MicroScope's top stories, week ending 16 December 2011

Unlicensed software costs grandstand seating firm £11K A grandstand seating company hasbeen forced to settle and shell out£11,000 afterbeing caught using unlicensed software by the Business Software Alliance. As a result of an anonymous whistleblower, Worcestershire-based Slick Seating S

Unlicensed software costs grandstand seating firm £11K

A grandstand seating company has been forced to settle and shell out £11,000 after being caught using unlicensed software by the Business Software Alliance.

As a result of an anonymous whistleblower, Worcestershire-based Slick Seating Systems was caught by the BSA after an audit exposed the use of unlicensed software.

Huawei on channel charm offensive

As Huawei launches its first enterprise partner programme, senior management at the vendor have embarked on a charm offensive to win over networking VARs and integrators.

HDD shortages hit Intel forecasts

Chip leviathan Intel cut its Q4 forecasts this week after admitting the impact of the Thai floods on its supply chain would wipe nearly a billion off its revenue.

Consumerisation changing the reseller pitch

Resellers lookign to exploit the consumerisation trend will need to make new contacts among their end-user customers, according to the findings of a Check Point roundtable.

Users driving the BYOD agenda

Continuing the consumer theme, CIO Connect research revealed that IT buyers are coming to embrace BYOD as a means to conserve their dosh.

Cloud, consumers and flexibility top of agenda in 2012

Storage shoots up Dell's agenda

Channel urged to verticalise offerings in 2012

Changes in data breach laws get thumbs up

HP rejigs network partner channel

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