August 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK

August 2011

  • Oracle countersues HP over Itanium partnership

    Oracle has responded to a lawsuit filed by Hewlett-Packard earlier this summer over servers based on the Itanium chip with a suit of its own. In June, HP took legal action against Oracle for faili...

  • Compliance costs rising for SMEs

    Keeping on the right side of the law and ticking all the compliance boxes is costing small firms a fortune as they seek out legal advice to ensure they are doing the right things. One group repres...

  • BT Tower to lose Peter Duncan's dishes

    Sad news from London, where BT is in the process of taking down the 31 dish-shaped aerials from the BT Tower,before they becomeunsafe and a hazard to people on the ground. The telco received approv...

  • If you don't get cloud right first time, you're mullered

    Craig Beddis, the regional software vice president at UC4 Software, says if you don't get your cloud supplier right first time, it'll be ruinously expensive to change. Investing in cloud services i...

  • The best (and worst) of the web? It's all there on transfer deadline day

    It's that time of year again when the (male) population gets an illuminating insight into the positive and destructive effects of the Web: transfer deadline day. All around the country, grown men a...

  • Software buyers confess ignorance over investments

    Customers might be spending more money on software but that doesn't mean they feel they are getting the most of it with a large number wrestling with the feeling that the applications are being inc...

  • Brocade to launch pay-as-you-go network

    Brocade is to launch a subscription-based network proposition designed to entice new customers by aligning network capacity with fluctuating business demands in cloud-based IT environments. The Net...

  • EMEA excluded from HP TouchPad's last stand

    HP hascut EMEA out of plans to bringits ill-omened TouchPad tablet device back for one last production run in the face of runaway demand. In a statement, the vendor, which officially discontinued t...

  • Migrating towards the new Internet, lessons from IPv6 Day

    As the industry gears up for the inevitable transition from IPv4 to IPv6, 8June2011 was designated as World IPv6Day, with organisations across the globe offering content over IPv6 to test out the n...

  • Security threats continue to cause customer headaches

    Security continues to remain the biggest headache for customers as they try to fend off cyber attacks which continue to evolve and cause problems for firms trying to protect sensitive data. The la...

  • Five minute interview: Scott Morrison, Layer 7 Technologies

    This week, MicroScope puts its questions to Scott Morrison, CTO and chief architect at API security and governance specialist Layer 7 Technologies. What is the best/worst advice you have received a...

  • Window shopping for clouds

    As a partner and a senior manager at Deloittes technology Consulting Practice, John Winstanley (left) and Bhavesh Morar spend all their time talking to big corporations who want advice on cloud com...

  • Can unified comms save your marriage? Maybe, maybe not

    At first glance, I have to admit there's something very worrying in research from Avaya that shows a tenth of decision makers in British and German SMEs blaming overwork for the break-up of their m...

  • New Agency Worker Regulations give temps more power

    With the introduction of the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 just over a month away, the Government has now published the Agency Workers (Amendment) Regulations 2011 which makes a few changes to the...

  • Is a PSG spin off the best route to HP's post-PC future?

    This morning when I went into the garage to let my dog out, my nostrils were assaulted by a terrible smell. My dog wasn't to blame, however, the culprit being another dog who has been on an extende...

  • Nvidia warns resellers over dangers of remarked chips

    Graphics specialist Nvidia has sounded warnings to the channel to buy through authorised partners to avoid running into problems with counterfeit products. The grey market has proved to be a heada...

  • Centrix Software plans US expansion after $10m investment

    Centrix Software is planning to expand its operations and put some cash into research and development of cloud and virtualisation products after securing $10m of investment. The UK headquartered s...

  • Computacenter profits up a quarter despite UK weakness

    Computacenter has turned in pre-tax profit for the first half of £26.2m, up 25%, on sales of £1.37bn, up 6%, following a strong product performance in its performance in mainland Europe...

  • Spin-off most likely scenario for HP's PSG operation

    The option of spinning off rather than selling the PC division seems to be the one gaining ground within Hewlett-Packard as the hardware giant looks to restructure its business. The idea that the ...

  • Collaboration buy helps Cisco VARs target MS Office market

    Cisco has paid out an undisclosed sum to acquire privately-held business collaboration start-up Versly, aCalifornia based firm that specialises in enabling more effective content collaboration with...