June 2012 | Archive by Month | MicroscopeUK | Page 6

June 2012

  • UK legal sector ripe for cyber-attack, warn experts

    A leading lawyer and security expert has cautioned UK law firms that their failure to tackle online security is leaving clients increasingly vulnerable to hackers, writes Linda Endersby. London-bas...

  • Coraid appointment to target EMEA growth

    Ethernet SAN specialist Coraid has appointed former Isilon Systems northern EMEA boss Peter Godden as its new senior director of EMEA in an attempt to replicate the recent tenfoldgrowth it has seen...

  • In-depth: Selling BI in the context of other market trends

    Business intelligence vendors and their solutions need to be more agile and adaptive than ever, says Amro Gebreel. The need for business intelligence (BI) has never been greater. Data volumes conti...

  • Ingram gets Crucial and Lexar brands

    Micron's Crucial and Lexar memory and storage brands are being added to Ingram Micro's line-up in a bid to increase the firm's exposure to the UK channel. Crucial specialises in desktop, notebook a...

  • ShoreTel orders up Pattie to run distribution

    ShoreTel's EMEA operation is beginning to resemble an Avaya reunion after the unified comms vendornamed a trio of ex-Avayaexecsto its regional leadership team, among them former UKreseller boss Dar...

  • In-depth: You don't have to be big to want to be smart

    Business intelligence isn't the preserve of the corporate, and the emergence of analytics software specifically designed for SMEs is helping the technology penetrate much smaller businesses too, as...

  • PEER1 gets NetBenefit

    Web-hosting specialist PEER1 Hosting, has signed an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares in the capital of NetBenefit (UK) Limited, for £25m in cash, writes Linda Endersby. NetB...

  • Dell ups Premier Partner sales targets

    Dell Premier Partners will be expected to do $1.5m (£967,964)worth of business with the vendor if they want to remain at thehighest PartnerDirect level beyond 31 January 2013, and although ex...

  • GFI enhances partner programme

    GFI Software has announced a significant expansion of the GFI OEM Partner Programme, writes Linda Endersby, allowing technology vendors to integrateits entire security and network management soluti...

  • Column: Honestly, you treat this cloud like a hotel!

    Having been wrongly convicted as a spammer, I'm a bit nervous about the whole issue of automated business. (My email IP address is still on Trend Micro's blacklist, but service provider Strato says...

  • Q: How can software vendors raise licensing prices?

    A: Because they can... There's a story on MicroScope.co.uk about Microsoft and the increases it intends to make to its volume licensing programmesfrom 1 July, writes Billy MacInnes. The bad news is...

  • Veeam ready to pass on leads from free Backup

    Veeam has extended its free download offeringto its Backup product, expecting it to generate leads for channel partners. The virtualisation specialist has made some of its other products free as tr...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 1 June 2012

    Restructuring costs wipe out Phoenix profits Full year pre-tax profit at IT services provider Phoenix IT Group has plunged 85% after the firm booked non-recurring costs of £14.9m relating to ...

  • Brighton hospital trust slammed by ICO

    In the past it used to be HMRC or the MoD that regularly lost data on discs or stolen laptops but the NHS is rapidly becoming the leakiest source of information. Following the fine that the NHS Tr...

  • Nutanix commences Euro channel blitz with SDG signing

    'SAN-free' datacentre specialist Nutanix has fetched up on European shores, announcing its first UK partners in the shape of distie SDG and solutions provider Kelway, as well as appointing former E...

  • Gradwell looks to channel to support growth ambitions

    VoIP specialist Gradwell has outlined ambitions to grow its business significantly over the next four years looking for more activity from its channel partners. The growth plans come just months a...

  • Microsoft trims back volume licensing price changes

    Microsoft has revealed the volume licensing price changes that come into force next month are not going to be as high as originally feared. There will still be hikes of up to 25.9% in some program...

  • In-depth: Avoiding becoming a victim of corporate ID fraud

    A quick scan of identitytheft.org.uk, a government website backed by organisations and companies with an interest in reducing fraud, is enough to put the frighteners on any law abiding reader, writ...

  • Is cycling the channel's sport?

    It's not often you find yourself cheering 'Come on Node4' but pop along to a cycling race and you find those words forming in your mouth. Last night saw the seventh stage of the Halfords Tour Ser...