February 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 12

February 2011

  • GSS cuts public sector team as government sales slow

    Global Secure Systems has cut sales and back-office staff in reaction to the massive budget reductions across the public sector. The Worthing-based specialist security reseller generates around ha...

  • Extreme makes redundancies as growth slows

    Second quarter profits and sales at Extreme Networks have scraped in at the low-end ofpreviously issuedguidance, but a sluggish showing in the North American theatre meant the firm did not post mas...

  • Local difficulties could be lost in the cloud

    It appears that resellers are getting concerned about Microsoft's forthcomingOffice 365 cloud product and how they will fit into the company's plans. Understandable, given that everyone in the chan...

  • Egypt protesters turn to dial-up to beat broadband shut down

    The Egyptian government may have switched off the internet in panic last week, but this hasn't stopped ordinary Egyptians from taking to the web. Within hours of the shutdown, ISPs in Europe were s...

  • The companies that could create a decent rural broadband service

    Farningham in Kent is the slowest village in Britain, in broadband terms, according to a judgmental study by Top10.com. The village e-jits (slang for slow connectors) download at 1.30Mbps on average.

  • Ofcom told to look at practicalities of web site blocking

    Ofcom has been handed the task of discovering if the parts of the Digital Economy Act intended to block sites providing illegal content can be blocked. One of the main anti-piracy weapons in the A...

  • Network could grow productivity 5% annually, says Cisco CEO

    Speaking this morning at the Cisco Live event in London, Cisco CEO John Chambers has called for European businesses to use their networks to improve productivity in the economic recovery, and warne...

  • Tech sector stands out as M&A target

    The prospects of the tech sector being a ripe one for M&A activity look good with the valuations and returns being offered for investors much higher than in other areas of the economy. Accordi...

  • Latest results from the Net: Internet Protocol 4 - Available Addresses 0

    We're now down to the last 16 million addresses on IP4, according to Ovum. Which, in internet address space terms, is more or less scraping the barrel. Despite all the warnings that have been give...

  • Waste not want not

    Readers hopefully will remember the posting on 21 October that detailed the harsh penalties for breaking the laws on waste packaging. To embellish on the story further, the Environment Agency was g...

  • Naturally Speaking could make an ideal home sobriety testing kit

    An application using Naturally Speaking voice recognition software could flush outdrunks and those unfit for office. All we need now is someone to write it. As telecoms advocates, we're permanently...