June 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 9

June 2011

  • C2000 names new sales, commercial directors

    Computer 2000 has named Peter Hubbard, formerly of Dell, as its new sales director, and promoted David Watts to the role of commercial director. Public sector expert Hubbard spent 11 years with Del...

  • 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 told proves the government's open source ICT strategy...

  • Apple's iCloud challenges role of PC as the digital hub

    The concept of the cloud is not a new one but the move by Apple to unveil a range of services under the iCloud brand will extend the concept of using hosted services to a greater number of customers.

  • Nimans makes call for greater convergence

    Voice and data convergence has been a trend in the channel for the last few years but there is still a fair way for resellers to go in embracing the concept, which is leaving those yet to expand th...

  • Phoenix IT sees modest growth in full-year results

    Revenue growth at IT services outfit Phoenix ITGroup has tickedinto double figures, and pre-tax profit saw slight growth at the end of a turbulent year for the firm. Group revenues increased by 10....

  • AdGent lets you take pictures of things and rate them. Why? They don't say.

    AdGent Digital is an iPhone app that allows you to rate things. You take a picture, apparently, and rate it in 140 characters. (Whatever happened to the days when a picture painted a thousand words...

  • HSE introduces new arrangements

    From 12 September 2011, all reportable work-related injuries and incidents under RIDDOR (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995) will move to a predominantly...

  • Atos Origin takes wraps off cloud testing service

    Atos Origin has announced plans to offer cloud testing services to customers introducing a framework that will provide the assurances that hesitant users have been looking for. The services specia...

  • Mobile payments sector could be hampered by fragmented Androids, says Mobile Money boss

    Though Google's entry to the mobile payments sector could be seen as a shot in the arm, John Milliken, MD of Mobile Money Network is less than ecstatic about this supposed validation. The mobile p...

  • Calyx spends £6m on bolt-on buys of Touchstone and Trinity

    Calyx owners Better Capital have stumped up £6m to acquire two strategic, bolt-on companies in the first stage of a plannedbuy-and-build strategy. The acquired companies areTouchstone Group P...

  • Acronis launches licensing model for managed services providers

    Acronis is to give managed services providers (MSPs)access to a new monthly subscription-based licensing model for resellers looking to provide disaster recovery and data protection services to the...

  • Cisco's Nick Watson to replace Sartorius at HP Networking

    HP Networking has appointed Cisco's Europeanstrategic private sector accounts head Nick Watson as its newEMEA vice president, replacing Carlos Sartorius, who is taking up aworldwide position. Watso...

  • Imagine if Wi-Fi was the norm and cable was the new invention

    Recent Ofcom research suggests that mobile broadband is not a viable replacement to fixed line broadband, reports Nick Booth. If you were alien to the IT industry, you might wonder why Wi-Fi gets s...

  • Security resellers courted as advertisers on AV comparison site

    Security resellers are being given the chance to promote their services on the anti-virus comparison site RenewalBuddy.com to try and take advantage of tapping into an audience already looking for ...

  • In-depth: Hargreaves and the fight to protect IP

    Last month Professor Ian Hargreaves published his independent review of Intellectual Property and Growth. Linda Endersby looks at the recommendations and the reactions of the channel. Overview of t...

  • New iPhone app offers advice to men on the go

    According to a report on NewsBiscuit, the new Glib Advisor, currently available on Android but coming to the iPhone soon, will offer manly friendship to isolated men on the go. Though Glib Advisor'...

  • Airfares to rise?

    The days - for many - of flying business class are long gone. Indeed many going anywhere on business fly with the budget airlines such as EasyJet and Ryanair. It shouldn't take much to remind r...

  • ICT vendors praised in Gartner supply chain rankings

    The vendor community was heavily represented in Gartner's 2011 Supply Chain Top 25 rankings, released today to mark the analyst house's Supply Chain Executive Conference in the US. The annual surve...

  • Nimans extends nought per cent Samsung deals

    Nimans has announced the extension of its zero per cent financing offer on Samsung OfficeServ systems and software to the end of September after seeing a spike in sales through the channel during t...

  • Webby Awards take note: People are people, computers are machines

    The people behind the Webby Awards probably thought it was cool to give the Person Of The Year Award to Watson, the IBM computer that beat the world's best 'Jeopardy' players on TV earlier in the y...