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  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 25 May 2012

    Dell confirms UK jobs on the line Dell hassaid that it will look to make a series of limited job cuts in the UK as it bids to operate "as effectively as possible". The PC builder claimed this ongoing quest for operational efficiency require... 

  • Column: Your forecast is cloud, with massive outbreaks of crime

    The crime scene is the fastest growing sector of IT and it's never been easier to start a spamming service. Better still, nobody does anything about it. 

  • SAP bolsters cloud capabilities with Ariba acquisition

    SAP has moved to bolster its cloud credentials with the purchase of Ariba for £2.73bn in a deal that has been seen as an attempt to improve its position in the market by buying talent with knowledge of the hosted world. The acquisition comes j... 

  • Intrinsic appoints new CEO as market heads for the cloud

    Insider Jarvis has been appointed CEO at networking reseller Intrinsic Technology as its market shifts to the cloud offering new opportunities for growth, writes Linda Endersby. Intrinsic has built solid expertise in networking and unified communicat... 

  • Partners top the agenda on day one of EMC World 2012

    Following last month's launch of its midmarket cloud infrastructure product VSPEX, EMC used the first day of its EMC World 2012 conference in Las Vegas to launch two new cloud practices within its Velocity Solution Provider Programme, and unveil a ch... 

  • Cloud Distribution hires northern sales boss

    Cloud Distribution has appointed Tracey Hannan from telecom company KCOM to head up its sales operations in the North, writes Linda Endersby. Tracey will draw on her 15 years' experience in the industry to help lead, drive and manage sales as Cloud D... 

  • CIF to promote Code of Practice at World Forum

    The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF)is to put the case forward for a Code of Practice at this year's Cloud Computing World Forum The Forum feels that providers need to be clear in their cloud offerings to build trust with customers, who in turn need to und... 

  • Six Degrees to beef up network with latest acquisition

    A week after buying two cloud hosting firms, acquisitive managed services provider Six Degrees has splashed out on datacentre interconnection specialistDatahop to laya keyfoundation for its network growth plans. Datahop's network consists of a resili... 

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 18 May 2012

    Kelway ServiceWorks cloud platform gets market debut Kelway has been showing off its new vCloud-poweredcloudservices platform, ServiceWorks, which it hopes will cut through some of the fear and doubt surrounding the cloud. The ServiceWorks package in... 

  • More clarity needed around G-Cloud, urges VMware

    Cloud services providersneed to do a lot more to address concerns of lack of clarity and poor communication surrounding the government's G-Cloud initiative, if a new survey of public sector buyers by VMware is to be believed. Nearly six months aftert...