March 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 7

March 2011

  • Wi-Fi security luddite? The ICO is coming for you!

    The Information Commissioner's Office today published new guidance for home Wi-Fi security after a YouGov report found that 40% of home users did not understand how to manage the security settings ...

  • IDC forecasts cloud growth to equal on-premise in 2011

    The cloud will generate half of the anticipated growth in the European software market this year, according to research by IDC. The market watcher estimates that on-premise software will rise by j...

  • Gamma hails comms channel resurgence

    B2B comms provider Gamma Telecom has pointed to growing levels of channel confidence after posting record financial results for 2010. Underlying revenues at the Newbury-based firm were up 5.6% year...

  • Avaya, Cisco, Juniper named to ethical companies list

    Ethisphere, a think-tank specialising in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, has named Avaya, Cisco and Juniper Networks to its 2011 rundown of the...

  • Apple makes right call with delayed Japanese iPad 2 launch

    There are moments when real life is bigger than a technology launch and so perhaps it is a wise decision of Apple to delay the iPad 2 launch in Japan. The vendor has announced that it will indefin...

  • Systemax breaks through $1bn barrier in Q4 but profits slide

    Systemax just broke through the $1bn (£621m) sales barrier in calendar Q4 powered by an upturn in B2B spending, but rising costs and integration charges contributed to a 31% slide in profits....

  • Wolverhampton City Council latest to fall foul of ICO

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fingered Wolverhampton City Council for dumping files in a skip and breaching the Data Protection Act. Since the start of the year the ICO has been ...

  • BT names new Openreach head

    BT has named its group director of strategy and regulatory affairs, Olivia Garfield,to chief executive at its critical'last mile' Openreach division. Garfield replaces Steve Robertson, who has held...

  • Resellers set to benefit as operational tech and IT converge

    The gap between traditional IT and specific technology designed for vertical markets is narrowing opening up potential fresh opportunities for resellers. According to Gartner there is widespread c...

  • Replace gardening leave with volunteering to help society

    Following on from BusinessMan's blog about gardening leave today (16 May) and the issue of whether companies can enforce it even if it isn't in an employee's contract, it occurred to me that in the...

  • Garden leave - can an employer dig itself out of a hole?

    When it comes to senior or key staff leaving it's often the case that employers will put the employee on 'garden leave' - they'll be paid during their notice period whilst being kept at home and aw...

  • How press releases get bonged off - PR

    An email arrives in our in-box, explaining why and how [name withheld] is helping the channel make the transition from selling hardware and software to selling services. But, they're made one ...

  • Tablets cannibalising notebook sales, warns Canalys

    Market watcher Canalys has forecast that every10 media slates bought by consumers and businesses this year will cannibalise sales of five notebooks or netbooks. The channel analyst estimates world...

  • Time to rally behind core Cisco business, says Comstor

    Cisco distie Comstoris speaking up forits vendor partnerafter John Chambers used his keynote at the recent New Orleans partner summit to reaffirm the vendor's commitment to its core switching and r...

  • Resellers have role to play helping users manage security

    A burden of numerous security tools, various vendor contracts and a need to update systems to combat ongoing threats is causing major headaches for users. According to research carried out by the ...

  • Ingram Micro gets slice of ZyXEL distribution pie

    SME broadband networking vendor ZyXEL has signed an agreement with Ingram Micro to offer its full range of products, including UTM firewalls, switching and routing, wireless LAN and storage kit. Ta...

  • SME optimism high ahead of Olympics, says Cisco

    Cisco has published research suggesting that the SME sector will be the driver of economic recovery in the UK, and talked up the importance of the 2012 Olympics in "kick-starting" the UK ...

  • UK firms failing to understand security threat

    UK firms are not only unprepared for hackers but have little comprehension of the way the latest attacks are mounted. The need for greater awareness of potential security problems accompanies the s...

  • Serco acquires Lawrence Dallaglio, contact centre firm

    Outsourcing and BPO giant Serco has put down £55.9m - including £16.4m of debt repayment - toacquire contact centre services provider The Listening Company. The public sector ICT specia...

  • Under fire Apotheker sets out cloudy HP strategy

    Léo Apotheker has sought to distance himself from growing levels of criticism of HP and unveiled a new strategy for the company, with the emphasis firmly on cloud and connectivity. Apotheke...