October 2010

  • Epson wins long running cartridge patent dispute

    Epson has finally won its long running patent legal dispute with Medea International after it was agreed various products didinfringe on the vendor's intellectual property. The printer specialist ...

  • PC prices hold firm in face of component cost declines

    PC prices are holding firm in distribution despite the third consecutive monthly drop in component costs but analysts have forecast significant dowmward movement from the first quarter. Back in Ma...

  • UK broadband quality improving steadily

    The quality of broadband connections across the UK has shown steady improvement during the past 12 months as BT and the government continue to press home the advantages of fibre technology, accordi...

  • Cyber threat at top of fears for UK government

    The government has warned that cyber terrorism is on the rise and poses a problem for the country as more terrorism heads onto the web.

  • Spending review will lead to more IT offshoring, says Ovum

    The government's spending review will boost IT offshoring, according to analyst firm Ovum, writes Kathleen Hall. Government departments and suppliers will be left with little choice but to go for ...

  • European firms fending off data fraudsters

    European firms seem to have grasped the importance of data protection better than other territories with a healthy number fending off losses to fraud in the lasy year. According to the annual Krol...

  • Can iPhones give you piles?

    We start the week with ascatologicalhealth scaretruly worthy of a certain British newspaper; research conducted by phone comparison site Mobiles Please has concluded that mobile phones can indeed g...

  • Tech bosses voice support for Osborne cuts

    Prominent figures in the UK's ICT market are among thoseto voicetheir support for chancellor George Osborne's round of spending cuts to be announced this week. In a letter to the Daily Telegraphtod...

  • Redstone offloads assets of legacy telco business

    Redstone has sold parts of its legacy PBX business to Maintel Europe for £1.75m in cash. Under ther terms of the deal, certain assets of Marcom Communications and other telephone systems mai...

  • IT workers know how to stop criminals

    It gives you a sense of pride to hear that among the 50 or so people who stopped a raid on a jewellers yesterday by pinning down one of the thieves some of them are being described as 'IT Workers'....

  • Compuatcenter flies in Q3 despite Government slowdown

    Computacenter (CC) had a storming third quarter in all its geographies after an improving commercial - particularly financial services - business more than offset declines in UK public sector spend...

  • Gartner's tablet stats make uncomfortable reading

    I think Gartner's latest analysis will make uncomfortable reading for advocates of tablet devices in the workplace.

  • Exponential tablet growth threat to netbook market

    The netbook market is under increasing threat of cannibalisation as the average selling price of a media tablet drops below the $300 (£186)mark, according to Gartner. "The all-in-ine nat...

  • LANDesk appoints former Trend Micro UK boss

    Nigel Seddon, former UK managing director at Trend Micro, has not had to wait long before reappearing in the channel after being handed a role as Northern European sales director at LANDesk.

  • Eddie Pacey steps down from Avnet

    Following the integration of Bell Microproducts into Avnet, European director of credit services Eddie Paceyhas finally confirmed he is stepping down with immediate effect. In a career that spanned...

  • Analysis: The contradiction at the heart of Green's review

    Sir Philip Green is a character with the same bluntness of his fellow entrepreneur Sir Alan Sugar when it comes to talking about business. So it was perhaps of little surprise that his review of g...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 15 October 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Equanet cuts on the cards, says Dixons Retail Dixons Retail put back-office staff at its Equanet subsidiary inBury at ...

  • Ingram Micro UK profits rise, workforce trimmed

    A 13% reduction in headcount at Milton Keynes-based broadline giant Ingram Micro during 2009 helped bolster the bottom line in the UK. Financials for the calendar year revealed profits of £3m...

  • Credit posterboy Pacey set to leave Avnet

    The word on the street is that Bell Microproducts long standing credit guru Eddie Pacey is set to exit the business. During 18 years at Ideal Hardware/ Bell Micro, Pacey raised the awareness and i...

  • Ofcom merges with postal body in quango shake-up

    The government is to merge independent communications regulator Ofcom with its postal servicecounterpart Postcomm as part of the quango cull announced today. Ofcom is also to losepowers relating to...