October 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 3

October 2011

  • ZTE makes its move on UK video channel

    Audio-visual and web collaboration VAD Touchline has pledged to shake-up the video-conferencing market after signing an agreement to distribute telepresence, HD video-conferencing, surveillance, di...

  • Cloud Distribution partners get app iViz-ibility

    Cloud Distribution has added application penetration testing specialist iViZ Security to its stable as it seeks to build out a portfolio of disruptive, cost-effective cloud technologies.

  • RM boss Sweeney quits after operational review

    RM CEO Terry Sweeney has handed in his resignation in the wake of an operational review completed at the end of September. In an early morning statement to the City, RM said Sweeney had decided the...

  • Cost still an issue for desktop virtualisation customers

    The cost of additional infrastructure, licensing issues and complexity of virtualisation technologies are top of the list when it comes to customer concerns about desktop virtualisation. According ...

  • Fortinet Q3 earnings smash analyst forecasts

    UTM vendor Fortinet has hailed a major enterprise contract win after banking record Q3 sales of $116.4m (£72.7m), up 37% on the same period last year. Net profits of $17.9m, up 28% year-on-ye...

  • GoTradeLive gives SMEs a level playing field

    A new trading system for SMEs could help them cut costs and boost their revenue without having to make any investment.

  • Ministers urge businesses to tackle employment red tape

    The next stage in the Government's Red Tape Challenge has kicked off and businesses are now being asked to tackle employment related law, bureaucracy and red tape. The focus has moved tomore t...

  • Oracle swallows up cloud CRM firm

    Oracle has bulked up its cloud-based CRM offering after swallowing up cloud customer service specialist RightNow Technologies for $43.00 per share, or $1.5bn net of cash and debt. RightNow speciali...

  • Citrix Elite tier win bigger deals and more of them

    Citrix's Elite partner programme is bringing increased market share to the 300 EMEA resellers in the scheme with bigger deals and higher win rates than the vendor's other partners. Carsten Thomsen,...

  • Osirium turns to apps to ease channel sales effort

    Infrastructure management and security automationvendor Osirium has launched a desktop app designed to bolster its VARs' sales and marketing efforts. The app, which will include access to resources...

  • Could Facebook kick-start the British economy?

    Don't laugh, but there's a theory that Facebook, Google +, Twitter, ShinDig and the like could help kick start the British economy. Well Facebook could. Thanks to Moonfruit, a web publisher, you ca...

  • Microsoft goes on the offensive over VMware costs

    Microsoft has thrown down the gauntlet to VMware over licensing costs and software charges, using last week's VMworld event in Copenhagen to publish data that purports to show its Hyper-V product i...

  • Microsoft's Android patent bonanza

    Here's an interesting stat: according to Microsoft, it now has patent agreements with OEMs that account for over half of all Android devices. Including its latest deal with Compal, Microsoft ha...

  • Steve Jobs bio reveals late CEO's thoughts on Google, HP

    Steve Jobs was prepared to spend every penny of Apple's $40bn cash pile to destroy Android, which he described as a "stolen product". According to early previews of the authorised biograp...

  • Unfair dismissal rule changes

    Changes to the rules on unfair dismissal rules are to be brought in by the Government.Under the new rules, from 1 April 2012 the qualification period for the right to claim unfair dismissal will be...

  • IT firms see fewer failures in September, says Experian

    IT firms saw a slight fall in the rate of insolvencies during September, bucking current trends, according to financial services firm Experian. Experian counted 53 IT companies through the pear...

  • How can the user herd survive the difficult crossing of the IT landscape? It's in their App-DNA

    IT users are a bit like wildebeest. Regular as clockwork, they are forced to migrate across harsh territory as their own environment becomes increasingly hostile and unable to support the populatio...

  • ICO reveals patchy progress from firms over data protection

    Awareness of the dangers of losing confidential data and the subsequent fines that could be imposed does seem to be getting through to businesses but at the same time users are losing confidence in...

  • Claranet takes blame for new Big Brother website

    I want toapplaudClaranet for its honesty, earlier this week the managed services provider gamely owned up to having provided web services to Channel 5 for the latest disastrous series of Big Brothe...

  • Softcat boss Hellawell on look-out for cheap furniture

    Softcat managing director Martin Hellawell has secured use of a Transit van and volunteered to "buy everything we need in the Ikea sale" as the firm lines up an office move in the near fu...