December 2009

  • Kaspersky Labs sets out SME market ambitions

    Russian security firm KasperskyLab aims to become a major security supplier to small, medium and largebusiness by 2014. At a briefing in Moscow,the firm's executives outlined a six-year plan for a...

  • SecureWorks acquires dns

    Security managed services specialist dns has been acquired by SecureWorks providing the US vendor with a UK presence on both sides of the border. In the last decade dns has established offices in ...

  • Netbook sales grow across Europe

    Netbook sales continue to climb across Europe fuelled by attractive price points and subsidised offerings from mobile operators.

  • Kavanagh criticises HP as it adds HDS to line-up

    Kavanagh has said that HP's over crowded reseller market and growth limiting policies influenced its decision to end its exclusive 13 year relationship with the vendor and add Hitachi Data Systems ...

  • SSD - the real winner against HDD?

    The solid-state drive (SSD) has big shoes to fill. Its reputation as the technology frontrunner set to replace hard disk drives (HDD) means it faces a public downfall if its promises are not delive...

  • Five minute interview: John Campbell, QlikTech UK

    MicroScope puts its questions to John Campbell, alliance director at QlikTech UK What is the best book you have ever read? Anything by my favourite author, Frederick Forsyth. I’ve read all his bo...

  • Packaged cloud apps overpriced and lack choice

    Software as a service (SaaS) might be being held back from wider adoption because of the price tag, with users put off by the costs of hosted applications. In a blog post Michael Maoz, research vi...

  • Daisy hit by loss but remains hungry for acquisitions

    Highly acquisitive Daisy Group has posted a loss in its nine-month interim results but indicated that it will continue to expand. Over the course of its current financial year, which ends 31 March...

  • In depth: Sustainable technology solutions

    In April next year, the British government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme comes into effect and with it a minefield of fines and other penalties for companies that fail in their respons...

  • Amazon swiftly kicks shop talk into touch

    Amazon has moved to quash reports that it is considering opening retail outlets in the UK to back-up a click and collect strategy. Reports in the Sunday Times yesterday indicated that the online ...

  • HP fills head of UK PSG role with former Dell man

    Hewlett-Packard has announced a replacement for David Wright filling the vacancy at the head of its PSG UK and Ireland management team. Gordon Ballantyne, a former T-Mobile UK sales and service dir...

  • Linux the solitary positive for Novell

    Sales of Linux products provided the only area of growth for Novell in its fiscal year ending 31 October 2009 as the vendor reported a loss and a decline in revenues.

  • Worst may be over despite EMEA server sales decline in Q3

    Revenue from European server sales fell more than 25% in the third quarter but sequential growth from the second quarter has led market research company IDC to suggest the “worst may be over”.

  • Cisco gets shareholder backing to complete Tandberg deal

    Increasing its offer for Tandberg has paid off for Cisco asit secured backing for its takeover of the Norwegian video conferencingspecialist. Cisco has been attempting to seal a deal with Tandberg...

  • Corporate PC refresh not the tonic of old says Acer

    Acer has played down the impact that the long awaited corporate refresh will have on the PC market next year. In the third quarter the Taiwanese firm became the number one selling PC vendor in EM...

  • BT pledges £30m to Northern Ireland broadband project

    Major Orders Fuel Fast Growth BT has pledged to invest £30m in the government’s Next Generation Broadband project in Northern Ireland, launched today by enterprise minister Arlene Foster.

  • Securing Windows 7 a major challenge for 2010

    Ensuring that Windows 7 remains secure remains one of the top challenges for the year ahead according to those fighting hackers on the front-line.

  • Seagate gives Tech Data the heave ho

    Tech Data has become the latest distributor to be given its marching orders by Seagate Technology in a rationalisation exercise that has the number of EMEA partners almost halved in the past six mo...

  • In depth: Marketing matters

    Vendors, distributors and resellers discuss the ins and outs of marketing development funding programmes in a MicroScope virtual roundtable WHO'S WHO: Mike Bernard, marketing leader of general ...

  • In depth: Marketing roundtable

    Vendors, distributors and resellers discuss the ins and outs of marketing development funding programmes in a MicroScope virtual roundtable