November 2011

  • There's still life below the cloud, says Redstone

    Network services provider Redstone has said it wants to build a business in the cloud, but not dominated by it, as it begins to rebuild its market position afterrecovering from a near write-off in ...

  • Accumuli sales up after integration hiccup

    Despite encounteringa small accounting anomaly on the balance sheet of its most recent acquisition, Boxing Orange,buy-and-build managed security services firm Accumuli has been reflecting ona "...

  • Ingram partners with Rise to give resellers cloud portfolio

    Ingram Micro has teamed up with cloud provider Rise to offer resellers a portfolio of hosted solutions. The partnership is part of the ongoing move by Ingram to promote the cloud to resellers as pa...

  • Huawei buys Symantec out of security JV

    Upwardly-mobile networking vendor Huawei has bought out Symantec's 49% share in the Huawei Symantec joint venture for$530m (£334m). The JV was set up in 2008 to develop security, storage and ...

  • Cloud demand and tight budgets the 'new normal'

    The combination of cloud, virtualisation and economic difficulties have combined to create a situation where there is demand for the latest IT innovations but not the budget.

  • Six Degrees plans buy-and-build strategy

    Six Degrees, the mid-market data service provider formed by former SpiriTel frontman Alastair Mills over the summer, has hired former Vodafone board director Peter Bamford as non-executive chairman...

  • Demand generation key to Kaspersky Lab channel plans

    Demand generation activities forms the main plank of the refreshed Kapsersky Lab channel programme, which is being rolled out across Europe and the US. The security vendor has overhauled its resel...

  • Column: Would you rather have world peace, or an iPad 2?

    Inthe first of a new series ofcolumns for MicroScope.co.uk, Billy MacInnestries to make sense of a glut of surveys on the tablet market. The onward march of the tablet is reflected in the most rece...

  • Column: SAP gets starry-eyed at SAPPHIRE NOW conference

    Last week Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) gave the performance of his life, as himself, playing the role of a big fan of SAP!

  • Top Daisy partners admitted to new Orange programme

    Mobile airtime distie Daisy Distribution has invited 11 top-performing partners to form part of a new Orange business partner programme called Fusion, which is to be formally launched on 6 December...

  • Kyocera Mita approved as higher education print supplier

    Kyocera Mita has been approved as a supplier of printers, software and managed services by the National Educational Printer Agreement (NEPA) framework giving the vendor the chance to sell to Univer...

  • Small business lending drops

    The level of credit that banks are providing to SMEs has declined despite the best efforts of the government to force them to increase the flow of cash to smaller firms. Under the terms of Project...

  • UK PC market fluctuations "bottom out" in Q3, says Gartner

    Although the UKPC markettook another predictable batteringduring Q3, there may bea little cause foroptimism, according to Gartner, with research director Ranjit Atwal taking a cautiouslypositive vi...

  • Tablets start to deliver significant revenue for distributors

    Tablets are starting to deliver for distribution with the hardware now the third largest revenue earner for that tier of the channel across Europe. The latest figures from research firm Context sh...

  • In-depth: Staying on the right side of the ICO

    Are you a business that holds personal information on staff or customers? If so, you need to be aware of a new Code of Practice recently published by the Information Commissioner's Office which off...

  • Big data investments present channel opportunity

    Storage channel specialists should be looking to get revenue out of big data projects in the next couple of years as customers plan to spend in this area. Research from Ovum has indicated that bot...

  • European tech M&A spending stable

    Things remain stable on the technology mergers and acquisitions front across Europe although there were only a couple of $1bn plus deals in the last month. The latest figures from M&A watcher ...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 11 November

    Another busy week with Kesa selling Comet for £2, John Chambers talking tough at Cisco and more legal costs heading the way of the BSA. Cisco to competitors: no more Mr Nice Guy Cisco CEO J...

  • IAITAM brings asset management courses to UK channel

    Former FAST boss John Lovelock is returning to the channel at the helm of US IT asset management (ITAM) outfit IAITAM, which is expanding into Europe having previously managed the region out of the...

  • Five minute interview: Bill Roth, LogLogic

    MicroScope puts its questions to Bill Roth, chief marketing officer atLogLogic What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom?Best advice: Never take a job with "Special Project...