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October 2011

  • Sluggish phone and tablet sales hit Ballmer bonus

    Slow growth in mobile phones and tablets cost Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer his maximum bonus for the second year in a row trimming the money he got for running the software giant. Ballmer's bonus...

  • Does business have its head in the cloud?

    When I first saw the headline on the MicroScope story, I was pretty impressed. "Cloud to become a business conversation in 2012," it stated. According to a global study by auditors KPMG, ...

  • Cloud to become a business conversation in 2012

    Cloud computing is to become "more of a business and not just a technology conversation" during the next 12 months, according to a global study carried out by auditors KPMG. KPMG grilled ...

  • The great margin mystery. How does ChaCha answer any question for 10p?

    Britain's mobile operators aren't always as creative as they might be when it comes to making money out of existing services. They fret about 'delivering OT content' when they already have services...

  • HP completes Autonomy deal

    Hewlett-Packard has completed the buyout of Autonomy despite the departure of the man who coordinated the takeover. The deal masterminded by the former HP CEO Leo Apotheker was widely criticised f...

  • HMRC extends Business Records Checks

    HM Revenue & Customs has begun an extension of its Business Records Checks programme. Piloted earlier this year in eight areas, the programme involves checks on the adequacy of small and medium-siz...

  • Is Junosphere the world's first cloud testing environment? Not really

    There's a funny list circulating on the web of the Ten Most Pointless Phrasesin technology PR. 'World's first' isn't on it. But it should be. Juniper Networks has launched Junosphere, which appears...

  • Five minute interview: David Caughtry, ComputerLinks

    MicroScope puts its questions to David Caughtry, director of core technology atComputerLinks What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom?Best: My Grandad always encouraged me to g...

  • Fujitsu strikers to take protest to Conservative party conference

    Striking Fujitsu workers will protest at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester tomorrow as they try to highlight the ongoing struggle between the Union and the services specialist. Staff ...

  • Desmond spreads his wings in Exclusive European role

    Outspoken VADition marketing and business development director Barrie Desmond is to move into a newjob at Exclusive Networks, which guzzled up VADition at the end of June. In his new role of direct...

  • Brother creates UK channel development job

    Brother has hired Andy Forsyth, formerly sales and marketing director for HP's UK and Ireland laser printing business, in a newly created channel support and development role. He will take responsi...

  • Yes, partners should be committed, but how do you define their commitment?

    "Underperformance is no longer an option." Chilling words from Anthony O'Mara, Trend Micro EMEA senior vice president, in the context of what the vendor expects from its channel partners ...

  • Osborne sets out plan to ease business credit

    The challenge of helping businesses get access to credit continues to stir political debate with the Chancellor George Osborne using his speech at the Conservative Party conference to outline more ...

  • Ellison brushes off Sun attacks

    Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, has dismissed suggestions that the acquisition of Sun has not been a positive move using a keynote at the vendor's conference to talk up the hardware that has come out...

  • Trend Micro threatens to dump underperforming resellers

    Trend Micro has taken the wraps off a partner programme but used the channel update as a chance to warn its partners they need to embrace the cloud or face an inevitable decline with those it decid...

  • Incident Reporting

    Businesses are being reminded by the HSE about new incident reporting arrangements that were introduced last month. As reported on 7 June by BusinessMan, from 12 September, only fatal and majo...