MicroScope's top stories, week ending 1 July 2011


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 1 July 2011

Alex Scroxton

York firm latest to be caught out by BSA

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has caught out another business that failed to pay for its software landing the York-based Salamander Organisation with a settlement that will set it back £29,000.

The BSA has kept the pressure on users that fail to have the correct licenses for their software with a string of settlements over the past couple of years as it continues to fight against piracy and to protect industry revenues.

HP looks for bigger channel deals through iQuote

Hewlett-Packard has taken the wraps off its iQuote system for its distributors and resellers with the aim of delivering regional information to support the channel and cut down on mistakes and to improve speed.

Fujitsu staff to strike in favour of ousted union rep

Sixty-five Unite members employed by IT services provider Fujitsu at its Crewe office are to walk out in protest at the treatment of their trade union rep, whom they claim is being singled out for redundancy.

Travelodge adds its name to growing data breach list

Budget hotel chain Travelodge has become the latest well known firm to have to hold its hands up to a data breach after it revealed some customers had become victims of a spam attack.

Kell acquired by Schneider Electric's APC unit

Bucks-based server cabinet manufacturer Kell Systems has been bought by APC by Schneider Electric for an undisclosed sum.

Dell will be patient and selective with future acquisitions

Cable & Wireless boss quits after profit warning

Billing returns to channel to boost network monitoring sales

Turning back on loss-making deals hits Oracle hardware sales

Resellers told to name and shame late payers

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