July 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK

July 2010

  • HP Networking tweaks lifetime warranty policy

    HP Networkingwillnotbe extendinglifetime warranties tothe entire 3Com and H3Cportfolio, withmany core products receiving one to three year guarantees. Adocument posted by HP Networking reveals that...

  • Euler ups credit insurance by €40bn, predicts fall in insolvencies

    Credit insurer Euler Hermes has brushed aside continued fears of a double dip recession to forecast adrop in corporate insolvencies for this year and next. The largest indemnifier on the planet, E...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 30 July 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days IBM names new mid-market distributors It emerged last week that IBM planned to expand the remit of some of its midmarke...

  • Ingram Micro "back in the game" after record Q2

    Ingram Micro is "back in the game" according to its CEO after hitting the highest Q2 profits in its history helped along by an IT industry refresh, taking market share from smaller rivals...

  • 2e2 gets the movie-making bug

    Ithought there was little that could top Comstor'sattempt atmovie-making history(and bear in mindI've seen Inception), butmy attention was drawn today to infrastructure integrator 2e2, which has ju...

  • Components drought hits Alcatel-Lucent

    Crucial supplies of semiconductor network componentshave beenbled close to dry with no sign of resolution in sight, according to Alcatel-Lucent. The Franco-American network vendor today today blame...

  • Accumuli identifies aquisition targets in security channel

    Management at investment vehicle Accumuli has identified several acquisition prospects in the security market to build a managed services based reseller. Accumuli executive director Ian Smith last...

  • Ballmer backs free Office web applications strategy

    Microsoft has talked of the impact of its strategy to allow some Office functionality to be downloaded free by consumers as a way of curtailing software piracy. In an analyst meeting yesterday Ste...

  • TalkTalk launches Vodafone MVNO, cracks open interims

    TalkTalk, owners of the Opal b-2-b comms brand,has today announced the formation of a new MVNO agreement with Vodafone to offer customers mobile voice and broadband services alongside their landlin...

  • FAST kicks off summer anti-piracy campaign

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has kicked off a joint initiative with Trading Standards in various locations across the UK to launch a summer education campaign against unlicensed sof...

  • Analysis: CIOs plan to reduce IT spend in the next 12 months

    by Linda Endersby A recent survey by UBS shows CIOs nervousness around economic uncertainty has resulted in a trend to lower IT spending forecasts. This is despite the pressure to upgrade hardwar...

  • Oracle to name distributors, spell out rebate changes

    Oracle will tomorrow inform value added distributors if they feature in its future plans following an intensive four week request for information, a move that will signal a significant shift in the...

  • Lexmark warns of laser shortfall for rest of 2010

    Lexmark has warned that the laser shortages that have been a feature of the first half of the year are likely to persist for the next six months. The Kentucky-based printer specialist filed a 14% ...

  • Industry urges government to clarify IT reform agenda

    The industry has broadly backed the Cabinet Office Structural Reform Plan but feels greater clarity of some seemingly contradictory policies is needed, according to TechMarketView (TMV). The gover...

  • Slow buying cycles and caution hit Symantec Q1 revenues

    A picture of elongated buying cycles and continuing caution was the scene painted by Symantec's CEO as he spoke about the landscape that contributed to flat first quarter revenues year-on-year. Wi...

  • Earnings soar at BT Global Services

    BT's troubled IT services division, BTGlobal Services (BTGS) appears to have secured its recovery at long last after adjusted EBITDA soared to £130m in the first quarter, and overall losses c...

  • Fears of double dip voiced by Websense CEO

    Problems with the Euro zone currency and the potential of a double dip cast a shadow over Websense's second quarter numbers.The web and email filtering specialist might have benefited from sales of...

  • It's a truly networked world for Juniper and Cisco

    An interesting point, and a wry smile,has been raisedover the purchase of mobile security solutions developer SMobile by Juniper Networks yesterday over at Network World's Cisco Subnet blog. SMobil...

  • Watkins to quit Teksys as DiData integration wraps

    Serial entrepreneur Alan Watkins, whotook control ofMicrosoft LAR Teksys in January 2008, is to leave the company to concentrate on his private equity venture, Blackhawk Investments, as the integra...

  • Arrow Electronics Q2 numbers surpass pre-recession highs

    Arrow Components has surpassed pre-recession revenues and profits in a bumper second quarter during which both divisions returned to double digit growth. Sales for the period ended 3 July were up ...