MicroScope's top stories, week ending 24 June 2011


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 24 June 2011

Alex Scroxton

Virgin criticised for virus response

Virgin Media has been criticised for informing users that their PCs had become infected by a virus via letters rather than more immediate email.

The ISP has been proactive in telling 1,500 customers that they have been infected by the SpyEye trojan, which steals bank log-in details, but opted to send letters instead.

Public sector decline hits UK software and services market

The performance of the top software and services companies in the UK remains relatively flat in growth terms as the impact of the challenging economic conditions continues to be played out.

Daisy bursts seams of Lancashire base

Daisy Group has revealed plans to create 100 new jobs before Christmas at its base in Nelson, Lancashire, and will be holding a recruitment day next month.

Quake impact on IT industry may linger into 2012, says Gartner

Although the impact of the 11 March earthquake in Japan has not impacted the electronics manufacturing industry as much as initially feared, there may still be some residual effects in Q3 and beyond.

RIM to cull staff in face of Android, Apple assault

RIM is to embark on a drastic cost-cutting drive that will see undisclosed numbers of redundancies across the firm, and the "reallocation of resources" to areas of potential growth after turning in a poor performance in the first quarter of its fiscal 2012.

Microsoft sounds alarm over fake security scam

Avnet to bring Force10 Networks lines to UK

VIP adds Apple to its product basket

Ciena maps return to profitability this year

The right approach still delivering public sector orders

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