April 2010

  • Cloud and social networking emerge as top security threats

    Social networking and cloud computing are leaving users exposed to cyber attacks as hackers start to exploit the latest ways of sharing data over the web. The preliminary findings of the 2010 Info...

  • Seagate CEO anticipates demand remaining high through 2010

    In a further sign that economic conditions are improving Seagate has indicated that it expects demand to keep close to matching what it can supply throughout the rest of the year. The disk drive m...

  • Symantec Hosted Services responds to calls for simplification

    Symantec Hosted Services, formerly MessageLabs, has responded to reseller requests for simplification in its channel programmes and enhanced the deal registration rewards it gives partners. The ho...

  • Juniper's Q1 better than anticipated

    Cisco-challenger Juniper Networks has rounded off a productive first quarter, posting preliminary results that came in ahead of previously detailed expectations. Juniper made total sales of $9...

  • Channel crosses fingers that volcanic disruptions over

    Distributors will be hoping for a swift return to normality after airports re-opened late last night allowing stranded Brits to return to work and air freighted high ticket items to make it through...

  • Veeam leans on distribution to attract Microsoft resellers

    Virtualisation backup specialist Veeam is leaning on its distributors to add resellers with Microsoft knowledge to its roster. The need to get partners with Microsoft skills follows the compatibil...

  • Ericsson gets LG-Nortel stake

    Ericsson has picked up Nortel's 50% plus one share stake in its JV with Korean electronics giant LG for $242m (£156.8m) on a cash and debt free basis. Subject to regulatory approval, the ...

  • Apple blows past quarterly sales records

    Yet again, Apple has powered to another record quarter for sales and profits, posting net profit of $3.07bn (£1.99bn) on sales of $13.49bn during the three months to 27 March. These figur...

  • UK PC market back in the black but recovery lags Europe

    The UK PC market returned to growth, according to first quarter preliminary results published by IDC today but the recovery continued to lag behind the continent. Around 3.2 million units were shi...

  • Microsoft dealers see SMB tech spend rebound

    Resellers reckon that SMBs expect to increase their technology spend during 2010 in an attempt to invest in tools that willdirectlybenefit their bottom line, according to research released by Micro...

  • Tesco steps up fight in electrical retail market

    The imminent opening of US retail giant Best Buy's furst retail stores in the UK has sparked a reaction from Tesco. Although the most obvious competitors for Best Buy will be DSGi and the likes of...

  • IBM services growth rates down as profits climb

    The services boon that IBM has clung to during the recession looked a little weatherworn in first quarter numbers rolled out last night, as unfavourable currency translations impacted revenue growt...

  • MicroScope top stories, week ending 16 April

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: SCC wins Sprint ii government framework SCC beat off its rivals to renew a four-year pan-public sector framew...

  • Focused enterprise attacks emerge as main security trend

    Getting users to download fake security software in the hope that they have protected themselves remains one of the main routes for hackers hoping to get their hands on sensitive data. According t...

  • ProCurve, 3Com brands to become a memory

    After years of blowing hot and cold over the future of its networking arm, HP ProCurve, Hewlett-Packard has now revealed that the ProCurve brand will disappear from the market and alongside 3Com, w...

  • HMRC disagreement killed off struggling Scotsys

    Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs pulled the plug on Scotsys after disagreeing with a payment plan the reseller put forward to cover tax bills, sources have claimed.

  • Investors lodge Bell lawsuit in US over Avnet acquisition

    A small group of disgruntled investors have lodged lawsuits in the US against Bell Microproducts' board of directors for alleged breaches of shareholder duty by selling to Avnet too cheaply and in ...

  • Trustmarque bolsters support for services specialists

    Just weeks after Trustmarque cut support for volume resellers failing to add value it has moved to increase support for those dealers that are concentrating on services. Former Microwarehouse, Ins...

  • Daisy cuts £17m as acquisitions bloom

    Expansive voice and data services provider Daisy Group has slashed costs of £17m out of the business over the last 15 months, according to a trading update released today. Following the r...

  • Video market set for seismic shifts after Tandberg acquisition

    Players in the nascent video channel expect to see major shifts in the market landscape in the coming months, following the announcement earlier that Cisco has completed the acquisition of Tandberg...