December 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK

December 2011

  • The year distribution grapsed the cloud challenge

    When the downturn first really kicked in back in September 2008 we all looked to the economists and analysts to tell us when it would get better. They sketched out the future with 2011 as a year of...

  • In-depth: Security predictions for 2012 part two

    As we look to find out more about what the security market holds next year we canvas opinions from more industry players keen to share their insights. Derek Oliver, director and CEO of Ravenswood ...

  • News review of the year Q4

    Cisco was slamming its rival HP as the fallout from its CEO changes continued, the Thailand floods caused havoc in the hard disk drive market and December started with some distribution veterans re...

  • In-depth: Security predictions for 2012 part one

    To get an insight into what is on the horizon in the security market next year we have canvassed opinion from several companies to find out what those in the industry think is round the corner in 2...

  • News review of the year Q3

    A quarter including the cloud, the BSA cracking down on licensed software and some sobering thoughts about the state of the economy from some of the major players in distribution. July The Busin...

  • Column: Why do they call it cloud

    OK, this week I'm not going to mess around. I'm going to come right out and ask the big question: Why on earth did they call it cloud computing? As far as I know, the only thing that comes from cl...

  • News review of the year Q2

    The second quarter saw the consequences of the Japanese quake continue to impact the industry and MicroScope get new owners. Elsewhere in the channel there were signs that the public sector cuts we...

  • In-depth: Technology to pitch in 2012

    by Billy MacInnes Last month, Gartner published its technology and trend predictions for the next few years and among the dominant trends were a greater move towards cloud computing and increasing ...

  • K3 makes it a trio of acquisitions with Retail Systems Group buy

    K3 seems intent on getting caught up in the rush to buy Christmas presents splashing out for its own chunk of high street expertise in the form of Retail Systems Group, just a week after it picked ...

  • News review of the year Q1

    What will people say when they look back over 2011? It's been a tough year economically as the world continues to try to recover from the global crisis of 2008 triggered by the banks. On the techno...

  • The battle of the business operating systems

    Dave Everitt, general manager EMEA at Absolute Software, looks at the changing OS landscape and assesses the future prospects. The landscape for IT departments in 2011 is changing dramatically. A s...

  • Five minute interview: Neil Hollister, CRYPTOCard

    Tell us what you do for a living.I'm the CEO of CRYPTOCard, which means I balance evangelising authentication-as-a-service and then ensuring that our company continues to do it better than anybody ...

  • Column: The dark side of crowdsourcing

    We are indebted to the tireless investigators from the University of California, Santa Barbara who have doggedly trawled Chinese crowdsourcing websites and uncovered a multimillion-dollar industry.

  • In-depth: 2011, how was it for you?

    As the curtainsare pulled on another year it provides the channel with a chance to look back and take stock. In many respects 2011 was like the year before with success having to be hard earnt and ...

  • Fall-out from Thai floods set to run into first quarter

    As manufacturer inventories run dry and prices start to climb further the impact of the Thailand floods on the hard disc drive market is likely to make it a difficult period from the start of next ...

  • SAM pitched as the answer for those risking software problems

    Software Asset Management (SAM) specialists have highlighted the latest company caught out by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) as a reason more companies should take advantage of tools that wil...

  • Node4 bags pro cycling sponsorship deal

    Datacentre provider Node4 has announced it is to become the title sponsor ofa UK-based pro cycling team for the 2012 season, reflecting a surge of interest in the sportboth inside and outside the t...

  • New Azzurri boss pledges stability, growth for 2012

    Managed comms integrator Azzurri has negotiated a new financing facilityand announced the appointment of Vim Vithaldas as CEO, replacing Mark Quartermaine, who is heading for the exit afterjust ove...

  • Steria keeping eye on wage bill as staff walk out

    Steria has set out its position over a pay dispute with staff revealing that it cannot add to its wages bill in the current economic climate. The IT services company has run into a dispute with Un...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 16 December 2011

    Unlicensed software costs grandstand seating firm £11K A grandstand seating company hasbeen forced to settle and shell out£11,000 afterbeing caught using unlicensed software by the Busi...