July 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 8

July 2010

  • Cloud coming but on-premise software clinging on

    The rush towards the cloud might well take longer to come than some in the industry have expected with on-premise software remaining the customer favorite for the time being. According to research...

  • PCI deadline stirs retail interest in security

    The looming deadline for compliance to the PCi credit card security measures are forcing retailers to look to the channel for support as they try to get on the right side of the law. From 30 Septe...

  • Customer relationship management benefits for SMEs

    Every big business was a small business once. Therefore, selling to the present-day minnows will put you in pole position for selling to tomorrow's whales. They won't all make that leap - some won...

  • Security appliance market returns to growth

    The security appliance market has returned to growth after being hit hard in the recession managing to climb back into a positive position for the first time since the first quarter of last year. ...

  • European tech market M&A activity buoyant

    The value of mergers and acquisitions in the tech sector continue to rise providing yet another indicator, along with increasing employment, that the market is in recovery. According to the latest...

  • MicroScope top stories, week ending 9 July

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Watt and Toal take top European roles in post merger Avnet Bell Micro executives get senior roles in the revised ope...

  • Government asking IT industry to cut costs makes no sense

    The Government asking the IT industry to reduce its profit margin is a bit like asking a drug user to swap heroin for fruit pastels. Most sensible people in Britain agree the £147bn budget d...

  • SMEs most at risk from public sector cuts warns Begbie Traynor

    Public sector spending cuts will be a hammer blow to the fragile recovery of some small IT firms as the government turns to larger listed or global corporate giants that have the economies of scale...

  • Talk Talk and BT challenge Digital Economy Act

    The Digital Economy Act is being challenged by Talk Talk and BT as the campaign to beat off the threat of pressuring ISPs to help crack down on illegal downloaders takes another twist. The backgro...

  • Gove's BSF errors do little to give confidence

    In the spirit of transparency and openness that Nick Clegg keeps going on about let me start by stating that I'm no fan of the education secretary Michael Gove. Tempted to go further and reveal I c...

  • Gartner warns CIOs to be prepared for double dip

    If things weren't bad enough with the government swinging the axe on projects and expenditure left, right and centre one of the largest analyst houses has warned CIOs to prepare for a double dip re...

  • Gov calls meeting with captains of IT to seek cost cuts

    Twenty of the largest public sector services suppliers are due to meet with the government today to explore ways of cutting costs. Frances Maude Minister for the Cabinet Office and head of the Effi...

  • BSF cock up leaves Gove apologising and more schools hit

    The education secretary is having to apologise to schools that had been told their building and ICT improvement plans under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme were incorrectly safe wh...

  • Web developers in demand as IT jobs continue recovery

    The recovery in the IT jobs market continues with .net skills the most in demand as both permanent and temporary positions carry on climbing back to pre-recessionary levels. The latest monthly fig...

  • Channel could get some business in a limited online world

    As the latest text came through from one supplier offering unlimited broadband at home my eyes were caught by a blog post from the founder of Thinkbroadband.com who was discussing the same subject....

  • Days are numbered for 'unlimited' broadband

    Even before the Advertising Standards Authority review of claims of 'unlimited broadband' has reached its conclusions several players in the industry have called for an end to the misleading descri...

  • Time for upgrades as end of life looms for Microsoft products

    Microsoft has warned that it is just days away from ending support for several products providing resellers with a reason to talk of upgrades. From next Tuesday (13 July) Windows Vista Release to ...

  • Watt and Toal take top European roles in post merger Avnet

    Avnet Technology Solutions has handed the top jobs in Europe and the UK to Bell Microproducts senior staffers Graeme Watt and John Toal after completing the acquisition. Thedeal,valued at$631m inc...

  • Microsoft on the brink of further job cuts

    Microsoft has been reported to be on the verge of announcing more job cuts across the company in the next few days. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal the software giant is planning ...

  • BT industrial ballot shelved due to legal issues, says CWU

    The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has shelved the industrial action ballot in BT due to "legal technicalities" that may have rendered the process null and void. Unionised staff at th...