April 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 8

April 2010

  • Managing assets in a virtual world

    IT managers need complete visibility of physical and virtual assets for control over costs and licensing, writes Matt Fisher, director of FrontRange Solutions With organisations increasingly inv...

  • HP UK PSG boss quits after four months in charge

    Hewlett-Packard is again on the hunt for someone to lead its PC business in the UK after it emerged current incumbent Gordon Ballantyne has quit to join Australian telco Telstra. He only became UK...

  • Licence sales boost Misys interims

    In an interim management statement published today, application software company Misys has reported growth in both sales and profits, with its healthcare unit singled out for particular praise. ...

  • FAST welcomes anti-piracy Digital Economy Bill

    The Digital Economy Bill might have been passed through the House of Commons but the controversy surrounding the attempts by the government to prevent illegal file downloading is rumbling on. Thro...

  • Fortinet expands distribution line-up with Arc appointment

    Fortinet has turned to Arc Technology in a move to increase its penetration into the enterprise market. Arc has been appointed as the latest UK distributor, alongside Bell Microproducts, VADition ...

  • Costs of Digital Economy Bill stack up for ISPs

    By Ian Grant Internet service providers (ISPs) face a host of extra coststhat could add up to £15m a year when provisions in the DigitalEconomy Bill become law. This emerged from a ...

  • Leading light in MicroScope formation passes away

    Guy Kewney, one of the key figures involved with establishing MicroScope magazine, and a major figure in the technology journalism world has sadly passed away. Kewney was involved with helping set...

  • NetApp acquires object based storage specialist Bycast

    NetApp has acquired image and video storage specialist Bycast in a move that reflects the growing importance of multimedia. The all cash deal undisclosed with the privately-owned Bycast provides o...

  • Five minute interview: Martine Dodwell-Bennett, Steljes

    MicroScope puts its questions to Martine Dodwell-Bennett, group sales and business development director at Steljes What is the best advice you have received and from whom? "You should only...

  • Channel talks of recovery and return to growth

    Ever since the recession started the hunt has been on for green shoots but with the first quarter completed those quizzed by MicroScope paint a picture of continuing customer deliberations over pur...

  • Huawei mulls potential Motorola bid

    Shot down in 2008 in an attempt to link up with 3Com, Chinese networking vendor Huawei is now reportedly eyeing up Motorola's network business as the venerable US-based tech firm prepares to break ...

  • Wi-fi problems highlighted after iPad launch

    With the iPad launch in the UK just weeks away the arrival of the product in the US has been undermined by technical problems with wi-fi signals. There is a mounting consensus among those that spe...

  • Office 2010 will provide resellers with cloud options

    Microsoft is pitching its forthcoming release of Office 2010 as a way of introducing SMEs to the reality of cloud computing. Office 2010 is being released in June, but has already seen 7m beta dow...

  • Avaya adds Nortel kit to 0% financing offer

    Avaya and its in-house financial services outfit are trying to drum up some new business through a six-month extension of their 0% financing offer. Avaya is also expanding the range available u...

  • CA to cull 1,000 jobs

    CA is showing the door to 1,000 employees as part of a cost-cutting and restructuring drive announced today. In a statement lodged with the SEC today, the IT management software vendor also rev...

  • Trend Micro appoints Arrow ECS to reach virtualisation channel

    In a move aimed at exploiting the closer links between security and virtualisation Trend Micro has appointed Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions to its UK distribution line-up. Arrow ECS joins Sp...

  • MicroScope ACEs Golf Challenge reaches quarter final stage

    The MicroScope ACEs Golf Challenge in association with VADition and Fortinet has reached the quarter final stage. The final eight competitors have emerged after the original field of 76, which ent...

  • Carbon Reduction compliance catches firms unaware

    The industry is calling for more clarification over the impact of the government's little-publicised Carbon Reduction Commitment cap-and-trade scheme, which came into effect on 1 April. The sch...

  • Software piracy seen as 'acceptable' by a third of users

    As MPs start to debate the Digital Economy Bill and move to bring into law measures to prevent piracy Microsoft has revealed the widespread extent of user indifference to respecting intellectual pr...

  • MPs debate Digital Economy Bill today

    by Ian Grant MPs go to the Commons today for the second reading of the controversial Digital Economy Bill. Among other things, the bill will allow websites to be blocked and internet users to be ...