July 2009 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK

July 2009

  • In depth: Tips for cutting costs and improving efficiency

    The recession is hitting the third-party distribution channel as hard as everyone else – a situation not helped by the apparent raft of merger and acquisition activity among the vendor community, w...

  • Five minute interview: Chris Thompson, Avanquest Solutions

    MicroScope puts its questions to Chris Thompson, managing director of Avanquest Solutions

  • Ingram boss spots signs of recovery despite EMEA market sales dip

    Ingram Micro has indicated that it is going to keep the pressure on making cost reductions and focus on growing incremental sales as it looks towards a market that appears to be returning to season...

  • Indepth: Cutting costs and improving efficiency in the recession

    The recession is hitting the third-party distribution channel as hard as everyone else - a situation not helped by the apparent raft of merger and acquisition activity among the vendor community, w...

  • Clearswift benefits from continued web appliance demand

    The security market might not have stayed immune from the downturn but compared to other sectors has shown much greater resilience. The latest to report financial numbers that give an insight into...

  • Unlicensed EMEA businesses hit to the tune of £6m by BSA

    Those that like to put the fight against piracy into accessible facts and figures might be impressed to see that businesses across EMEA have already paid out £6m this year to settle disputes with t...

  • Alcatel-Lucent returns to profitability

    Alcatel-Lucent has posted its first net profit since its troubled 2006 birth and says it will break even this year in terms of adjusted operating income. The Franco-American comms giant posted Q2 n...

  • Battle for Nortel assets intensifies

    The fight to acquire the assets of bankrupt Nortel has ratcheted up several notches after the Canadian government confirmed it might have grounds to review last week's auction of the vendor's wirel...

  • HP will not use price to regain UK PC top spot says boss

    Hewlett-Packard's interim head of the UK Personal Systems Group is re-evaluating its strategy in the retail space to ascertain how it can regain the top spot in the UK PC arena without using price ...

  • Keeping your data in order with disk back-up

    The volume of data created and stored by organisations continues to grow at amazing rates. Balancing the need for application availability and performance with that to capture and store back-up cop...

  • Ericsson wins Nortel wireless auction

    Ericsson has won the auction for Nortel's CDMA and LTE Access business after bidding $1.13bn for the unit, trumping Nokia Siemens Networks, the presumptive buyer, at the last minute. The winning bi...

  • Five-minute interview: David Parcell, Verint Systems

    MicroScope puts its questions to David Parcell, managing director, Verint Systems EMEA

  • Oracle to buy GoldenGate Software

    Oracle is to add yet another software company to its growing list of acquisitions building on the growing list of companies it has picked up in the last five years. Oracle, currently awaiting reg...

  • NetSuite targets Sage resellers

    NetSuite has unveiled a campaign to target Sage's resellers offering 50% margins to those that sell its cloud offering.

  • Analysis: What future for Avaya Nortel channel

    The long-running Nortel soap opera took another twist last week, as the auction of the bankrupt network supplier's wireless business neared.

  • Ericsson latest to bid for Nortel wireless

    The flurry of last-minute bids for Nortel's wireless business is continuing as reports emerge that Swedish comms giant Ericsson is planning to stump up $730m for the unit. The Swedish outfit has t...

  • Private equity money ups stakes in Nortel auction

    Private equity outfit Matlin Patterson has upped the stakes in the impending auction of Nortel’s wireless division, topping Nokia Siemens Networks’ stalking horse offer by $75m.

  • Lexmark pins hopes on future upgrades as Q2 numbers dip

    The hotly tipped upgrade in the enterprise client market next year is unlikely to ignite a corresponding replacement cycle for printers according to Lexmark CEO Paul Curlander. The Kentucky-based ...

  • Netbooks and MFDs defy the downturn

    The worst of the recession might be over but in some technology areas the last six months have seen continued growth, particularly with netbooks and the multifunction printers.

  • RIM up in arms over Nortel wireless auction

    As Nortel and its administrators wrap up the fire sale of the bankrupt vendor's assets. Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the Blackberry, has called foul over the way the auctions have been handled.