March 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 8

March 2010

  • Cisco backs off from WiMAX market

    Cisco has quietly let slip that it is quitting the WiMAX market, which it entered in 2007 with the $330m acquisition of Navini Networks. In a statement sent to MicroScope, Cisco confirmed it was s...

  • Brocade targets 50% customer growth with channel shake-up

    Brocade EMEA channel director Amanda Giddins ( pictured) is expanding the storage networking firm's channel teams across EMEA and realigning UK staff to meet growing demand for end-to-end network a...

  • Fujistu shares hit by former exec's resignation dispute

    By Warwick Ashford Shares of Japanese IT services firm Fujitsu fell more than 2% in 8 March trading after the firm said it had dismissed adviser Kuniaki Nozoe following a dispute about his resigna...

  • MicroScope ACEs shortlist announced

    The MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs) shortlist has gone live with a large number of companies managing to move one step closer to winning an award. The ACEs takes place at the Lanca...

  • Earthquake in Taiwan may cause LCD shortages

    Availability of large sized LCD panels could be constrained after an earthquake in Taiwan forced the suspension of production at a major business park. Not all facilities at the Tainan Science Pa...

  • iPad set to arrive in UK late April

    One of the most anticipated hardware launches of the year, Apple's iPad, is arriving in the UK next month after the vendor revealed its launch strategy.

  • MicroScope top stories week ending 5 March

    The most visited channel news stories this week on MicroScope.co.uk Fujitsu strike called off after ACAS proposals accepted Ex-Detica chief Black on look- out for IP surveillance firms HP ...

  • Psion looks for channel to play role in vertical market push

    Smartphone specialist Psion is reaching out to developers to support its drive into vertical markets but wants resellers to get involved with its efforts to widen its market. The vendor yesterday ...

  • Analysis: Oracle sets out cloud ambitions

    by Cath Everett Oracle is attempting to reposition its existing offerings in a cloud-friendly light, but is currently not repackaging them in a channel-friendly way to make them easier for partner...

  • Comment: Talking the talk on voice services

    Talk may be cheap but voice services could be raking in the readies for resellers, writes Jim Kent, chief executive officer of Datapoint, the communication systems integrator for businesses The n...

  • RIM targets SMEs with BlackBerry server

    BlackBerry firm RIM is looking to work with more data resellers as it looks to increase its penetration into the SME market building on a growing slice of the consumer market. Long seen as a solid...

  • Lords tone down Digital Bill but continue to generate controversy

    The progress of the Digital Economy Bill through parliament continues to spark concerns about the way the government intends to protect copyright. One of the main worries was around Clause 17, whi...

  • Dell and HP look to resellers for slice of £6bn CITHS framework

    Dell and Hewlett-Packard are relying on reseller partners that made it onto the £6bn public sector Commodity IT Hardware and Software (CITHS) procurement framework to promote their brands. T...

  • EMEA printer and MFP market not forecast to grow in 2010

    The predictions that 2009 was going to be a bad 12 months for printer and MFP shipments proved to be correct as sales across EMEA fell by almost a fifth. The bad news is that the crystal ball gaze...

  • Ramesys tipped to be sold by investor backers

    Lloyds TSB Group and itsventure cap arm Lloyds Development Capital (LDC)are about to offload Ramesys butit isunlikelythey willrecouptheir massive £40m plus investment. The loss-making Notti...

  • Ciena slips to loss after acquisition costs

    Ethernet networking specialist Ciena has slipped to a quarterly loss of $53.3m (£35.3m) after booking a major $27m expense relating to its acquisition of Nortel's optical networking and carri...

  • Avaya leans on disties to speed Nortel integration

    Avaya is shoring up its distribution relationships in order to better integrate Nortel's enterprise reseller channel into its own, saying it won't be able to fulfil its aims without their help. Sp...

  • Comdex to return as a virtual event

    It might seem an off time to revive one of the largest IT show brands just as the tired feet walk the halls in CeBIT but Comdex is returning as an online event. Traditionally held in Las Vegas att...

  • Gartner raises UK PC sales forecast

    The rebounding UK PC market has caused Gartner to up its forecasts for 2010 as the corporate refresh and continued consumer spending buoys sales. Initially the analyst expected UK shipments to gr...

  • Trustmarque cuts ties with valueless volume licence resellers

    Trustmarque has moved to cut relationships with resellers that use the LAR for volume license agreements as it looks to serve customers with a higher value service package. The LAR sent out a lett...