September 2011

  • VAT 'amnesty' to end soon

    A window of opportunity for anyone outside of VAT regime, that should be registered and inside, closes soon. As reported by BusinessMan on 16 June, HMRC has been running a campaign that aims to cap...

  • Government told "go cloud or die" by Salesforce.com boss

    The UK government has been urged to embrace the cloud by one of the leading proponents of hosted services, writes Nick Booth. The call was made by Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff at the company's ...

  • Fujitsu staff to stage 24 hour walk out

    Fujistu 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 services firm voted to take strike action...

  • Nine out of ten city CIOs on course for prosecution by FSA

    Over 90 per cent of city firms could face prosecution in November for failing to comply with new FSA regulations on call recording, according to one study. With November's deadline for meeting...

  • BYOD and XP end of life drive desktop virtualisation

    As Microsoft winds down the support for XP, and increasing number of employees own and rely on smart phones, tablets and netbooks organisations have new challenges in their desktop virtualisation s...

  • RIM tablets fail to fly and low demand hits numbers

    The problems at Blackberry maker Research in Motion continue with the firm following up an announcement of 2,000 job cuts back in July with second quarter numbers that exposed its issues with low d...

  • In-depth: Taking the fear out of the security sell

    When it comes to security, in whatever form it takes, fear is the key. Whether it's protecting your house against the threat of burglars or a country's borders against a projected invasion by a pot...

  • Resellers should try and get closer to their vendors says channel boss

    Resellers often complain that they don't get the support they want from the people who supply them with kit. But is it their own fault? We asked some top vendors for their advice. Christine Ge...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 16 September 2011

    It's been a week where the boss of Intel looked to a mobile future, SAP won its day in court and Tech Data headed back out on the acquisition trail. It ended with RIM becoming the latest to show ho...

  • The new domain - it's not an e.xxxellent idea for all

    With the launch of the new .xxx top level domain on September 7, businesses - and individuals for that matter - need to be awake to the fact that they may want to protect their brands and names fro...

  • Nokia shakes up distribution strategy

    Nokia has taken the wraps off a distribution revamp that sees it settle on three partners and unveil a channel network. The telecoms vendor has made the strategic changes following a six month rev...

  • UK IT consultants in demand from US firms

    US firms are hiring UK IT consultants in the digital sector with an 275% increase in the number of American firms hiring Brits over the last year. The figures, from PeoplePerHour, showed IT and we...

  • Consumerisation sparks managed services opportunity

    The influx of mobile devices into the corporate network environment is crearting a significant requirement for more reselkler delivered managed services to help users cope. Consumerisation of IT, ...

  • SAP appeal wipes $1bn off Oracle fine

    SAP's decision to challenge the $1.3bn fine that was handed out in it's intellectual property infringement case against Oracle last year has been vindicated with $1bn slashed off what it must now p...

  • Younger people lagging behind with pension provision

    According to Government research, young workers are nearly four times less likely than their older counterparts to be saving in their employer's pension scheme. These figures show a stark generatio...

  • Mis-management of applications wastes millions

    Businesses are failing to exploit their assets because of lack of decent management with the vast majority not bothering to use technology to monitor their operations, writes Linda Endersby. Accor...

  • In-depth: The move to block access to social networking

    The message has been fairly consistently sounded across vendor land for resellers to embrace social networking and use it as a method of communicating with customers as well as giving the brand a h...

  • A badly made sausage

    Over a conversation with Piers Linney, co-CEO of cloud channel cloud specialist Outsourcery, about his firms involvement with the cycling competition the Tour of Britain the positives of the sport ...

  • Cisco halves sales forecast as CEO eyes Huawei market share

    Networking giant Cisco has halved its sales forecast as it struggles with reduced demand and increased competition. Cisco's annual revenues will grow up to 7% over the next three years, down from ...

  • IT security should be about good management, says IDC

    IT security in an increasingly complex threat environment needs to be more about management than technology performance, according to IDC. IT professionals need to stop buying security performance...