May 2011

  • Services demand bounces back after recessionary low

    Spending on IT services appears to be returning after a recessionary dip providing revenue for vendors and channel partners. SAP's recent results indicated that the demand for its services had ris...

  • Mimecast to push VARs towards Office 365 opportunity

    Cloud emailmanagement firm Mimecast is looking to its partner channel to exploit the imminent release of Microsoft's new Office 365 suite, which is expected later in the year. Speaking to MicroScop...

  • EU doesn't want to be late

    The European Union has adopted the European Late Payments Directive, which, by 16 March 2013 at the latest, will bring in 30 day payment terms. Under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Inte...

  • Bad news for O2 customers

    Now could be a good time

  • ScanSource sees slowdown in large deals

    Networking and comms distributor ScanSource has noted a slowdown in large deals as quarterly revenues for the period ended 31 March came in slightly below expectations. "All of our geograp...

  • Outsourcing market showing maturity

    The growth in managed services has been gatering momentum over the last couple of years benefitting resellers as well as dedicated outsourcing players. Figures from a report commissioned by the Bu...

  • SAP shows being green can save serious amounts of money

    SAP has been in the vanguard of those talking of the importance of sustainability, even when the recession took green off the agenda, and has shown that saving the planet can save serious amounts o...

  • Mitel promotes Bevington to new role, re-jigs R&D ops

    Mitel CEO Rich McBee has set in motion a series of changes to the unified comms vendor's strategy, including a refocus of its R&D strategy on the mid-market, a realignment of its sales and chan...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 29 April 2011

    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 ...

  • What is a document?

    You probably think that a document is something that can only be paper based. However, a recent ruling involving HMRC in pursuit of their powers to examine had led to the courts interpreting docume...

  • Checking out cheques

    If you are a business that still accepts cheques as a method of payment, so long as a cheque guarantee card is supplied, you need to be aware of the withdrawal of the cheque guarantee card scheme f...