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March 2011

  • Blackberry wilts as Apple blooms for enterprise users

    The popularity of Research in Motion's Blackberry smartphones declined in the fourth quarter of 2010 as enterprise employees chose Apple products as their preferred devices, according to a survey b...

  • Maintel sales up on Redstone customer acquisition

    Comms services outfit Maintel has reported a 13% increase inits 2010group sales to £22m followingthe acquisition of £2m worth ofbusiness from Redstone Converged Solutionsand the signing...

  • Trade group SIA plots next move in Oracle maintenance fight

    The Service Industry Association is meeting next month to determine its next plan of action in tackling issues with Oracle's hardware maintenance policies, which could include enlisting the support...

  • iPad is a curse for Acer and a blessing for Dell

    Acer has reason to curse the iPad. Not long ago, the Taiwanese vendor was riding the crest of the netbook wave and its notebooks were making serious inroads into the consumer market. The strength o...

  • Rescuers still hopeful of reaching buried story caught in a perfect corporate jargon storm

    Six days after being submerged under a downpour of corporate jargon, rescuers still haven't given up hope of rescuing a vaguely interesting story. The story, about a new IT product that could ...

  • Cloud growth will shake-up the UK software channel

    Resellers dragging their heels on moving to the cloud have been given another warning that the market is fundamentally changing and they face being left behind if they stick with traditional produc...

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

    Midwich seals Dell distribution deal Midwich confirmed this week that it is gearing up to sell Dell printers with a launch date set for later this month.As revealed byMicroScope last month, the Tex...

  • d-d-d-data rules

    Last December this blog detailed the first fines handed out by the Information Commissioner for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. Those fines may have been the first, but they clearly ar...

  • Samsung takes bite out of Apple tablet sales in Q4

    Competition is heating up in the tablet market but Apple's iPad remains the dominant force, accounting for nearly three of every four devices sold worldwide last quarter. According to data from IDC...

  • Software isn't the same as music or video

    The submissions are coming in from the industry to the Hargreaves Review to ensure that as the recommendations around protecting intellectual property are made the software world will have made sur...

  • Trustmarque notes tide turning in corporate land

    A rebound in spending among corporate customers is not a short term blip, according to Trustmarque CEOScott Haddow. The software and services reseller today posted results for the year to 31 Augus...

  • Government IP review needs to embrace software differences

    The Federation Against Software Theft has warned that the government's review of the intellectual property system might not benefit the software market because of the focus on protecting the copyri...

  • HP chief plans WebOS on every machine but do users want it?

    HP CEO Léo Apotheker is reported to have revealed plans to include the WebOS on every PC the vendor ships from 2012 onwards. Not that it's getting rid of Windows, you understand, but it will...

  • LSI sells external storage biz to NetApp

    Semiconductor, storage and networkingvendor LSI Corporationis walking away from the external storage systems game with $480m (£298m)in its back pocket after selling its Engenio business to Ne...

  • Veeam launches reseller accreditations

    Virtualisation backup and management vendor Veeam is extending the training it offers resellers and introducing its first specialist accreditations for partners. The vendor has taken the wraps off...

  • FAST puts focus on job protection with Tyneside campaign

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST)is tolaunch a new software piracy campaign at a special event inGateshead in a bid to raise awareness of the economic impact of knock-off software, with ...

  • Will the Cloud create a suffocating atmosphere for resellers?

    In the age of IT as a utility, is the box standard reseller doomed? This is one of many questions that Cloud Computing raises for the IT reseller. What should they do? Get out and start retraining ...

  • Tech M&A slows but recovery remains on track

    The move by Lumison to spend £22m for BlueSquare Data Services at the end of last month was the highlight in terms of M&A activity as the number of deals overall slowed from the start of ...

  • Super-fast broadband critical to recovery, says CIF

    The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF)has added its voice to calls for the government to take a more proactive line over super-fast broadband roll-out in the UK, saying that the economic recovery will be i...

  • Five minute interview: Ian Wells, Veeam

    An interview with Ian Wells, of Veeam