November 2008 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 3

November 2008

  • Marshal and 8e6 announce equal merger to create global web security specialist

    Web mail security specialist Marshal had entered into "a merger of equals" with US based vendor 8e6.

  • Roest leaves DGSi Business

    DSGi Business has parted company with managing director Jerry Roest after nearly three years but he has insisted the decision was based on personal reasons and not connected to the shape of the res...

  • Quantum warns of short termism over data storage

    According to research from storage specialists Quantum the pressure is increasing on customers as the recession starts to bite and the consequences for their long-term storage strategies could be s...

  • Insolvencies rise amid warnings to focus on credit

    The number of IT companies falling into insolvency has risen by just shy of 5% adding to the growing evidence that companies are finding it harder to stay in business.

  • BSA cracks down on pirated software on auction sites

    One of the many warnings that those fighting anti-piracyhave given is to widen the focus to include online auction sites. As traditional means of selling and buying counterfeit productsbecome comp...

  • BSA cracks down on £12m worth of pirated software on online auction sites

    One of the many warnings that those fighting anti-piracy have given is to widen the focus to include online auction sites.

  • Nortel cuts jobs following woeful Q3 results

    Nortel has announced job cuts and cost saving measures following the announcement of a third quarter loss of $3.4bn.

  • DCC posts interim profits

    The IT division at DCC recorded interim profits but the distribution conglomerate noted that the impact of foreign exchange rates coupled with weaker market conditions may reduce bottom line growth...

  • Cisco details Linksys channel strategy

    Cisco has unveiled a small business division and products aimed specifically at companies with less than 250 users as it integrates the Linksys channel into its mainstream business. The vendor anno...

  • Do you understand your new director's duties?

    As you read MicroScope, you could well be one of the UK’s estimated five million company directors. You may well be sure you understand what is involved, and are comfortable with your ability to se...

  • Small screen solutions

    Holiday season is fast approaching, and even in a financial downturn, some consumers will be looking for ways to store their multimedia at home. Which storage formats are available, and how can the...

  • HP partners cheer ProCurve move

    Hewlett-Packard’s announcement that it is folding HP ProCurve’s channel into its Solution Partners Organisation (SPO) has been greeted by partners as a step towards making HP easier to deal with. ...

  • FCoE: the next generation of storage

    Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is being heralded as the next-generation storage connectivity. Originally proposed to the standards committee ANSI T11 in April 2007 by storage vendors including ...

  • Lenovo to respond 'aggressively' as profit slumps 77%

    Lenovo president and CEO William Amelio today pledged to "aggressively pursue growth opportunities" during the coming recession as the slowing PC market knocked back its Q2 2009 numbers. ...

  • Insight profits nosedive

    Foreign exchange losses wiped nearly $900,000 off Insight Enterprises bottom line during a third quarter that saw profits dive 26% as demand softened globally.

  • Cisco offers helping hand to recession-hit partners

    Cisco has announced a host of measures to ease life for resellers struggling in the downturn and encourage customers to open their wallets.

  • Cisco the latest network supplier to feel economic chill

    Industry bellwether Cisco has become the latest supplier to implement a hiring freeze and clamp down on travel expenses after fiscal first quarter 2009 sales grew at their slowest rate in three years.

  • Miller leaves Trustmarque amid talks of a restructure

    A fall-out with venture capitalist backers Lloyds Development Capital is believed to be at the centre of Ross Miller's exit from Trustmarque as managing director.

  • HP expands channel and launches Gold tier

    Hewlett-Packard has kicked off its new fiscal year this week with an expanded channel having ushered resellers into the top-tier Gold accreditation and inducted an additional 180 Preferred Partners.

  • Kelway looks for acquisitons after posting interim results

    Kelway is hunting for product and services-based reseller targets in the current downturn and chief executive Phil Doye has predicted that it will have notched up another acquisition by the end of ...