May 2012

  • Bradford Networks finds seat on Zycko bench

    Network security and compliance specialist Bradford Networks has been signed up by Gloucestershire-based VAD Zycko to beef up its network management and BYOD offering. The vendor's flagship Network...

  • SAP bolsters cloud capabilities with Ariba acquisition

    SAP has moved to bolster its cloud credentials with the purchase of Ariba for £2.73bn in a deal that has been seen as an attempt to improve its position in the market by buying talent with kn...

  • Lenovo growth outpaces PC market again

    Lenovo has proven once again that it seems to have hit on a secret formula for growing PC sales, after powering to record full-year numbers and booking quarterly sales growth of 54%, making it the ...

  • Michael Dell pins Windows 8 hopes on consumer upgrades

    Michael Dell has spoken of his hopes for the upcoming launch of Microsoft Windows 8, saying that although enterprise buyers were still in the process of upgrading to Windows 7 and would tend to hol...

  • InTechnology extends health expertise

    InTechnology has boosted its credentials as a supplier to the heath sector after acquiring and investing in a telehealth and software firm. The cloud specialist has picked up United Telehealth and...

  • KCOM profits swell despite group sales decline

    Unaudited annual pre-tax profit at KCOM Group has grown by more than 55% to £51.1mas a result of increased EBITDA and reductions in both exceptional costs and the overall cost of borrowing. G...

  • Maverick signs Barco deal, welcomes back old colleague

    Audio-visual solutionsdistie Maverickhas signed a European distribution agreement with Barco, designer of visualisation solutions and developer of ClickShare the'one-click' presentation and collabo...

  • Comstor announces new Cisco UCS config tool

    Cisco specialist distie Comstor is further building its partner support for the Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series Servers, writes Linda Endersby. Comstor UCS Selector is an online configuration tool ...

  • Intrinsic appoints new CEO as market heads for the cloud

    Insider Jarvis has been appointed CEO at networking reseller Intrinsic Technology as its market shifts to the cloud offering new opportunities for growth, writes Linda Endersby. Intrinsic has built...

  • Partners top the agenda on day one of EMC World 2012

    Following last month's launch of its midmarket cloud infrastructure product VSPEX, EMC used the first day of its EMC World 2012 conference in Las Vegas to launch two new cloud practices within its ...

  • Tech Data reports mixed first quarter, sales down, profits up

    Quarterly sales at Computer 2000 parent Tech Data have fallen substantially short of expectations, dropping 7.9%to $5.8bn (£3.6bn) in a torrid macroeconomic environment, with weak foreign cur...

  • Security VARs Vioptim and Bridgeway to merge

    Specialist security resellers Bridgeway Security Solutions and Vioptim have merged in orderto offer a broader portfolio of solutions and extend technical capabilities and support for their customer...

  • Cloud Distribution hires northern sales boss

    Cloud Distribution has appointed Tracey Hannan from telecom company KCOM to head up its sales operations in the North, writes Linda Endersby. Tracey will draw on her 15 years' experience in the ind...

  • CIF to promote Code of Practice at World Forum

    The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF)is to put the case forward for a Code of Practice at this year's Cloud Computing World Forum The Forum feels that providers need to be clear in their cloud offerings t...

  • Column: Thwarting the time thieves

    Thieves are operating in the IT industry, stealing the most precious asset in existence - your time. Many of them work in various forms of marketing. Some public relations companies are known to wa...

  • Avnet rolls SolutionsPath out across Europe

    Avnet Technology Solutions is expanding iits SolutionsPath vertical market scheme across Europe after a successful experience with the programme in the UK. The distributor launched the SolutionsPa...

  • Six Degrees to beef up network with latest acquisition

    A week after buying two cloud hosting firms, acquisitive managed services provider Six Degrees has splashed out on datacentre interconnection specialistDatahop to laya keyfoundation for its network...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 18 May 2012

    Kelway ServiceWorks cloud platform gets market debut Kelway has been showing off its new vCloud-poweredcloudservices platform, ServiceWorks, which it hopes will cut through some of the fear and dou...

  • Managed Services Convention – London 2012

    Date: 22nd May 2012
    Location: The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London

  • More clarity needed around G-Cloud, urges VMware

    Cloud services providersneed to do a lot more to address concerns of lack of clarity and poor communication surrounding the government's G-Cloud initiative, if a new survey of public sector buyers ...