September 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK

September 2011

  • KCOM stays on track avoiding low margin business

    KCOM's decision to pull away from low margin business continues to show signs of delivering better financial results for the firm as it looks for more high-end contracts to keep the profits flowing...

  • IT insolvencies increase but things could be worse

    There's an interesting quirk in the latest monthly insolvency figures from Experian. While the number of insolvencies in August as a whole were the lowest since February, the figure for the IT sect...

  • Ingram Micro takes practical approach to the cloud

    Selling the cloud is something that the channel knows it needs to start thinking about but getting from a situation where it is just an idea to a solid business plan requires a fair bit of work. Th...

  • Micro-P signed by Huawei to support enterprise ambitions

    Just weeks after it announced plans to establish distribution relationships in the UK the Chinese comms and networking vendor Huawei has taken the wraps off its first data channel appointment. Micr...

  • Apotheker walks away with millions after HP CEO change

    Those in the channel worried that Leo Apotheker, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, was going to be short of a bob or two following his decision to step down last week might well revise their opini...

  • IT insolvencies rise as financial strength weakens

    The number of IT firms hitting the wall has risen slightly despite things improving in other areas of the economy with large enterprises holding firm in the face of ongoing uncertainty. The latest ...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 30 September 2011

    Apple cuts iPad 2 component orders in run-up to Christmas Apple has cutcomponent orders for theiPad 2 by up to 25%, fuelling speculation that the vendor is reacting to growing economic pessimism in...

  • Reasonable adjustments must aid employee

    Businesses with employees on sick leave or who need some form of rehabilitation to come back to work ought to take note of the case of Salford NHS Primary Care Trust v Smith.This case confirmed tha...

  • Yah boo sucks, that's enough Oracle and Autonomy!

    I love a good spat as much as the next person but am I alone in thinking there is something incredibly childish in the current very public row between Oracle and Autonomy? It's pretty unseemly ...

  • A sad day for fans of Citizen Jingoism; Sun online forum to shut

    Fans of low-brow debates like myself will be mortified. The Sun's online Forum is to close on Friday 30 September. I'm mortified. All I've got left now is the Nick Ferrari phone in on LBC. The clos...

  • Have rumours of Nokia's death been greatly exaggerated?

    As you will probablyknow by now, Nokia today announced that it will close a factory in Romania and lay off over 2,000 employees, with another 1,000 jobs expected to go elsewhere in the business as ...

  • Blackberry faces fight to hold onto enterprise dominance

    The main beneficiary of the bring your own device movement is set to be Apple with the vendor mounting a serious challenge to the Blackberry dominance in the enterprise space. RIM might have alrea...

  • O-bit flowers in Daisy's garden

    O-bit Telecom, acquired by Daisy Group last February,will launch new channel services next weekas it presents a fresh face to the market and reveals it has not, as at first expected,been wholly abs...

  • Westcoast looks to spread apprentice sign-ups through channel

    Westcoast is encouraging resellers to take an apprentice to help Britain improve its skills base and to grow the business through the current difficult trading conditions. The distributor is backi...

  • Unused TV spectrum gives new hope to rural 'notspots'

    Personally, I'm obsessed with the continuing story of white space, the invention that uses unused parts of the TV spectrum to create a new form of wi-fi, reports Nick Booth. The upshot is that larg...

  • RM swings the axe as public sector spending cuts bite

    Education specialist RM is to trim its staffing numbers by a fifth as a result of the impact of public spending cuts on its business concluding a strategic review which has been running over the pa...

  • Oracle locks horns with Autonomy over sale claims

    His views on HP already being well known, Larry Ellison has now turned his fire on Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch, lambasting the boss of the UK's largest software firm - and HP's latest acquisition - in ...

  • Diluting the Agency Workers Regulations

    They've not even been brought into law yet but rumours are circulating that the Government - more specifically the Prime Minister - is looking at diluting the effect of the Agency Workers Regulatio...

  • Whitespace offers new generation of Orwellian technology

    Personally, I'm obsessed with the continuing story of White Space, the invention that uses unused parts of the TV spectrum to create a new form of wi-fi. The upshot is that large parts of the Brita...

  • Cloud offering won't compete with channel, says Virgin Media

    Virgin Media Business (VMB)has teamed up with cloud computing specialist Savvis to launch its first true cloud product, the Virtual Private Data Centre (VPDC), but has moved to reassure its service...