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  • Green Hat suits Big Blue

    Yesterday's acquisition of software quality and testing solutions provider Green Hat by IBM has been received as a complementary play to Big Blue's existing application lifecycle management toolkit by analysts. IBM forked out an undisclosed sum for L... 

  • Microsoft starts legal proceedings against counterfeiting Comet

    Microsoft has started legal proceedings against retail giant Comet accusing the chain store of creating and selling more than 94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows Vista and XP. The vendor discovered that Comet was producing the counterfeits in a fac... 

  • In-depth: Technology to pitch in 2012

    by Billy MacInnes Last month, Gartner published its technology and trend predictions for the next few years and among the dominant trends were a greater move towards cloud computing and increasing consumerisation of IT. MicroScope asked a number of p... 

  • K3 makes it a trio of acquisitions with Retail Systems Group buy

    K3 seems intent on getting caught up in the rush to buy Christmas presents splashing out for its own chunk of high street expertise in the form of Retail Systems Group, just a week after it picked up a chunk of Maxima. The acquisition of the ERP spe... 

  • The battle of the business operating systems

    Dave Everitt, general manager EMEA at Absolute Software, looks at the changing OS landscape and assesses the future prospects. The landscape for IT departments in 2011 is changing dramatically. A significant change- and challenge- will be what has be... 

  • Column: The dark side of crowdsourcing

    We are indebted to the tireless investigators from the University of California, Santa Barbara who have doggedly trawled Chinese crowdsourcing websites and uncovered a multimillion-dollar industry. 

  • SAM pitched as the answer for those risking software problems

    Software Asset Management (SAM) specialists have highlighted the latest company caught out by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) as a reason more companies should take advantage of tools that will keep them on the right side of the law. Slick Seat... 

  • Unite workers strike at Steria

    Unite members at IT services company Steria working on a Capita account have have voted to walk out tomorrow in a dispute over pay. The disagreement is over the refusal by the company to offer a pay rise for 2010, which should have been paid this Ap... 

  • Channel urged to verticalise offerings in 2012

    Generalist channel players shouldconsider developing specific vertical expertise in order to address evolving ICT strategies among end users a new report from resarch and consultancy practiceFrost & Sullivan suggests. Analysts say that adopting v... 

  • SLA multiplication - why managing your SLAs matter

    by Craig Beddis, regional senior vice president at UC4 Software It was interesting, albeit unsurprising, to hear that IT departments are reading the riot act to Cloud providers when it comes to SLAs. The business is understandably keen on the Cloud ...