July 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 9

July 2010

  • SAM message moves away from fear onto savings and returns

    The managing director of FAST Ltd has described the current approach to selling software compliance as one where enforcement has largely disappeared. Matthew Barnes, who has been promoted to the t...

  • Recovery continues but services sector remains fragile

    Despite the UK economy continuing to emerge from recession there continue to be fears that the fragile recovery could be derailed. The latest economic survey from the British Chambers of Commerce ...

  • ComputerLinks hits the target

    These days it's possible to sponsor a fair bit if you are an inventive company and so it was perhaps no surprise that a javelin thrower set for the Olympics would be a target for a distributor. Yo...

  • IT suppliers deal with fall out of BSF cuts

    Resellers in the education sector are this morning dealing with the fall out from the Government's freeze on spending under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The coalition has f...

  • UK distributors warned to be on guard against Euro fraudsters

    European distributors are warning their UK counterparts to be on the look out for fraudsters that have swept the continent targeting channel players. The technique, which has already been used in ...

  • BSF projects worth £1bn canned by government

    As expected the government has taken the axe to school building projects worth £1bn as part of its drive to make cuts in public spending. The Building Schools for the Future programme has be...

  • Huge haul of pirates named and shamed

    Microsoft has been busy catching resellers selling illegal software with one of the largest cases of naming and shaming to hit the channel including a raft of shop-front-dealers from the Midlands a...

  • Microsoft distie rebate cuts force price hikes

    Microsoft has today removed the retrospective fee it pays to distributors serving tier one reseller accounts and will instead pay them to develop smaller unmanaged dealers. The changes, which have ...

  • D-Link appoints Bell Micro to support business growth

    Networking vendor D-Link has extended its relationship, already established in the US, with distribution partner Bell Micro appointing it in the UK to support its market growth ambitions. Bell has...

  • Mid-market competition hotting up

    The current mantra in the software industry around the mid-market is putting increasing pressure on those channel players that are being directed towards that slice of the customer base by vendors....

  • EC approves Avnet acquisition of Bell Microproducts

    The European Commission has approved Avnet's proposed $594m (£392m) takeover of Bell Microproducts after deciding it will not stifle competition in the distribution channel. This was the fin...

  • Enterprise cloud adoption on the rise across Europe

    The march towards cloud computing has started in earnest with the majority of enterprise customers in Europe expecting to have made the move to a distributed model in the next two years. Driven by...

  • Future of BSF hangs in the balance

    The coalition government is expected to call time on the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme later today, months ealier than planned. The Department for Education stated in June that i...

  • Cisco adds the Cius to list of tablet options

    Cisco is joining the tablet revolution but with a twist as it aims its product squarely at business users rather than the consumer. The vendor will join the ranks of Apple, Dell and HP in the wave...

  • Cisco makes major changes to worldwide channel team

    Cisco has announced a major reshuffle of its worldwide channel team as it looks to grow its SME business and get more fro resellers selling into vertical markets. Three major appointments have bee...

  • Dell buys Scalent to bolster enterprise business

    Dell has been busy on the acquisition front again moving into pick up data centre software player Scalent for an undisclosed amount. The deal was announced last night and should bolster the enterp...

  • Sage extends mobile functionality

    Sage is expecting the mobile functionality built into its latest flagship product will be a tick in the box for both customers and channel partners. As the vendor starts shipping its Sage 200 2010...

  • Are things getting back to a seasonal pattern?

    In the good old days there used to be a seasonality to the channel that meant that any week now things would start to grind down for the summer. It was never as extreme as the summer breaks the Fre...

  • Government launches campaign to free business from red tape

    The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has started his campaign to cut business red tape courting the public to find out which rules they would like to see axed. Labour has been cast as the villain ...

  • Analysis: The new normal in the credit world

    When Cisco called together the main executives in its Capital business to talk about the current state of credit the resulting conversation showed the situation seems to have changed fundamentally ...