August 2010 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 7

August 2010

  • Next HP boss must signal networking commitment

    The news of Mark Hurd's resignation from the hotseat at Hewlett-Packard will continue to ripple through the industry this week, and is already causing concern among some network watchers.

  • Skype files for IPO

    By Billy MacInnes High-profile VoIP service Skype has filed for an initial public offering as it seeks to strengthen revenues in four different areas going forward, including increasing its ado...

  • Nowhere for Dell to hide from poor Q2 performance in UK - Gartner

    By Paul Kunert The gradual recovery in the UK PC arena has clearly bypassed the one-time market dominator Dell as sales across all segments collapsed in the second quarter. Overall, more than 2.8...

  • Can you tell what it is yet? A journalist's lament

    It's a sad yet inevitable fact of life in this sort of game that a lot of the same old stories come around again and again. Take the good old technology partnership, a stalwart in these parts; two ...

  • Azlan Avaya push to be lead by ex-Opal man

    Azlan has revealed itself as the latest distributor to take on Avaya's full line-up in the UK, and is adding formerOpal distribution head and Avaya SMB boss Graham Bunting as Avaya Business Leader....

  • IT workers want proft sharing schemes

    Over 50% of British IT workers believe their productivity would be enhanced if they were given the option to share in profits or take ownership stakes in their company's. An annual survey of workpl...

  • RM Academy deal a sign of the times

    It is a sign of leaner times in the public sector that education IT supplier RM this morning issued a statement to detail its win of a (2.5m British pounds) project at Landau Forte Academy in Staff...

  • UK banks seek to deflect complaints over business loans

    By Billy MacInnes The UK's big six banks have established a taskforce to look at the issue of providing finance to businesses even though they continue to claim companies have become less willing ...

  • Former soft porn actress implicated in Hurd's downfall

    A former soft-core porn actress and reality game show contestant has been identified as the one-time marketing contractor at HP whose relationship with CEO Mark Hurd led to his downfall.

  • WatchGuard CEO highlights need for total UTM speed stats

    WatchGuard has raised the gauntlet to its UTM rivals by promoting its tactic of detailing the performance of the entire unit with all the functions switched on. The typical way of promoting a UTM ...

  • HP CEO Hurd resigns following sexual harassment probe

    HP CEO Mark Hurd has quit following a probe into allegations of sexual harassment made by a former contractor. The world's largest IT firm said tonight that an investigation by outside legal couns...

  • CWU members give BT pay deal thumbs up

    The threat of strike action at BT has receded after CWU members overwhelmingly backed a three-year pay deal worth 9.3%, with over 85% of votes returned in favour. The deal was tabled last month and...

  • Mesh GM Riccardi crosses fence to join CMS Peripherals

    Mesh Computers general manager Tony Riccardi is leaving the system builder after 15 years to move into the distribution market with CMS Peripherals. He is due to roll up at London-based wholesaler...

  • Growth stalled: Q2 netbook sales fall to the same level as a year ago

    By Billy MacInnes Second quarter UK netbook sales through distribution returned to the same level as last year suggesting the market has reached maturity after peaking in the last quarter of 2009....

  • SAP won't fight Oracle IP claims

    SAP will not contest rival Oracle's claims that an SAPsubsidiary abused access to its customer support website and stole valuable data, and will acceptany financial penalty that is handed down. How...

  • Open data could cause public sector disruption, says Socitm

    by Rebecca Thomson The current movement to open up public sector data could be as disruptive for government as the internet has been for the media industry, according to the Society for IT Manageme...

  • Company bosses biggest threat to IT security

    by Ian Grant Bosses are the biggest threat to corporate data because they use their personal IT devices to upload and download work on the corporate network, according to new research. Sourcefire, ...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 6 August 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Calyx considering options to cut unsustainable debts Systems integrator Calyx appointed corporate finance advisors to ...

  • UK distribution revenues grow as average selling prices increase

    By Billy MacInnes An increase in average selling prices (ASPs) helped to drive a 17.5% growth in revenue for notebooks, desktops and workstations through UK distribution in June to a value of just...

  • Google Wave broke ahead of its time

    After a brief flurry of initial interest, Google has suspended development of itsWavenetworking service, which many will now argue was doomed from the start. The applications of the service, which ...