March 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 12

March 2011

  • Oracle UK server revenues tumble 40% in Q4

    Oracle risks becoming a bit part player in the in the UK server space after Q4 revenues tumbled 40% in an expanding market, IDC data has revealed. The latest embarrassment for Oracle's systems bus...

  • Rising above the cloud computing war

    by Rob Lovell, CEO of ThinkGrid The cloud computing market boomed during 2010 with more and more organisations adopting cloud services. As a cloud provider, customers are coming to us and our part...

  • IT insolvencies drop but caution remains

    The number of IT firms hitting the wall dropped slightly in January as the number of insolvencies across UK PLC dropped. The latest figures from Experian indicated that 37 IT firms failed at the s...

  • 2Ergo puts you in touch with Sir Philip Green at the Retail Week show

    The one on the right is Sir Philip Green, CEO of Arcadia Group. The one on the left is his wife, who lives in Monaco and is exempt from paying taxes in the UK. You'd have thought he wouldn't begrud...

  • Onyx warns of London net dependence

    Business continuity and disaster recovery outfit Onyx Group has warned of the dependence of the UK's internet traffic on a small number of routes through London as it opens a new Teesside data cent...

  • Criminals turn their attention to Twitter

    Twitter is firmly in the sights of hackers with the social networking platform seeing a hike in malicious activity as criminals start using it to spread malware. The social networking site continue...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 4 March 2011

    Oracle server sales hammered again in Q4 Oracletook a severepoundingin the server stakesin the last quarter of 2010, with EMEAshipments down 49% and revenues down 42%. However, having lost position...

  • Employees are protected

    The Transfer of Undertakings for the Protection of Employment - TUPE - protects employees and their employment when they transfer between businesses. When businesses are trading normally, employees...

  • MicroScope ACEs nominations open

    Nominations for the MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence have opened. The emphasis of the MicroScope channel awards is to recognise those suppliers that have really delivered excellence rather ...

  • File under 'Creepy': Japanese researchers develop 'fleshlike' mobile phone

    AFP reports that Japanese researchers have developed a mobile phone shaped like a person that has an outer coating that feels like human skin. The press release from Advanced Telecommunications...

  • HP trumpets arrival of ESSN EMEA distie boss

    HP has confirmed Michael Bernhardt as the head of distribution for its Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking business across EMEA, replacing Andrej Golob who quit before the end of last year. ...

  • As PC sales decline the channel must embrace the alternative

    Those customers hoping that they can keep iPads and smart phones away from their network are going to find themselves in the minority. Users are already voting with their feet towards new devices, ...

  • Is Alcatel-Lucent up for sale?

    Could Huawei be lining up a bid for Franco-American network vendor Alcatel-Lucent? It could happen, if reports in the business press are to be believed. An 11%surge in Alcatel-Lucent's share price ...

  • Three new awards for networkers, so get your ACEs entries in!

    If you hang around here long enough, you might hear me pass some remark about how the network has become the true heart of the IT industry. It's a bit of a cliche, but I believe it to be true. But ...

  • Blimey Russia's got 4G! Is Britain in the slow lane while Yota's data network is Putin on the Bitz?

    Russian mobile broadband company Yota has clinched a deal with the country's main network operators that makes it the 4G network provider for the Russian telecoms market. It will roll-out an LTE ne...

  • World's least appetising headline event

    Anyone up for this?

  • CBI calls on government to do more to protect IP

    UK software developers need to be protected with stronger intellectual property rights which are enforced globally and backed by the government. The CBI has urged the government to do more to prot...

  • Gartner cuts PC sales forecast on falling consumer demand

    The boom years of mobile PC adoption are all but over for now according to Gartner as consumers prolong usage of exiting systems or look at alternative devices to surf the Internet. Market dynamic...

  • Cisco adds WebEx to channel price list

    Having already launched a new cloud-centric partner programme and a series of changes to its partner accreditationsat its 2011 Partner Summit in New Orleans, Cisco has announced the addition of Web...

  • Be anti-social and stay private

    Social media - Twitter, Facebook and the like - have a lot to answer for. Divorce, terrorist threats and dismissals are all well known consequences of poorly judged postings. Indeed, the biggest mi...