August 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 4

August 2010

  • SMEs viewing PCI compliance as a competitive sales tool

    There could be a significant silver lining for those smaller retailers and e-commerce operations that make the effort to become PCI compliant with customers more likely to shop with those that are ...

  • Budget cuts force IT departments to stick with ageing kit

    by Jenny Williams IT departments are extending, or even freezing, IT upgrade cycles due to the recession and budget cuts, according to a survey by IT charity Computer Aid International. Longer up...

  • Sick spammers exploit natural disasters and curiosity

    There is something rather sick in the way that spammers use events, including natural disasters, to dump rubbish in user's inboxes. When most people in Russia might have been worried about fires a...

  • Systems integration, managed services shine for DiData

    Dimension Data's Systems Integration and Managed Services units put in a strong trading performance for the three months to the end of June, the South Africa-based, London-listed firm said this mor...

  • Bell and Avnet's BBQ bonanza

    Bell Microproducts UK boss John Toal has committed to naming his management structure and key personnel by the end of this month, earlier than the deadline for EMEA set by the regional bigwag Graem...

  • Oracle to cut Interface Solutions from channel say sources

    The rumour mill has been going into overdrive that current Oracle Sun distributor Interface and several other newcomers that were vying for the contract have not made the grade. As revealed last m...

  • Microsoft reviews distribution partners

    Microsoft has embarked on a business review with eight UK distribution partners and while rationalisation is not at the top the agenda, the software giant refused to rule out cuts. The evaluation ...

  • Shareholders display discontent with CEO Michael Dell

    One quarter of Dell shareholders have registered their frustration with the performance of the company by refusing to back CEO, chairman and founder Michael Dell's re-election to the board. In a r...

  • Banks failure to value reseller property hitting loans

    The failure by banks to value reseller property properly is having an impact on the amount they loan using buildings as security. The property market has taken a tumble during the recession and st...

  • Quicke? No that's not me.

    I'm busy collecting the deed poll details just in case any of my social networking activity embarrasses me so much I have to resort to changing my identity. This might sound extreme but according ...

  • For executives looking for work anonymity can be crucial

    One of the main features of social networking is that you share almost everything. You know when someone is having a coffee, catching a flight or their feelings on the football. But imagine for a ...

  • Google wants your unified comms business

    If you're selling unified comms and collaboration, it's time to accept Google is a competitor and up your game accordingly.

  • SME insolvencies continue to fall

    The level of insolvencies among SME firms in the IT sector continue to drop from the grip of recession last year but larger firms continue to run into difficulty. According to figures for July fro...

  • Viatel joins BT shared broadband trials

    Business comms provider Viatel is to participate in trials of BT Wholesale's Real Time Quality of Service (QoS) over shared broadband service, in the hope of fast-tracking business relevant comms s...

  • Time to talk things up

    This isn't a blog written with a political agenda just one driven by frustration because surely the time for the negative messages has come and gone and now the government should be talking things ...

  • Public sector spending freeze hits UK server sales

    Austerity measures in the UK public sector resulted in more modest sequential x86 server sales growth in Q2, according to IDC. Shipments declined 9.3% on the last quarter to 74,000 units and were ...

  • High-street retailers struggling to be ready for PCI

    With the deadline looming for large retailers to get behind the PCI rules governing the way high-street shops look after credit card data many are not ready for to be compliant. From 30 September ...

  • Time to eat my own dog food

    I once spoke to a particularlyenthusiastic marketing guy at awireless vendor who was very keen to stress that he was using his own technology in the office to demonstrate to resellers exactly why t...

  • Dell to launch networking and systems management badges

    Dell is introducing reseller certification paths for networking/security and systems management next month amid efforts to build the data centre portfolio for partners. The one-time direct selling...

  • CA bolsters cloud credentials with 4Base acqusition

    CA has moved to bolster its cloud expertise through the acquisition of 4Base Technology which specialises in moving users from virtualisation to a hosted solution. The details of the cost of the p...