July 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK

July 2011

  • ServersPlus plans to expand iQuote scope

    Servers Plus, the network hardware, software and support services arm of components distie Target, is making plans to expand the range of HP kit it covers under the vendor's configurator and procur...

  • Banks under pressure to meet SME loan commitments

    Bank lending commitments to small businesses under the Project Merlin initiative are likely to come under renewed scrutiny when they report their half year results next week. Referring to the r...

  • Cloud transition pays off for Citrix

    Citrix Systems today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 ended 30June 30, 2011, writes Linda Endersby. The firm, which announcedthe acquisition of Cloud.com earlier thi...

  • Jargon buster is a good idea but it misses the real target

    Earlier in the week, IT support company Barton Technology released a "jargon buster" designed to help small businesses and SMEs decipher some of the jargon in hardware, networking, softwa...

  • Huge surge in tablet sales but consumer PC market stays flat

    From a standing start last year, tablets captured 19% of all volume sales of computing devices through consumer channels in the UK in the second quarter of 2011 with 237,400 sold. Figures from GfK ...

  • 'Hello! I'm searching my computer... on the train!'

    Simplexo claims to have invented a tool that allows you to use your mobile to search your desktop computer. So if you'recrawlingup thewestcoast main lineand suddenly remember a document you need, y...

  • GetTaxi could help firms slash their cab bills by £100m

    GetTaxi, a mobile app that helps you arrange a cab, could live up to its name... If it works successfully, its developers claim it could save Londoners a collective£100m on their taxi bills. ...

  • Government suppliers silent on talk of IT cartel

    KeyIT suppliers have kept quiet in the face ofaccusations that they ran government IT as a collusivecartelafter implications made byPublic Administration Select Committee (PASC) chairman Bernard Je...

  • NetSuite Q2 revenues rise but losses deepen

    Cloud-based financial and ERP software provider NetSuite has reported record Q2 revenue up 23% to $57.8m and the largest number of new customer wins in two years, but they could not prevent losses ...

  • Zycko cracks open Krakow for Polish expansion

    Still fresh from spearheadingan MBO earlier this month, Zycko managing director and owner Nick Moglia has announced the opening of the firm's first office in Poland as it eyes further expansion on ...

  • Ingram Micro mulls EMEA redundancies

    Ingram Micro CEO Greg Spierkel has told analysts the distributor may look to take "actions" on costs and people in EMEA during the coming months as the firm keeps a keen eye on its costs ...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 29 July 2011

    Cisco shuffles channel execs, holds off naming UK head Ciscomade a series of changes at the top of its worldwide partner organisation last week, shuffling its executive teamand reducing the number ...

  • Sell Cell Sel

    Ever wondered why some products sell better than others? Well web entrepreneur, Charles Duncombe, the man behind the Just Say Please group, has found that just a single spelling mistake on an onlin...

  • Arrow Q2 sales and profits up but components oversupply could affect Q3

    Arrow Electronics posted record Q2 sales up 20% to $5.54bn and net income up 34% to $156.2m but admitted a "modest oversupply" in inventory in Europe at the end of the second quarter woul...

  • Alcatel-Lucent profits below expectations

    Troubledcomms vendor Alcatel-Lucent has booked a small net profit of €43m for the three months to the end of June, on sales of €3.90bn, up 10% year-on-year at constant currency rates. Although the ...

  • Security patches cause downtime for UK businesses

    A survey conducted bysystems management vendorDell KACE has found that UK firms are clamouring for greater automation around security patch deployment processes, with 53% saying they had been affec...

  • Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!

    To mark the 12th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day on 29 July, Nick Cavalancia, vice president ofWindows management at ScriptLogic discusses the skills that a modern IT Admin needs to ha...

  • BT sales narrow but profits improve 38%

    BT has reported a pre-tax rise in profitof 38%from £375m to £517m in its fiscal first quarter as 251,000 new customers were introduced to its broadband network, but sales at the UK incu...

  • Symantec celebrates record sales in toxic security environment

    Symantec today reported record results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2012, ended 1 July, withrevenue of $1.65bn, up 15% year-over-year and GAAP net incomeof $172m compared with net income of...

  • Olympian Roger Black spotted in MicroScope office

    None other thanOlympic silver medallist Roger Black dropped by to visit MicroScope.co.uk andour sister title ComputerWeekly.com today in our swanky West End digs. With a year to go before the openi...