November 2010

  • Research: The future of the reseller

    In a major piece of research in association with IBM the views from resellers on the future of their businesses and customer demands over the next five years have been examined. The major findings...

  • SAP expected to start defence in Oracle copyright dispute

    SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott should take the stand today in the copyright case between his firm and Oracle. This time last week Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, entered the Californian court room and rev...

  • Resellers needn't sleepwalk into the converged world

    In the latest of a series of industry guest blogs on Network Noise, Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of infrastructure security and convergence solutions VAD Wick Hill Group, responds to our recent blog on...

  • Cabinet Office cuts to target government web activity

    As part of its ongoing attempts to cut costs and gain efficiencies the government is expected to review and reduce its web activity. According to reports over the weekend Martha Lane Fox, the digi...

  • That's snow business, folks

    According to a YouGov poll, 58 per cent of senior decision makers said that their businesses suffered following the heavy snows last winter even though 78 per cent of them thought that they were we...

  • Cameron's plan for Silicon End at Olympic Park doomed

    Why East London Can Never Be a Silicon Valley David Cameron's attempt to emulate silicon valley in London's Olympic Park will be a disaster, says Dominic Monkhouse, MD of Peer1 Hosting. U...

  • Fujitsu TS boss pledges to make up lost ground

    Fujitsu Technology Solutions' (TS)new channel and enterprise sales director Simon Worsfold has pledged to rebuild the firm's standing in the market and focus on driving more business toits channel ...

  • Optimistic Intel raises dividend payout

    Intel has provided a clear signal that it believes the recovery is not faltering after increasing its dividend payments to shareholders. The firm's board approved a 15% increase in its quarterly d...

  • IBM identifies mid market as key sector for channel

    IBM has told partners that the mid market is one of the most important sectors and it will support resellers as they meet the demand from the majority of customers in that space who want to buy ind...

  • FAST lays into Digital Economy judicial review

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has attacked the High Court's decision this week to grant a judicial review of the Digital Economy Act after successful petitions from ISPs BT and TalkT...

  • What would Churchill do?

    There's a popular genre of business book that imagines how history's characters might have tackled today's business problems. The Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khanwas very popular. Machiavelli...

  • Tech M&A activity misses expectations but optimism remains

    The amount of mergers and acquisitions in the tech market has unexpectedly dropped last month but optimism that things remain on an upward curve remains among market watchers. There has been a ste...

  • In-depth: The good times have come back to Apple

    Since its humble beginnings in a garage in Cupertino, California in 1976, Apple has been no stranger to controversy, speculation and the highs and lows of a developing business, trying to do someth...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 12 November 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days

  • Is the Equality Act floored by a flaw?

    The recently introduced Equality Act seems to have a flaw according to some employment lawyers and the Law Society. They say that under the new Act it's impossible to reach a compromise agreement. ...

  • Fujitsu names Worsfold as channel and enterprise chief

    Fujitsu Technology Solutions has replaced outgoing UK channel boss Darren Neath with Simon Worsfold, who takes on a newly created role that encompasses partner and enterprise sales development. Wo...

  • HDS channel guru Hughes gets his kit off for Prostate Cancer

    Channel veteran Mark Hughes is following in the footsteps of the Calendar Girls by getting his kit off for charity, to be exact a very worthy Prostate Cancer Charity that funds research and helps p...

  • Northamber books operating profit, notes caution in economy

    Northamber has once again sounded a note of caution about the impact of government austerity measures but says efforts to cut overheads and move into new areas helped it push up sales while returni...

  • Cisco margins hit by component shortfall

    Cisco is still feeling the effects of bottlenecksin the networkingcomponent supply chain, despite CFO Frank Calderoni noting a "substantial improvement in our supply" in Q1. On a year-on-...

  • Global Services star performer for BT in Q2

    BT has posted a slight decline in sales for its second quarter to the end of September, although both EBITDA and pre-tax profit showed improvement, up 3% and 13% respectively after a strong perform...