September 2010

  • Oracle sets sights on cloud with Exalogic Elastic

    Oracle has set its sights on taking a major slice of the cloud market after unveiling an all-in-one middleware appliance to provide users with a straightforward route to hosted applications. The E...

  • In-depth: What's in store for our data?

    Storage is becoming a pivotal resource in IT, as data volumes continue to rise. Danny Bradbury charts the latest happenings in this crucial area. Things must have been very tense in the dry, airle...

  • VC veteran Moulton warns of pending bloodbath in SME channel

    Venture capitalist veteran John Moulton is anticipating a flood of corporate casualties when the Bank of England finally starts to lift interest rates but he insists that the small business sector ...

  • Cycling along to a good sponsorship opportunity

    As well as the Pope driving round the streets of London tomorrow there is the little matter of the final stage of the Tour of Britain. Just shy of 100 riders have spent the last seven days pedaling...

  • Slow retailers face missing PCI deadline

    The deadline for retailers to be prepared for PCI is looming nearer with a feeling from those selling security tools to ensure complaince that a portion of the market is still not ready.

  • RIM beats forecasts on consumer sales

    Canadian mobility vendor RIM has beaten expectations for the second quarter of its fiscal 2010 -which closed on 28 August - after sales rose 31% year-on-year to $3.53bn and net income soared 67% to...

  • Hurd bangs R&D drum after strong Oracle Q1

    Robust demand for hardware and software licenses helped Oracle push up its fiscal Q1 profits and sales close to 20% and 50% respectively. In the trading period ended 31 August, earnings reached $1...

  • Analysis: Mood right to drive down software piracy

    Software piracy rates have remained fairly stable over the last couple of years hovering at the 27% mark costing the industry millions in wasted revenue. Getting that figure down has been the aim ...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 17 September 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days. Better Capital preps Calyx turnaround plan VC outfit Better Capital was confirmed as the new owner of Calyx and will k...

  • Profits rise, sales fall at Westcoast and XMA parent

    Kelido Group has boosted profits on the back of a rebound in its distributionbusiness Westcoast and efforts to cut costs across the rest of the operations. In the year to 31 December 2009, the Wes...

  • Sir Peter Rigby and the Pope

    Sir Peter Rigby may have recently signed off the acquisition of Kavanagh but he has also been busily building another empire that has not made the headlines in the channel press - he owns Coventry ...

  • Right now green is about saving money not icebergs

    It's always been the case that green when it worked was because it saved money and managed to fit in with the customer agenda to cut costs on both the energy and datacentre cooling front. So the co...

  • IBM hears that green has to produce the goods

    IBM has wrapped up nine days of debate in central London on the subject of sustainability concluding that just appealing to the good nature of companies is not enough. Big Blue has attracted some ...

  • Virtualisation security to be top priority in 2011

    Research conducted ahead of next month's IP Expo infrastructure trade show has suggested that concerns around virtualisation and data security will dominate IT managers' thoughts over the next 12 m...

  • Avaya demonstrates a little Flare

    Avaya doesn't want you calling this a tablet, in fact, the official release yesterday made no mention of the word and at first it was hard to tell if they were talking about what everyone suspected...

  • Calyx creditors wait with bated breath

    Calyx new owners Better Capital have spent the last few days talking to customers and creditors as the ink dries on the deal they penned at the end of last week to bring the networking integrator o...

  • Novell sale edges closer

    Novell is getting closer to reaching the point where it is prepared to sell the business with the prospect of it being split into two parts. According to reports in the US a potential decision is j...

  • DiData buys into video services with mvision acquisition

    Dimension Data has bulked up its managed video services muscle after buying video integrator mvision for an undisclosed sum. Mvision specialises in Tandberg kit, and following the acquisition of th...

  • Northamber sheds box shifting skin with Solution Point launch

    The realisation that margins made from classic IT wholesaling will not return to previous levels has finally dawned on Northamber, which is taking major steps into a world beyond box shifting. The...

  • Piracy numbers are powerful so come on, Dave, crack the whip

    The level of software piracy in the UK has remained largely static over the last few years at around the 27% mark. This morning the Business Software Alliance came out with a host of compelling rea...