May 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK

May 2010

  • Competition time; celebrate 25 years of Wi-Fi

    This week is the 25th anniversary of a landmark decision by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to open up the radio spectrum and allow unlicensed access for communications, and to mark ...

  • Ofcom unveils Digital Economy Act proposals

    Only fixed-line ISPs with customer bases larger than 400,000 will be initially subject to the conditions on copyright infringement laid down in the Digital Economy Act 2010, Ofcom has proposed. ...

  • Support as well as cuts needed to boost UK Plc

    The Prime Minister David Cameron has proved he doesn't know how to pick a winner when it comes to the horses but you hope it might do a bit better when it comes to helping British business. Camero...

  • Novell CEO talks up IWM as Q2 shows slight improvement

    Novell's second quarter revenue dipped slightly on last year despite benefiting by $2m as a result of favorable currency rates. For the three months ended 30 April net revenue was $204m compared t...

  • Is Vodafone dialling up a channel extension?

    Vodafone's efforts to build an IT channel have floundered so it appears to be going for the next best option - to acquire its own networking integrator. In the past month the telco behemoth has bee...

  • Fortinet expects reseller expansion as it pushes portfolio

    Firewall specialist Fortinet is echoing the general trend in the security industry to encourage resellers to sell more of its portfolio and expects to swell its channel ranks as a result. Both Sym...

  • BT launches global IP connection service

    BT Wholesale has launched its IP Exchange platform on a worldwide basis, the first time it has released a service designed specifically for the global comms market. The platform enables communi...

  • HP preps price hikes for networking boxes

    Hewlett-Packard is expected to increase the price of its networking boxes from next week to account for the weakening Euro. At the same time it is rebuilding demand generation activities and sales...

  • Morse shareholders give 2e2 takeover thumbs up

    Morse shareholders have voted in favour of 2e2's proposed acquisition at a General and Court Meeting held earlier today. As exclusively revealed by MicroScope last month, 2e2 approached Morse ...

  • SCHd closes Interchange office and relocates staff

    SCH Distribution has insisted that the closure of its Interchange office in Bracknell and the subsequent re-location of 30 staff will not result in redundancies however sales director Amanda Jones ...

  • IDC ups UK PC sales forecast after consumer desktop rebound

    IDC has upped its sales forecasts for the UK PC market on the back of better than expected demand for consumer desktops and notebooks. This rather pours cold water on the significance of the corpo...

  • Avnet to Azlan; stop poaching our staff

    Azlan's recruitment strategy is facing strong criticism after it poached nearly half of Avnet Technology Solution'sUnified Communications team. The networking arm of Computer 2000 has already recr...

  • ACEs highlighted all the reasons for the channel to be proud

    Well what a night that was. The MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence were a real success in every possible way. The venue sparkled and the move to the Lancaster Hotel got the thumbs up, the co...

  • MicroScope ACEs winners announced

    The fourth MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs) were held in London last night with the achievements across all levels of the industry recognised and rewarded. Resellers, distributors a...

  • Comstor adds IronPort to line-up, hands boss over to Westcon

    Comstor has announced it is making the Cisco IronPort portfolio available to its SME-facing line-up in the UK and Europe. The distributor has been running Cisco certification training and work...

  • IBM kicked off the global server summit by HP

    Hewlett-Packard has leapfrogged IBM to take complete control of the global server market after customers delayed buying Big Blue kit in anticipation of forthcoming product updates. In Gartner's fi...

  • McAfee buys into mobile security space

    McAfee has quickly followed in the footsteps of its rival Symantec buying into the mobile security space with the acquisition of Trust Digital. Symantec picked up VeriSign last week as the scramb...

  • Government must review costly tender process to help SMEs

    The mantra of New Labour in the early years was education, education, education, now because of the uncontrolled spending habits of the previous Government, the current one has been forced into mak...

  • Cable & Wireless inches back into profit

    Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) has inched back into the black after posting a full-year net profit of £1m, up from a £32m loss this time last year. The UK-based communication...

  • The ACEs is a chance for channel praise and thanks

    The butterflies are starting to swirl round the stomach and the palms are getting sweaty as the countdown to tonight's MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence begins. Standing up and doing a spee...