July 2008 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 3

July 2008

  • Hitachi Data Systems hands rebate power to resellers

    Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has decentralised its global payment model and given local resellers more say on the mix of rebate and marketing funding they receive. But under the changes distributors ...

  • BT pumps billions into broadband

    BT has announced it is investing £1.5bn to roll out fibre-based, super-fast broadband to over 10 million homes by 2012. The incumbent telco has claimed this will allow it to offer top speeds of up ...

  • FAST teams up with Trading Standards in Cardiff to enforce Intellectual Property

    Building on its previous campaign to enforce intellectual property rights the Federation Against Software Theft has teamed up with Trading Standards in Cardiff to target businesses in the Welsh cap...

  • Ingram Micro EMEA first to pass on increases in fuel costs

    Ingram Micro has become the first distributor to charge resellers for freight on all orders in an attempt to recoup the rapidly rising cost of fuel across Europe which will mean the cost should be ...

  • Netasq warns of UTM bottleneck risk

    French Unified Threat Management (UTM)specialist Netasq has expanded its portfolio as part of its ambitions to increase its share of the UK market warning that some products in the market are faili...

  • IBM faces anti-competition investigation by the EC

    IBM is facing an investigation by European competition regulators following allegations by smaller rivals in the mainframe market, despite buying one of the original complainants Platform Solutions...

  • Resellers move to plug skills gap

    The question of how to address the skills shortage in the IT industry has been exercising some of the best minds in the channel for the past 18 months and now potential answers are emerging at a re...

  • BSA warns UK channel costs of piracy could be higher than IDC global figure

    Following the publication of research indicating that resellers are losing out every time pirate software is sold the Business Software Alliance has indicated it believes the situation in the UK co...

  • VMware axes CEO to get growth back on track

    The ousting of the CEO of VMware has surprised some in the channel and comes against a background of booming interest in virtualisation technology.

  • Glasshouse on staff recruitment drive

    IT infrastructure consultancy specialist Glasshouse is launching the second wave of staff recruitment today to try and attract talent internally but also on behalf of customers.

  • Logicalis aims to boost mainframe business

    Logicalis has made a bid to ramp up its mainframe computing business with the launch of an IBM System z Test Environment at its Innovation Centre. Open to both end-user customers and partners, the...

  • Shutting the door on data breaches

    When HMRC lost discs containing the personal data of 25 million people last November, the security industry was given some serious ammunition to pitch products to prevent data leakage.

  • Fayrewood recommends SCH offer

    SCH has had a £2m bid for Birmingham-based Interface Solutions and Systems Loans Services (SLS) accepted by the board of parent company Fayrewood, subject to shareholder approval.

  • Telcos set sights on notebook sector

    For a long time traditional retailers and online resellers have almost exclusively enjoyed the consumer notebook boom, with relatively little competition from other channels, but that is about to c...

  • SMEs still ignorant of ITIL

    04 July 2008Service desk management specialist Numara has unveiled research showing that the business community is still largely unaware of the ITIL best practice framework.As explored in MicroScop...

  • Seagate pumps cash into Derry plant

    Hard-disk vendor Seagate has responded to ever-increasing global demand for digital storage by injecting £120m into its Springbank facility in Northern Ireland.

  • Brother launches SME leasing scheme to sex up printing

    Brother has unveiled a leasing sales model to revitalise the printer market and tap into the current demand in the SME market for pay-as-you-go economic models.

  • Brother launches SME leasing

    Brother has unveiled a leasing sales model to revitalise the printer market and tap into the current demand in the SME market for pay-as-you-go economic models. The leasing programme operates with ...

  • Microsoft working on public sector licence changes

    Microsoft is continuing to develop its approach to SME licensing, a development that was first revealed to be on the cards last month.

  • SAP shuffles senior management pack

    SAP has shuffled its global management pack unveiling fresh faces in senior management roles in EMEA and Latin America.