November 2010

  • Is there anybody there? Cable and Wireless seeks inspiration from the other side

    Here's a man who knows about voices and passing messages on from the other side. This is the Brighton Pier HQ of Paul Hughes-Barlow, Tarot reader and communications guru. His publicity boasts of a ...

  • Mobile app security worries causing channel concerns

    With security vulnerabilities in applications a problem the shift towards mobile devices is going to cause even more headaches. Most firms can only dedicate the time and resources to running appli...

  • Chambers sorry for Cisco stock panic

    John Chambers has taken the unusual step of apologising to investors for the weak quarterly forecast that he delivered last week on Cisco's quarterly earnings call. The outspoken CEO's remarks caus...

  • Analysis: Distributors start to embrace the cloud

    Where does distribution play a role in a cloud world is a question that has interested many in the channel over the last couple of years as the channel landscape starts to change to a include a gro...

  • Managed print or be damned

    Lexmark has become the latest vendor to try and encourage IT print resellers to make the shift towards managed print services. The difficulty for many such vendors is that while the office channel ...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 19 November 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: SMBs urged to be wise to cold-calling fraudsters Businesses have been warned to be alert to fraudsters posing as repre...

  • The M Factor

    Ever fancied being a mentor? No - we're not talking about mentoring hopefuls (and the hopeless) on X Factor. Instead, the question relates to a Government plan, put forward byBusiness Secretary Vin...

  • Ingram Micro bags former WStore man to "revitalise" marketing

    Ingram Micro is hoping that its recently installed head of marketing Stewart Hayward can breathe new life into the department. He joined at the start of November after a decade at SME dealer WStor...

  • 2e2 finalises outsourcing deal with Patni

    2e2 has farmed out a range of customer and in-house support services to Patni Computer Systems in a deal that has resulted in one quarter of its team transferring to the Indian outsourcer's local o...

  • Channel alarm over fake security scams

    Following this week's report on a rise in fraudulent activity by criminals claiming to represent legitimate antivirus and security companies, theindustry has been quick to speak out over the impact...

  • Channel to get the chance to #asksymantec

    Resellers will be given the chance to ask a senior channel executive at Symantec questions live on Twitter next week. MicroScope has worked with the vendor to set up a live Twitter question and an...

  • Overtis teams up with Panasonic to secure shop tills

    A chance meeting at InfoSec with Panasonic has helped Overtis significantly boost its presence in the retail market as it brings its security products to till points. According to the British Reta...

  • Aruba CEO shrugs off Trapeze acquisition

    Dominic Orr, CEO of wireless vendor Aruba Networks, has claimed he is not concerned with the acquisition of old competitor Trapeze by Juniper earlier this week. Speaking on a conference call with a...

  • Trend tightens up defences for virtual desktop infrastructure

    Trend Micro has announced a special promotion on virtual desktop security.

  • Stuart Baggs is a poor advert for the channel

    I know there are a few unreconstructed dinosaurs and total gits out there, but for the most part I have found, in five years of covering channels, that most of you are a fairly affable bunch of peo...

  • Bonus yes, bonus no

    It seems that whilst bonuses to bankers are a hot potato - quite rightly so, say many - bonuses or incentives to consumers to promote products or services are fine. A recent ruling by the European ...

  • Lenovo to jump on tablet bandwagon early next year

    Lenovo is going to launch its tablet PC in China early next year and stagger the worldwide launch to make sure it is glitch free. The tablet phenomenon has rapidly replaced netbooks as the most hy...

  • Ingram Micro to launch cloud services in Europe next year

    Ingram Micro is planning to introducea cloud services operation recently set up in the US to Europe next year, acting as an aggregator and educator for resellers looking to get into hosted services...

  • Civica Services names Xerox GM Ginnelly as MD

    Civica Services has named Xerox UK veteran Chris Ginnelly as the successor to outgoing managing director Steve Reynolds. As revealed by MicroScope, Reynolds, boss at the Microsoft LAR division of C...

  • Product sales bounce back as DiData files final results

    Integrator Dimension Data has posted improved revenues and profits for the full-year to the end of September, with sales up 19% - 9% at constant currency rates - to $4.74bn (£2.98bn) and oper...