November 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 2

November 2010

  • Greentech gets shaken down by the windfellas

    Here's Vito Nicastri, the alleged mob boss who ran a windfarm racket in Sicily. He sold the assets of the Minerva Messina wind farm to Danish developer Greentech Energy System. Greentech bought 85 ...

  • Chloride Trinergy - in carbon we trust

    It's only when you look at an ant under a magnifying glass that you realise how often they spontaneously burst into flames.This is the case with data centres. These huge computing factories cost th...

  • Fujitsu TS expands Ingram Micro relationship

    Fujitsu Technology Solutions (TS) and Ingram Micro have announced an expansion of their EMEA relationship, with Ingram taking on Fujitsu's Dynamic Infrastructure kit, including the Primergy and Ete...

  • Avnet looks to build automated security channel with nCircle

    Avnet is working closely with vendor partner nCircle to gain more channel interest in risk management and compliance products. Given the first fines for failing to look after data from the Informa...

  • Networks First latest Cisco partner to trial apps

    Networking support services provider Networks First has become the latestindustry player to unveil an iPhone app pitched at the channel. The app, dubbed First Find,was funded by company chairman Pe...

  • The price of outsourcing

    By Philip Lieberman, the founder and president of Lieberman Software At a recent CIO conference in Phoenix for insurance industry executives, I gave a presentation on how to improve the relationsh...

  • Why Novell's acquisition makes sense

    By Bertrand Diard, Co-founder and CEO of Talend Attachmate has announced that it plans to buy Novell for $2.2 billion.

  • Making security sales easier

    By Terry Greer-King, managing director for Check Point Software Technologies in the UK If only selling security solutions and services could be made easier. Wouldn't it be great to have hard inform...

  • B2Net acquires Cisco partner Essant

    Services-based storage reseller B2net has acquired small London-based Cisco Gold partner Essant for an undisclosed sum. The firms are forecasting a combined turnover in the region of £50m in...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 26 November 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Computacenter MD Walsh: why I resigned Outgoing Computacenter managing director Simon Walsh told MicroScope hetendered...

  • Mediate in private or meditate in public - your choice

    Employment disputes are common, so common that lawyers make a good living out of them.However, disputes don't always have to end up costing either - or both - sides a fortune in fees. The Advisory,...

  • Facebook could win exclusive rights to the word Face

    Facebook has this week been granted a 'notice of allowance' to trade mark the word 'face' by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Unbelievable! But true. We should patent the English languag...

  • Former Bell directors team up at consultancy Demuto

    Former Bell Microproducts director Colin McGregor has joined forces with Anthony Young at channel consultancy Demuto. McGregor left the distributor months ago to set up brain4change, a consultancy ...

  • Virgin Media signs on to government network plan

    Virgin Media Business has signed up to supply its fibre-optic network as part of the government's Public Sector Network (PSN) plan and createda new public sector business network. The PSN initiativ...

  • Costs of lending for SMEs continues to rise

    The cost of borrowing for SMEs in the channel continues to increase with the increases in interest rates adding misery to the existing problems getting hold of credit. Accotrding to a Syscap surve...

  • Organisations underestimate the cost of cloud computing

    Moving IT to the public cloud could costs IT departments more than running services in-house, research from analyst firm Ovum has revealed, writes Bill Goodwin. Despite claims from suppliers that ...

  • Dixons B2B unit still challenged but losses fall

    Dixons Retail dramatically cut losses in the first half of the year but made scant reference to its B2B resale operations, saying they continued to be "weak". In the 24 weeks to 16 Octobe...

  • Channel hopes ICO fines send the right message

    With the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) handing out the first fines for data protection breaches the possibility of firms being hit in the pocket by another compliance body has increased t...

  • Nortel pension hearing begins

    Lawyers for Nortel will take the standat the Royal Courts of Justice todayfor the second day of thehearing over the firm's handling of its pension scheme. Thenetworking vendor teamed up with bankru...

  • Stop, thief!

    Naming and shaming seems to be one new weapon that the authorities are using when it comes to dealing with those breaking the law - tax cheats and kerb crawlers in particular. However, one case see...