August 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 8

August 2011

  • Women aren't hot (potatoes)

    It appears that the Government, Europe and society wants more women to be employed at board level. Starting with the (old) news that last February, Lord Davies published a report for the Govern...

  • Cloud computing's hidden costs, part four. The roar of the cloud

    Ten years ago, Winston Bogarde was a very good footballer. He must have been, because show biz club Chelsea paid him forty thousand pounds a week! That was a lot of money in them days. So he must h...

  • Worried about phone hacking? It's time for a SpinVox revival!

    I told the world about SpinVox but no-one listened. Then along came the BBC's glamorousRory Cellan-Jones, and they all listened. I can't imagine why no one took me seriously! (Here I am, left, in a...

  • Cisco customers mistakenly directed to malware site

    Cisco has issued a security warningafter it emerged that it inadvertently shippedCD-ROMs that automatically directed users to an inactivemalware repository. The discs in question contained informat...

  • SAP names Noble successor

    SAP has filled the vacant UK managing director post just weeks after the previous incumbent Tim Noble was moved to emerging markets, turning to a US director with channel experience. Steve Winter, ...

  • SME owners turn to personal cash to stay afloat

    Close to half of UK small business owners have injected personal cash into their firm to stay afloat as the cost of doing business in Britain remains high and banks continue to keep their wallets s...

  • Tech M&A activity holding up

    The world economy might be on the brink but the mergers and activity in the technology space continued apace with a decent number of deals struck in the last month. For the third successive month ...

  • Government money laundering consultation kicks off

    The Government is consulting on proposals to revise the Money Laundering Regulations following a review.

  • SAP still holding door open for cloud hungry VARs

    Sticking to its road-map SAP has issued the second annual update of its cloud Business ByDesign service and reiterated that the door is open for further resellers to get involved with selling the p...

  • Cloud computing's hidden costs, part three

    It can be expensive if you have a careless cloud looking after your data. Many of these providers are more clown than cloud service providers. Your business could be found found on the hard drives ...

  • Research: Several categories lead Q2 B2B growth in the IT market

    With sustained global and local economic pressures you'd be forgiven for thinking that all was doom gloom. The list of issues currently facing the IT market continues to mount: consumer confidence ...

  • Microsoft offers $250,000 prize to attract security experts

    In a novel attempt to lure hackers away from the dark side and excite security engineers Microsoft is stumping up $200,000 to the person who comes up with the most effective way of protecting Windo...

  • How the channel can help the NHS stop leaking our data and money - Safestick Review

    Why does the NHS constantly lose our personal data? Is it corruption? Is it because nobody cares? Bad management? Safestick, a secure USB, could be the answer to our problems. It's a simple device,...

  • ComputerLinks extends Alvea cloud service

    ComputerLinks is expanding its cloud and managed services platform in both terms of geographical coverage and the number of features it offers resellers. The distributor has now made its Alvea plat...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 5 August 2011

    Ingram Micro mulls EMEA redundancies Ingram Micro CEO Greg Spierkel told analysts the distributor may look to take "actions" on costs and people in EMEA during the coming months as the fi...

  • Wiggle-room for retirement

    Whilst it should be common knowledge that the default retirement age is being abolished from this October, it appears that the European Court of Justice has given employers a little latitude so tha...

  • Cloud computing's hidden costs, part two

    The cost of getting your data back when you change Cloud provider is horrendous, warnsMike Small, a member of London Chapter ISACA security advisory group. "Many contracts do not clarify who o...

  • Big name brands join rush for XXX adult domain names

    Web hosting specialist Easyspace has todayreported that the release of .XXX domains for pre-orderinghas sparked a rush of interest from firms eager to protect their brands. The .XXX domain name ext...

  • Insight posts Q2 growth across the board

    The growing importance of IT services to the channel's balance sheet has been once again laid bare by Insight, which saw 43% growth in its EMEA services business, compared to 14% in software and 7%...

  • VMware tweaks vSphere 5 licence Ts&Cs after VAR outcry

    VMware has made a series oftweaks to its licensing model after changes to its policymade alongsidethelaunch of itsnew vSphere 5 hypervisor product and associated cloud infrastructure toolssaw it wi...