March 2012

  • Workers want more spent on training

    British workers would like to see their firms reinvest money into training with staff viewing some of the spending in other areas as wasteful.

  • Lord Sugar weighs into credit debate

    Lord Alan Sugar has decided to share his views about SME credit describing most of those that are rejected for credit as 'skint' and not worth the backing of the banks. The views from Sugar, share...

  • Entanet warns over broadband advertising rules

    Entanet, the communications provider, has voiced concerns over the new guidelines that will change the way providers advertise broadband speeds from 1st April 2012, writes Linda Endersby. The new ...

  • Atlantis hunts Citrix partners for XenApp virtualisation push

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) specialist Atlantis Computing is taking its first steps into the world of server virtualisation to coincide with the imminent migration off Citrix XenApp 4.5 se...

  • RM stays on track with asset disposals and credit facility

    Education specialist RM has indicated that its financial performance remains on track despite the last three months being some of the lowest for revenue and orders. The vendor released a trading s...

  • D-Link channel momentum gathers speed

    Networkingvendor D-Link is continuing with its mission to cuddle up to the UK channel with the launch of a new 'Value in Partnership' programme that puts the emphasis firmly on driving resellers in...

  • Logitech turns to B2B channel with conferencing tool

    Logitech has signalled its intention to grow its business through the B2B channel launching an all in one video and audio conferencing tool targeted at companies wishing to increase opportunities f...

  • Power firm caught out by BSA

    The Business Software Alliance has struck again in its ongoing battle to punish those that fail to pay for using software landing a £8,000 settlement with power conversion specialist Covertea...

  • Game goes into administration

    The UK's largest electronic game retailer has gone into administration after asking for its shares to be suspended last Wednesday, saying the decision had been taken after careful consideration and...

  • Exclusive Networks increases techical support for partners

    Exclusive Networks is improving the level of technical support it offers resellers to ensure that it doesn't miss out on opportunities because of a lack of skills. The distribution group, which ac...

  • Canon and Konica Minolta win public sector printing bid

    Two major names in the printing business have today announced their successful selection as preferred suppliers in the Government Procurement Service Wiser Public Sector Print Services Framework, w...

  • iPads and gold top targets for thieves

    The attraction of iPads and laptops to thieves has been used as a factor to explain the growth in insurance claims following burglaries. According to reports over the weekend the insurance industr...

  • Interview: Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point

    The security market is one that demands constant innovation to keep up with the latest threats and provide customers with levels of protection they can trust to keep their data safe. In the past f...

  • Column: Wi-Fi makes cities more dangerous - great news for security resellers!

    London is lagging behind Manchester, Amsterdam, Paris and Stockholm in mobile cybercrime, according to a new risk analysis report commissioned by Norton. But a new initiative involving the GSMA and...

  • BYOD pricing models lead to MSP head scratching

    Managed service providers are struggling to come to terms with the pricing of providing support for those who bring their own devices to work. With BYOD on the rise there is a growing challenge fo...

  • Dell drops open source clouds into UK channel

    Dell has announceditsopen source cloud solution is to be made available through hosting providers and cloud resellers in the UK. The firm has teamed up with Ubuntu Linuxexperts Canonical to develop...

  • In-depth: A Budget that sticks to the government course

    Delivering his third Budget, earlier this week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer stated: 'We must stick to the course. So there will be no deficit funded giveaways today', writes Jeff Webber. He pre...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 23 March 2012

    Juniper channel operation coalesces around social media In the wake of a major partner programme refresh, Juniper Networks is making the case for integrating channel marketing strategies more tight...

  • LogRhythm leans on Exclusive to drive partner recruitment

    Secuiryt information and event management (SIEM) specialist LogRhythm has picked VAD Exclusive Networks to oversee the running of its new Connect Partner Programme LogRhythmbelieves it is well-plac...

  • Channel failing to take up credit

    Computer 2000 has indicated that it has more credit available for the channel with millions not being used by partners. The distributor has around £1bn available for credit to pass onto resel...