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September 2011

  • Cisco's Vanhamme latest network exec to head to Huawei

    Cisco Europeandistribution supremoDominique Vanhamme has become the latest networking executive to move across to rapidly emerging Chinese network vendor Huawei. Hetook up the Brussels-basedpost of...

  • Data centre demand bouncing back after poor couple of years

    Data centre building and refurbishment is stepping up as demand from customers filters through to those responsible for putting together the infrastructure that is driving the cloud. According to ...

  • Blame for NHS's £12 billion IT disaster identified

    No evidence of corruption has been found in the NHS IT cock up that has cost the UK taxpayer £12.8 billion. The root causes, according to a spokesman forCampaign4Change, which campaigns for G...

  • IT investment critical to future European competitiveness

    European countries risk falling behind emerging economic rivals by 2020 unless businesses begin to match US levels of ICT investment, according to a newstudy from comms provider AT&T and resear...

  • Any new energy management vendors worth a punt?

    Energy management systems are a £7bn market already. It was our taxes that created this market, so we might as well get involved, if only to get our investment back. So who are the runners an...

  • Employers can be liable for discrimination claims

    As funny as it may sound, an employee calling someone (of Polish descent) 'Borat' can land the employer in hot water. In Ruda v Tei Ltd, the Tribunal decided that the claimant, who was Polish, had ...

  • UK cloud market set for continued growth

    The UK is leading the way with cloud services adoption and those channel players that fail to 'cloudify' their offerings in the managed services space face increasing pressure. The views of Martin...

  • Comstor launches Cisco configuration, support services

    Comstor, the Cisco-focused arm of networking and convergence distributor Westcon, has teamed up with Cisco and managed services app developer UBIQube to launch a configuration and support services ...

  • FAST backs government's intellectual property education

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has backed the government's latest attempts to educate users around the importance of intellectual property. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is ...

  • Salesforce can't live with the channel and can't live without it

    Analyst Tiffani Bova, Gartner's VP of world wide sales and channel strategies, says that the channel will play a huge part in the delivery of cloud services, despite what Salesforce.com's CEO Marc ...

  • Whitman indicates rethink likely over PC business plans

    Although just hours into the job of running HP the vendor's freshly appointed CEO Meg Whitman has already indicated that the plans to divest its PC business could be revised. Whitman became CEO la...

  • HP keeps the strategy, replaces the man who thought it up

    Farewell then, Leo Apotheker. You were the CEO at HP who introduced a software-based strategy on 18 August by simultaneously announcing plans to acquire Autonomy and (with the full authorisation of...

  • Data centre security: how safe is your data?

    The business benefits of virtualisation and cloud computing are apparent but for many companies the main obstacle is perceived issues in the data centre. For technology resellers, security may not ...

  • In-depth: UTM and XTM, simply the best?

    Unified Threat Management UTM and its evolutionary counterpart Extensible Threat Management have long been regarded as one stop solutions for network security. But are SME's still embracing this te...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 23 September 2011

    Fujitsu staff to stage 24-hour walk-out Fujitsu staff in Crewe and Manchester are staging a 24 walk out on Monday in a strike over victimisation of Union representatives. Unite members at the IT se...

  • HMRC revises its view of VAT under salary sacrifice arrangements

    Readers may recalla recent columnwhere it was mentioned that as a result of a European judgment, the VAT element of the Cycle to Work Scheme needs to recovered from employees. Well to add more fles...

  • HP dumps Apotheker and hires Whitman

    As expected Hewlett-Packard's board has brought to an end the reign of Leo Apotheker, who officially steps down to be replaced by the former CEO of eBay Meg Whitman. The move ends two days of inten...

  • Cisco CTO urges firms to be more flexible with IT access

    Businesses must adopt new mobile technologies and be more flexible with access to their IT infrastructure or risk losing top talent to their rivals, according to Cisco's chief technology officer. ...

  • All change for mobile device management

    Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, CEO at Globo, examines how the mobile landscape has changed over the last 10 years, the challenges that this has created for mobile device management and the opportuniti...

  • Red Hat: on track to become a billion dollar open source software company

    Amid all the reports about Red Hat's very strong performance in the second quarter ending 31 August, only one site seems to have picked up on an intriguing comment made by the vendor's CEO Jim Whit...