September 2011 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 8

September 2011

  • Small firms are relieved

    Recently issued figures from the Government have shown that a good number of small businesses are benefitting from Small Business Rate Relief that was doubled last October and which continues until...

  • BSA compliance campaign settles on the North East

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has launched a campaign encouraging software licensing compliance in the North East of England as part of its ongoing determination to spread the message about ...

  • Sage launches developer certfication

    Sage has unveiled a certification process to speed up the validation of developers products that aim to extend the functionality and add value to its accounting products. The decision to introduce...

  • Microsoft scrambles to restore Office 365 services

    More questions will be being asked today over the reliability of Microsoft's cloud service Office 365 after the vendor's hosted software suffered an outage last night. One of the biggest fears mos...

  • Omnisense geopositions everything - can pinpoint a randy cow with military precision

    It's one of the tragedies of the modern technological age. Each new invention is ruined by somebody trying to turn it into a marketing tool. There are other ways of monetizing scientific breakth...

  • Redstone cuts deliver bottom line savings

    The cost reduction programme at Redstone is having a positive impact with the firm making a sizable reduction in its pre-tax losses and operating expenses. The networking solutions specialist's re...

  • MicroScope's top stories week ending 9 September

    Having seen vendor's dominate the headlines in the top five over the last couple of weeks thanks largely to what has been going on with the strategic review at Hewlett-Packard it was a reseller sto...

  • Mind the gap

    For the first time since records began it appears that female junior executives are earning as much as their male counterparts. According to a recent (annual) salary survey from the Chartered ...

  • 2X takes low-cost virtualisation proposition to Citrix VARs

    Desktop and application virtualisationvendor 2X Software plans to lure Citrix Silver Partners to its table with the promise of a lower-cost, easier-to-install brokerage software option. The firm cl...

  • Meru buys Brit security outfit Identity Networks

    Wireless LAN vendor Meru Networks has acquired Manchester-based security specialist Identity Networks for an undisclosed sum. Identity specialises in providing secure guest and device access manage...

  • PCs in retreat as market prepares for tablet invasion

    Poor old PC. Things are not looking good. After all the furore surrounding HP's decision to retreat from the PC arena, we now read that Gartner has downgraded its PC market forecast for 2011, sugge...

  • Fujitsu could face penalties following Unite, PCS strikes

    Services provider Fujitsuhas been warned that it could face possible financial penalties should it fail to meet agreed SLAs as a result of industrial action by members of PCS and Unite, which is se...

  • Argos sales tumble as electronics spending drops

    Weak consumer electronics sales were blame fora poor quarterlyperformance at catalogue retailer Argos, indicating spending remains a problem in retail. Yesterday Dixons Retail revealed a slump in s...

  • Why make a mobile app? You won't get rich but you might impress

    Keep quiet about this -it's an industry secret - but some IT companies can be a bit dull to work for. But how do you move up the ladder? If your current job leaves you creatively unfulfilled, and y...

  • Managed services could ease pain of cuts for VARs

    The budgets around traditional IT spending will remain at risk but those resellers offering managed services are in a better position, according to analysts. With managed services continuing to gro...

  • PCs "not a compelling product" for consumers, says Gartner

    Gartner hassaid that the PC is no longer a compelling device for many consumers after updating its full-year 2011 market forecast today. Speaking candidly in the wake of yet another market downgrad...

  • Accounting records - guidance for directors

    Lawyers Herbert Smith are reporting that the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales have issued " Guidance for directors on accounting records under the Companies Act 2006&quo...

  • Cyber crime more lucrative than drugs

    Cyber crime is costing the global economy billions as criminals exploit vulnerabilities to steal sensitive data and financial information. The Norton Cybercrime Report 2011 estimated the cost globa...

  • Act now to block .XXX domain threat, say lawyers

    Last month Network Noise reported a rush of interest among business owners in buying up their trademarks in the .XXX domain, a new extension designed for the use of theadult services industry. Howe...

  • HP PSG rivals Fujitsu TS and Dell manoeuvre for VAR business

    Rivals tothe threatened PSG PC business are jostling for position in the wake of the uncertainty created by HP's decision to explore a sale or spin-off of the unit. Dell and Fujitsu Technology Solu...