June 2011

  • In Cyberspace no-one can hear you scream - but trademark lawyers can still track you down

    Denise McFarland a specialist trade mark and intellectual property barrister at Three New Square , recently appeared in court for Yell, the owner of leading UK directory the Yellow Pages, in a ca...

  • IMF attack highlights need for greater vigilance

    The revelation that one of the leading global financial organisations has been targeted by hackers will add to the growing number of examples resellers can draw on to encourage customers to take th...

  • Iomega looks to channel to help gain greater SME penetration

    Storage specialist Iomega is looking to increase its business through the channel and engage with a greater number of partners as it looks to widen its presence in the SME market. The vendor, whic...

  • "Nobody puts Baby in the corner"

    Employers are always looking for ways to retain valued and valuable members of staff and one area under constant review is - and should be - the issue of childcare. Whilst the Daycare Trust is ...

  • Could cloud computing save the NHS a fortune?

    Cloud computing could save the NHS a fortune The NHS wants to save £20 billion by 2013. In a bid to achieve this, it has given the NHS a 'QIPP challenge' (which stands for quality, in...

  • Burnside Telecom gives companies a lift while cutting their costs

    What's the worst thing about working as a lift operator? Obsolete jobs skills? Yes, that's a good one. Anyone else? Hearing the same joke, over and over again. ("Hur hur, this job's got it's u...

  • Who decides if open source is best for public sector bodies?

    Bit of a bust up between open source provider Sirius Corporation and Computacenter over an open source proof of concept projectwith Bristol City Council. Sirius boss Mark Taylor is not impressed, s...

  • 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 to identify where trends are emerging that will supp...

  • Target Components bulks up monitor lines

    Components distributor Target is adding monitors and displays from HKC to its line-up in response to customer feedback. The Yorkshire-based firm already holds contracts to supply equipment from AOC...

  • Is your business prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

    The BBC is today reporting that Leicester City Council has been forced to admit it is unprepared for an attack by hordes of flesh-eating zombies following a Freedom of Information request. Accordin...

  • Tech M&A deals grow in volume and value

    The health of the technology sector continues to improve with mergers and acquisition activity on the rise thanks to some major deals including Microsoft picking up Skype last month. The latest su...

  • Who is smuggling Androids into the Enterprise? No, it's not the Klingons

    Fans of old fashioned business technology, who like to work on desktop PCs, enjoy speaking to people on the phone and refuse to communicate via Facebook or Twitter have been cleared by an enquiry o...

  • Avaya to go public in $1bn IPO

    Avaya has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed IPO of $1bn in common stock. As reported earlier in the week, rumours about Avay...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 10 June 2011

    Computacenter blamed in public sector open source row Systems integrator (SI) Computacenter has taken fire in a growingbust-up over open source software at Bristol City Council, which MPs have been...

  • Discrimination own goal?

    No sooner had West Ham lost the game that saw them being relegated for the second time in eight years from the Premier league had their Israeli manager, Avram Grant, been sacked. No doubt he saw hi...

  • Dig deep for Cisco charity bike ride

    Being a fairlycommitted road warrior (somemight say lycra lout) myself, thefairly committed bunch of pretty hardcore cycling and triathlon enthusiasts in the UK channel has not escaped my notice. B...

  • HP Networking chief to address VAR services strategy

    The new EMEA vice president of HP Networking has pledged to address lingeringdifferences of opinion between HP and its resellers over services provisioning. Speaking to MicroScope today, Nick Watso...

  • Azlan hires to bulk up HP storage team

    Arrow ECS HP head John Ward is crossing over to C2000's enterprise division Azlan to take up the post of HP ESSN business manager. Ward has over 25 years of experience in technical, sales, marketin...

  • Resellers advised to take balanced approach to cloud

    Resellers need to balance their approach to the cloud with an eye on both hosted and on-premise options. Although the share of cloud-basedIT salesare going to grow strongly over the next few years ...

  • Zebra to reward specialist VARs

    Speciality printing, RFID and location systems vendor Zebra is to reward specialist solution VARs ina new programme being rolled out in the UK. The vendor says that having seen some success recentl...