March 2012 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 5

March 2012

  • When I think about cloud, I think about dirt and the rule of 78

    For dramatic effect, when presenting on stage to reseller audiences, I often open with the line, "When I think about Cloud, I think about dirt"; Dirt? Yes, piles of dirt, filling the same hole each...

  • Tablet users shunning poor websites

    Despite the growth in the popularity of tablets users are expressing frustration with performance undermining the potential revenue the channel could earn selling online to customers using the tech...

  • MTI appoints new managed services boss

    Storage and virtualistion reseller MTI has appointed former IPsoft EMEA service delivery management head Simon Walters to run its Managed Services division. Walters will be based out of the firm's ...

  • Blackpool builders latest to be stung by BSA

    A Blackpool-based building services company has become the latest firm to be caught using unlicensed software and forced to pay out thousands to get itself on the right side of the law. The Busine...

  • HP bids to make partners vanguard of economic recovery

    Hewlett-Packard UK boss Nick Wilson has issued a battle cry to channel partner, sayingthat the sheer clout of the vendor's partner organisation in the UK market could make it a critical element of ...

  • Oracle gets court date in Google Java case

    Oracle will get its day in court against Google as it looks to defend its intellectual property, which it claimed the search engine giant has breached. Taking a fellow tech company to court over u...

  • Application-layer DDoS - a new threat vector

    André Stewart, international president at Corero Network Security,explores the growing threat of application DDoS attacks and offers some timely advice for security resellers. Distributed de...

  • Events: The Level Platforms MSP opportunity

    The way events usually work is that resellers gather in a room and a vendor stands up and talks about how their solution can improve their lives. Usually the vendor, although with many years in th...

  • Start-up offers Cisco $1 for WebEx

    Private equity-backed meeting platform software specialist SalesCrunch has made an apparently genuine offer to Cisco to buy its WebEx web-conferencing service for a single dollar (63p), plus 15% eq...

  • BE Wholesale rebrands under O2 brolly

    BE Wholesale, O2's wholesale broadband arm, has taken the plunge and remade itself in its parent's image in a move it hopes will help it sell its services more effectively through the channel and c...

  • Managed security gateway latest option added to Alvea

    Cloud services provider Alvea has taken the wraps off a managed security gateway service that can be sold by its reseller partners. The gateway service has been developed to help users overcome th...

  • SonicWALL swallowed by growing Dell empire

    Firewall and unified threat management (UTM) specialist SonicWALLis tobecome the latest addition to Dell's growing portfolio of acquisitions, afterRound Rockannounced it has signed a definitive agr...

  • Slow start to the year on the tech M&A front

    M&A activity in the tech market continues to struggle to get going this year as last month continued to show 2012 had started quietly. The latest survey of the market from Regent showed that fo...

  • Services and European performance boost Computacenter

    Computacenter expects the continuing demand for services as customers look to get the most out of their technology investments is a trend that will continue to bolster its bottom line. The channel ...

  • Logicalis throws hat into Cisco BYOD ring

    Logicalis has added Cisco's Identity Services Engine (ISE) Authorised Technology Partner badge to its haul, allowing it to sell, deploy and support Cisco's ISE access control platform.

  • Ilex to bring French flair to IAM market

    Paris-based identity and access management software developer Ilex is taking its first proper steps outside of France with the establishment of a UK operation. The firm isexhibiting at Gartner's Id...

  • Nominations open for MicroScope ACEs

    MicroScope has opened the nominations for the Awards for Channel Excellence, which offer categories for resellers, distributors and vendors. Now in their fifth year, the ACEs have become establishe...

  • Social media barricades falling rapidly, reports Gartner

    The number of enterprises blanket blocking all access to social media websites is dropping by 10% a year, and fewer than 30% of large organisations will block employee access to social media by 201...

  • Email Laundry puts itself in shop window for Webroot users

    The decision by Webroot to exit the email archiving market continues to spur activity by competitiors keen to pick up resellers and users that sold and used the product. The move, which was made p...

  • Acronis signs C2000 to support reseller growth ambitions

    Data security specialist Acronis has signed up Computer 2000 to increase the number of resellers it is able to reach in the UK. The vendor already works with C2000 parent Tech Data across four oth...