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April 2011

  • Cost cutting days end as users look to IT to support growth

    The time of leaning on technology primarily as a cost cutting aid appear to be coming to an end with customers looking to IT as a means to support growth. The cost-cutting emphasis had been a feat...

  • Dead Men Don't Read Mailshots - Capscan's new service will save you from investigating phoney leads

    Scenes from the Steve Martin film Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, a spoof on the genre of tough guy private detectives, usually played by Humphrey Bogart. Do Dead Men Read Junk Mail? If not, Capsca...

  • Polycom exploits video demand to deliver Q1 earnings spike

    Unified comms vendor Polycomhas againcapitalised on demand for video and telepresence solutions after posting record sales and profits for the first quarter of its fiscal 2011. For the three months...

  • The world strongly supports intellectual property rights

    Intellectual property rights - copyrights, patents and trademarks - provide the legal framework necessary for creative enterprise like commercial software development to flourish, writes Robert Hol...

  • Royal Wedding fever. Track the happy couple on your mobile!

    With just three breathless days to go until the wedding of the century,we're pulling out allthe stops to bring you the latest network and mobility innovations to help you get the most out of the bi...

  • Cloud spend set for explosive growth

    The global cloud market is set for explosive growth over the rest of the decade as it more than quadruples current revenues. According to research from Forrester the cloud market will hit $241bn b...

  • How to sell audio-visual (and more importantly, why)

    Audio-visual (AV) solutions may seem like "foreign territory," traditionally handled by specialised integrators, but that's rapidly changing in the world of IT departments and IP communic...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 22 April 2011

    Micro Focus CEO walks after a year in the job Nigel Clifford, CEO at UK software player Micro Focus, has been given theheave-ho after just 12 months in the hotseat.Non-executive chairman Kevin Loos...

  • Incorporate now

    If you are in the early stages of setting up a new business or you are an existing, but unincorporated business, say a partnership or sole trader, now may be a good time to consider changing to a l...

  • Minimum Wage Rises

    As is the custom, the Government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission in terms of the new rate for the National Minimum Wage. This means that from 1 October 2011: the a...

  • Exporting help

    More British exporters, including many SMEs, are now eligible to apply for short term credit insurance from ECGD, the UK export credit agency. ECGD's short term insurance has previously only b...

  • Three jailed for BT cable theft

    Three men have been convicted in an East London court after stealing BT cable tagged with a newliquid marker from forensic technology outfit SmartWater. This is the first conviction that BT has sec...

  • Consumerisation of IT looms large on security agenda

    The consumerisation of IT has been one of the main themes of the InfoSec show over the last three days in London. The rise in flexible working and the increasing move by employers to allow their s...

  • Daisy Wholesale shows off new director line-up

    Daisy Wholesale, the reseller-facing arm of expansive business comms firm Daisy Group, has named new sales, operations and finance directors. Comms channelveteran Garry Growns, Daisy's new sales di...

  • Apple predicts small Japan hit, puts iPhone shortage behind it

    Apple has become the latest vendor to predict some material impact on future sales and earnings arising from the 11 March earthquake in Japan. Speaking on Apple's Q2 2011 earnings call yesterday, C...

  • Don't get stung by mobile roaming charges - get stung by something else

    Tru, formerly known as Truphone, is a mobile network operator that promises you the option of making mobile calls and internet searches while you're abroad, without getting trollied by the mobile r...

  • Get some protection

    Small businesses need to do more to protect and exploit their innovations, according to research published by the Intellectual Property Office. The 'Intellectual Property Awareness Survey of B...

  • Buying protection for your iPad and iPhone on Speck

    Speck is the worldwide leader (isn't everyone?) in iPad, iPhone, MacBook cases and covers. It also sells a massive range of other electronic device accessories. I quite like this Cobalt Blue s...

  • Withings launches blood pressure monitor for Smart phones

    Here's the new Blood Pressure Monitor from Withings. You use the computing power of your Smart phone to manage the blood pressure measuring equipment and the system can automatically phone your doc...

  • When you're staggering home, bent over double in agony.. BOA has an app for that

    Sometimes, late at night, I find myself weaving along the street, bent over double as I stare at the pavement, wishing I hadn't indulged myself and desperate for the agony to end.