January 2010

  • Former Mac channel advocate launches stock clearance service

    Former Mac Technology Association (MTA) head Robert Peckham has launched a new venture, Tech2Clear, to shift excess, obsolete and out-dated stock held by resellers, distributors and vendors.

  • Cloud not yet getting through to CIOs

    Over half of CIOs fail to see how cloud computing can save them money despite the reduction of capital expenditure being a fundamental tenet of the cloud proposition.

  • Redstone boss insists profits possible

    Redstone executive chairman Stephen Yapp has said the group still has "the resources and the opportunity to return to profitability" after lifting the lid on disappointing six-monthly interims at t...

  • PC World under performs in online satisfaction stakes

    PC World and Dixons have performed poorly in a customer satisfaction survey of online shopping over the crucial selling month of December.

  • Gamers match Quo in honours list

    The New Years Honours list had a smattering of industry figures represented in a year where Status Quo dominated the headlines for the OBEs handed out to three-chord strummers Rick Parfitt and Fran...

  • Five minute interview: John Cruickshank, Hughes Europe

    MicroScope puts its questions to John Cruickshank, sales director, Hughes Europe What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? Best: From my earliest mentor in sales - whatever ...

  • Firms control costs to weather the storm

    When the world around you is collapsing in terms of orders and pipeline business the most obvious reaction is to turn the focus internally to wrestle with the costs that you can at least control. ...

  • Five minute interview: Robert Furnivall, SAP UK

    MicroScope puts its questions to Robert Furnivall, head of channel, SAP UK What is the worst advice you have received and from whom? "You can carry on playing the rest of the match, your finge...

  • Five minute interview: David Akka, Magic Software Enterprises (UK)

    What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? Best advice: "If you treat your subordinates as privates (rank) they will perform as privates; if you treat your subordinates as ...

  • SAP's ecosystem

    When you say the words "ecosystem" and "partnerships" to resellers you often get glazed eyes and a shrug of the shoulders. That reaction is often the result of the approach tak...