September 2010

  • The cyber war might have started but it doesn't feel like it

    One of the phrases that keeps cropping up in discussions about security contains the two words 'nation state'. These days it's not just criminals trying to get at your data but rival countries loo...

  • Ingram Micro names Connell as boss of PC systems unit

    Ingram Micro is appointing VIP sales director Chris Connell to head up its PC systems division. The unit has been managed on an interim basis by Gemma Glen who has moved to become category head for...

  • Former Wstore boss Price pitches up at Chiltern IT

    HP spare parts distributor Chiltern IT has recruited former WStore head honcho Tony Price as commercial director. Price left the reseller early this year following its integration into new owner S...

  • Oracle eyes further acquisitions

    Oracle has not ruled out making further acquisitions despite shelling out billions in purchases of Sun and several smaller purchases already in the database and business intelligence space this yea...

  • Business failures back to pre-credit crunch levels

    Insolvencies among British businesses have sunk to their lowest level since just before the credit crisis. The latest edition of Experian's insolvency index shows that business failures dropped to ...

  • Analysis: A slow return to growth in the software market

    We all want to know what is going to happen in the future as not only can money be made that way but business security can also be achieved through understanding where the world is heading. So the...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 24 September 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: VC veteran Moulton warns of pending bloodbath in SME channel Venture capitalist veteran John Moultontold MicroScope he...

  • HP wins legal case against grey trading D&P Data Systems

    HP has resolved a legal battle with D&P Data Systems over the importation of branded kit from outside the European Economic Area without its consent. Details of the settlement, comprising a Hi...

  • Dear Bill my old friend...

    ...great to see you topping the list of richest Americans for the 17th year in a row. Must be very satisfying keeping your old rival Larry in third. An estimated fortune of $54bn, according to the ...

  • Blue Coat inks video pact with Alcatel-Lucent

    Application delivery specialist Blue Coat has signed a resale agreement with Alcatel-Lucent to bundle its web caching and content delivery portfolio alongside the networking vendor's video delivery...

  • Interactive Ideas appointed by Cyberoam

    UTM specialist Cyberoam has expanded its UK distribution roster, appointing Interactive Ideas, to support a push into the SME and retail market. The security player has been operating with just e9...

  • The battle of the tablets is about to begin

    In the world of enterprise mobility the key mobility and networking players are all drawing up their positions for battle, and what has until now, been a largely phony war will shortly become an al...

  • Shift F7 boss speaks out over fraud impact

    Shift F7 has revealed the biggest impact on its business of the frauds perpetrated by a former sales exec was the man hours it took to help the police build a case. As revealed yesterday, Ferenc K...

  • Time to recalibrate the vendor channel relationship

    The recession might be fading into the past, but when you talk to some channel players about the last two years you might be forgiven for concluding that for some vendors the downturn never happene...

  • Firms struggling to find budget to fight off cyber attacks

    Many enterprises are not protecting themselves against cyber attack thoroughly enough despite the increased awareness of the potential risks. According to research from HP firms across Europe and ...

  • Red Hat banks on cloud portfolio

    Open source solutions specialist Red Hat isregistering growing interest in its recently-introduced Cloud Foundations portfolio and says it has already inked its first million dollar private cloud m...

  • Directors shuffled as 2e2 and Morse integration ramps

    The integration of Morse into 2e2 is gainingpace following therestructure of the business units, some real estate consolidation andthenews thatdirectors Mark Nutt and Tim Hall will leave next month...

  • Former Shift F7 sales exec in the dock over frauds

    Aformer sales executive at Shift F7 stole £47,000 worth of computer kit from the Surrey-based reseller to fund his drug use, Guildford Crown Court has heard. Ferenc Kormos, a 35-year old from...

  • Touchbase UK in venture capitalist backed MBO

    Cisco Unified Comms (UC) specialist Touchbase Group has sold its UK operation in a management buy-out led by director Mike Danson and COO Mike Dornan, backed by private equity investor Herald Ventu...

  • Cisco streamlines rebate scheme

    Cisco has taken an axe to its Partner Development Fund (PDF) scheme, reducing the number of tracks from eight to four in an attempt to simplify the programme for its VAR community. At the same time...