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August 2011

  • Quitting the premises? Don't leave the builders behind

    Apart from employees, the second largest fixed cost businesses tend to face relates to their premises. That's why it's all the more important that businesses understand and abide by break clauses t...

  • Proceeds of crime? Not.

    What should employers do with staff on remand pending criminal proceedings? The employee can't work - should they be paid? Well in the case of Burns v Santander UK plc, the Employment Appeals T...

  • Onyx takes MicroScope's future in its hands

    It's rare that MicroScope covers a contract win, as any PR with half a brain (and some of the ones with no brain whatsoever) well know. But when it's our own IT at stake we're more inclined to take...

  • Netbook and tablet growth forecast by Asustek

    Strong sales of netbooks and tablets are expected to flow through the next three months if the forecasts of Asustek Computer are correct indicating the interest in the small PC form factor has not ...

  • Transparency over licensing essential as competition heats up

    Reseller advising customers on software licences have urged to be transparent with the costs or face the prospect of finding a rival delivering a more reasonable solution. With licensing remaining...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 26 August 2011

    In a week dominated bythesudden demise of HP'sTouchPad tablet and uncertainty over the future of the PSG business, today we look at some of the other stories that hit the headlines in the past week...

  • Cook will not rock the Apple boat

    Tim Cook the new CEO of Apple has moved swiftly to reassure resellers and staff that the vendor will not change direction following the decision by Steve Jobs to step down. Jobs made his shock ann...

  • Acer woes set to continue through the rest of 2011

    This year is going to be one to forget for Acer as the vendor expects little from it financially as it sorts out inventory issues and beds in a fresh management team tasked with turning the fortune...

  • Azlan's Sheppard replaces Shorten at Avaya

    Former Azlan lynchpin Andrew Sheppard isheading to Avaya as the firm's newUK and Ireland managing director after Lee Shorten stepped down from the role to pursue other opportunities. Sheppard, who ...

  • Reasonable Excuses?

    There is a general understanding that there is no excuse for ignorance of the law. HMRC know this. However, is there such a thing as a 'reasonable excuse' when appealing late payment (of tax) and f...

  • Hewlett-Packard UK PSG boss tells channel it's 'business as usual'

    The UK head of the Personal Systems Group (PSG) at HP has moved to calm customer and channel fears it is looking to rapidly exit the PC business. Since the announcement made by HP's CEO last week t...

  • Avaya cops to three years of losses ahead of IPO

    Ahead of its imminent billion dollar IPO, Avaya hasdivulged crucial details regarding its financial health and revealedthree straight yearsof net losses. In a new filing with the SEC dated 24 Augus...

  • BT Engage IT signals that growth ambitions continue

    BT Engage IT has completed the first stage of its recruitment drive after hiring in 40 heads but has vowed to keep expanding in order to gain growth. The reseller arm of BT has been actively recru...

  • ScanSource year-end numbers up on international business

    Comms and AIDCdistributor ScanSOurce has turned in record results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year to 30 June on theincreasing strength of its international business. For the three months to ...

  • What to do when the service provider says gerroff my cloud?

    Hey, hey, you, you, get offa my cloud! Not my words, but the words of a service provider that decides you are surplus to their requirements, for whatever reason. But the of process of moving betwee...

  • HP partners to run DIY cloud seminars

    HP VARswill be able to resellthe firm'sCloud Discovery Workshops as a definable product within the next six months, the firm has said. The workshops, which help customers decide whether or not clou...

  • Server demand to slacken in back half of 2011

    The global server market has reported its highest second quarter revenue in three years, according to the latest market statsitcs from IDC, but analysts have warned that the good times are not set ...

  • Apple has to prepare for a future without Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs has got a lot of things right in his time at Apple (and a couple of things wrong) but it's measure of how successful he - and his company - has become, especially since his return in 199...

  • Belfast firm hit by £33,000 bill for failing to license software

    A Belfast-based architecture firm has become the latest to fall foul of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) in its on-going crack down on those firms using unlicensed applications. Coogan & Co...

  • Steve Jobs calls it time as Apple boss

    Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple admitting that he could no longer meet his duties because of his health. Jobs has been battling pancreatic cancer and underwent a liver transplant in 2009. H...