March 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 6

March 2011

  • Open sesame. Government to simplify ICT procurement

    The Government is to ensure that small firms and organisations are no longer shut out of its procurement processes because of "excessive bureaucracy and petty regulation". Further, procur...

  • Traditional tokens handed death sentence

    Few technologies have stood the test of time as well as physical tokens, but they're not perfect. The fact is there's a number of issues with their utilisation, some of which have been around since...

  • Apple faces exodus of customers over 'gay conversion' app

    Apple's app store has been very successful - the recently launched Mac app store has also been doing very nicely thank you - but the company has found itself in a number of compromising positions o...

  • Recycling company fined for illegal exportation of e-waste

    An electrical recycling company faces prosecution costs of £8,200 for illegally shipping old computers and electrical waste to Afghanistan, writes Jenny Williams. The owner of recycling compa...

  • Cisco should buy EMC if only to save it from Oracle

    As vendors such as Cisco, Dell, HP and IBMplough headlong into the data centre like runaway trains, the industry is seeing a growingnumber of bidding wars for storage networking companies. And natu...

  • Banks need to simplify lending process to ease credit flow

    With the budget just five days away the Chancellor has been called on to do more to ease small business lending to free up credit and access to funds for struggling SMEs. The government has alread...

  • Computacenter underwrites IT cost savings in VDC sales push

    Computacenter (CC) is trying to convince hard pressed CIOs to deploy its Virtual Data Centre by underwriting the IT cost savings. The services-based reseller has thrown its weight behind NetApp's ...

  • RSA reveals its servers have been hacked

    Security companies are constantly the focus of attacks but rarely do they suffer a breach as embarrasing as the one RSA has had to admit to. RSA executive chairman Art Coviello has penned an open ...

  • Corero sales down at end of tumultuous year

    Network securityand BPM outfitCorero has turned in full-year sales of £4m, down 18% on 2009, and reversed a full-year loss of £176,000 to post total comprehensive income of £404,0...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 18 March 2011

    Japanese earthquake to disrupt IT component supply In the wake of the 11 March earthquale that struck the north-east coast of Japan, analysts were quick to warn of potentially major disruption to t...

  • On yer bike

    The Office of Tax Simplification, a Quango created by the Coalition Government last year to look into simplifying the tax regimes that business and citizens endure, has now presented its findings t...

  • Microsoft admits LAR fee cuts may lead to consolidation

    Microsoft has defended the fundamental changes to LARs fees being implemented in the autumn but admitted that the overhaul may result in partner consolidation. From late September, two thirds of E...

  • Despite spam dip security channel has to continue education

    The dip in spam activity over the last few months might have given customers the idea that the fight against the malicious inbox blocking emails has been won. Spam levels dropped over the Christmas...

  • Is predictive analytics for the future of BI?

    by Peter Walker, UK country manager, Information Builders Business intelligence (BI) projects remain a priority for many organisations, with areas such as predictive analytics gaining traction as m...

  • Hosted comms market lacks coherent distribution model

    The revenue share of hosted communications servcies will soon be nipping at the heels of the on-premise model when it comes to enterprise comms deployments, according to new research from analysts ...

  • ScanSource is on the road to Hull

    Avaya, Panasonic and ShoreTel distie ScanSource is expanding its UK footprint into the north of England with the addition of a demo and training centre at its branch office in Hull, which 'til now ...

  • Resellers get on Dell's KACE

    A number of resellers have signed up as Dell KACE Certified partners in the UK to expand their formal relationship with the Texan tech titan's systems management business. The names include Kelway,...

  • Websense shares rise after sale talk

    Websense could be getting closer to selling itself after it emerged the vendor had turned to acquisition advisors to steer it through a sale process. According to Reuters, the security specialist k...

  • Logicalis acquires Inca Software for £8.65m

    Logicalis is forking out £8.65m to acquire the UK's largest IBM Cognos reseller Inca Software as it makes a play for the business analytics market. Under the terms of the deal, Inca parent A...

  • VAT changes in the Channel

    The VAT rules that allow firms in the Channel Islands to undercut UK mainland rivals are looking like they're about to end. Originally set up to help Guernsey flower growers, the VAT exemption ...