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November 2011

  • Government credit easing fund could reach £40bn

    With just a day to go before the Chancellor stands up and delivers the Autumn Statement it's already becoming clear that there should be billions of more pounds worth of credit for SMEs on offer. ...

  • Tough economic conditions hit Phoenix bottom line

    The tough economic climate and longer sale cycles have taken their toll on the bottom line at Phoenix IT Group with its half year results showing a drop in revenue and pre-tax profits. In an inter...

  • Government brings in vendors to combat cyber threat

    Security vendors have been given a chance to help the government improve levels of cyber security as part of a raft of measures taken to increase levels of protection against criminals and nation s...

  • Apple facing increased tablet competition

    The customer hunger for tablets continues to grow but market leader Apple faces more challenges to its tablet crown in the fourth quarter with rivals, including the latest entrant Amazon, looking t...

  • Storage resellers need to prepare now for big data surge

    The channel needs to prepare now if it aims to take advantage of the spread of the opportunities created by big data. A recent report from Ovum revealed that the demand for big data solutions is s...

  • Osborne under pressure to deliver in Autumn Statement

    With just a few days to go before the Chancellor stands up and delivers the Autumn Statement the pressure is on for him to deliver some indications he will help with confidence and growth. The Aut...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 25 November 2011

    A week when Hewlett-Packard had its first post-Leo results, Dixons was also busy filing its numbers and the question of how to sell cloud in distribution was exercising some debate in the channel. ...

  • Managing the data deluge

    All too often, storage is simply taken for granted. After all, the price of storage has dropped from approximately $100 in 1997 to around $0.10 last year.

  • Cloud rains pennies from heaven

    A lot of people in the channel look at cloud storage as a commodity sale: an end user wants to offsite a whole load of data and every couple of years bumps up their capacity. But a change in the wa...

  • Micro-P looks to unlock reseller orders with finance package

    Micro-P has unveiled a financing package for resellers in a bid to unblock the orders that would come through if credit was more readily available. The distributor has made the move to announce so...

  • Cloud aggregators may store up channel conflict

    The future of distributors in the cloud does not necessarily entail becoming an aggregator ofSaaS offerings, which could lead toincreased channel conflict,according to sector VAD Cloud Distribution...

  • Iomart buy-and-build bandwagon heads to Scotland

    Hostingand cloud services provider iomart Group has forked out £2.48m to acquire fellow Glasgow-based infrastructure provider EQSN, and signalled its ambition to continue growing through acqu...

  • Caution remains as Dixons losses deepen

    The retail sector has taken a hammering in recent months with Best Buy opting to close its stores, Kesa selling Comet for £2 and Dixons seeing its losses year-on-year continue to mount. Altho...

  • WD given EU green light to buy Hitachi HDD business

    Western Digital has been given the green light by the European Commission to complete its purchase of Hitachi's hard disk drive business. The $4.3bn deal had been referred to the EU's competition r...

  • Insight signs up as SAP cloud partner

    Insight has signed up to become a SAP Business ByDesign reseller adding its own services to those included in business intelligence vendors cloud suite. SAP has been pushing its Business ByDesign ...

  • Local councils continue to lose personal data

    The public sector continues to leak data at a worrying rate providing those resellers selling security and data management services with a fairly regular source of reference points to back up the p...

  • Cisco boss Phil Smith gets government nod

    Phil Smith, UK and Ireland CEO at Cisco, has been formally named as the new chair of the government's Technology Strategy Board, having been nominated earlier this year to replace IBM's Graham Spit...

  • Resellers urged to make cloud transition

    The time resellers have to make the move to the cloud is getting shorter with most in the channel advising a transition towards the hosted model if the growth in the market is going to be taken adv...

  • KCOM profits heading in right direction

    Half-yearly profitsat comms and networking provider KCOM Group are heading upwards on the back of a number of key public and private sector sales, including the awarding of preferred bidder status ...

  • HP server business cleans up after Thai floods, says Whitman

    Increasingly constrained supplies of hard disk drives as a result of the Thai flooding disaster heading into 2012 will play into HP's hands, according to CEO Meg Whitman. Presiding over her first q...