December 2009

  • HP aims for cloud cost predictability

    Hewlett-Packard has used its annual Software Universe event as a platform to talk up the cloud in response to what it predicts will be times of restrained spending next year. HP has its own resear...

  • Kaspersky warns anti-virus industry will be playing catch-up next year

    The increasing sophistication of web attacks will make a portion of user's antivirus threats redundant until the security vendors can catch up and improve their defences.

  • Barclays Retail endsPC services contract with Getronics

    High-street bank Barclays is calling time on its desktop management contract with Getronics six months earlier than planned to take the function back in-house.

  • Novell restructures business to support IWM strategy

    Novell is throwing its weight behind its belief that Information Workload Management (IWM) is going to be its future unveiling a restructure to support the technology.

  • Sun wins legal battle against M-Tech Data

    Sun has won a legal victory against Manchester-based M-Tech Data for infringing trademarksby importing kit outside the European Economic Area. The case was heard in the High Court of Justice and ...

  • Smarter IT procurement saves government £196m

    The government has saved £196.7m in a year by introducing IT procurementprocesses that are more collaborative. The Officeof Government Commerce (OGC) reported a total of £1.4bn savings...

  • Oracle makes concessions to boost Sun bid

    Oracle has made a series of concessions designed to end its stand-off with the European Commission which blocked its move to acquire Sun over fears about the future competitiveness of MySQL databas...

  • Inflexible ERP systems wasting millions

    The spectre of wasted money and failed implementations that used to haunt the ERP market has not been banished completely with users still experiencing frustration with their technology.

  • Social apps to take on a corporate flavour

    The influence of consumer-focused technologies on business environments will continue to expand in 2010, albeit with more emphasis on providing business-tailored applications, according to communic...

  • Smarter IT procurement saves government £196m

    The government has saved £196.7m in a year by introducing IT procurement processes that are more collaborative.

  • IT spending seen as key plank of post-recession strategy

    Those resellers looking for a fillip going into the new year can take heart from the widespread recognition among CEOs that IT investment has to rise in 2010.

  • Arrow ECS brand takes centre stage in Europe next year

    The DNS brand will be replaced by Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions in the UK and across the rest of Europe next year. Through the acquisitions made in the region in recent years, the distributo...

  • Cisco outlines up-and-coming security threats

    In the best tradition of the Christmas ghost story, Cisco has released its 2009 Annual Security Report and talked of some of the horrors that await in 2010.

  • Five minute interview: Nick Wiley, Invomo

    MicroScope puts its questions to Invomo CEO Nick Wiley What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? The best advice I ever heard was from Albert C. Black Jr., president and CEO o...

  • ANS H1 numbers steady as it calls time on recession

    Cisco gold partner ANS Group has reported flat profits for its half year heralding that performance as robust given the market conditions in the six months up to 30 September.

  • Fujitsu issues AMILO battery replacement programme

    Fujitsu has put together a battery replacement programme for certain AMILO notebooks shipped over a two year period after receiving some customer reports of overheating issues. The consumermodels...

  • Nortel on top of global VoIP charts

    Nortel’s Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) unit is still at the top of the carrier VoIP market despite its parent’s ongoing troubles, according to new research from Dell’Oro, Infonetics...

  • Government CIO warns channel about cloud complacency

    Systems integrators will have to face up to cloud computing and recalibrate their business models as the days of large scale roll outs paid up front are numbered the Government CIO has told MicroSc...

  • Novell puts its faith in emerging workload market

    Novell believes it has come up with a strategy that can overcome user resistance to cloud computing and put its reseller at the forefront of an emerging technology segment.

  • HP channel boss Poskett set to leave in the New Year

    Hewlett-Packard has confirmed to staff that long serving channel director Dave Poskett is to leave the organisation early next year. This endsmonths of talk among the distributor and reseller commu...