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February 2010

  • Websense losses decrease in 2009

    Websense has cut its losses on the back of a decent performance in Q4 with its subscription business expanding and the general demand for security holding up through the recession. The vendor repo...

  • dabs.com makes round of redundancies

    E-tailer dabs.com is making a minor round of redundancies to counter the lingering impact of the economic downturn. The Government last week announced that UK plc has finally limped out of recess...

  • Phoenix IT Group acquires KCOM network break fix arm

    Phoenix IT Group has confirmed that it has acquired the contracts held by KCOM's network maintenance arm for £1.8m. Under the terms of the deal, revealed by MicroScope last week, 142 staff ...

  • IT jobs market continues improvement

    The IT job market has remained buoyant in January despite some other sectors of the economy slowing up compared to a strong finish to last year. The number of full-time vacancies and temporary pos...

  • OFT targets Orange T-Mobile merger

    The proposed merger between UK mobile phone networks Orange and T-Mobile could become subject to additional scrutiny after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) asked the EC to refer "aspects"...

  • Riverbed sales fly on virtualisation ramp-up

    Network infrastructure performance vendor Riverbed Technology has posted record fourth quarter sales figures as WAN optimisation technology began to be recognised as a "critical" element ...

  • WatchGuard highlights strength of UK market in Q4

    Watchguard has highlighted the strength of the UK market as one of the contributing factors to a healthy Q4 and a strong finish to 2009. The privately-owned unified threat management (UTM) special...

  • Dell keeps shtum on CMS Peripherals appointment

    Dell is keeping mum on the appointment of CMS Peripherals except to brand talk of the partnership as "rumour and speculation". The London-based distributor must therefore be carrying a d...

  • Oracle gets damages ruling advantage in SAP case

    Oracle has the legal wind in its sails in the battle against SAP over the allegations that the German vendor's TommorrowNow division illegally downloaded software. The case has been rumbling on fo...

  • Five minute interview: Dave Breith, O-bit Telecom

    MicroScope puts its questions to Dave Breith, CEO of O-bit Telecom What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? I don't think I have ever been given any really good or bad advic...

  • HP Gold partner numbers dwindle

    More than one in three Hewlett-Packard Gold partners have lost or dropped the top tier accreditation since the start of fiscal 2010.

  • Customers failing to use SAM to save money

    The savings that could be produced by using Software Asset Management (SAM) are failing to produce results because companies have not embraced the concept.

  • Extreme plans data centre assault as Q2 sales rise

    Network infrastructure vendor Extreme Networks has narrowly exceeded its previous Q2 sales forecast for the three months ended 27 December 2009, posting revenue of $79.4m (£49.8m), a little o...

  • Xploite continues with acquisition plans and post profits

    Investment vehicle Xploite is forging ahead with a strategy to acquire smaller SaaS-based firms, having just signed off profitable management accounts for fiscal 2009. The firm made £4.4m pr...

  • Cable & Wireless to split at end of March

    Cable & Wireless today named 26 March as the date for its demerger, pending a shareholder vote this month. The demerger was officially announced in November 2009 but is in factthe culmination ...

  • Symantec extends SME reseller support

    Symantec's decision to extend its flexible credit terms to SME specialist resellers until next year is an indication that despite the emerging signs of the recovery vendors are going to have to con...

  • DiData services sales behind improving performance

    Dimension Data's European unit was singled out as an improved business area during the three months to 31 December, as services revenues continued to show growth. Overall, the South Africa-based g...

  • Nortel jobs at risk as plant faces closure

    Up to 140 jobs are at risk at Nortel's Northern Ireland facility after Avaya told the BBC it was considering closing down the part. "Avaya has entered a consultation process following the str...

  • Nokia faces competitive challenges in 2010

    Analysts at IDC have warned that Nokia needs to make some smart moves in the coming months to maintain its lead in the European smartphone segment.

  • Lenovo to review server business unit

    Lenovo is reviewing its server business after admitting that the current volumes generated by the unit have not been high enough.