April 2011

  • Etailers managing so far to dodge the impact of the VAT rise

    The VAT rise in January appears to have left etailers largely unscathed with the majority reporting sales have remained as expected through the first quarter. The hike to 20% in VAT earlier this y...

  • GoDaddy CEO under fire for shooting elephant

    We have all become wearingly familiar with the phrase "the elephant in the room", but Bob Parsons, CEO at domain and hosting provider GoDaddy has come up with a different take on it: &quo...

  • Android to dominate fast growing smartphone space, says IDC

    Worldwide smartphone sales are forecast to jump by 50% this year as consumers and businesses trade in their feature phones, according to IDC. The market watcher estimates 450 million units will be...

  • Computacenter pays £500k for minority stake in ICS Solutions

    Computacenter (CC) has coughed up £500,000 to acquire a minority stake in Microsoft SharePoint configuration services provider ICS Solutions. The Basingstoke-based Microsoft Gold Partner sel...

  • Resellers should operate as cloud computing aggregators, advises Quocirca analyst Clive Longbottom

    As a reseller you need to hold stock, you're hostage to the whims of a vendor and constantly getting credit crunched or screwed over on pricing. It'll be a lot less risky being a cloud computing se...

  • Church rewarded with Integralis board promotion

    The UK boss of Integralis has been rewarded for contributing heavily to helping the security specialist move back into the black with a promotion to the board. Yearly results released yesterday sh...

  • In-depth: InfoSec show preview

    Security starts right hereMicroScope's introduction to the 2011 InfoSec show will help you find your way aroundAs the great and the good of the security industry get ready to assemble in London for...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 1 April 2011

    Disties report first signs of UK shortages after quake The prospect of component shortages caused by the Japanese quake and tsunami are becoming a reality in the UK channel, according to distri...

  • RIDDOR rules

    The Health and Safety Executive has opened a consultation on proposed changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. Changes to RIDDOR were...