March 2009 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK

March 2009

  • Criminal charges should be handed out to govt data losers

    Public tolerance of government data leaks appears to be running out with the vast majority of people now believing those responsible should face criminal charges.

  • Canalys sees bright spots in slowing enterprise infrastructure market

    The recession is doing its bit to kill off large-scale traditional communications investments, but there are some growth areas out there, according to Canalys’ latest figures on the EMEA enterprise...

  • Government to provide trade credit insurance

    The Government is next month expected to make provisions for trade credit insurance to ease the pressure on UK businesses that have been left exposed by the underwriters' reduction in cover.

  • Viatel launches home-working package

    Business comms services provider Viatel has launched a home-working package including introductory special pricing in an attempt to help end-users drive down costs during the credit crunch.

  • ComputerLinks 2008 figures - turnover up but income dips

    Security and e-business distributor ComputerLinks has reported its results for last year with turnover increasing but net earnings fell by 15% over the same period.

  • Nortel cuts 220 UK staff

    Nortel has today cut 11% of its British workforce, or 220 jobs, with 87 redundancies at its Northern Ireland facility, MicroScope has learned. The cuts were announced as part of the global res...

  • Protectionism blamed in demise of NEC Computers Europe

    Former staff at NEC Computers UK have accused management at the European headquarters in France of protectionism and a disregard for other operations in the region, which they claim ultimately cost...

  • Analysis: Channel homes in on changing needs

    As the recession bites there are several market areas and approaches that have the potential to benefit from the widespread customer desire to save money without compromising performance or efficie...

  • Cybercrime raking in more than drugs

    The amount of money generated by cybercrime now puts it above drug trafficking in revenue terms, with $1 trillion annually being laundered by the criminal fraternity. In a recent US Senate Commerc...

  • Chinese money could rescue handset market

    With the mobile handset market in freefall in recent months, Chinese telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider ZTE is offering to remedy the global economic slump.

  • Get the facts on insolvency bargains

    One of the consequences of any recession is that an increasing number of companies get into trouble and end up going into liquidation. Whenever a company goes bust, its shareholders, creditors and...

  • WinMagic taps e92plus for disti contract

    Data security and encryption solutions vendor WinMagic is pairing up with VAD e92plus to supply its SecureDoc solutions package to the channel.

  • Brocade talks up LAN prospects

    Brocade is putting the finishing touches to its unified channel programme following the acquisition of Foundry, MicroScope has learned, and a key focus will be on making Local Area Networking (LAN)...

  • UTM set to dominate security industry

    Unified threat management (UTM) security technology is set to dominate the security industry in the near future, according to IDC’s latest worldwide quarterly security appliance tracker.

  • Lixto online tools will highlight price breakers

    The temptation for resellers and e-tailers to lead on price could be challenged as tools emerge that monitor product price levels available in the market.

  • Lenovo restructures to improve speed to market

    Lenovo has changed its structure creating two business units to split its focus on mature and emerging markets.

  • Nortel relegated after 2-1 away defeat

    In a sad reflection of the troubles affecting its parent and namesake, Nortel FC is assured of relegation from the Northern Ireland Amateur League Premiership following a 2-1 defeat away to rivals ...

  • Precise calls on resellers to exploit Symantec APM gap

    Application performance management (APM) specialist Precise is looking to exploit the decision by its former owner Symantec to stop producing APM products into the market telling its resellers to t...

  • ZyXEL teams up with security disti

    Network access vendor ZyXEL is to make a move on the IP-CCTV sector after signing a partnership agreement with specialist surveillance kit disti and Panasonic house CCTV Center.

  • Dell to add broadliners in Europe this year

    Dell's global head of channels is planning to instate Tech Data and Ingram Micro as European distributors before the year is out, with the aim of recruiting SME VARs into PartnerDirect and rubber s...