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  • Onyx takes MicroScope's future in its hands

    It's rare that MicroScope covers a contract win, as any PR with half a brain (and some of the ones with no brain whatsoever) well know. But when it's our own IT at stake we're more inclined to take an interest. Tyneside-based Cisco and Microsoft part... 

  • Apple has to prepare for a future without Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs has got a lot of things right in his time at Apple (and a couple of things wrong) but it's measure of how successful he - and his company - has become, especially since his return in 1996 which brought Apple back from the dead, that the an... 

  • Post-PC or PC Plus? The result is still the same

    Are we in a post-PC age or a PC plus age? Lots of people have been saying the golden age of the PC is over, a perception reinforced by HP's abrupt decision to get out of the PC business as soon as it can. When the biggest PC maker in the world tells ... 

  • If HP wants to be the new IBM, does Google want to be the new Apple?

    So I go away for two weeks and all hell breaks loose. First, Google decides to buy Motorola's mobile phone operation, then HP says it's getting out of the PC business and discontinuing WebOS products. Now, the Google thing makes sense, kind of, if yo... 

  • Leo higlights the split driving the industry

    The announcements that came out of Hewlett-Packard last night have rocked the IT world but perhaps shouldn't be that surprising given that the man running the vendor has a strong background in software. Coming from SAP Leo Apotheker knows all about ... 

  • Dell chief counts Apple out of mobile OS race. Really, Michael?

    Has Michael Dell seriouslyruled Apple out of the running? Clearly nobody has told Apple, but if comments made by the eponymous Dell boss on the firm's second quarter conference call are to be taken at face value, then its time for Steve Jobs to get t... 

  • Five minute interview: John Sollars, Stinkyink.com

    This week, John Sollars,managing directorof printer inkand toner cartridges dealer Stinkyink.com takes to the hotseat to answer MicroScope's probing questions. What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom?The best advice was from my ... 

  • Celebrating the PC's 30th birthday

    The PC celebrated its 30th birthday over the weekend with some party poopers deciding that was the occasion to dismiss the technologies chances of lasting another three decades. The voice with perhaps the most weight was one of the team that created ... 

  • Feeling the anger

    Cycling home from work last night the timing meant that I arrived in Peckham just as the rioters were spilling over the main street looking for trouble. My sunglasses were snatched and my back wheel buckled but luckily that's as far as it went and I... 

  • Google spurned offer to join Microsoft and Apple in bid for "bogus patents"

    To many people out there, the name Brad Smith might not be too familiar. He'sMicrosoft's general counsel and most of the time anyone would have come across his name in the past would probably have been in defending the software giant against anti-mon...