June 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 8

June 2010

  • Ballmer tells Jobs it's about what comes next

    Microsoft's CEO has hit back at suggestions made by rival Apple boss Steve Jobs that the PC is in terminal decline. Earlier this week Jobs said that the PC was in decline, also an attack on Micros...

  • Analysis: IT innovation spending must be earnt

    Those in the channel that might have been hoping that the customer attitude towards cost cutting IT budgets was lifting as the recession started to appear are set for disappointment.Although things...

  • FaceTime changes name to avoid Apple conflict

    Messaging security specialist FaceTime has announced plans to scrap its name after Apple unveiled plans to use the same moniker for its video calling application. The vendor has decided it will ch...

  • Despite the lessons of lost data firms still running risks

    The prospect oif a data leak on the scale of the HMRC one that lost discs containing millions of personal user's data continue to be a daily reality as the lessons of that event appear to be ignore...

  • The opportunity of a streaming World Cup

    The media loves to label things as firsts or 'the most important since' and the treatment of the World Cup will be no different. Back in the days of the web's infancy the Olympics from Atlanta wer...

  • Top Avaya role goes to ex-Nortel enterprise boss

    Former Nortel enterprise solutions head Joel Hackney has been confirmed as Avaya's new senior vice president of global sales and marketing and president of field operations after Todd Abbott steppe...

  • SMC slots Northamber into distie line-up

    LAN hardware and connectivity specialist SMC Networks has added Northamber to its distribution squad in the UK, augmenting the existing front row of Channel Dynamics and Micro-P. Citing the &qu...

  • Government sets sights on cutting red tape

    The Business Secretary Vince Cable is setting out to cut red tape and reduce expensive legislation that is planned to be implemented but has yet to take effect. As part of the general government d...

  • Context figures confirm Q1 PC market growth

    First quarter PC shipment figures from analyst house Context have served to reinforce the gathering sense of economic recovery, with the UK market performing solidly in the first three months of th...

  • Trading Standards lands victory against Wirral pirates

    Trading Standards has succeeded in curtailing the activities of two Wirral-based business that were selling PCs with unauthorised software pre-installed. Wirral Trading Standards prosecuted Copyri...

  • Hurd to blogosphere; no HP smartphone

    Well, it looks like pretty much everybody called that one wrong. There won't be an HP smartphone anytime soon. Speaking candidly at a Merril Lynch tech event this week, HP supremo Mark Hurd lai...

  • The fear of a double-dip recession in buyer's minds

    There was an interesting phrase that stuck in the mind after my meeting with Micro Focus yesterday morning. Talking about its research which showed that the 'more with less' mentality was going to ...

  • More for less set to remain customer mentality

    Those in the channel that might have been hoping that the customer attitude towards cost cutting IT budgets was lifting as the recession started to appear are set for disappointment. Although thin...

  • Cisco VNI report shows video, mobile growth trends

    A new report from Cisco has today highlighted the changing nature and volume of online data flow, projecting that global Internet traffic will increase fourfold between 2009 and 2014. The vendo...

  • Gartner warns time is running out for XP users

    Those users still clinging to Windows XP putting off the decision to upgrade have been warned that with the operating system getting older and support options narrowing the move to Windows 7 has to...

  • England vs Slovenia will be litmus test for SMB networks

    As the countdown to the World Cup in South Africa reaches fever pitch, commercial SME ISP Easynet Connect is warning that demand for HD video streaming during games that fall in business hours coul...

  • Server sales start to return to pre-recession levels across EMEA

    The European server market has started to recover from the doldrums of last year delivering double digit growth for the first quarter but still has some way to go on the revenue front to shake off ...

  • Western Digital snatches hard drive crown from Seagate

    Western Digital has leapfrogged its arch rival Seagate for the first time ever to take the top spot in the hard disk drive market, according to number crunchers at iSuppli. The firm shipped a r...

  • Learn from the FA about how to make a major announcement

    If you wanted a demonstration of how not to share an event it was the way the England squad was announced today by the FA. I write 'announced' but at the time of writing it has still not be offici...

  • Opal staff take over Red Cross stores

    Opal Telecom employees have been out and about raising cash for the firm's first annual charity drive, with staff from its various UK offices pitted against each other in a brutal Apprentice-style ...