September 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 10

September 2011

  • Government faces complaints over public sector contracts

    The revelations over increased complaints come against a background of more determination by the government to get more SME suppliers selling into the public sector to encourage competitiveness and...

  • Butters heads to Easynet Global Services

    Former BT Engage IT sales director Gary Butters is heading to managed network, hosting and services provider Easynet Global Services to head up its UK sales and marketing activities. Easynet said h...

  • Samsung tablet sales get further knock from German court

    The legal spat between Samsung and Apple continues to drag on in the German courts with the fruitfully named US vendor so far winning out against its rival in preventing its tablet from being sold ...

  • If you see Hans, help him out

    This Friday a(possibly slightly unhinged) Swedenamed Hans Eriksson will take to the streets of London to conduct a 24-hour experiment in video streaming and social media engagement. Hans is the cha...

  • Huawei enterprise VP to chat up UK disties

    Huawei's new vice president of enterprise for the UK and Ireland, Simon Culmer, will be tasked with setting up a local distribution channel, the firm has said. Culmer joins the Chinese comms and ne...

  • Clink for fake BT engineer

    To Worcestershire, this autumnal Monday morning, where a nasty piece of work named Hashim Ali has been locked up after fronting a chip and pin scam while dressed as a BT engineer. Ali fronted a thr...

  • PR Masterclass: the 10 phone calls every PR must make

    In the latest instalment of his PR MasterClass, Gavin Bird, CEO of Condescentii Digital, reminds us that this is a people business. Journalists, bless them, couldn't function without PR. That's why...

  • HMRC offers firms online Olympics advice

    Small and medium-sized companies hoping to win Olympics contracts can take advantage of the results of an HMRC online advice seminar that ran at the end of July which can now be downloaded free of ...

  • CSC hires to support services growth ambitions

    Services and outsourcingoutfit CSC has made a series ofhires to boost its growth ambitions, key among them the appointment of former Fujitsucloud services boss Jon Green as vice president of Global...

  • Where MeeGo now if Intel shifts to Android and Windows Phone 7?

    I confess to knowing very little about MeeGo apart from the fact it used to be Intel and Nokia's next generation OS for smartphones and tablets. Most of the time when MeeGo has impinged on my consc...

  • Five minute interview: Mike Dowling, Scriptlogic Corporation

    Today MicroScrope puts its questions to Mike Dowling, EMEA channel manager at Quest Software subsidiary ScriptLogic Corporation. What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom?I have...

  • Servassure hires comms vet Annette Reynolds to run channels

    Daisy Group's white label channel services provider, Servassure, has hired former Sphinx convergence head Annette Reynolds as its new channels partner manager. Reynolds spent four years with Sphinx...

  • Mitel losses narrow as impact of restructuring becomes clear

    Quarterly net losses at unified comms and collaboration vendor Mitel have narrowed on the back of a major restructuring programme intended to improve operating performance. Although Mitel still wen...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 2 September 2011

    Nvidia warns resellers over dangers of remarked chips Graphics specialist Nvidia has warned the channel to buy through authorised partners to avoid running into problems with counterfeit products. ...

  • SAM the answer to overcoming software ignorance

    Customers struggling to cope with their software estate will have to embrace tools that enable them to understand what they are using and as a result which applications need to be paid for. The ca...

  • Social media. RIP?

    Are social media sites passé? Research firm Gartner thinks that it could be so. In a survey of some 6,296 people in 11 developed countries, Gartner found that almost 25 per cent of responden...

  • SAP gets judge backing in fight against $1.3bn Oracle costs

    Oracle has suffered a set back in its fight to get damages out of its arch rival SAP over unauthorised downloads made by the German vendor's TomorrowNow division. The court battle appeared to have...

  • Comstor to support Cisco TelePresence 'distie-as-agent' track

    Westcon's dedicated Cisco distribution unit, Comstor, has unveiled support for the Global Partner Network (GPN) for Cisco's TelePresence Distributor-as-Agent track. The programme will see Comstorus...

  • Will you end up being the Norman Wisdom of the cloud?

    Panic can set in when a cloud service is over subscribed. In their desperation to keep the plates spinning, the staff and systems will bumble all over the place, like a team of Norman Pipkins, the ...

  • Why is HP "pleasantly surprised" people will pay £89 for a TouchPad?

    Let's play a game of spot the link: 1) HP says it is going to discontinue making the TouchPad and slashes the price by £260 for a 16GB model from £349 to £89 and cuts the 32GB mod...