October 2010

  • Perceived benefits of video technology evolving

    Worldwide end-user perceptions of the benefits of video-conferencing technology are beginning to evolve beyond the mere cost savings and travel reduction, according to new research. A poll condu...

  • Analysis: The job market starts to slow

    A graph showing the fluctuations in the jobs market resembles a mountain range with a chasm covering the last few months of 2008and the early part of last year before heading back upwards.

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 8 October 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Reseller insolvencies soar in Q3 A rise in channel insolvencies could be an indication that thebiting economic...

  • Fujitsu seeks channel boss as Neath heads to Microsoft

    Fujitsu channel director Darren Neath is leaving the business at the end of the month to join up with his predecessor Gary Fowle, who runs the OEM division at Microsoft. This is the third channel ...

  • The tablet bandwagon rolls on

    By the time you read this who knows Sainsbury's might have launched its own tablet PC. Sounds odd but surely nothing is strange after Next and now Dixons announced products. The iPad has proved th...

  • Azlan recruits sales director from BT Engage IT

    Azlan has handed newly appointed sales director Joe Breen the remit of building a base of corporate reseller customers. Former BT Engage IT regional sales director Breen joins other Galacticos of ...

  • Teneo eyes data centre, services acquisitions

    Mid-market focusedinfrastructure optimisationreseller Teneo is targeting expansion into the data centre environment as part of a three-year growth plan, and may look to make acquisitions to bulk up...

  • Make hay before the snow falls

    So, dear resellers, I beg you, not just as a pesky journalist but as a human being, like you, talk to your customers about their business continuity plans now.

  • Microsoft urges partners to embrace the cloud

    Software resellers hoping that the shift to the cloud will happen at a pace slow enough to enable them to enjoy a few more years of the on-premise model have been given fresh warnings to adapt thei...

  • Daisy buy-and-build strategy to continue despite losses

    Acquisitive UC services outfit Daisy Group has said it will continue to "target further synergistic opportunities" to grow the business through acquisitions, despite posting a hefty &poun...

  • Datatec takes 100% Westcon stake

    Datatec has snapped upVC outfit Routine Capital's stake in Westcon, taking its share in the networking and convergence distributor to 100%. Prior to the transaction Westcon's equity was owned 97.4%...

  • Reseller insolvencies soar in Q3

    UPDATED A rise in channel insolvencies could be an indication that thebiting economic conditions over the past eighteen months have finally taken a toll. According to figures from Graydon UK, the ...

  • There were some good things about 1986

    Having watched the This is England '86 series on Channel 4 it leaves me with a couple of observations. One of them is that television still has the power to shock when great scripting and acting ar...

  • Calyx Group dishes out management roles, announces job cuts

    Calyx Group has clarified its organisational structure as it rebuilds the operations following last month's acquisition by private equity house Better Capital. The details of the management team a...

  • New Azzurri boss restructures management roles

    Mark Quartermaine, incoming CEO at networking and comms integrator Azzurri, has shuffled senior management and made a series of new appointments, with some personnel, prominent among them sales dir...

  • Bloxx cuts prices to gain advantage over rivals

    In a move that will gain publicity and disrupt rivals in the security market, email and web filtering specialist Bloxx has cut its prices. The decision to reduce UK prices by 5% is being positioned...

  • Demand for jobs dips in September to yearly low

    A discouraging picture is emerging in the IT job market with the buoyancy of the first half of the year slowing down. Although the first two quarters saw a return to growth in both permanent and t...

  • Sales slide at SCC but services save the day

    A higher mix of services sales bolstered profits at Specialist Computer Centres (SCC) but weak demand for hardware and software were responsible for a slide in turnover. The services-based reselle...

  • Microsoft refuses to cut "over-crowded" OEM distie network

    Distribution partners have slammed Microsoft for not rationalising its OEM wholesale channel after exiting the review stage with the same eight firms. During the summer, Redmond kicked-off a globa...

  • Does cloud mean anything to the masses?

    If there is one thing that you have to give Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer credit for it is his very public attempts to link the vendor with cloud computing. The vendor was criticised in the past f...