October 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 8

October 2010

  • Slow net speeds a growing concern for SMEs

    SME advocacy group, the Forum of Private Business (FPB), has released figures suggesting that just under a quarter of British SMEs are deriding their Internet connection speeds as inadequate. This ...

  • Software giants sign up to government efficiency drive

    The largest players in the software world have joined a host of government suppliers signing a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Cabinet Office as part of the ongoing efforts by the ...

  • Interest rate time bomb ticking for the channel

    The level of insolvencies are finally edging up, if a near 30% rise in fatalities can be described in such modest terms, and the superficial bubble the channel has inhabited in the last eighteen mo...

  • File attachment you have clearance to land

    The decision by RSA to use the description of air traffic control to describe the way security in a cloud world needs to be coordinated is an apt one. As users start to go through the virtualisatio...

  • RSA calls for air traffic control approach to security

    The security industry needs to develop a coordinated system to fend off attacks in the same way air traffic control determines which planes can land safely. The call for a cloud-based prevention s...

  • Vendor squabbles hamstring mobile video market

    Lack of interoperability betweendevices and a growing number of lawsuits between mobile vendors will hold back more widespread use of mobile video technology in the next five years, saysa study out...

  • M&A activity bounces back from slow summer

    Seasonal trends are re-emerging in the tech mergers and acquisitions as spending picked up after a slow August. The survey of the last month from Regent showed there were 230 tech acquisitions acro...

  • Unions slam HP plans to cut 1,300 as butchery

    Hewlett-Packard is set to shed 1,300 jobs and move production overseas bringing the total jobs axed in just the past two years to almost 4,000. The moves have been described as "butchery"...

  • SMEs' data exposed to partners and fraudsters

    SMEs could be leaving themselves open to attacks from fraudsters or might reveal confidential information because the companies they work with do not have adequate information security in place, wr...

  • The Fry effect

    Whoever it was at Microsoft who popped a Windows 7 mobile in a jiffy bag and sent it to Stephen Fry deserves a promotion. It was a risky strategy because, let's be honest, Fry is seen as Mr Apple, ...

  • Online channel delivers healthy growth as netbooks takeoff

    ICEcat, the open catalogue price comparison site, has reported huge growth of the online channel in Q3 of 2010 with 119% year on year in terms of data-sheet downloads via more than 12,000 online ch...

  • ComputerLinks adds secure backup to cloud options

    ComputerLinks continues to build up its cloud portfolio for resellers adding secure backup as one of the options available through its Alvea cloud services portal. The distributor launched its clo...

  • Government advised to lean on suppliers to cut waste

    The government is going to be advised to buy in bulk, push suppliers for the cheapest prices and potentially stretch their payment times in order to get the most for their money. A report from ret...

  • Everything Everywhere turns on joint network

    Both consumer and business customers of Everything Everywhere'sOrange and T-Mobile brands are now able to sign up to access the firm's two mobile networks. The move is the first outwardly tangi...

  • HP moving aggresively to close special bid loophole

    HP is trying to close a loophole in the special bid process that resellers are exploiting to get hold of products at significantly cheaper prices. After HP agrees adiscount for a specified number ...

  • Oracle restricts maintainance renewals to four resellers

    Oracle will permit just four services-based resellers and integrators to renew maintenance agreements when they expire, effectively forcing vast swathes of the partner channel to hand over customer...

  • Government CIOs unprepared for £3.6bn budget cuts

    Public sector CIOs are woefully unprepared to make the £3.6bn IT budget cuts that the government is looking for, according to a study, writes Ian Grant. "Just 6% have actioned a plan to ...

  • A global fight against piracy needs to be exactly that

    If you were drawing up anti-piracy legislation that was going to be global there would be a few countries that you would aim to get on the treaty. Near the top of the list there would have to be C...

  • Global moves made to close ranks on software pirates

    The net around software pirates is being tightened with a pact between 37 countries being signed in a bid to fight counterfeit goods. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) commits the 37 ...

  • BSA aims to increase SAM adoption with standards programme

    The failure of a standard approach to software asset management (SAM) has confused users and prevented the technology from being more widely embraced according the the Business Software Alliance (B...