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February 2011

  • First product from Nokia-Microsoft alliance could be Not Responding for Mobile

    The first product from the new Microsoft-Nokia alliance could be Not Responding for Mobile a cut down version of its popular Not Responding 2009. Tabloid journalists who hacked into Nokia's mobil...

  • Live tweet your Valentine messages with BT

    More news reaches us of networks being pushed into service on behalf ofthe lovesick, the lonely and the desperate. As Valentine's Day approaches,the PR world has already built up a good head of ste...

  • Customers fed up with mobile calls dropping out? Sell them a femtocell from ip.access

    Businesses that find their mobile calls dropping out are three times as likely to dump their operator. But that won't solve their problems. An S class femtocell from ip.access might! Consumers can ...

  • Is it just me...

    Tongue firmly in cheek for this one, but is it just me or do you get the feeling that Friday's just aren't quite what they used to be? The fun seems to have gone. The day reminds me of that moment...

  • Ingram Micro reveals progress in the cloud

    Ingram Micro is "actively" assembling a cloud portfolio in EMEA to stake its claim early in the development of the market. The distributor, which last night reported a 12% rise in Q4 sal...

  • Government suffers major setback in BSF cuts programme

    The government has lost its court case defending its decision to axe building schools for the future (BSF) projects in six local authorities. The BSF programme was cut in July 2010 by Michael Gove,...

  • Chess Telecom backs off voice provision to BT

    Buy-and-build comms reseller Chess Telecom will now offer voice services to its customers through BT Wholesale after inking amulti-million pound deal with the telco. The dealmeansthe voice requirem...

  • Vendors urged to be more transparent over software audits

    In the face of increasing software audits vendors have been advised to establish formal programmes to avoid damaging relationships with customers. The amount of activity by vendors keen to catch an...

  • Microsoft and Nokia. A coalition of the losers?

    The deal between Nokia and Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 the primary operating system for the mobile phone maker's products is opportune for both businesses, writes Billy MacInnes. As we have s...

  • Nokia, Microsoft deal 'will disrupt' mobile market

    As predicted this week, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop this morning made up with his old boss Steve Ballmer and announced a technology partnership between Microsoft and the struggling Finnish mobility vend...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 11 February 2011

    Microsoft to cut LAR fees by more than two thirds The feast of fees that Microsoft's larger LAR partners gorged on will turn to a relative famine from 11 September when sweeping changes to Enterpri...

  • Taking Uncle Sam to court - a sensible move?

    Should a business need to make a number of redundancies they may not want to be too picky about when they need to start collective consultations. The case of Nolan v USA - yes that's right, Nolan h...

  • What does migrating to IPv6 entail? Tell your network manager to read the manual!

    In the latest of his series of briefings on IPv4Jeff Smith,a strategist at Global Crossing,warns that the move to IPv6 will be less like a revolution and more like an evolution. Good news: migratio...

  • Channel facing rough ride as reseller insolvencies spike

    A spike in insolvencies during Q4 and higher incidence of bad debts hitting distribution last month indicate that the channel could face a rough ride in 2011. Many resellers and distributors cut co...

  • Cisco has got the consumer market all wrong

    Another quarter, and anotherset of disappointing results from Cisco, which did its best to spin its results positively, but couldn't disguise some serious problems. The big issue for many is the fi...

  • Even before the details are revealed iPad 2 is causing excitement

    Even before the product has hit the shelves, had its functions revealed by the vendor or had its channel strategy unveiled the blogosphere is already rife with talk of iPad 2. There seems to be a ...

  • Alcatel-Lucent profits on the way up at last

    Troubled networking vendor Alcatel-Lucentposted its first ever sequential rise in net profits during its fourth quarter,banking €340m (£288m)in the last three months of the year, after bookin...

  • Labelling firm latest to be named and shamed by BSA

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has kept its legal department busy with another large settlement with a firm caught out using unlicensed Microsoft software. Flintshire-based firm System Label...

  • We're backing Google in the Twitter acquisition war

    Loss-making social network Twitter is understood to be locked in acquisition talks with Facebook and Google, with the micro-blogging site thought to be worth around $10bn, says the WSJ. Leaving as...

  • Pat Hume pops up at GFI

    Networksecurity software outfit GFI has taken on the services of former SAP and Avaya channel sales supremo Pat Humeto run its worldwide sales operation. Hume will report directly to CEO Walter Sco...