March 2012 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK

March 2012

  • Careful what you say there Thorsten

    Any business leader will know the importance of being clear in their language. Say something wrong and it can seriously damage the share price. So perhaps the Blackberry maker RIM's new CEO is get...

  • Column: How will you celebrate world backup day?

    Some cynics said it would never take off, but World Backup Day has really caught the public's imagination.

  • ISF warns against traditional approaches to IT security risks

    The Internet Security Forum haswarned organizations to take a wider approach to IT security risk advising it becomes more of a strategic focus for firms, writes Linda Endersby. The recommendations...

  • RIM hints at consumer exit as losses hit $125m

    The state of the size of the challenge trying to compete in the smartphone market at Blackberry maker RIM was laid bare as the firm reported a $125m loss in its latest quarter. RIM has been strugg...

  • Micro-P adds BenQ products to AV portfolio

    Micro-P the Hampshire based retail and B2B distributor has announced it has bolstered its audio visual portfolio after signing a partnership with BenQ, writes Linda Endersby. The distributor will ...

  • Capita scores full marks for government education IT bid

    Capita, the business process outsourcing company, announced today its successful selection as an approved supplier for both lots of the Government Procurement Services Information Management and Le...

  • Cable & Wireless Worldwide bidders given more time

    The two bidders for Cable & Wireless Worldwide have been given an extension to get their proposals in order after the initial deadline didn't deliver any concrete results. Vodafone and Tata ha...

  • Dell takes wraps off Cloud specialisation

    Dell has taken the wraps off a cloud specialisation for channel partners bringing it into line with its main rivals, which have already taken similar steps. The vendor's cloud services and solutio...

  • Organised criminal gangs dominate cyber crime

    Cyber crime has become big business and is now masterminded by gangs that are looking to gain financial advantage through their attacks. As well as revealing that 80% of cyber crime is carried out...

  • No cloud slowdown seen by Microsoft

    Just a day after Citrix shared channel research indicating that a transition to the cloud was years away a contradictory picture of the market has been revealed by Microsoft. One of the constant h...

  • Red Hat breaks through $1bn revenue barrier

    Open source specialist Red Hat has broken through the $1bn revenue mark with the channel a key factor in the firm's success. The results for the full fiscal year ended 29 February saw the firm rea...

  • Financial services wary of growing cyber attacks

    The financial services (FS) sector is a key target for cyber criminals with more attacks being made against that vertical market than any other. Although the sector has long been a target for hack...

  • Channel braced for Microsoft volume licensing price changes

    Microsoft's plans to unify its volume licensing pricing policy across the European Union will leave resellers passing on potential price increases to customers. The vendor has made the decision to...

  • Sage highlighted as takeover prospect

    City watchers have raised expectations that Sage could be the target of a takeover stoking interest in the software firm. The vendor has been linked with M&A deals in the past, often with an e...

  • Tech employers confident they can fill jobs gap

    Hopes that have been pinned on the private sector as being a source for jobs to offset public sector cuts look well placed when it comes to the IT market. The UK technology industry is fairly conf...

  • Cloud transition coming more slowly than expected

    A lack of skills is one of the reasons why cloud projects are being held up and the move to a hosted delivery of services and applications is taking much longer than many expected. Research from ...

  • HDS will work with channel to make more noise in the market

    Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is planning to make more noise in the market and deepen its channel relationships as it looks to flex its muscles in the storage market. The vendor is planning to work c...

  • Dell signs Magirus to sell data centre product set

    Magirus has been signed up by Dell to handle the vendor's data centre solutions including its servers, storage and connectivity products. The distributor has been working with Dell since the start...

  • Security fears hold back moves to next generation data centres

    Fears around security are holding customers back from making the shift towards Next Generation Data Centres (NGDCs), writes Linda Endersby. The survey from Crossbeam identified the three main tech...

  • Longer relationships on offer to managed services providers

    The benefits of managed services for channel partners are fairly well established with recurring revenues and greater chances of incremental revenue on the list. But additional rewards are emerging...