July 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 11

July 2011

  • CFO's the power behind the IT budget

    Resellers should be aware who holds the purse strings as dissatisfaction with the business benefits of IT lead to change in ownership of purchasing decisions, writes Linda Endersby. the days of t...

  • Swivel appoints Cohort in reseller recruitment drive

    The well publised problems with two-factor authentication token products has seen sales increase for those vendors offering alternatives with Swivel Secure choosing this as the moment to expand its...

  • ThinkGrid urges partners to develop vertical approach

    Hosted virtual desktop specialist ThinkGrid is encouraging its reseller partners to target vertical markets with bundles designed to meet the needs of specific customers. The vendor has taken the ...

  • In-depth: Selling cloud without the scare factor

    There has always been one major hurdle holding back wider adoption of the cloud, the small matter of security. With data leaving a user's network and residing in the cloud the concerns over the pro...

  • Was Barclays OneSmallStep campaign the biggest digital marketing flop ever?

    If any technology start up was disappointed by their treatment of Barclays, don't take it personally. They obviously don't seem to understand technology SMEs at all. You can't avoid the Barcl...

  • A lack of proper discipline

    There's many an employer that has wondered if an employee is skiving, and for some employers it must be really tempting to start covert surveillance of an employee. However a recent case -Pacey v C...

  • Even in the cloud, there's nothing new in alliances

    There's a lot of confusion around cloud computing. What is it exactly? Who is it for? What can it do? Hardly surprising then that groups are springing up that claim to help people understand the co...

  • Cloud Alliance slammed by standards group

    The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has slammed moves by Star Internet to establish a Cloud Alliance warning that the development will not be a positive one for the channel. A group of around 17 firms ...

  • HP reshuffles ESSN management pack

    Hewlett-Packard has unveiled former Logica man Peter Ryan as the head of its enterprise servers, storage and networking (ESSN) operation across EMEA. The appointment of Ryan, who replaces Frederic...

  • SAP in hunt for UK boss as Noble moves into emerging role

    SAP is on the hunt for a new boss to run its UK and Ireland operations after the current incumbent was handed the role of looking after emerging markets for the software giant. Tim Noble, who had ...

  • Intrinisic gets private equity backing in £30m MBO

    Unified comms and virtualisation reseller Intrinsic Technology has secured private equity backing for a £30m management buyout led by its current chief executive. The move by Mike Mason to l...

  • OKI appoints Northamber to widen reseller reach

    OKI has added Northamber to its distribution roster in order to widen the number of resellers it reaches with iots printer products. The distributor will have full access to the OKI range and has ...

  • Fraud pays (if you don't get caught)

    The man on the shop floor is sometimes pilloried as lazy good-for-nothing who'll steal when the moment arises. Yes, sometimes this is true. But what most people are missing is that it's quite often...

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    The TechTarget events page contains information on and links to events that are specific to a great number of IT disciplines.

  • Azlan hands reins to former Bell man McGregor

    Azlan has plugged the management gap left in its enterprise division turning to former Bell man Colin McGregor who will take over after the summer. The distributor has been on the hunt for a repla...

  • Already frazzled by tough IT market conditions? There's an app or two for that.

    Smart phones are the ideal accessory for a drink fuelled night of maudlin lyrical reflection after a tough trading week. Or, if you're like my friend who worked in sales for Cisco, at the start of ...

  • ComputerLinks adds to roster with TADASoft signing

    Computerlinks continues to expand beyond its traditional security roots adding the key product from disaster recovery specialist TADASoft to its line-up. The addition of Restorepoint to the roster...

  • Caution remains as tech sector failure rates remain stable

    The IT sector continues to show stability in the number of firms hitting the wall showing its resilience and well placed position compared to some other areas of the economy. According to the late...

  • IT services supplier Capita buys Ventura for £65m

    Capita has bought contact centre business Ventura for £65m in a further sign of IT and BPO consolidation, writes Karl Flinders. The UK-based acquisition gives Capita private sector clients O...

  • Tech community urges government to take IP measures

    Some of the leading organisations in the UK technology community, including the British Computer Society and The Coalition for a Digital Economy, have put their names to an open letter urging the g...