May 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 2

May 2010

  • Recruitment back on the agenda in tech sector

    The recovery is spilling over into the jobs market with a significant number of firms indicating that they will recruit this year. According to the CBI 25% of firms will add staff this year as the...

  • Congratulations to ACEs networking nominees

    Tonight marks the fourth annual MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs) and those attending this year's event at the Lancaster London are promised a night of gourmet food, fun and frolics a...

  • Ash cloud hits European PC sales

    The volcanic ash cloudcasta shadow overthe European PC market in April but has left pent-up demand which should start to feed through to sales this month.Channel analyst Context revealed that reven...

  • Time to think about the World Cup and its impact on the network

    If there is one thing that always goes hand in hand with the World Cup it is some research about the likely impact the tournament will have on British business. There are figures that predict how ...

  • Sage sets out ambitions to take mid market share

    Sage is using a reseller event in London tomorrow to outline its ambitions in the mid market as it launches a national campaign to increase the user awareness of its brand in that space. The softw...

  • Steps needed to combat cloud ignorance

    The channel is being urged to take steps to deal with steadfast ignorance of cloud computing and services among business users after two different reports in the space of a week highlighted the fac...

  • Juniper adds extra partner sales resources

    Juniper Networks has launched a new training programme and a marketing resource unit that it hopes will help its global VAR community more successfully market, sell and deploy its kit. The Juni...

  • Consumer PC prices bow to currency and component pressures

    Consumer notebook prices are rising this month by as much as 13% as vendors seek to counter the weakness of the pound and rising component costs. All of the major PC giants last month pushed up th...

  • KCOM back in the black but sales slide

    The cost cutting and restructuring activities undertaken by KCOM underpinned the comms provider's return to profit though its decision to exit product only sales dented revenues. In unaudited prel...

  • McAfee resellers on track to make transition to solution model

    McAfee's efforts to move partners to a solution based channel programme are on schedule to be completed this summer months before the October deadline. The security vendor has announced that from ...

  • Bye bye BECTA, baby bye bye

    The channel is digesting - and will be for the next month - the ramifications of the Government's decision to axe BECTA but after the dust settles, will the industry really be worse off or did the ...

  • Why the decision to close BECTA reminds me of HCI

    Those who remember the moment when the announcement was made that the Home Computing Initiative (HCI) was going to be canned will also be acutely familiar with the chaos that followed it. You fear...

  • Dell finally unveils Certified partner marketing plans

    Dell is finally getting round to marketing reseller partners, albeit only those in the top echelon, more than two years after formalising its engagement with the channel. The one-time direct selli...

  • Bell readies HP Networking portfolio

    Bell Microproducts is creating a new virtual team to represent the new HP ESSN unit and will be training up its servers and storage teams to sell the combined ProCurve and 3Com lines after being ha...

  • McAfee sets July as the date to reveal results of distie review

    McAfee is evaluating the responses from distributors looking to come through its channel revaluation process and has set the first week of July as the date a decision will bne made. The security s...

  • Prepare to redecorate; Cisco wants into your living room!

    Wallpaper paste at the ready. A £350 home telepresence system could be gracing your living room in the near-future if remarks made by Cisco worldwide operations veep Rob Lloyd last week are a...

  • Resellers seek answers over BECTA framework uncertainty

    Resellers are scrambling about for information on the forthcoming ICT Services education framework due to kick off in August, in light of the Government's decision to close procurement organiser BE...

  • Considerations for building a successful cloud offering

    Mark Williams, managing director at Pensar, pinpoints the areas resellers should focus on when building cloud services There is no doubting that cloud computing is an impassioned topic within the ...

  • BECTA hits out at imminent closure

    BECTAhas responded aggressively to the government's plans to kill it off as it cuts £2bn in IT, suppliers and property-related spending. This forms part of the £6bn total spending c...

  • BECTA likely to be scrapped as part of government cuts

    The education IT buying organisation BECTA is to likely to be scrapped as part of the government's plans to claw back £6bn from the deficit. The announcement being made later today could kil...