December 2010

  • Happy Christmas to all and to all a goodnight

    It's time for us to bid you farewell for a little while, as Christmas is now well and truly upon us and the goose is getting fat. We're taking a well-earned break for a week or so, enjoying the com...

  • Camwood opens a Windows 7 hothouse as BBC Salford stimulates a local technology boom

    Demand for Windows 7 migration is so high that one service provider has had to build a special logistics hothouse to meet demand. Application migration specialist Camwood built its state of the art...

  • Kelway finalises acquisition of ISC Computers

    Kelway has finallyconfirmed the acquisition of ISC Computers in a deal it claims will push revenues over the £300m barrier and expand the workforce to 700. Thetakeover of Cambridgeshire-base...

  • HP PSG guns for SMEs with distie programme

    HP is looking to grow the ranks of SME dealers that sell its PCs but has admitted recruitment plans rest on the success of a demand generation programme. The US tech monster last month unveiled a ...

  • Trend Micro makes security industry sense of humour breakthrough

    Here's to Natalie Severino, the genius behind a new computer game that teachesusers about security, without boring the pants off them. You can win prizes too! You know how boring security people ar...

  • MicroScope's top stories of 2010. Part 2

    As our official review of the year continues, today we take a look at the most visited stories on MicroScope.co.uk during the second half of 2010. As you will see, the last six months of the year w...

  • Top of the blogs, a Network Noise Christmas special

    I've taken a trawl through the archives to bring you some of the more memorable posts of 2010 here on Network Noise.

  • HP grabs five-year BP deal

    HP has penned a $400m (£260m) five-year data centre outsourcing contract with BP. The oil giant kicked off the year by dramatically rationalising hardware and software suppliers with Computa...

  • Adobe reports first billion dollar quarter

    Software vendor Adobe has exceeded Wall Street's expectations and reported its first ever billion dollar quarter, making sales of $1,008bn (£651.4m) during its fiscal Q4 -which closed on 3 De...

  • Resellers urged to piggyback on iPad growth

    Fujitsu is urging resellers to piggyback on the success of Apple's iPad to peddle its T Series LIFEBOOK convertible notebooks. Through its joint venture with Siemens the Japanese vendor was among t...

  • Azzurri to rationalise networking & comms portfolio

    Senior management at Azzurri are planning to axe a number of networking and comms providers from the portfolio next year to procure more effectively. The Surrey-based integrator currently houses e...

  • MicroScope's top stories of 2010. Part 1

    The technology industry will remember 2010 for many reasons, perhaps for the widespread adoption of tablets and smartphones orthe explosive growth of cloud computing. For others,the biggest story o...

  • IBM predicts the future - there may be five trends: one for each major city?

    Keen historians will remember the story of theIBM executive who looked into the future andpredicted that, one day, there would be as many as five mainframes in the world. One for each major city. S...

  • Apprentice winner English to manage Viglen managed services

    The Apprentice winner Stella English is joining Lord Sugar's UK system builder and integration business Viglen to head up its managed services projects. The latest series of the flagship BBC show ...

  • HP Scrooge targets Cisco's Christmas

    News reaches us from the States that just days before Christmas, HP Networking is plotting to snaffle some of Cisco's presents from under the tree. It has just launched a trade-in programme called ...

  • EU raises possibility of Intel McAfee probe

    European regulators may investigate Intel's McAfee acquisitionover anti-competition concerns, writes Kathleen Hall. The European Union has expressed concerns about Intel's plans to embed security f...

  • Microsoft kills off Office Genuine Advantage

    Microsoft has quietly killed off its Office Genuine Advantage (OGA)anti-piracy measure after it became clear it was hindering legitimate users whilst having no effect on software pirates. The only ...

  • Has your machine ground to a halt? It could be running anti virus software!

    Here's Garry Sidaway, who started as a software developer for the Euro Fighter and is now a security consultant with Integralis. If the Euro Fighter doesn't work, we can blame Garry Sidaway.

  • HP EMEA enterprise distribution boss resigns

    The boss of HP's enterprise distribution business across EMEA has resigned to take charge of telecoms provider Swisscom. HP veteran Andrej Golob - who joined the vendor's Swiss channel marketing op...

  • Azzurri prepares for public sector outsourcing love in

    Azzurri is forging a major accounts team for the public sector in anticipation of growing demand for outsourcing. The finance sector started outsourcing IT about 15 years ago and with many banks n...