October 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 8

October 2011

  • Insight welcomed into Cloud Industry Forum

    Insight UK has become the latest channel player to throw in its lot with the Cloud Industry Forum, the industry body that works to advocate cloud services and establish codes of practice around the...

  • New Hammer services business goes beyond storage

    Specialist storage distie Hammer has spun out its in-house services business into a new company to be called Malleus Ltd. Speaking to MicroScope, former Hammer solutions manager Paul Hickingbotham,...

  • ComputerLinks adds authentication to Alvea platform

    ComputuerLinks continues to expand the services available to resellers via its cloud platform Alvea adding authentication services to the mix. The distributor has been busy developing the options ...

  • Tablet technology heads for wider PC market

    A Gartner speical report on the future of computing has suggested that technology today found on tablet devices such as the iPad will break out into the mainstream computing market within the next ...

  • Buying a house could trip you up

    In September HMRC launched a joint venture with the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Building Societies Association. For a fee of £14, mortgage lenders can apply to HMRC with borrowers det...

  • Civica widens data management expertise with Innogistic buy

    Civica has extended its expertise in data management, particularly in the public sector, with the acquisition of Bristol-based IT mapping specialist Innogistic. The market for data management that...

  • Channel urged to exploit data centre infrastructure opportunities

    Resellers could be missing a trick not talking to customers keen to build data centres about the physical infrastructure needs such a project involves leaving the cabling, casing and build for othe...

  • Cloud of misconception still haunts the channel

    Microsoft's SMB cloud supremo has strongly defended the channel against critics who say utility computing will bypass the reseller. Cloud services suffer from an image problem at the moment, he arg...

  • Meru Networks boss steps down as sales rise 20%

    Meru Networks president and CEO Ihab Abu-Hakima is to step down from the wireless infrastructure vendor, with new management to be phased in by April 2012. Abu-Hakima, who joined Meru in2005, said ...

  • Avisen reverses into data management outfit 1Spatial

    Avisen has kicked offits rebooted buy-and-build drive with the announcement that it is to perform a reverse takeover of Cambridge-basedlocation data management specialist 1Spatial, with the Avisen ...

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

    Leaked Cisco memo predicts bleak HP channel future In an internal memo leaked to the press, Cisco has slammed its rival HP, saying that the possible removal of its PC business from the equation wil...

  • New IP guidance for businesses

    A new guide for businesses to make sure they don't fall foul of intellectual property laws has been launched by the Intellectual Property Office.

  • Stone adds Huawei Symantec gear to offering

    Education provider Stone has added Huawei Symantec storage and security products to its solution portfolio in an exclusive deal that it hopes to turn into a million pound business. The China-based ...

  • Tomb rejoins SAP to drive on-demand sales

    SAP has tempted back a former executive to head up its cloud efforts and oversee its on-demand activities. Greg Tomb, who had at one point run the US operations for SAP, has returned to the firm a...

  • Jobs' genius was to force the industry to innovate

    On Tuesday this week the Apple faithful gathered in California to watch what they thought would be the unveiling of the much-anticipated iPhone 5. But they were to be disappointed. In the words of ...

  • Informatica launches channel programme to extend indirect reach

    Data integration specialist Informatica has taken the wraps off a channel programme designed to increase the revenues that come from its indirect business. Up until last year the software player h...

  • Steve Jobs: the first business superstar?

    If you want to gain a sense of Steve Jobs' achievements, you only need to look at the reaction to his death. I'll wager that no other technology boss - no other business leader even - would have so...

  • Tributes pour in to praise Steve Jobs

    Tributes have been pouring in from across the technology world to mark the passing of Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple. Jobs died last night after losing a long hard fought battle with cancer an...

  • Did you Know Technology Facts

    Compared to non-HP colour lasers, HP Officejet Pro printers deliver as little as half the purchase price of a colour laser HP Officejet Pro includes in-built Ethernet and wireless capabilities for ...

  • Did you know? HP Officejet Pro Affordability facts

    HP Officejet Pro offers higher productivity through two-sided printing, high-capacity paper trays and higher cartridge yields of up to 2,200 pages Buying an HP Officejet Pro is like getting colour ...