May 2011

  • CDG signs UK distribution contract with Egenera

    Infrastructure software management vendor Egenera has appointed application availability specialist distributor CDG to sell its PAN Manager data centre managementsoftware package in the UK and Irel...

  • Lenovo extends credit to help cash constrained users

    Lenovo Financial Services is extending credit facilities to resellers across the UK and France as it looks to exploit the upswing in attitudes towards leasing. The vendor, in partnership with CIT ...

  • In-depth: The chance for the channel to exploit bank holidays

    When people look back at 2011 and think of April they will no doubt remember the Royal Wedding and the unusual summer like conditions enjoyed by most of the country. But for businesses in the chann...

  • Cookie Monster V2

    On April 8 BusinessMan reported that the Government has to bring into effect new EU legislation on website cookies. That legislation is now coming into law on 26 May - earlier than anticipated. ...

  • Stone to resell Lenovo PCs to UK education market

    Staffs-based public sector PC supplier Stone has signed a deal with Lenovo to supply the Chinese manufacturer's kit to the British education market combined with Stone's bespoke configuration and s...

  • Trustmarque bolsters cloud credentials with Nimbus buy

    Value-added reseller Trustmarque has widened its ability to provide hosted services to customers after acquiring cloud infrastructure specialist Nimbus Technology Systems.

  • HP hands TSD security product exclusive

    Hewlett-Packard is looking to Technical Services Distribution (TSD) to expand its security reseller numbers after handing the channel player exclusive rights to its ProtectTools portfolio. The dis...

  • Don't repeat the mistakes of the outsourcing debacle

    Cloud service is less nebulous than outsourcing says Savvis. A detailed breakdown of cloud services makes them more likely to succeed. At Data Centre 2011 in Nice Neil Cresswell (Left) MD for Savvi...

  • Microsoft adds Skype to comms portfolio in $8.5bn deal

    Microsoft and Skype have confirmed days of industry speculation after announcing that Redmond is to buy private-equity backed VoIP specialist Skype for $8.5bn (£5.2bn). The agreement, which h...

  • Steve Jobs: business genius or football manager?

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs has a reputation for being tough but the latest anecdote about the less than perfect launch of its MobileMe online service in 2008, shows that a brutal boss can also be, intent...

  • Burden of security education wrongly falling on staff

    The opportunity for security resellers to educate users around the risks of failing to protect their data appears to be as high as ever. Corporate security polices are increasingly coming under st...

  • Dell adds Premier tier to PartnerDirect VAR scheme

    Dell is to add a new tier to its PartnerDirect programme to support its aim of becoming an end-to-end ICT solution player. As previously revealed by MicroScope, Dell has been mulling the addition o...

  • Pensions Bill Passed

    The House of Lords has just passed the Pensions Bill, leaving it to complete the House of Commons (which means that it can be considered a shoe-in) before it goes for Royal Assent. This means t...

  • Cloud testing services could make NHS IT disasters a thing of the past

    Here's Fred Beringer, who could save the British tax payer millions of pounds, with a new improved cloud service for testing IT systems. The NHS's terrible record of offensively expensive IT failu...

  • Tech Data stakes a claim to the Cisco Cius

    Over in the States, C2000 and Azlan-parent Tech Data has stakeda claim on Cisco's upcomingCius tablet, announcing it will make the device available to Cisco Advanced UC partners from the end of May...

  • NetSumo to beef up Brocade service provider support

    Network and storage vendor Brocade has signed an agreement to provide advice, installation and 24/7 support services to ISP, hosting and ecommerce businesses through networking support specialist N...

  • Sir Peter Rigby continues to show the wealth in reselling

    There are few things in life that remain certain but the ability of Sir Peter Rigby to top the wealth charts in the channel has been a constant over the last few years. The founder of Specialist C...

  • Research: A strong start to 2011 for the channel

    by Mehryar Hamid The first quarter of 2011 has been one of global chaos and turmoil. From the devastating earthquake that hit Japan, to the debt crisis and economic woes of the Eurozone, to the re...

  • In-depth: UK firms still in first gear in cloud drive

    While substantial growth in cloud computing and its various sectors is being predicted, reports are that firms in the UK are a little behind the global take up. Linda Endersby investigates. There ...

  • MicroScope starts life in London

    MicroScope has started life in Marble Arch this morning in the offices of its new owners TechTarget. The website and the digital magazine will still be the places to visit and read your essential c...