August 2011

  • Did You Know Productivity Facts

    Did you know that buying an HP Officejet Pro All-in-One is like getting faxing, scanning and copying for free? Did you know that the OJ Pro also achieves higher cartridge yields of up to 2,200 page...

  • Sell HP Officejet Pro and grow your business

    The decision your customer makes in choosing an ink technology HP Officejet Pro printer or e-All-in-One is an easy one. The new pigment inks in HP Officejet Ink Cartridges are like liquid laser ton...

  • Resellers braced for action as TouchPad prices slashed

    Those resellers with access to TouchPad stock are braced for a busy period after the extent of the price cuts in HP's tablet prices started to filter through. The vendor is looking to shift stock o...

  • Sabio appoints UC business boss

    Former DiData UC practice solutions architect Dan Harding has joined comms integrator and Avaya partnerSabio to head up its unified comms operation. Harding, who has also worked with Datapoint and ...

  • Frontier's Mann takes up marketing role at Aastra

    Business comms specialist Aastra has announced the appointment of Colin Mann as its new UK and Ireland marketing manager. Mann joins the firm direct from the channel, having previously worked withB...

  • Business process outsourcing growth set to continue

    Business process outsourcing is set to grow by just shy of double digits in Western Europe this year as customers keep the faith with using third-party providers to help them rather than returning ...

  • All eyes on HP UK as TouchPad pricing gets cut overseas

    The prospect ofHP TouchPads being sold off at bargain basement prices looks more than likely asprices are reduced across the globe, leaving the UK lagging behind. Best Buy in the US has started sel...

  • Alcatel-Lucent relaunches nought per cent finance plan

    Alcatel Lucent's financial services arm has announced it is re-running last year's nought per cent financing scheme built around the firm's enterprise solutions for voice, data and unified comms. T...

  • An Enterprising plan for growth

    Back in March, the Government announced the creation of a number of enterprise zones where businesses would get extra help. Initially, the zones were decided as sites within Liverpool, London, Manc...

  • If HP wants to be the new IBM, does Google want to be the new Apple?

    So I go away for two weeks and all hell breaks loose. First, Google decides to buy Motorola's mobile phone operation, then HP says it's getting out of the PC business and discontinuing WebOS produc...

  • HP share price drops 20% as markets react to radical strategy

    As the dust settles over the momentous announcements made by HP to exit the tablet market, spin-off its PC efforts and buy Autonomy the verdict in terms of the impact on share price has already bee...

  • Tinglobal and Vickers set sights on services growth

    Tinglobal is looking to build its services business and expand its operations as it looks to a fresh fiscal year with venture capital backing and the expertise of channel veteran Andy Vickers. Vic...

  • Why Lady Gaga's driving habits should get you worried about security

    What with riots in London and Manchester, fall out from the News International phone hacking scandal and the ongoing worldwide economic crisis, not to mention Google's acquisition of Motorola and H...

  • Channel in a bind over unsold HP TouchPad stocks

    HP watchers haveraised serious questions overunsold TouchPad stocks followingits decision to can thetablet device and halt development around the WebOS ecosystem, acquired last year in HP's $1.2bn ...

  • iPhone users are most dangerous behind the wheel says survey

    In a survey conducted last week, this column uncovered the truth about iPhone users; they make the worst drivers. The survey was conductedon two separate occasions on the same stretch ofroad. Cycli...

  • Leo higlights the split driving the industry

    The announcements that came out of Hewlett-Packard last night have rocked the IT world but perhaps shouldn't be that surprising given that the man running the vendor has a strong background in soft...

  • HP channel urges business as usual following PSG bombshell

    HP channel watchers have stressed it is currently "business as usual" for the PSG business in the wake of the vendor's decision to explore a potential spin-off or sale of the unit, which ...

  • Sacked Fujitsu union rep tribunal hearing set

    An employment tribunal to deal with the case of the sacked Fujitsu union rep, which sparked a threat of strike action, will be heard next week. The dismissal of Alan Jenney, who worked at Fujitsu f...

  • Softcat adds staff to target public sector

    Softcat is adding staff to fuel its public sector ambitions revealing that the government attempts to get more SME suppliers involved in the market is paying off. Along with cutting spending in th...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 19 August 2011

    Jones the Dragon flogs wireless business for £38m Dragon's Den star Peter Jones sold off his machine-to-machine comms specialist Wireless Logic to private equity house ECI Partners for £...