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May 2012

  • Six Degrees throws down gauntlet to cloud rivals

    Cloud services provider Six Degrees has set its sights onaggressive growth over the course of the year and said its ambition is to be"talked about in the same breath as the Rackspaces and Ioma...

  • Column: In the kingdom of the blind, the one API man is king

    Is data the IT infrastructure's version of flab? Are great useless 'big' data files, a sort of information cholesterol, clogging the arteries of the network and blocking up the I/O interfaces? Shou...

  • Software piracy costing the UK £1.2bn

    The amount of money being lost to software piracy has reached £1.2bn in the UK with a quarter of users admitting to being on the wrong side of the law. Numbers from the Business Software Alli...

  • Cutting taxes and red tape pitched as way to encourage growth

    With the Eurozone economic crisis deepening the pressure is being raised for the government to do more to help British businesses. As the newly appointed French President travels to Berlin to talk...

  • Kelway ServiceWorks cloud platform gets market debut

    Solutions and services specialist Kelway has been showing off its new vCloud-poweredcloudservices platform, ServiceWorks, which it hopes will cut through some of the fear and doubt surrounding the ...

  • Column: Innovation can be a tall order for a PC vendor

    There was an interesting (if throwaway) comment by Gartner research director Ranjit Atwal last week when he was reflecting on how the PC industry would fare in 2012, writes Billy MacInnes. On the b...

  • Ucopia secures Computerlinks partnership

    IT security and internet technology distributor Computerlinks UK, have announced a new UK and Ireland distribution agreement with Ucopia Communications, writes Linda Endersby. The agreement further...

  • Cloud Risk Forum launches new framework

    The Marsh-led group, the Cloud Risk Forum say that adoption of cloud computing could be hampered by organisations failing to understand the associated risks, writes Linda Endersby. "Moving inf...

  • Daisy lifts wraps on underground Manchester hideout

    Comms and networking provider Daisy Group has poured a million pound investment in its Manchester city centre datacentre, adding more energy efficient technology to the underground facility that it...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 11 May 2012

    Cisco bosses round on Huawei Cisco's top brass have again shown they have Huawei on their minds, talking extensively about the competition and in particular their response to the growth of their Ch...

  • HP and Avnet team up to ease cloud deployment process

    HP and Avnet have given partners a sneak peek at a server, software and services bundle called Cloud-in-a-Box, a new solution designed to ease the software development and testing process for end-u...

  • Wi-Fi provider iPass stalks mobile device management experts

    Wi-Fi networking services and enterprise mobility provider iPass is on the hunt for reseller partners with competencies around mobile device management to help it get deeper into customers trying t...

  • Dixons trading year ends on positive note

    Dixons Retail has published trading results for the 16, 28 and 52 weeks ending 28 April 2012, showing sales down but better than expected, writes Linda Endersby. Although total group sales were dow...

  • Regulatory pressures reveal poor risk management controls

    A recent survey shows that in times of increasing regulatory pressures only a third of businesses think they have robust processes in place to manage governance risk and compliance (GRC), writes Li...

  • Redstone and Webscreen launch ISP DDoS service

    Network and cloud solutionsprovider Redstone, together with new partner,Webscreen Technology, has launched a new DDoS protections service, safeguarding customers from the danger of distributed deni...

  • Westcon Group to distribute VASCO in UK

    Distributor Westcon Group has expanded its continental agreement with VASCO Data Security to include the UK, writes Linda Endersby. Products such as VASCO's DIGIPASS will now be available to resell...

  • Becalmed PC market awaits wind of Windows 8, says Gartner

    A sense of calmseems to havedescended on theembattled PC market in western Europe, according to Gartner's latest market stats, as buyers take a "wait and see" approach to their purchasing...

  • Android apps and smartphones are top hacker targets

    Android applications have become a major focus for hackers helping make the UK one of the countries with the highest rates of smartphone malware. The Q1 2012 E-Threat Landscape Report from Bitdefe...

  • BT profits up but revenue down

    BT has announced £2.4bn in pre tax profits for the year ending 31st March but seen a fall in revenue of a couple of percent, writes Linda Endersby. A one off tax credit and interest from the...

  • Mozy backs up reseller programme with online portal

    Data protection provider Mozy, has taken the wraps off first online portal for resellers in the UK just days after it kicked off its channel programme, writes Linda Endersby. Following the launch...