January 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 14

January 2011

  • Is Extreme Networks the unsung hero of the applications revolution?

    Here's Tina Green, who earns billions every year as the big name at retail giant Arcadia. That bloke next to her is her husband, Philip. Philip Green was on TV recently, being interviewed about his...

  • Griffin jettisons VoIP services unit

    Business internet services provider Griffin has sold off the VoIP assets that it acquired when it bought Fused Group last October. Griffinrescued DSL and leased line specialist Fused from administr...

  • Signature legislation changes on European horizon

    We're a long way from wax seals and a simple 'x' on a piece of paper to prove authenticity of a document. Even so, the European Union is planning to change the E-Signatures Directive this year so t...

  • Thinking positive

    It only took about ten minutes before it felt like the Christmas break had never happened and normal service was resumed. Most people who went back to work today will have felt the same and look ou...

  • Alcatel-Lucent makes an epic PR cock-up

    Just occasionally, a PR cock-up comes around that has journalists goggling at their screens in disbelief. So on that note we'll start off 2011 with a cautionary tale from Alcatel-Lucent, which has ...

  • Dell keeps acquisition spree going with SecureWorks buy

    The new year is just a few days old but already the acquisitions have begun, with Dell announcing plans to buy SecureWorks. The Texas-based PC giant spent $876m buying Compellent Technologies last ...

  • Bandwidth and uptime top corporate network concerns

    Keeping netyworks ticking over and maintaining uptime and availability will remain the biggest concerns for corporate customers during 2011, according to research conducted on behalf of Ipswitch's ...

  • Cloud tipped as main growth area

    Cloud is being tipped as one of the major growth areas this year as vendors try to place their bets of where the growth in the channel will be coming from. With 2011 likely to remain a tough tradin...

  • Daisy rebrands distribution units for New Year

    Acquisitive networking and comms provider Daisy Group has formally rebranded its distribution units, Anglia Telecom and Fone Logistics, as Daisy Distributionfollowing a lengthy integration process....

  • Tech industry gets gongs in New Year Honours list

    Alongside well-known names such as singerAnnie Lennox and actor Bert Kwuok, the IT sector was handed a few gongs in the 2011 New Year Honours list. Among the 900 recipients lining up outside Buckin...

  • VAT rise kicks in to add to the high street challenge

    The chancellor George Osborne has described the VAT rise as a permanent structural tax countering those hopes that, given the ongoing tough economic environment, the government might reconsider the...

  • Some say he's the Stig (others call him Ben)

    The highly publicised case that the BBC brought last year to keep the identity of the Stig secret is another illustration as to why contracts need to be carefully written. As we all now know, B...