June 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 6

June 2011

  • Vulnerable travellers have a new patron saint

    Under EC regulations, we are all entitled to refunds for cancelled and delayed flights. But there's a catch, of course. The airlines hold all the cards and make claiming your refund nigh on impossi...

  • Top Layer rebrands to Corero Network Security

    Following its acquisition in February by buy-and-build venture Corero, network IPS specialist Top Layer has today announced its formal rebranding to Corero Network Security and launched a new DDoS ...

  • Wick Hill and Expand Networks pair up for Oracle, SAP push

    Security and convergence VAD Wick Hill is dipping its toes in the fast-frowing WAN optimisation and acceleration market following the signing of a newcontract with Expand Networks. Expand UK sales ...

  • Acer rings the changes with board shake-up

    Acer has made sweeping changes to its board as it looks to get the company heading back in the right direction. The board changes, backed by shareholders, come after a turbulent couple of weeks for...

  • Insight sets out cloud strategy

    Insight UK is using its attendance at the Cloud Computing World Forum as an opportunity to outline its strategy in the hosted market. The channel player has established its own data centres and has...

  • Which is best? Entanet or Enta? Only one way to find out! Fight!

    At the end of the month two teams of 20 will take to the River Severn in Shrewsbury to settle once and for all the age old rivalry between distributor Enta Technologies(boo!) and voice and data pro...

  • Skype will drive interoperability in video market, says LifeSize boss Andreas Wienold

    Following last month's acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, many struggled to see sense in the deal, butin the industry itself thereware a surprisingnumber of positive viewpointssuggesting it would b...

  • McAfee takes wraps off SME reseller specialisation

    McAfee has taken the wraps off an SME specialisation for resellers in response to the growing need for dedicated support for that customer segment. Up until now the vendor has based its partner acc...

  • Are resellers reluctant to sell managed print services?

    How come resellers are taking so long to switch on to the benefits of managed print services and to sell them to their customers? I ask because Oki has just appointedGavin Castelyn, previously at K...

  • Arrow beefs up channel support on Riverbed gear

    Arrow ECS is to offer technical support to Riverbed resellers after signing up to become a Riverbed Authorised Support Partner (RASP). The agreement, which will seeArrowadd new24-7 support resource...

  • MSN Money's survey of most annoying things omits corporate use of social media

    MSN Moneyhas produced a list of the13 most-hated little rip-offs: These include, being charged extra for not paying by direct debit, premium rate phone numbers and cinema food and drink prices. Sim...

  • Learn to read the clouds

    One of the chief criticisms of cloud computing and virtualisation is that it all sounds so anonymous and impersonal. Worse still, the vendors all seem to be equally bland. How do you choo...

  • Livermore gets board role in latest HP shake-up

    HP CEO Léo Apotheker has shaken his snowglobe once again, withcompany veteran Ann Livermore stepping down from her role as boss of HP Enterprise to join the board of directors, and new repor...

  • Stone gets £30m to back public sector financing

    Public sector computing specialist Stone has negotiated a new three-year financing agreement with Rabobank subsidiary De Lage Landen Worth £30m, the agreement will see Stone provide direct fi...

  • Cloud complexity a reseller opportunity

    The complexity of making a transition from traditional infrastructure to cloud computing is going to be a fertile area for managed services providers. Customers are starting to make the move toward...

  • Microsoft backs Cloud Industry Forum

    Microsoft UK has thrown in its lot with the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the industry body that aims to talk up trust, security and transparency in cloud deployments.

  • The important of a binding agreement

    Time and time again the courts see disputes come before them because the detail of an agreement was not written down. Another example, the case of Eaton v Caulfield, proves the point well. In t...

  • Western Europe lags in global PBX market

    Sluggish sales into the British and German PBX markets bucked an otherwise healthy upward trend during the first quarter, according to the latest market figures from analysts at MZA. While other gl...

  • Oki hires head of end user business to promote managed print

    OKI has recruited a former Konica Minolta Business Solutions sales manager with the task of driving the demand for managed print services. Gavin Castelyn, who was previously at Konica for seven yea...

  • App-DNA scoops Citrix Synergy Award for second time running

    App-DNA has scooped a prestigious Synergy Award - the Oscars of the virtualisation world - for the second time running. Thankfully, CEO Mike Welling was British about it and refused to make a tearf...