October 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 7

October 2010

  • Cloud and virtualisation in demand from customers

    Cloud and virtualisation have been the technologies in demand over the third quarter as customers look to embrace software in order to support growth. According to the latest Pearlfinders Index, w...

  • Griffin buys comms firm Fused in pre-pack deal

    Business Internet services provider Griffin has acquired the assets, customers and contracts offellow comms provider Fused Group in a pre-pack arrangementafter the firm fell into administration. Fi...

  • Government secures support from largest supplier for cuts

    The government has managed to get the signature of its largest supplier Hewlett-Packard on a memorandum of understanding that will commit the vendor to helping the coalition reduce costs. HP follo...

  • SaaS sales being hit by short term view of costs from users

    A short-term attitude from customers towards costs is undermining attempts by the channel to sell the TCO benefits of software as a service compared to the traditional on-premise options. That was...

  • HP bounds up Ethernet charts

    The acquisition of 3Com has sent Hewlett-Packard's share of the worldwide Ethernet port market skyrocketing during the second calendar quarter of 2010, according to In-Stat figures. HP now accounts...

  • Ah, Mr Bond. How nice of you to ... drop in

    If you're driving into the office and you see a classic Aston Martin on your tail, or a suave looking gent asking questions of the IT department, my advice would be to take cover.

  • Global PC sales dampened by consumer slowdown

    Global PC shipments grew just 7.6% in Q3, falling short of analysts estimates as the boom in consumer demand for portables fizzled out in the mature markets. Industry watcher Gartner previously pr...

  • Stick to knickers and cheese rolls Sir Phil, leave IT to resellers

    The rather silly comments made by Sir Philip Green yesterday that government should be buying IT kit direct from multi-national vendors really demonstrates why he should stick to selling cut priced...

  • Channel dismisses Sir Philip Green's direct advice to coalition

    Resellers and channel advocates have criticised Sir Philip Green's recommendation that government should buy commodity IT direct from multi-national corporations (MNC) as being overly simplistic. ...

  • Brick steps down as HP Networking head

    HP Networking UK country sales director Darryl Brick has stepped down from his post with immediate effect, it has emerged. His replacement, Barry Bonnett, is joining HP from little-known comms cons...

  • Intel forecasts quieter Q4 on back of soft consumer demand

    Intel has forecast conservative sales for the Christmas quarter on the back of continued concerns of slowing demand in the consumer sector. The chip giant last night filed a 59% year-on-year hike ...

  • Clearswift boss talks of coming through economic headwind

    The CEO of security player Clearswift has described the current economic conditions as trading in a "headwind" but indicated it is managing to sell more of its gateway products. For i...

  • The influence of the review shows in the share price

    As someone who has written reviews, for the Tech Trader section of MicroScope, in the past I will tread more carefully in the future about giving the thumbs up or down. If ever there was an exampl...

  • Scottish travel agency caught out by BSA

    A Scottish travel company has become the latest to be named and shamed by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) for using unlicensed software. Glasgow-based travel agency Barrhead Travel Services L...

  • Datatec sees challenging first half in UK

    Westcon and Logicalis parent Datatec has said that business in the UK remained "challenging" during the first half of its fiscal 2011, which closed at the end of August. Although the ...

  • Spy boss warns of growing network threat

    The head of the government's communications intelligence agency, GCHQ, has warned of a growing threat to the UK's network infrastructure and called for a "holistic" response to the potent...

  • Equanet job cuts on the cards, Dixons Retail confirms

    Dixons Retail has put back-office staff at its Equanet subsidiary inBury at risk of redundancy with 30 to 50 positions expected to go. The groupmade progressinfiscal 2010bouyed by improving retail...

  • Buy direct to save costs, Sir Philip Green advises government

    The government should bypass resellers to buy PCs and commodity kit directly from manufacturers as it seeks to draw upon powerful economies of scale and a high credit rating to cut public sector ex...

  • DiData acquisition enters final stages

    The £2.1bn acquisition of Dimension Data by NTT is moving ahead after the deal conditions were formally satisfied yesterday. As of midday on Monday Japanese comms outfit NTT had "receive...

  • Cutting in on the unified comms conversation

    There is no doubt now that end-users are adopting technology of their own accord, bringing tools such as smartphones and social networks into the workplace without recourse to their IT department a...