November 2010

  • Samsung Galaxy Tabs rare as hens teeth, say partners

    Samsung entered the tablet market this week but biting product shortages due to massive demand have dampened the launch, according to partners. The Android-based Galaxy Tab arrived in the UK on Mo...

  • Nimans puts eggs in leasing basket

    Nimans is to launch a series of training sessions for resellers designed to promote the concept of leasing arrangements to its dealer community. The telecoms distributor, which was dealt a blow ear...

  • Best Buy UK reveals £29m losses

    Best Buy UK might have gained plenty of headlines with its arrival in British retail parks earlier this year but its a £29m loss which is currently gaining it publicity. The retailer made th...

  • NetSuite cuts losses but fails to hit expectations in Q3

    Long time SAP-baiting rival NetSuite has been able to cut its losses in the third quarter but saw its billings for its One World service drop raising fears that the Software as a Service specialist...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 5 November 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Computacenter MD Walsh resigns Long standing Computacenter director Simon Walsh is leaving the firm at the end of the ...

  • 2012 - it's not all about the Olympics

    Established in 1993, the Business Link network has been a valuable source of help, advice and information for some. All of the Business Links (in England) and their fellow organisations in Northern...

  • Channel conflict set to intensify in the cloud, warns Forrester

    Resellers that are building hosted and managed services are heading for conflict with technology vendors amid predictions that fierce competition in the market could force up to 15% of channel firm...

  • Alcatel-Lucent sales, profits up on growing demand

    Alcatel-Lucent has posted an unexpected netprofit of €25m (£21.8m) for the third quarter ended 30 September after bookinga oneoff gain related to its pension scheme. The networking firm has s...

  • Banks need to take security more seriously

    Resellers in the financial sector with security knowledge could find their services much in demand as banks face up to the choice of improving data protection or losing customers. According to the...

  • Questions over speed of adoption raised on Windows 7 birthday

    Windows 7 might have racked up impressive sales figures in its first year of release and wiped away the memories of the disappointment of Vista but it still has a long way to go to become the de fa...

  • Insight Q3 sales and profits rise by double digits

    Insight Enterprises beat analyst expectations as profits grew double digits in its third quarter despite a currency headwind in Europe. Strong demand for hardware and software helped sales grow 21...

  • Baggs watch! Dispatches from the boardroom

    There was a true moment of despair at the start of last night's Apprentice as comms entrepreneur and imminent Brand Stuart Baggs waxed lyrical on the fashion industry. Apparently, the Brand doesn't...

  • Azlan launches Avaya channel lifeboat

    Enterprise and networking distributor Azlan has launched a lifeboat programme for resellers affected by the expulsion of Nimans from Avaya's distribution line-up. After Avaya trimmed its over-distr...

  • Cameron plans East End tech hub

    The prime minister will today unveil plans to create a British Silicon Valley at London's Olympic Park, with firms includingGoogle, Intel and Olympic network supplier Ciscoalready understood to hav...

  • Get in quick to bag your perfect domain name

    On 1 December, an online gold rush will take placeas nearly 3,000 previously unavailable .uk Internet domains are released for sale by the UK Internet registry Nominet. Up until now these domains, ...

  • High street health check

    The high street is suffering - we all know that. The causes are many - the state of the economy, lookalike towns, traffic congestion, parking and of course, the growth of the web. But what to do? T...

  • HP overhauls services partner schemes following complaints

    HP has overhauled its services partner programmes in response to partner complaints about the metrics used to calculate sales rebates. From this month, Specialist Contract Services (SCS) resellers...

  • Jobs market dips as recruitment slows

    The dip in the IT job market, which had been threatening to come for the last few months, has arrived taking the number of vacancies back to the levels experienced in the early days of the recessio...

  • Ofcom's sanctions don't go far enough

    Ofcom has rapped ISPs TalkTalk and Tiscali UK on the knuckles after they continued to bill end-users for cancelled services. The pair were hit with a General Condition - a legally-binding notificat...

  • Stressing times

    Today is Stress Awareness Day. But you're probably too busy - and stressed - to notice. As you'd expect, a survey to show how stressed we are has been conducted and you won't be surprised at the re...