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Azure back online after major outage

Azure experienced a major outage yesterday, causing a range of services to fail across multiple regions.The outage was the most significant disruption to Microsoft's cloud platform since February 2013 and was said to have affected customers in the US, ... [Published Microscope - 21 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

How to build customer confidence in cloud computing

There really should not be a worry about security and the cloud any more. The technology is out there to make things work and the companies selling it have everything to lose if they make a mistake.Despite this, there continues to be a lingering doubt ... [Published Microscope - 13 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

An A-Z guide to social media

In the past few years, the use of social media in the channel has grown at an incredible rate. No-one could have predicted that astoundingly successful sites such as Twitter or Facebook would have the potential to become invaluable marketing tools for ... [Published Microscope - 13 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

SDDC benefits unclear to UK cloud players

With many analysts predicting that Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) is the next big step forthe IT industry, a new survey published today shows the UK cloud industry is still very dividedaround the concept.The concept claims to make the most economic ... [Published Microscope - 19 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Mountford brings channel know-how to Riverbed

Channel stalwart Paul Mountford has joined Riverbed Technology as senior vice president and chief sales officer to boost growth a month on from the hardware vendor’s Q2 profit warning.Mountford will report to David Peranich, president, worldwide field ... [Published Microscope - 21 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Survey reveals that red tape is stifling progressive policies

IT directors want to create progressive end-user computing strategies but feel too restricted to do so, according to research released today.The report, which came from Ovum and Dimension Data, surveyed 100 UK IT directors and found that while they saw ... [Published Microscope - 21 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Exertis Micro-P brings Dell storage opportunities to the channel

Distribution firm Exertis Micro-P has announced an agreement with Dell to bring a Configure To Order service for Dell’s MD3 Storage range to the channel.We’re excited to partner with Dell to bring new storage propositions to the market,” said Gareth Bray, ... [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Customers walking away from trusted brands due to bad service

Poor customer service is eroding loyalty to brands according to research published today.The research, commissioned by Kana software and carried out by Vision Critical, found that 30%of UK consumers have become less loyal to brands over the past years ... [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

US regulator gives Lenovo IBM deal thumbs up

The US Committee on Foreign Investment has given its approval of the $2.3bn (£1.37bn) sale of IBM’s x86 server business to Lenovo.IBM said the approval enables IBM to focus on system and software innovations that bring new kinds of value to IBM clients ... [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

How government-driven return-to-work scheme could cut cost of staff sickness

With it being estimated that 960,000 employees are on long-term sickness absences, the government is implementing a new scheme aimed at assisting sick employees back into work and helping employers deal with absent staff.With 130 million working days ... [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Wear do we go from here?

If there is a consumer theme of the year, then a major contender has to be wearable technology, with watches, glasses and trousers all grabbing the headlines.The June release of Google Glass, with a hefty price tag of £1,000, should result in more people ... [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Extreme reports a decent quarter, but still faces challenges

Extreme Networks has delivered better-than-expected fourth-quarter financial results, with revenue nearly double the year-earlier figure.GAAP revenue was $155.3m (£92.8) and non-GAAP revenue was $156.9m, with a net loss of $16.2m or 0.17 cents per sh ... [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]

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"There is far less resistance to using the private option, as organisations have dedicated environments in which to host applications and data. With public clouds, there is a perception of reduced security when multiple tenants share the same environment,” adds Naja."
"The need for repetition shows not only poor management of customer data, channels and context"
"With our relationship to our customers, partners, distributors, vendors and employees united on a single interface, the combined company is in a better position than ever to seamlessly deliver value to the customer,” he added."
"There is pressure from the market for lower prices and there are more efficient ways to deliver the services," he added "The [MSPs] are learning how to charge and move to the 'fee for service' model" he said

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An A-Z guide to social media [Published Microscope - 13 hours ago]
SDDC benefits unclear to UK cloud players [Published Microscope - 19 hours ago]
Mountford brings channel know-how to Riverbed [Published Microscope - 21 hours ago]
Survey reveals that red tape is stifling progre... [Published Microscope - 21 hours ago]
Azure back online after major outage [Published Microscope - 21 hours ago]
How government-driven return-to-work scheme cou... [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]
Customers walking away from trusted brands due ... [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]
Exertis Micro-P brings Dell storage opportuniti... [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]
Extreme reports a decent quarter, but still fac... [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]
US regulator gives Lenovo IBM deal thumbs up [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]
Wear do we go from here? [Published Microscope - Aug 18 2014]
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