January 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 8

January 2011

  • Ecommerce revenues rise but so do fraud fears

    Ecommerce specialists have expressed fears that their fraud budgets are remaining stagnant in the face of inctreasing attempts by criminals to short change them. According to the latest research f...

  • Norris sticks to his guns

    Back in 2002, on the occasion of MicroScope's 20th anniversary, Computacenter CEO Mike Norris said: "I've got a great job that I still enjoy doing and get well paid for it...I look forward to ...

  • Mobile ringtone advertising sounds like a nightmare

    The world of Minority Report is moving closer... New research from the industry soothsayers at Juniper Researchsuggests that the ringback tone advertising market is set to increase in value to $780...

  • PAYE modernisation moves closer with Real Time Information

    Modernising the PAYE system through real time information moved a step closer as HMRC published a consultation document: " Improving the operation of Pay As You Earn: Collecting Real Time Info...

  • Tesco Mobile had a bumper Xmas - how much tax will they pay on that?

    Tesco Mobile reached the milestone of 2.5 million customers on Christmas Day this year after experiencing its best ever Christmas sales. Tens of thousands of Tesco Mobile handsets were activated on...

  • Switching off the users brings great returns says ScriptLogic

    Calculatingthe return on your investment should be easy. ScriptLogic has created this tool for that very purpose. Does it makes things easier? We're not sure... Did you know that desktops are idle ...

  • Computacenter CEO: we'll look to acquire this year

    Computacenter will use its cash pile to fund acquisitions or return cash to shareholders in the second half of the year, according to chief executive Mike Norris. The services-based reseller last ...

  • Corporate market falling for tablet PC charms

    Tablet PCs continue to make headway in distribution and with growing demand from corporate customers channel shipments are forecast to soar, according to analyst Context. Figures released today sh...

  • CU swaps group sales director Brett for Chatterton

    London-based Computers Unlimited (CU) is to appoint Mark Chatterton as group sales and marketing director this week to replace group sales director Alistair Brett who has left the company. Industr...

  • DMSL renews BT deal for two more years

    Broadband, voice and data distributor DMSL has extended its BT Business contract through to 2013. The two firms have been doing business for over 10 years, in which time DMSL claims to have signed ...

  • Resellers lack coherent cloud plan

    The vast majority of resellers have stilled not yet developed a cloud offering for customers. According to a survey from security distributor ComputerLinks around 64% of resellers are still not sel...

  • Apple boss Steve Jobs to take medical leave

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs is to temporarilystep back from the day-to-day running of the company for medical reasons, handing over control to COO Tim Cook. In an emailcirculated amongApple employees, Job...

  • IT's war, then again, maybe it's not

    Surprise, surprise, a report by the OECD into cyber security threats has recommended the media, suppliers and everyone in the IT security ecosystem should tone down the rhetoric. Professor Peter So...

  • Aastra targets Microsoft, HP Networking channels

    Comms vendor Aastra will be leaning on new distribution partner Westcoast to target Microsoft and HPresellers looking to branch out into telecoms sales, according to UK and Ireland managing directo...

  • Ingram Micro picks up Anomalous contract

    Ingram Micro has added another networking firm to its expanding comms portfolio in the shape of cloud networking software developer Anomalous Networks. The Canadian start-up, which has been going s...

  • Security attacks could create 'perfect storm'

    With nation state led cyber attacks becoming a feature of the security landscape the OECD has warned that combined with a natural disaster hackers could exploit a perfect storm to wreak chaos. The ...

  • Claims for Coldstore savings have enormous Veracity

    The Veracity Coldstore. It's the Carlos Tevez of storage. It's not exactly pretty, but you're not buying it for its image rights. You want it because it'll give you a fabulous return on your invest...

  • A spoonful of Baggs

    Have you too have been left idle on a Wednesday night since The Apprentice finished? If, like me, you've been itching for morepearls of wisdomfrom our favourite contestantoff last year's show, one ...

  • National Minimum Wage and travelling

    New regulations from 1 January 2011 are going to affect how employers pay those who are close to the National Minimum Wage. A good number of temporary workers are paid at or just above the National...

  • Public sector voices challenges of moving to the Cloud

    Public sector organisations' migration to cloud-based services is being held up bybudget cuts, lingering doubts over data security and complex application environments. This was according to a Tru...