July 2011

  • Corel plans channel changes to promote brand

    The name Corel might well be one getting some more channel attention if the newly appointed sales director for UK and Ireland gets his way. The software vendor has appointed Niels van der Valk as ...

  • K3 picks up Azzuri retail division to widen portfolio

    ERP software specialist K3 Business Technology Group has announced the acquisition of the retail merchandising division of Azzuri Computer Solutions for a £1m cash sum. The move bulks out th...

  • HMRC picks on small firms...again

    According to the Association of Taxation Technicians, HMRC is showing an undue level of interest in small businesses. Indeed, HMRC apparently has plans to check the records of 50,000 small business...

  • Can pay won't pay?

    There seem to be a lot of survey's around at present and another, from Sage, has suggested that despite some improvements in the state of the economy payment times are slipping even further. Sa...

  • Mitel sees profits slump 80% in Q4, has high hopes for 2012

    Unified communications vendor Mitel has bounced back from net losses in the third quarter of its financial 2011 to post GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of $4.4m (£2.7m), but on a year-...

  • Apple Microsoft alliance beats Google to Nortel patents

    Google's $900m stalking horse bid for the last remaining patent assets of Nortel has been soundly trumped by an unlikely consortium led by Apple and Microsoft. The alliance, which collectively blew...

  • T-Mobile has more flip-flops than Primark

    As frequent Network Noise readers might recall, at the start of the year there was a bit of a conniption when T-Mobile abruptly dropped its already not-very-generous mobile data usage limits to lud...

  • Mobile recording is a nightmare, but it could come Tru

    As any readers of CityAm know, the FSA says all fixed line AND mobile calls have to be recorded. If all Freddie Goodwin's mobile phone conversations are not available for inspection by the auditors...

  • Five minute interview: Philippos Nikiforou, MailQuatro

    This week, MicroScope puts its questions to Philippos Nikiforou, founder of hosted business email specialist MailQuatro. What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom?Best advice ev...

  • DiData buys enterprise cloud outfit OpSource

    System and networkintegrator Dimension Data has bought California-based enterprise cloud specialist OpSource for an undisclosed sum and opened a new centralised Cloud Solutions Business Unit. 150-s...

  • Magirus hands Milner alliance hunting job

    Having established itself as a provider of bundled solutions to resellers Magirus is looking to further develop the combined offerings it can deliver partners. The distributor was appointed by VCE ...

  • HP launches summer campaign to push cloud printing

    Hewlett-Packard's printing and imaging group (IPG) is launching a summer campaign with the aim of targeting IT directors encouraging them to think strategically about their role in the business. T...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 1 July 2011

    York firm latest to be caught out by BSA The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has caught out another business that failed to pay for its software landing the York-based Salamander Organisation with...

  • Call for evidence

    The Löfstedt Review into health and safety legislation, announced by the Government in March, has issued a call for evidence, inviting views from all interested parties on the scope for reduci...