March 2012

  • In-depth: Network infrastructure business faces generic future

    With all the interest in fashionable network jargon - cloud, virtualisation, WAN optimisation, consumerisation and mobility - it is easy to forget about the plumbing - the switches and routers that...

  • In-depth: Tap into growing demand for WAN optimisation

    Unprecedented levels of network traffic are opening up new opportunities for resellersas businesses seek to hone their network performance. Billy MacInnes reports. There is little doubt that WAN op...

  • In-depth: How to make money from networks

    Amro Gebreel points to where the budget is for network sales - and how network resellers can get hold of it Turn your mind back a decade and if you were a networking reseller there were a handful o...

  • Anonymous releases more Symantec code into the wild

    Symantec continues to be targeted by hackers determined to release code from some of its key products into the wild. A group known as Anonymous has been waging a campaign against the security vend...

  • GFI Software in new fake antivirus warning

    Web and email security specialist GFI Software, the firm behind the VIPRE software suite, has sounded a new warning over fake antivirus applications after seeing a spike in new variations of rogueA...

  • Government caps contracts to aid SME suppliers

    The government has taken further steps to ensure that it becomes easier for small firms to sell into the public sector. Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office Minister responsible for driving through ch...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 9 March 2012

    Employee number one at Compaq UK, Joe McNally, dies Joe McNally, the first employee at Compaq UK and its managing director for many years, died this week after losing a battle against cancer. He st...

  • The appeal of apps

    Jan Lawford, senior director ofEMEA Channels atAvaya explores how the channel can deliver a frictionless customer experience in the app driven world. The customer experience is everything in today'...

  • Azlan deploys Cisco BYOD starter-packs

    Azlan is to launch a range of pre-defined Cisco bundles built around wireless access and routing technology to help partners get to grips with cusomters exploring BYOD policies in corporate and pub...

  • Changing consumer priorities to shape PC market through 2013

    The next two years will bring fundamental changes to the underlying dynamics of the PC industry as buyers look to get more out of their purchases, according to Gartner. The analyst firm today relea...

  • Rich list shows the money comes from software

    The computer industry can be a fairly profitable place -just ask Bill Gates and Larry Ellison - for those at the top of the software tree. Gates and Ellison both feature in the top ten of the lates...

  • Educational resellers urged to look beyond IWBs and projectors

    Education specialist Turning Technologies has started a channel recruitment drive to encourage those selling whiteboards and projectors to extend the portfolio of products they offer schools and co...

  • Progress plans to rejuvenate channel

    Progress Software has promised to rejuvenate its channel relationships as it looks to re-engage with the developer community. The business intelligence specialist changed its UK management last su...

  • Magirus handed 'build-to-order' Cisco blade badge

    Magirus has notched up another Cisco UCS certification, enabling the distie to build UCS B-Series solutions to order, building on its existing configuration badge. The award means Magirus will be a...

  • iPad 3 will widen Apple tablet lead, says Ovum

    With the launch of Apple's iPad 3, Ovum analysts have said that although 2012 will see increasing competition in the tablet market, the new iteration of the iPad will cement Apple's market-leading ...

  • Credit card fraud drops as industry fights back

    Credit card fraud numbers have revealed a drop in that type of crime with resellers being praised for their vigilence in fighting criminals. Although the latest figures from the banking and card p...

  • Channel Telecom resellers to get anti-bankruptcy cover

    Business comms provider Channel Telecom is introducing a new service to protect its resellers from being smacked with a hefty bill if their customers go to the wall. The premium-free insurance poli...

  • SME credit dominates pre-Budget agenda

    The issue of SME credit is already starting to dominate the political agenda even before the Budget sets out the details of plans to help ease the flow of funds to smaller businesses. Business Secr...

  • Trustwave acquires M86 Security to widen portfolio

    Consolidation in the security industry continues to be a feature of the market with M86 Security, which itself has expanded through acquisition in the poast, being picked up by Trustwave. The term...

  • Security the VAR's answer to service provider cloud dominance?

    Cryptocard CEO Neil Hollister responds to our recent column, 'Being rational about resellers in the cloud' and suggests that security services could be the means by which resellers can take on the ...