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May 2012

  • NCC aims to reduce web attacks with .secure domain

    NCC Group has set up a separate business to deliver secure web infrastructure services to meet the growing need for watertight web surfing. The security specialist has launched Artemis Internet in...

  • 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 Chinese rival on a conference c...

  • VMware pushes partners towards new SME business

    VMware's new UK channel boss Ed Dolman has called for partners of the virtualisation vendor to ramp up their focus onthe SME market, vowing to provide increased support levels andoffering up to 10%...

  • Avaya confirms Huawei man Culmer as Sheppard replacement

    Avaya has confirmed the acquisition of Simon Culmer as its new UK and Ireland managing director, replacing Andrew Sheppard, who departed the comms firm in April after just eight months in charge. C...

  • Cloud Distribution to expand Vyatta UK presence

    Cloud Distribution has announced a new partnership with Vyatta, vendor of software-based networking for virtual and cloud environments.

  • Imation, Wick Hill secure McAfee USB opportunities

    Following the recent announcement that McAfee is transitioning its encrypted USB device business to partner Imation, distributor Wick Hillhas announced it is now shipping the devices, writes Linda ...

  • In-depth: Many servers need better balancing

    Leigh Bradford looks at why the growth in the server market is fuelling the drive for load balancing among small and medium-sized enterprises - and why this is good news for those operating in the ...

  • Global SMB IT spend on the rise, reports Spiceworks

    According to the State of SMB IT survey results released today by Spiceworks, the social business network, SMBs are continuing to expand IT budgets, which now average £94,000 ($152,000) per y...

  • Network specialist NHR calls for new approach to end-of-life kit

    Network maintenance and refurbished Ciscokit specialist Network Hardware Resale (NHR)has called for the channel to consider new approaches to dealing with end-of-life andpre-owned kit, saying that ...

  • Acronis blames downturn for poor disaster recovery strategy

    The Acronis Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index 2012 findings from the industrial sector have revealed that only 53% of respondents were confident they could recover quickly in the event of a disas...

  • In-depth: Dress servers up for sales success

    To succeed in an evolving server market resellers must package up hardware and services to sell a complete solution. Amro Gebreel reports. The days when a reseller could just pitch up and sell hard...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 4 May 2012

    Microsoft volume licensing changes will cause price hikes Microsoft has revealed the impact of the changes its volume licensing programme will have on prices, with UK partners facing the prospect o...

  • Column: Wanted: honest relationship. Ts&Cs need not apply

    Recently, one of the big supermarkets complained that shoppers are cheating them. It turns out that people who scan their own shopping are becoming increasingly dishonest. My initial gut reaction t...

  • Column: Losing count of the Oracle court cases

    I wonder if, like me, you have lost count of the high profile court cases Oracle is embroiled in. The case with Google concerning Java and Android that is currently hogging the headlines is easy to...

  • Leasing becoming an option for cash-strapped firms

    More customers are turning to leasing as a way to get access to funds in a bid to catch up on a few years of sluggish IT investment. Research carried out by Equanet has highlighted a three-year ga...

  • In-depth: What does the server market hold in store for 2012?

    2011 was a brisk year for server revenues, but the floods in Thailand and other issues brought final quarter figures down - so what lies in store for the market this year, asks Billy MacInnes The g...

  • Oracle looks for $777m from SAP in retrial

    The spat between SAP and Oracle over the damages that should be paid after the code-stealing of German software giant's TomorrowNow division continues to rumble on. The case goes back to 2007 when...

  • Enterasys channel emerges from the shadows for BYOD battle

    Following a restructuring of its channel that saw it part company with the bulk of its reseller base, network infrastructure specialist Enterasys is presenting a leaner silhouette to UK partners, a...

  • Android tablets disappoint but Apple powers on

    The tablet market failed to meet analyst expectations last quarter as a result of a sharp drop in worldwide shipments of Android based products. Apple continued to sell large numbers of iPads but ...

  • Mozy sticks Union Jack on VAR programme

    EMC-owned online backup specialist Mozy has unveiled a UK-specific version of its partner programme, with a Sterling price list and country specific lead generation and allocation at its core. Alth...