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June 2010

  • Photo Gallery: The ACEs 2010 - The Winners

    The MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs) 2010 were held at the Lancaster Hotel in London on 26 May rewarding all levels of the channel for their hard work. What follows are the pictures ...

  • French AV market surrenders to Midwich

    "Not bad for a bunch of carrot crunchers" was the phrase used by Midwich boss Nick Culley to describe its geographical expansion beyond Norfolk and into mainland Europe. This sort of...

  • Novell targets Sun resellers and users with migration promo

    In an effort to exploit the uncertainty that continues to surround Sun post its Oracle acquisition Novell has unveiled a promotion to attract users of its rival's identity management and security p...

  • Midwich raises tricolor after closing SIDEV acquisition

    Midwich has made its first acquisition in mainland Europe after buying certain assets and the trade of small, troubled French AV distributor SIDEV. The Lyons Commercial Court has agreed to the sal...

  • Avaya adds a bit of Mojo to its line-up

    Interest and, dare I say it, a little excitement, is mounting over the imminent debut of an Avaya tablet device after the firm passed a device referred to as a 'Tablet PC' through the FCC. The...

  • BT makes new pay offer as CWU strike ballot looms

    BT has made an improved offer to its staff in a bid to avert the Communication Workers' Union's (CWU) threatened strike ballot, according to reports still emerging. The Press Association has r...

  • Jobs steals the show again and Apple needs him to do it

    There is something almost pop-starish about Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple. For a while, when his health was really suffering, there was a spate of articles about how the company might survive withou...

  • Bridging the skills gap

    A sustained economic recovery might be on the horizon but persistent doubt about the immediate future has precipitated a crunch in the skills market as personnel in senior management positions keep...

  • Resellers key to helping cloud providers expand

    The channel is set to play a crucial role in helping public cloud providers reach their growth targets with the relationship between reseller and hosted specialist mirroring the traditional one of ...

  • Jobs expected to unveil faster iPhone at developer event

    With the campaign to promote the iPad into its first couple of weeks in the UK the focus is set to shift back onto Apple's iPhone as the CEO Steve Jobs unveils its latest product later this evening...

  • Kavanagh fires up HP Networking engines

    Following the acquisition and integration of 3Com, specialist data centre integrator and Hewlett-Packard Gold partner Kavanagh is diving headlong into the networking space and taking on the HP Netw...

  • Phoenix IT eyes strategic cloud acquisitions

    System integrator Phoenix IT has hinted it is considering further acquisitions to bulk up its cloud computing strategy as it released full-year prelims and recorded a slight dip in revenues but gro...

  • Five minute interview: Simon Howitt, Outsourcery

    MicroScope puts its questions to Simon Howitt, head of the channel business unit at Outsourcery What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? Motivate six others to do what you ...

  • Rivals could exploit impending BT strike

    Comms providers could move to exploit the chaos that would be caused by BT's first strike since 1987. As a high noon deadline for BT to raise its pay offer to staff passed without a resolution,...

  • Mid-market the target for channel cloud sellers

    The mid-market is embracing cloud technology quicker than the enterprise or small business sector providing resellers with a clear market segment ready to sign up for hosted services. Although clo...

  • Private equity pounces on SonicWALL

    Security, back-up and recovery specialist SonicWALL is to be acquired for $717m (£489.4m) or $11.50 per share by a consortium of investors led by private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC. Acco...

  • Forget Inter, Rafa, your face fits in the channel

    Those regular reader(s) of this blog might recall a story last month when the then Liverpool manager was mistaken for a reseller by two of distribution's finest. Well given what has happened to Ra...

  • Channel plays key role in supply chain excellence

    It is often quite hard to be able to put your hand on research that demonstrates the value of the channel from an independent third party but when something does come along it can be a great source...

  • IT vendors hit top of supply chain charts

    Technology firms dominate the ranks of those businesses that have developed strong supply chains underlining the strength the channel plays in supporting vendor routes to market. IT companies heav...

  • Daisy secures new credit facility

    Acquisitive small and midmarket comms and data services provider Daisy Group is preparing a new round of reseller acquisitions after securing a £75m revolving credit facility with Lloyds TSB,...