October 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 5

October 2010

  • Spending Review: No stone left unturned to find waste

    The chancellor George Osborne has echoed the views of many resellers promising not only to cut waste but to reform the public sector where possible to improve performance. Speaking in the House of ...

  • Spending Review: Britain no longer in danger zone

    The Chancellor George Osborne has set out the details of the Spending Review with health, education and areas identified as drivers of economic growth protected. Osborne said that it had to stop wa...

  • RIM boss hits back at Steve Jobs 7 inch tablet jibe

    The technology market loves a spat between vendors and Apple and RIM have provided one that is more public than most. Speaking about the future of the tablet on the announcement of its Q4 results t...

  • Printerland boss set to run London Marathon

    Printerland boss James Kight has enlisted the help of Sale Sharks and England rugby Star Andrew Sheridan as a personal trainer to help get him in better shape for next year's London Marathon. The ...

  • Microsoft puts Office into the cloud

    The death knell for on-premise versions of Office has been sounded a little bit louder after Microsoft announced the software suite would be made available in the cloud from next year. Office365 is...

  • Storage invasion puts networks at the heart of IT

    If there is anybody left out there still doubting that the network has become the beating heart of the business IT infrastructure, they need only take a walk among the stands at this year's IP Expo...

  • Network security sales fuel Check Point Q3 numbers

    Strong demand for network security and a return to spending in the Americas and Asia Pacific have buoyed the third quarter revenues for Check Point. The security vendor announced the numbers for it...

  • SCC first to bag Microsoft and Citrix V-Alliance UK badge

    SCC has jumped through the requisite hoops to bag Microsoft and Citrix's V-Alliance accreditation, becoming the first reseller in the UK to complete the exhaustive process The software duo first s...

  • Westcon Convergence takes over Comstor HP contract

    Cisco distributor Comstor has handed off its eighteen-month long relationship with HP Networking to its parent, Westcon Convergence. Speaking to MicroScope,Comstor general manager Tony Nevillsaid t...

  • PM spends on cyber security, makes cuts elsewhere in defence

    The government has announced plans to increase the spending on fending off cyber attacks despite reducing traditional defence spending elsewhere. The Prime Minister David Cameron talked of the nee...

  • Time to change the record justifying the cuts

    Walking past the Houses of Parliament this lunchtime on the way to a meeting with Oracle in the Millbank Tower there were Unison and Unite union representatives waving placards and flags. The basic...

  • Welcome - to interesting times...

    At 12.30 today, the Government, or rather Chancellor George Osborne, will be giving the detail on the long heralded Spending Review. We all know that the Review isn't going to be pleasant. With the...

  • Hardware shines for IBM in third quarter

    Hardware sales overshadowed software and services last night as IBM unveiled a decent set of financials for the third quarter. Turover grew 4% on a constant currency basis to $24.3bn as profits we...

  • Redstone Group to sell Technology division to reseller PFH

    Redstone is in advanced talks with reseller and managed service provider PFH Technology Group to sell its Technology division in Ireland. The turnaround of the troubled integrator has already begu...

  • Avnet to close Chessington office, staff on redundancy notice

    Avnet Technology Solutions has initiated a redundancy programme at its offices in Chessington, formerly the European headquarters of Bell Microproducts, after internally announcing plans to exit th...

  • Dark clouds loom for VMware as server market slows

    Concerns surrounding slowing growth in server shipments during the coming 12 to 15 monthshave put a dampener on otherwise positive third quarter numbers for VMware. Speaking on a conference call, C...

  • Avaya flexes financing muscles

    Avaya's financing arm, Avaya Financial Services (AFS), has launched a new flexible financing scheme, Lifecycle 0%, designed to allow customers to spread payments over a period of three, four, or fi...

  • iPads and iPhones help Apple deliver strong Q4

    Strong sales of the iPad and iPhones filtered through to Apple's Q4 results giving the vendor a strong set of numbers. Revenues of $20.34bn and net quarterly profit of $4.31bn for the three months...

  • Cloud the foundation for enterprise technology developments

    Cloud is set to become standard and enterprise customers will start looking to the channel to provide greater business intelligence and mobility technology in the next couple of years. According t...

  • Nebulas Solutions secures private investment to fund growth

    Security and virtualisation specialist Nebulas Solutions has secured private investment to fund future growth. Kenneth Green, a private investor will take a 50% stake in the business.