July 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 7

July 2011

  • Akamai extends channel with NetAlliance partner programme

    Cloud optimisation services specialist Akamai Technologies has announced plans to expand its channel with a partner programme designed to help global IT solution providers integrate the company's s...

  • Horrible invasive marketing headline of the day...

    'Mobile app 'EthOS' launched that allows brand owners to get inside consumers' pockets' says a headline in a press release this morning. We don't know about you, but the idea of invasive, pushing m...

  • Everything Everywhere CEO Alexander steps down

    Everything Everywhere CEO Tom Alexander has announced his resignation from the helm of the company he has run since its inception in July 2010. The CEO joined Orange UK in the post in 2008 and as t...

  • Over 1/3 of enterprise servers now virtualised, reports Veeam

    Just under 40 per cent of all enterprise servers have now been virtualised, according to new figures from virtualisation management specialist Veeam. The VMware tech partner has taken the pulse of ...

  • ramsac adds Apple support to services mix

    Surrey-based Microsoft Gold Partner ramsac has launched a dedicated Apple business unit and been accredited by the Apple Consultants Network in order to meet demand from end-users diversifying thei...

  • Will InterCept lingerie campaign get women into the channel?

    Cloud servcies provider Intercept IT hasteamed up with its customer,online lingerie storefigleaves.com, for a campaign aimed at getting more women into the IT industry. Five employees from Intercep...

  • Shock as YouGov spends money to find out that 'Mobile Ads are Annoying'

    Britain's mobile users think mobile ads are intrusive and tend to ignore them, says a new study by YouGov. Let's put that another way. Somebody actually spent money paying YouGov to conduct a study...

  • Long-term forecast for NAND Flash demand looks cloudy if Apple's iCloud takes off

    Apple has been instrumental in fuelling the growth of the NAND flash market but the forthcoming launch of Apple's iCloud storage service could have "significant implications" for the mark...

  • EchoSign acquisition to strengthen Adobe document management platform

    Adobe has today announced it has acquired EchoSign,aweb-based provider of electronic signatures and signature automation, for an undisclosed sumwrites Linda Endersby. EchoSign's electronic signatur...

  • ACS inks Vodafone deal to get closer to medical contracts

    Advanced Computer Software Group(ACS)has signed a partnership agreement with Vodafone to target a wider range of healthcare sector contracts. The deal, the value of which was not disclosed, will se...

  • Salesforce charges Euro customers 50% more than the UK

    For a global company selling product and services across multiple currency zones, it is only to be expected to see pricing differences advertised as a result of currency fluctuations, according toI...

  • EU goes mobile

    You may well already be aware that the European Union's efforts to bring down the costs of using a mobile overseas (but within the EU) have led to price caps on what the network operators can charg...

  • Extreme to cull 110 workers in strategic restructure

    Extreme Networks has announced plans tocut $20m (£12m)in costs out of its business by the end of its next financial year, and will be reducing its headcount by approximately 16 per cent, with...

  • Avnet gets paws on LifeSize video kit

    HD video solutions specialist LifeSize is to sell its gear through Avnet Technology Solutions in the UK, as part of the distie's strategy to tighten its end-to-end unified comms offering. The appoi...

  • Sourcefire plans to improve reseller consultancy skills

    Security specialist Sourcefire is looking to increase the knowledge of its reseller base encouraging more to develop consultancy level skills to ensure they can deliver services to customers. The v...

  • Cisco partners welcome EMEA channel team shake-up

    Cisco partners have welcomed an imminent shake-up of its EMEA management team, which it isunderstoodwill include the appointment of the firm's operations director of distributed government, Richard...

  • Softcat breaks through £200m revenue mark

    Softcat is planning to hand outcake and beer to staff after breaking through the £200m revenue mark in its financial year, beating its own forecasts. Although the reseller hasn't broken down ...

  • Five minute interview: Simon Howard-Johnson, Intact

    This week, we put our questions to Simon Howard-Johnson, vice president of global accounts at project support and managed services provider Intact Integrated Services. What is the best advice you h...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 15 July 2011

    Xerox prepared to continue with reseller acquisitions Xerox will continue buying resellers that it believes will add value to its business as it looks to get a deeper stake in the SME market. The v...

  • Data Protection Audits

    According to a just released annual report from the Information Commissioner's Office, private companies reported the greatest number of data security breaches - 186 out of 603 - during 2010/11. ...