beal

    Jason Beal, Senior Director, Advanced Solutions and Cloud Services, Ingram Micro EMEA Jason Beal has over a dozen years of experience in the IT channel in sales leadership, operations management, and services roles, along with a proven track record ...  Continue Reading

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    Charting the Channel Transformation Alliance

    Distribution started to define its role in the cloud last year with some key developments. MicroScope covered these stories as they broke. Ingram Micro takes practical approach to the cloud The man charged with leading the cloud drive for Ingram ...  Continue Reading

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    MicroScope's review of the month: January 2012

    The channel was quick to get back into the swing of things after the Christmas break.January saw a glut of industry news, withthe retail sector licking its wounds, as well asthe usual crop of departures, arrivals and tubthumping statementsas the ...  Continue Reading

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    Better passwords could help protect against cyber crime threat

    With people more likely to fall victim to cyber crime rather than physical acts of violence or robbery the security industry is facing a need to deliver more user education. One of the main themes that came out of a recent UKFast roundtable was ...  Continue Reading

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    PaaS market set to take off as enterprise interest grows

    Resellers able to offer platform as a service (PaaS) advice to customers look well placed to take advantage of growth in that market over the next couple of years. The forecasts from Gartner are that as more enterprises get themselves positioned in...  Continue Reading

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    A10 right route for Wick Hill

    Wick Hill has added another new vendor to its bench in the shape of high-performance application networking player A10 Networks, its third signing so far this year after taking on Imation and Silver Peak. The VAD has already made clearthat it is on ...  Continue Reading