August 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 6

August 2010

  • Strengthening refresh cycle tempers Avnet revenues

    Avnet chairman and CEO Roy Vallee has spoken optimistically of recovery in the technology markets and hailed the strengthening IT refresh cycle as the broadline IT and electronic components distrib...

  • Avaya tinkers with senior services roles

    Sun Microsystems servicessenior vice presidentJoe Heel has jumped ship to Avaya to take up the role of president of global services, replacing Chris Formant who is taking over Avaya's public sector...

  • In-depth: A first half of pressure and uncertainty

    The first half of the year saw trading remain tough, uncertainty continue and those in the channel facing a challenge cracking open the customer order book. But as Amro Gebreel finds out there are ...

  • Cautious Cisco chief rejects possibility of double dip

    Cisco CEO John Chambersdisplayed his usual cautious optimism in presenting the networking bellwether's fourth quarter and full-year 2010 results, reporting anticipated growth in both sales and prof...

  • Fear of online data theft as bad as losing a job for many in US

    By Billy MacInnes The fear of losing personal or financial information or having it stolen online is as strong for many Americans as losing their jobs or being unable to provide healthcare for the...

  • Lax security, complex payments leave SMBs open to fraud

    An increase in calls from members complaining about payment processing fraud has prompted the Forum of Private Business to warn that both insufficient security checks and complex payment systems ar...

  • Weak governance undermines IT savings

    by Rebecca Thomson Weak IT governance and a lack of tangible benefits from projects is leading to under-investment in IT, according to public sector IT managers group Socitm. In 2009, public sector...

  • Gartner says governments should shift employees to teleworking

    By Billy MacInnes Gartner has advised governments to aggressively introduce teleworking among public sector employees to compensate for cost-reduction measures such as salary freezes. The mark...

  • Bored campers log on to wi-fi

    Look, I can't even leave home to go get the Sunday papers without taking my phone with me, so what hope do any of us have for a week under canvas? You might as well give in

  • Sophos adds endpoint security to MSP programme

    Security vendor Sophos has announced the initial availability of an endpoint security as a service offeringand formalised itsmanaged service provider (MSP) programme. Initially available atlaunchvi...

  • Cisco-watchers look for 28% sales jump

    As networking sector bellwether Cisco prepares to release its quarterly results this evening, company experts are in bullish mood, predicting sales to rise 28% year-on-year - 4.4% sequentially - to...

  • In-depth: Customers still dominated by recessionary mindset

    It has been a busy first half of the year as the industry looked for green shoots, cast its vote in the general election and hoped that the dark days of the recession were behind it. But as the mon...

  • Acer, ETC to scale back volume PC sales business

    Acer and ETC are shifting the nature of their distribution relationship away from volume deals to one that focuses on building "solutions" for B2B resellers. The tweak to this agreement s...

  • Bell Micro brand to be history by October

    Avnet Technology Solutions has put a timetable in place to axe the Bell brand and have all front office staff in place by the end of next month. The close to $600m acquisition of Bell Microproducts...

  • Samsung rejigs partner programme, launches portal

    Samsung Electronics has launched a new resale programme and online partner portal pitched at its print and print services dealer channel, which it claims will offer resellers higher margins on its ...

  • Memory shortages on the cards, warns iSuppli

    Analysts have raised the spectre of DRAM shortages in the second half of this year, predictinga boom in demand that will put pressure on manufacturing facilities migrating to new production process...

  • Alcatel-Lucent extends channel financing terms

    Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new 0% financing and three month deferred payment scheme pitched at theSME end of the market, which will run until the end of November. Available through its business ...

  • Gartner downgrades enterprise spending forecast

    Gartnerhas downgradedits enterprise IT spending forecast for 2010 as the fragile global economy hangs in the balance and urged the industry toput contingency plans in place to counter a slowdown ne...

  • Second report confirms upwards trend in UK technology M&A deals in 2010

    By Billy MacInnes The UK technology sector enjoyed a huge surge in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the first half of 2010, but uncertainty over the effects of forthcoming cuts to the public ...

  • Malware production surged in first half of 2010 says McAfee

    By Billy MacInnes Whatever happens to the wider economy going forward, the IT security industry is likely to stay busy as the threat from malware continues to grow with ten million new pieces prod...