April 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 6

April 2010

  • Sage starts hunt for CEO as Walker steps down

    Sage has started the hunt for a CEO after long serving incumbent Paul Walker announced plans to quit the software company. Walker has been with Sage for 16 years as CEO and has informed the board ...

  • Cisco closes Tandberg buy as video value erupts

    Cisco senior vice president, Emerging Technologies Business Group, Martin de Beer, has claimed that two thirds of the multi-billion dollar installed collaboration market is held by vendors other th...

  • Is the death of the authentication token greatly exaggerated?

    Dave Abraham, CEO of Signify, takes a look at the token versus tokenless 2FA question and concludes that both are needed With the growth in anywhere, anytime working, two-factor authentication (2...

  • EMC asks new channel boss to assess EMEA distie strategy

    EMC has appointed Nicolas Leblanc as EMEA channel boss and tasked him with assessing and preparing the distribution channel for a tender process. However the storage behemoth is in no rush to push...

  • Ingram Micro launches dedicated telecoms unit

    Ingram Micro EMEA has launched a new telecoms distribution unit as it seeks to grab share in the expanding mobility market. The broadliner plans to offer comms distribution services to reseller...

  • Infrastructure collapses as cloud takes hold

    Natural disasters, accidents or terrorist attacks provide a perfect platform for marketing executives to push products or services in front of resellers and the volcanic eruption in Iceland that ha...

  • AMD Q1 sales and profits rise, warns of GPU constraint ahead

    Supply constraints on AMD's 40nm graphics processors will continue this year, the firm has confirmed, though availability will ease. Aside from this shortfall, the chip giant last night took anoth...

  • How will Avnet integrate Bell Micro?

    by Billy MacInnes Despite being little more than a quarter of the way through the year, it is safe to say that Bell Microproducts has enjoyed an eventful 2010 so far. Thing started well, ...

  • How consumer trends are shaping UC for business

    March's UCExpo trade show in London provided a forum for industry representatives and customers to come together and discuss the growing influence of unified communications (UC) on the working envi...

  • Orange calls in BT to run broadband network

    Orange is to hand off control of its fixed-line infrastructure and broadband services to BT in an attempt to increase its UK coverage and improve the quality of its own services. Speaking to th...

  • Check Point takes first steps into leak prevention game

    Check Point has taken its first steps into the data leak prevention (DLP) game with the launch of a new network-based DLP software solution designed to pre-emptively stop sensitive data leaving a c...

  • Scotsys calls in the administrators

    Scotsys has become the second Apple reseller to go down in the last month after it called in administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). The Lanarkshire-based firm, which also resold HP and Micro...

  • Channel insolvencies dip in Q1 but uncertainty remains

    A slight spike in company failures at the end of last quarter could be a sign that predicted insolvency rises are materialising in the channel, Graydon UK has warned. According to statistics f...

  • Nimans inks leasing agreement

    Nimans has signed a new partnership with the leasing arm of French bank BNP Paribas to ease the current funding crisis in the networking channel. The distributor believes that the international...

  • Asian PC vendors up pressure on US rivals as global sales soar

    Global sales of PCs bounced back in the first quarter but it was vendors from the Far East that took most advantage of the growth conditions. Preliminary data by Gartner shows shipments totalled 8...

  • HP appoints new managing directors in all regions

    Hewlett-Packard has shuffled its enterprise exec team and replaced the managing directors for its EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific/Japan operations. Software and solutions head honcho Thomas Hogan ...

  • Promethean creates new role for industry veteran Wynn

    Interactive learning technology provider Promethean has tapped industry veteran Jim Wynn to join its senior exec team as Chief Education Officer. Only last month the firm raised £185.7m by f...

  • Intel sales and profits up in Q1, talks up industry recovery

    Intel has claimed that the industry is on the mend and the corporate market is again showing signs of life after posting an improved set of financials. Sales for the first quarter ended 27 March c...

  • Lenovo postpones debut of Skylight smartbook

    Lenovo has delayed the launch of its Skylight smartbook until July to ensure the Linux-based device operates smoothly and has online content available. The initial release date scheduled for this ...

  • Record petrol prices to drive up freight charges in 2010

    Distributors are warning of an increase in freight costs after petrol prices hit a record high this week, with the prospect of further surges in the coming months. The cost of a litre of fuel surpa...