April 2012 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 3

April 2012

  • Network security driving Check Point growth

    Strong demand for network security appliances helped deliver decent growth for Check Point, which is also expecting customer interest in its ThreatCloud offering. A combination of sales of the old...

  • Floundering Cable & Wireless Worldwide bought for £1bn

    Following a lengthy sale process and a protracted back-and-forth with India-based Tata,troubled comms provider Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) has been swallowed up by Vodafone for £1.04...

  • Magirus ramps up cloud support for resellers

    Magirus has become the latest distributor to take the wraps off a cloud support programme to help resellers make the transition to selling hosted technology. The distributor's Cloud Foundation will...

  • Adobe launches Creative Cloud to widen reach

    Adobe could widen its market share in the creative market after launching a cloud based subscription service to use its software that retails for in excess of £1,000. The cloud based service...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 20 April 2012

    New role for Jones as Brother reshuffles UK management Brother sales and marketing director Phil Jones is to step into the role of UK country head and deputy managing director as the firm repositio...

  • Sage midmarket boss Greg Ford heads to Version One

    Software vendor Version One has poached ex-Sage midmarket boss to be its new managing director after Julian Buck announced he was stepping down from the role. Ford has been charged with maintaining...

  • OpenStack not yet a mature competitor, says VMware CEO

    VMware CEO Paul Maritz has dismissed Rackspace's OpenStack cloud computing project as "relatively immature" and not yet a competitive threat to the vSphere environment, saying that VMware...

  • In-depth: HMRC goes real time

    Soon to be compulsory, employers need to know about Real Time Information (RTI), a project launched by the government some 18 months ago to overhaul the way PAYE is run in the UK, writes Jason Pipe...

  • Acer meets London 2012 Olympic challenge head-on

    With under a month to go until the 2012 London Olympics, we went behind the scenes at LOCOG to find out how Official Worldwide Olympic Partner Acer is meeting the challenge of supplying IT hardware...

  • C2000 outlines cloud programme to resellers

    Computer 2000 has set out to get more resellers involved with the cloud after establishing a programme to help arm partners with the skills and knowledge needed to sell hosted solutions. The distr...

  • Xbox dip takes shine off Microsoft performance

    The core parts of Microsoft's operations delivered the numbers for the vendor which saw the performance of its entertainment division, powered by the Xbox, tumble in its third fiscal quarter. The ...

  • Customer experience marketing is in the cloud of confusion

    Customers. Let's be honest, they're an expensive pain in the assets. You can never do enough for them so who'd blame you if you took a leaf out of one famous telco's book and didn't bother?

  • Nokia to make do without sales boss as scale of slump grows

    Fallen mobilitybehemothNokia will attempt to muddle along without a sales boss after executive vice president Colin Giles decided to cash in his chips and make a hurried exit from the table after 2...

  • Apple sales through distribution expand significantly in Q1

    The amount of Apple products being handled by distribution across Western Europe continues to rise as demand for the vendor's tablets, notebooks and smartphones carries on spiralling upwards. Acco...

  • Colt expands channel with managed services franchise options

    Networking services provider Colt is to add a new string to its bow, creating a franchise partner channel in a bid to increase its exposure to end-user customers across Europeand help comms VARs ma...

  • Avaya UK boss exits after eight months

    Avaya has parted company with its UK and Ireland managing director, Andrew Shepperd, after just eight months in charge. Sheppard replaced Lee Shorten at the helm in August last year, and vowed to t...

  • Multiple security threats create InfoSec opportunities

    The growth in the number of security threats should provide the channel with plenty to talk about at next week's InfoSecurity show. Since the last event the rise in advanced persistent threats, of...

  • Redstone to save a further £900k in cost-trimming exercise

    Cloud and network integrator Redstone has said it will look to make further cost savings ofaround £900,000 per annum in response tounpredictable economic conditions. In an interim trading sta...

  • Resellers warned BYOD will disrupt support services

    The bring your own device trend is set to reach a £2bn opportunity in the UK softwaare and IT services market by 2016 but could spell problems for those resellers who fail to move with the ti...

  • Shares plunge as Promethean performance disappoints

    Shareholders who backed interactive whiteboard (IWB) manufacturer Promethean when it listed on the stock exchange two years ago saw their shares drop to just a third of the original price following...