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June 2011

  • Travelodge adds its name to growing data breach list

    Budget hotel chain Travelodge has become the latest well known firm to have to hold its hands up to a data breach after it revealed some customers had become victims of a spam attack. In an email s...

  • Taken in by an ego massage

    The other day an email dropped into the inbox that cried out for some attention. Apparently someone had recognised my talents and wanted to offer me a job. At last, Ithought, he is one of those leg...

  • Turning back on loss-making deals hits Oracle hardware sales

    Oracle's decision to walk away from unprofitable deals caused it to suffer a drop in hardware sales and its latest quarterly results exposed the lack of impression the Sun product line had made on ...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 24 June 2011

    Virgin criticised for virus response Virgin Media has been criticised for informing users that their PCs had become infected by a virus via letters rather than more immediate email. TheISP has been...

  • Equality challenge

    The Government is planning yet more cuts to red tape with a new Red Tape challenge website. Equality legislation applies to almost every area of the public and private sector and businesses (and vo...

  • York firm latest to be caught out by BSA

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has caught out another business that failed to pay for its software landing the York-based Salamander Organisation with a settlement that will set it back &poun...

  • Magirus close to finalising VCE programme

    Magirus is close to finalising the details of the VCE partner programme as the scheme is rolled out across Europe for resellers selling the products from the technology consortium of Cisco, VMware ...

  • Ex-Colt SME head Andy Horn turns up at Easynet

    Andy Horn, former head of SMEs at Colt, has pitched up at Easynet's SME division, Easynet Connect, to run its UK operations. Horn will be taking charge of the firm's sales, marketing and channel de...

  • Maverick hires three to drive Promethean channel

    C2000's audtio-visual arm Maverick has announced three new appointments to drive sales of Promethean's educationt echnology and interactive whiteboard solutions through VARs. Former RMsenior produc...

  • Micro Focus misses forecasts at end of disappointing year

    Kevin Loosemore, the executive chairman of embattled UK software player Micro Focus, has been speaking candidly about the firm's recent troubles at the end of its financial year. Loosemore, who too...

  • Opinion: Proper decorum for the meeting of the future

    Chris Barrow, advanced technologies marketing manager at Avaya, talks video-conferencing novices through the etiquette of appearing on camera. It is often said that there is no second chance to mak...

  • Red Hat sees 'fundamental shift' towards cloud spending

    Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst has pointed to a "fundamental shift" towards cloud and virtualisation spending among business ICT buyers which is starting to benefit the open sou...

  • New approach to mobile backhaul vital as networks crack under data strain, says Virgin Media

    George Wareing, head of mobile and broadcast at Virgin Media Business talks about the need for a new approach to mobile backhaul as networks continue to creak under the weight of data traffic. A co...

  • Exceptional charges wipe out Dixons Retail profits

    Exceptional charges and a tough economic climate have wiped outany profits that Dixons Retailhoped to deliver in the last fiscal year. The costs of shutting downits Spanish operation, writing down...

  • High noon for high risk tax schemes

    HMRC have issued a consultation document to counter the continued marketing and use of high risk tax avoidance schemes. The document - "High Risk Tax Avoidance Schemes" - proposes to list...

  • Avnet to bring Force10 Networks lines to UK

    Force10 Networks has moved toaugment its UK distribution channel after signing an agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions to sell its high-performance datacentre networking kit in EMEA. The two f...

  • Daisy bursts seams of Lancashire base

    Daisy Group has revealed plans to create 100 new jobs before Christmasat its base in Nelson, Lancashire, and will be holding a recruitment day next month. Having outgrown its current premises, thef...

  • Ciena maps return to profitability this year

    Optical networking vendor Ciena has said it is targeting net profitability by the end of the financial year, having posted a string of quarterly net losses since buying Nortel's metro Ethernet netw...

  • Comet parent weighing up options over retailer's future

    The future of Comet could become clearer as its parent looks to get the struggling retailer back on track to get the best outcome for shareholders. In the medium-term its likely to include some re...

  • Public sector decline hits UK software and services market

    The performance of the top software and services companies in the UK remains relatively flat in growth terms as the impact of the challenging economic conditions continues to be played out. Accordi...