September 2008 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 2

September 2008

  • Lehman Brothers troubles hit channel

    As one of the world's largest banks, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers has sent ripples through the financial world but the collapse has also hit its hardware suppliers Morse and Computacenter. L...

  • Toshiba profit drop could scupper expected SanDisk approach

    Toshiba is looking less likely to make a rival bid for SanDisk to try and get the flash memory specialist in the place of Samsung.

  • Flushing out the counterfeit products

    Having waited for almost a year and a half, the changes in the law that were designed to crack down on software pirates and protect intellectual property are being used to remove sources of counter...

  • Canon hands Midwich large format range

    Midwich has extended the products it carries by Canon after being given access to the vendor’s large format printer range.

  • FAST working on forensic tool to curtial counterfieters

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is a not faraway from rolling out a forensic tool that will enable Trading Standards tosearch systems to find unlicensed software. John Lovelock, chief...

  • Call centres ring the changes

    Call centres - with their endless queues, incomprehensible menus and automatic voice recognition systems - have often been regarded as the stuff of nightmares. However, last week's Call Centre Expo...

  • Financial meltdown impacts channel order books

    The meltdown in the global financial market has created a tidal wave of uncertainty among IT buyers that were already twitchy about ripples in the global economy, dramatically altering resellers’ a...

  • FAST working on forensic tool to combat counterfieters

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is a not far away from rolling out a forensic tool that will enable Trading Standards to search systems to find unlicensed software.

  • Strengthening dollar stores up trouble for Oracle

    Oracle's Q1 '09 results provided a glimmer of hope among this week's forecasts of falling profits in the technology sector, as the software giant posted revenues of $5.3bn (£2.9bn), up 18% year-on-...

  • Finding the perfect partner

    Unlike the famous, 80:20 rule in direct sales, it’s estimated that approximately 95% of a vendor’s channel revenue will come through 5% of its partnerships. That means that all of those other resel...

  • Hammer signs trio of vendors to bolster portfolio

    Hammer has announced a trio of vendor signings to bolster its portfolio in the crucial fourth quarter. The storage distributor has appointed Texas Memory Systems (TMS), BridgeHead Software and Bak...

  • BSA notches up another success after serving counterfeiter with court proceedings

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) continues to keep its legal team busy after issuing proceedings against the owner of Wolverhampton-based RJ-Software.

  • FAST raid leans on copyright legal powers

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has used the powers set down in the Copyright and Patents Act for the first time to support an anti-piracy raid.

  • BT offers hardware services

    BT has thrown down the gauntlet by stepping up the services it offers that compete with other resellers. The telco giant has taken the wraps off its Onsite Hardware Repair service that offers SMEs...

  • Nortel to quit metro Ethernet biz as noose tightens

    Nortel Networks has become the latest tech company to cry foul over the worsening economic climate, after revising its full-year outlook downwards, and has admitted it is seeking to explore a dives...

  • Dell stocks collapse after trading update

    Shares in Dell have taken a battering; falling to their lowest level in years after the vendor reported it too was seeing softening demand in the current quarter. The news comes at a troubling tim...

  • BSA notches up another success against counterfieter with legal action

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) continues to keep its legalteam busy after issuing proceedings against the owner of Wolverhampton-basedRJ-Software. Richard Clark, who ran RJ-Software from his...

  • FAST leans on Copyright law to raid East London premises

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has used the powers set down in the Copyright and Patents Act for the first time to support an anti-piracy raid.

  • BT steps up pressure with hardware services launch

    BT has thrown down the gauntlet by stepping up the services it offers that compete with other resellers.

  • Lenovo to ship servers to SMEs in October

    Lenovo will start shipping its ThinkServer line into the SME market at the start of next month but it is not yet clear how aggressive the vendor plans to get with rivals in Europe. Details on the ...