March 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 2

March 2010

  • Square Group acquires Computer Warehouse brand

    Apple dealer Square Group has acquired the brand name and certain other assets from Computer Warehouse (CW). Earlier this week, CW appointed insolvency practitioner MLG Associates whoconfirmed that...

  • Micro P set to widen PC bundles beyond Home Access scheme

    Micro P has defended its sales accreditation on the Home Access (HA) initiative by saying that it wants to open up the programme to hundreds of reseller partners and target schools outside of the s...

  • C2000 to set up Dublin office, migrates UK growth programme

    Computer 2000 is setting up a Dublin office to serve Irish resellers and plans to take across some growth programmes it has launched in the UK. To spearhead the push it has recruited Adrian Foley,...

  • HP sets out to recruit Quick Page partners

    by Billy MacInnes HP has revealed it is in the process of recruiting up to 20 partners to resell its Quick Page packaged managed print service in the UK. The vendor has completed a pilot for the...

  • HP IPG boss vows to end laser printer drought

    The UK head of HP's printer division expects the LaserJet drought to be all-but-over by the summer, almost a year after it first emerged. At the same time, the printer linchpin is working on a blu...

  • Orange eyes up IT dealers

    Orange has lifted the wraps off a new channel partner programme designed to position it closer to IT and data resellers that are increasingly dabbling in the mobile world. The mobility special...

  • Security appliance market claws back to 2008 levels

    The security appliance market in Western Europe is treading water managing to end 2009 in roughly the same place it was the year before. According to IDC revenue from security appliances totaled $...

  • IT sector payment times improving

    As the recovery starts to kick-in the amount of time it takes companies to pay invoices has continued to improve. According to the latest figures from Experian the IT sector is taking just shy of ...

  • Enterprise software spending boosts Oracle Q3 numbers

    A rebound in enterprise spending filtered through to license sales for Oracle as the vendor reported its third quarter results. Despite predicting a single digit rise earlier this year a 13% incre...

  • Financial crisis hits HPC shipments

    The extent of the collapse in High Performance Computing has been laid bare after IDC numbers revealed global shipments fell 40% last year as revenues slid 11.6% to $8.6bn. Systems worth more than...

  • Budget 2010: Destination of IT spending cuts still vague

    The consequences for future public sector IT spending remain far from clear after the Budget, with £250m of cuts promised but still left unexplained. The government is looking to trim £500m from I...

  • End users pushing business UC deployment

    Networking and data centre infrastructure vendor Brocade has stumped up further evidence that unified comms (UC) marketing messages are being missed, saying that 75% of UK businesses had yet to tak...

  • Network access control: A discerning approach to security

    The sophisticated capabilities of network access control make it a flexible, effective security tool, writes Anish Chauhan Although network access control (NAC) has been around in one form or anot...

  • Intelligent workload management: A new way of working

    Novell is so confident of the market for intelligent workload management that it is restructuring its business around the technology. But what exactly does it do and why is it needed, asks Linda En...

  • Intact to vet Cisco services channel

    Cisco services and support outfit Intact Integrated Services has added a formal partner accreditation tool - dubbed INSpect - to its expanding INSpan services network. The new processes are design...

  • Reduced IT spending in schools would undermine pupils

    The IT investment in schools needs to be maintained and increased if the next generation of school children are not to suffer. That warning was given by those at the frontline of teaching and roll...

  • High-street sales continue to recover

    Sales on the high street continued to rebound from the low points of last year as confidence trickled back into spending habits with non-food retailing performing strongly. With the opening of US ...

  • Red Hat growth defies economic downturn

    Punchy open source vendor Red Hat has edged closer to its goal of becoming a $1bn (£671m) a year business after finishing off its fiscal 2009 with a double digit growth spurt. The firm has p...

  • UPDATE: Chorus Networks being wound up

    Chorus Networks is being wound up and has called a creditors meeting for next week when it will appoint a liquidator. It becomes the fourth business started by director Michael Penny that has fail...

  • Apple dealer Academia buys into commercial audio video space

    Academia is looking to use the acquisition of Computer Warehouse's professional audio and video units to extend beyond its education heartland into commercial markets. The North London-based Apple ...