December 2008 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK

December 2008

  • Check Point to buy Nokia's security appliance operation

    Check Point Software Technologies has agreed to acquire Nokia's security appliance business in a deal that is expected to close in the first quarter of 2009 subject to regulatory approvals.

  • Games market offers resellers opportunities

    Speaking at an entertainment conference in New York last year, Mindy Mount, Microsoft's CFO of the entertainment and devices division, said she thought the games market would hold up a lot better t...

  • Smith to depart from Samsung after division shake-up

    David Smith is parting company with Samsung Electronicsas part of a restructure that will see the notebook division folded into the mobile phone arm and his role as director of IT made redundant, a...

  • Downturn set to spark security consolidation

    The impact of the downturn on the security industry is likely to involve a great deal more consolidation next year.

  • Redstone slashing costs after loss

    IT and comms solutions provider Redstone is attempting to slash up to £7m from its cost base by the end of December after posting a net loss for the six months to the end of September. Althou...

  • Euler halves credit for DSGi suppliers

    DSGi has been dealt a blow following the decision by Euler Hermes to halve the credit insurance it provides to suppliers of the retail giant.

  • Computacenter sheds staff

    A restructure at Computacenter has seen long-serving director John Joslin exit the business along with around 40 staff from the SME-focused Customer Coverage Unit, which has been merged into the co...

  • HP offers marketing choice after reseller criticism

    Hewlett-Packard has moved to draw a line under the long-running source of contention in the channel caused by its market services agency (MSA).

  • UK server sales hit by the recession

    The UK server market was the worst hit in Western Europe during the third quarter as the cold wind of recession blew through the economy and froze spending in the vital finance markets.

  • BSA continues Yuletide blitz

    The Business Software Alliance has settled with two more firms north of the border in its ongoing pursuit of businesses that continue to use unlicensed software despite the highly publicised risks.

  • CMI issues gloomy forecast for '09

    The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has compounded fears for businesses in the IT sector after publishing research today that showed managers and business leaders were very nervous about the c...

  • British Computer Society sets up crime unit to help police

    The British Computer Society (BCS) has set up a think-tank to offer police help with fighting cyber crime. The move comes in the wake of criticism from some vendors that the police have not investe...

  • British Computer Society sets up crim unit to help Police

    The British Computer Society (BCS) has set up a think-tank to offer police help with fighting cyber crime.

  • Becta offers schools guide to better data management

    Becta has published guidelines for schools to follow in a bid to improve data management in education and bolster security.

  • Online crooks getting smarter, warns Cisco

    Cisco has warned that the online criminal economy is becoming increasingly savvy and much more sophisticated as profit-driven crooks hone their approaches to compromising end-user data in its 2008 ...

  • Desktop virtualisation expected to accelerate in 2009

    The vast majority of organisations have made little attempt to virtualise their desktop infrastructure but more than 90% expect to be using desktop virtualisation within the next five years.

  • Lenovo planning acquisition

    Lenovo has confirmed that it is in preliminary talks with an unnamed third party with a view to a possible investment or acquisition. Chairman Yang Yuanqing said: "The directors confirm that ...

  • Recession will change IT services agendas

    Researchers at global IT advisory consultancy Ovum have been discussing their impressions of the coming 12 months in the IT services business, and as expected the recession is looming large.

  • Trading Standards make first software inspection against Cardiff firm

    Taking advantage of changes in the law that have strengthened the power of Trading Standards in its fight to protect intellectual property rights the first company has been inspected.

  • Shakespeare, Toohey leave Westcon in board shake-out

    Westcon Europe group executive vice president Barry Shakespeare and European financial director Jon Toohey have resigned, the distributor has announced. Toohey is to be replaced by UK finance direc...