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  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 15 June 2012

    The most read stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days. 

  • Daisy launches CloudSelect offering at Cloud World Forum

    Daisy Group has become the latest services player to plunge headlong into the increasingly crowded pool of cloud providers, launching its CloudSelect offering at the fourth annual Cloud Computing World Forum in London. 

  • Caretower picks Rise for cloud services transition

    SecurityVAR Caretower has signed up cloud infrastructure services provider and FastHosts sub Rise to build it a hosted services platform as itevolves into a true managed services provider. Caretower, which counts most of the security big guns, includ... 

  • Fujitsu hires cloud channel boss for midmarket push

    Fujitsu has lit the blue touchpaper under its channel cloud proposition, announcing a sepecific cloud accreditation for midmarket and vertically-focused partners, and appointing former Intact Software UK channel boss Paul Dobbs as its new Global Clou... 

  • CIF calls for best practice amid growing din of cloud pitches

    The popularity of the cloud is attracting plenty of fresh entrants to the market but leaving customers struggling to find clarity in the din of pitches being sounded out by suppliers. In its role as champion of standards the Cloud Industry Forum (CI... 

  • New appointment to oversee Six Degrees acquisitions

    Six Degrees has appointed former PacketExchange COO Mike Ing to the newly-created role of group business operations director with a brief to oversee the integration of its recent acquisitions, among other things. The buy-and-build cloud services prov... 

  • 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. NetBenefit, a division of London-based Group NBT Limited,... 

  • 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 it's not their fault. 

  • 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 EMC andVMware operatives Alan Campbell as EMEA sales d... 

  • Ellison will take to Twitter to reveal cloud suite

    Oracle watchers will have to start following Larry Ellison's twitter stream to get an insight into what direction the vendor is going in as the CEO of the software giant plans to use his account to reveal its cloud strategy. Ellison has revealed tha...