January 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 12

January 2011

  • Well done Joe McNally

    Good to see that Joe McNally, the first employee at Compaq UK and managing director for many years, has been awarded the Commander of the Victorian Order (CVO) in recognition of his work in helping...

  • Industry old timer McBride joins Computacenter board

    Computacenter has bolstered its board with the addition of industry veteran Brian McBride. The services-based reseller revealed today in a filing to the City that McBride is joining as senior inde...

  • Target launches Tenda network lines in UK

    Yorkshire-based distributor Target Components has inked an exclusivedeal with Chinese networking kit builder Tenda, which specialises in SMB and consumer-focused equipment. The move marksTenda's fi...

  • Would the world end if Facebook shut down on 15 March?

    More than a million Facebook users appear to have been taken in by a story that appeared in Weekly World News claiming the social networking site was shutting down on 15 March. The venerable news o...

  • Symantec puts out distie tender for enterprise security range

    Symantec is putting a tender out to distribution to attract partners that are willing to specialise and put the resources behind selling the vendor's enterprise security product portfolio. The ten...

  • Firefox hunts browser market leaders

    A year has passedsince the European Commissioncut a deal withMicrosoft to offer European users a choice of up to 12internet browsers when setting up their PCs, and with uptake of Windows 7healthy, ...

  • How Social Media Can Help Small Businesses

    News reaches us of a successful sting that took full advantage of the thousands of wannabe party gate crashers who trawl Facebook and Viadeolooking for houses they can wreck. One agency managed to ...

  • Intellectually Challenged Businesses?

    The Government, or rather the Intellectual Property Office, is asking business how it can help them make more of their intellectual property assets. In particular, the IPO wants to understand more ...

  • Director of PC repairs shop jailed for £1.6m HP fraud

    The owner of PC repairs and maintenance firm Ventura Computer Services (VCS) has been jailed for 32 months for defrauding HP out of £1.6m worth of equipment. Over a two year period, Bob Bush...

  • Industry veteran McNally handed award by the Queen

    Industry veteran Joe McNally has been awarded the Commander of the Victorian Order (CVO) in recognition of two decade's service helping youngsters develop through the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme...

  • How journalism works - smart pens, stupid writer

    Here's the Echo Smart Pen, an ingenious device that records every conversation. If only I had one of these earlier, it would have saved me several court cases. "Dear Sir, I wish to complain ab...

  • Consolidation throws up licensing challenge

    The consolidation that has been a feature of the recession could provide headaches for those trying to keep an eye on software licences. With software audits on the rise and the financial risks in...

  • A LinkedIn IPO will prove the power of the social network

    Is LinkedInclose to becomingthe first social network to go public? Maybe... According to our sister site ComputerWeekly.com, the 85 million member network for business professionalsis making plans ...

  • Brown set to become commercial director at Micro P

    Computer 2000's efforts to find a permanent general manager for its PC division received a minor set back over the festive period as Phil Brown, who was expected to take the role, decided to join M...

  • SAP global channel boss Hume quits

    SAP's global senior vice president of indirect sales, Pat Hume, has left the company for undisclosed reasons. In a statement sent to MicroScope, SAP confirmed Hume's departure and said her role wil...

  • The SAS Group boasts impressive numbers in awful market

    In a tough market, the SAS Group has got going, with military efficiency. Though market conditions in 2010 gave rise to biblical levels of wailing and gashing of teeth, not everybody suffered. The...

  • Hamilton Rentals acquired by Xchange Technology Group

    Hamilton Rentals, a specialist in demo equipment and short-term rents of hardware, has been acquired by US outfit Xchange Technology Group. Hamilton, which is an Oracle and Microsoft gold partner ...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 7 January 2011

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Symantec secures former Morse director Nutt Channel veteran Mark Nutt has returned to the vendor fold after joining se...

  • New relationships could change business intelligence predicts Gartner

    Here's a poster from a summer movie, the plot of which could match the story arc of the journey of business intelligence into maturity - if the Gartner Group is right. Business Intelligence is goin...

  • Off the Gold Standard

    In a move that is designed to keep UK plc competitive, the Government announced just before Christmas that it will no longer 'gold plate' legislation passed by Europe. In other words, any UK law th...