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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. The broadband provider has been proactive in tellin...

  • RIM to cull staff in face of Android, Apple assault

    RIM is to embark on a drastic cost-cutting drive that will see undisclosed numbers of redundancies across the firm, and the "reallocation of resources to areas that offer highest growth opport...

  • Five minute interview: Lee Casselman, Zebra Technologies

    MicroScope puts its questions to Lee Casselman, UK channel manager at Zebra Technologies What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom?Best advice: Use your brains not your hands to...

  • XTG expands European rental business with Livingston buy

    Xchange Technology Group (XTG) has continued to expand in the rental market acquiring the assets of Livingston Electronic Services just six months after it picked up Hamilton Rentals. Livingstone o...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 17 June 2011

    Business intelligence and cloud on midmarket agenda Getting greater business intelligence is the key requirement for mid-market customers as they look to get greater insights into their operations ...

  • When vanity killed the video star. Could human insecurity kill off telepresence?

    We live in a world of video. From the near constant monitoring of our urbanised lives by CCTV, to the growing ubiquity of video-conferencing and telepresence, the cameras truly seem to be taking ov...

  • Restless staff?

    According to jobs website, Monster, 30 per cent of workers spend more than three hours a week looking for a job whilst at work, 16 per cent look for more than five hours a week and a staggering 7 p...

  • Would Oracle have dropped Itanium support if it hadn't bought Sun?

    The bust up between Oracle and HP over Oracle's decision to drop support for Itanium-based servers is intriguing. To my mind, once you get past the claims and counter-claims, the only question that...

  • Nortel sets stage for patent bidding war

    Citing a"significant level of interest" Nortel has today delayed the auction of 6,000 patents, its last significant remaining asset, to the end of the month, setting the stage for a poten...

  • HP and Oracle chip spat goes legal

    Relationships between Hewlett-Packard and Oracle continue to deteriorate with the two vendors heading for the courts over an Itanium chip dispute. The two vendors have been trading verbal blows ev...

  • SolarWinds can make virtualisation a simple pleasure

    It's only when you look at an ant under a magnifying glass that you realise how often they spontaneously burst into flames, according to a study byDr Harry Hill, at St George's teaching hospital in...

  • Microsoft sounds alarm over fake security scam

    Microsoft has warned end users and partners of a growing internet-based scam whereby criminals pose as IT security engineers and cold call potential targets claiming to represent legitimate firms. ...

  • Jaspersoft anticipates open source growth

    Open source specialist Jaspersoft has outlined ambitions to grow its business in the UK hoping to surf the wave of interest from more firms looking for an alternative to existing software packages....

  • ScanSource VARs get 'meet the vendor' webinar programme

    ScanSource is giving its VAR community the chance to catch up on new product developments, market trends and ask questions of their vendor partners through a series of weekly online webinars. The s...

  • BlueAnt makes better mobile gadgets for shouty Apprentice wannabes

    The awful mobile apps featured on The Apprentice were totally Amstrad.Nick Booth exploressome much better gizmos. The concept of customer relationship marketing always makes me nervous. Handing ove...

  • Enterprises struggling with security defences

    Lack of time, skills and budget are all holding back enterprise users from taking the right security steps to keep their data safe. Research from Hewlett-Packard, undertaken at this years InfoSec ...

  • HMRC seeks missing VAT

    HM Revenue & Customs have launched an initiative to crack down on individuals and businesses who are trading above the VAT threshold (presently £71000) but who have not yet registered for...

  • RSA's Chris Johnson to lead HP EMEA storage business

    Former RSA vice president and general manager Chris Johnson is heading to HP to take up the role of vice president of HP Storage in EMEA. Johnson willoversee general business management at HP's sto...

  • Trustmarque sets sights on growth

    Trustmarque has revealed it has plans to expand both in its number of regional offices and possibly through acquisition after delivering a solid set of fiscal year numbers. The reseller has been un...

  • Daisy flies Scottish flag with new Strathclyde office

    Comms and internet solutions provider Daisy Group is talking up its commitment to businesses north of the border as it unveils a new facility at Belshill, near Glasgow and launched new Daisy Scotla...