July 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 7

July 2010

  • Prolinx picks up virtualisation firm Five IT

    VMware, Microsoft and Citrix reseller Prolinx has splashed out on the assets of Merseyside-based virtualisation consultancy Five IT in its third acquisitionof the past year, as it continues to refi...

  • Microsoft unveils cloud accreditations for resellers

    Microsoft has taken the wraps off channel cloud accreditations designed to encourage and promote those resellers that make a dedicated move into selling hosted applications. The vendors new channe...

  • The idea of a networked nation is not original

    The idea of getting everyone of working age online is an admirable one and perhaps also a concept that has been talked about before? I pose that question only because it feels as if the move to ge...

  • Microsoft's UK resellers ready for cloud

    Microsoft's British resellers are already well on course to benefit from the cloud reveolution having made the move to embrace the hosted application model a couple of years ago. Clare Barclay, di...

  • GFI buys Sunbelt Software

    US-based SME software infrastructure player has picked up security software vendor Sunbelt for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition was driven by Sunbelt's VIPRE product set, and GFI said today that...

  • Computacenter straddles services hobbyhorse as product slows

    Services again became the primary growth engine for Computacenter in Q2 but good old fashioned product sales also contributed to top and bottom line growth, albeit lower than the first three months...

  • Warning over skills retention as 934 leave HP

    IT and comms support outfit Comtek has issued a stark warning over the scale of Hewlett-Packard's planned UK redundancy programme, which is set to impact 934 workersat the firm's Enterprise Service...

  • Ballmer puts cloud firmly on the agenda

    When someone of the stature of Steve Ballmer, CEO at Microsoft, stands up and dedicates his keynote speech at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) to the subject of the cloud you know this is a t...

  • Ballmer sets out importance of cloud in WPC keynote

    Cloud computing has dominated the first day of Microsoft's worldwide partner conference (WPC) with the vendor making product announcements and underlining to resellers just how important the hosted...

  • Congratulations to the wireless whisky winners!

    At the end of May, the wireless market marked 25 years since the FCC first opened up the radio spectrum to allow unlicensed access for communications, paving the way for wireless technology to beco...

  • Intrinsic Technology hails 2009 profit and sales surge

    Unified comms and managed service provider Intrinsic Technology has navigated through the recessionary waters relatively unscathed, bolstering its top and bottom lines in fiscal 2009. Turnover gre...

  • E-commerce failures leave business owners guessing

    The lack of visibility of web failures and errors is causing major problems for those running e-commerce operations. The consequences of web sites failing are not just lost revenue but lost loyalt...

  • BT and CWU pay deal averts strike action

    BT has resolved its pay dispute with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) after agreeing to cough up a 3% rise for each of the next three years. The settlement for 55,000 BT staff came late on Fr...

  • Mitel reverses losses after IPO

    Despite a harrowingdebut on the stock market, Mitel has posted a profit for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended 30 April, in its first set of financial results released since its recent IPO. D...

  • Beam me up, Chambers

    So we're now a scant five yearsbehind the events portrayed in Back to the Future II, and neither the flying car nor the hoverboardare yet ubiquitous technology. Yet according to research conducted ...

  • Prime Minister backs web for all campaign

    The Prime Minister has backed calls to provide universal UK web access as part of a campaign that has been kicked off to get everyone of working age familiar with the internet.

  • Gartner sets out charter of user's cloud rights

    Gartner has set out the six rights that cloud consumers have that will ensure they are provided with a good service. One of the factors holding back wider adoption of cloud computing has been the ...

  • Microsoft and Fujitsu join forces on the cloud front

    In a move designed to provide Microsoft with a stronger platform to compete against cloud rivals such as Google it is teaming up with Fujitsu to use the vendors network of data centres. The arrang...

  • Avnet president vows to maintain reseller credit lines

    The European president at Avnet Technology Solutions has vowed to maintain the credit limits that it and new acquisition Bell Microproducts offered individually to resellers. Avnet's $631m acquisi...

  • The iPad is already carving out share in the business space

    One of the findings of an extensive SAP survey into the way CIOs are using software was the number of users that are already viewing the iPad as a business tool. SAP found that 7% of mobile worker...