December 2011

  • Contingency plans must be in place if Eurozone crisis deepens

    The Eurozone crisis is something that CIOs must be preparing to deal with now according to one of the major analyst houses which has raised staff morale and supply chain risks as some of the proble...

  • DiData puts cloud business at centre of 2012 plans

    Systems integrator Dimension Data has labelled its growing cloud business as a key strategic priority for the next 12 months, following its acquisition of enterprise cloud firm OpSource in July. Sp...

  • Changes in data breach laws get thumbs up

    There are growing expectations that details of proposed changes in data breach laws across the EU will emerge this side of the new year with those in the security industry welcoming a tougher stanc...

  • Column: Solving the mysteries of Twitter

    If you give people something interesting, they'll follow you. They'll respect you. When you become really useful to them, they will start to take a personal interest in you

  • Blue Coat sells up to private equity player Thoma Bravo

    The director's of WAN optimisation specialist Blue Coat have recommended shareholders back an acquisition by a US investor group Thoma Bravo in a deal worth $1.3bn. Blue Coat will continue to focus...

  • Appirio picks up Saaspoint to support European expansion

    UK cloud services specialist Saaspoint has been snapped up by US firm Appirio as part of a move designed to extend the global reach of the American outfit. The deal, the fourth this year by Appiri...

  • Consumerisation changing the reseller pitch

    The growth of consumerisation is changing the way technology is used in the workplace and is changing the contacts resellers need to have relationships with if they are to sell products and service...

  • Imation Mobile Security kicks off partner programme

    Imation Mobile Security has rolled out a security partner programme after bedding in the IronKey products into its portfolio encouraging resellers to get behind its range of secure portable storage...

  • In-depth: Managing millions of megabytes

    The number of megabytes and terabytes might be lower than those racked up in the enterprise and the technology currently being used might have a slight legacy feel to it but the SME sector still re...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 09 December 2011

    It could have been very easy this week to forget that there was a world outside of Brussels as Europe's leaders converged on the City to try and save the Euro. But in the tech world there were some...

  • Helping customers avoid information overload

    by Martyn Christian, CMO, Kofax In today's modern world, information floods in to companies in a number of different forms. Data from emails, invoices, purchase orders, and so on, all needs to be ...

  • Easy does it - smooth migration key to UC, VoIP deployment

    Yaniv Epshtein, director UK & Nordics atAudioCodes, explores how topull off acustomer unified comms or voice over IP deployment without a hitch. It seems a very long time ago but ever since the...

  • Klein returns to distie channel in Maverick role

    Former Ingram Micro, Steljes and Computer 2000 boss Julian Klein is returning to the channel after a lengthy absence to take up the post of European development director at Tech Data-owned audio-vi...

  • C2000 takes wraps off electronic software activation service

    Computer 2000 has rolled out electronic software activation and the option of downloads for its resellers to speed up the support they offer customers. The TDActivate-here service is designed to h...

  • Technology Strategy Board given role in boosting SME growth

    Further details are emerging of the ways the government is aiming to stir growth in the SME sector with its Innovation and Research Strategy being published today.

  • Xirrus pushes WLAN services into MSP channel

    Wireless networking vendor Xirrus has launched a new programme targeting managed services providers, and says it will be pushing a number of services into the channel that it has previously provide...

  • Civica signs SAM pact with FAST Ltd

    Software asset management (SAM) and IT compliance specialist FAST Ltd has teamed up with IT services house Civica to offer FAST's customers access to additional expertise around licensing and ICT p...

  • Home workers putting data at risk

    The growth of working from home and consumerisation has taken off this year providing workers with the chance to be more flexible but with the unwanted consequence of placing corporate data at risk...

  • Ipanema launches VAD programme

    WAN optimisation specilaist Ipanema Technologies is adding a value-added distributor track to its recently-launched Advantage Partner Programme in the UK. The firm said the launch would enable its ...

  • SugarCRM to open Cambridge base

    Following its selection by the government as the only open sourceoption for CRM deployments in the public sector,software specialist SugarCRM is to cut the ribbon on a new UK base in Cambridge to s...