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August 2010

  • Dip in UK offset by global growth at Promethean

    The impact on schools spending by a cut happy coalition government could have impacted education specialist Promethean World quite badly had the vendor not enjoyed a decent geographical spread of b...

  • Redstone ditches boss, secures new funding

    IT and comms integrator Redstonemay havepulled back from the brink after securing a fundraising round of £8.5m, restructuring its debt obligations with an extended banking facility,and dispen...

  • Market cannot support current reseller population

    The ravages of the recent recession mean that theUK IT market can no longersupport the number of resellers operating in it, and a more aggressive M&A scene is the only conceivable result, say a...

  • DiData acquisition hits snag

    The two billion pound acquisition of Dimension Data by Japanese communications firm NTT has been cast into doubt after South Africa's Financial Services Board (FSB)said itwill investigatefluctuatio...

  • HP stumps up $1.6bn bid to get 3Par away from Dell

    Dell is facing a fight to get its hands on storage player 3Par after HP put in a higher offer in an attempt to get the vendor away from the clutches of its rival. The future of 3Par seemed to be h...

  • Avaya extends relationship with BT

    Avaya and BT have added another three years to their worldwide tech partnership, giving end-users access to a combo deal on BT Global Services' IT portfolio and services machine and Avaya's rapidly...

  • Headsets a product to sell alongside UC

    Those resellers looking to add some margin to a unified comms sale are being urged to put headsets into their product portfolios. Plantronics director and general manager of UK & Ireland Paul ...

  • Microsoft UK partner boss Scott Dodds changes roles

    Microsoft UK is transferring overall control of the partner community to Barry Ridgway as Scott Dodds moves internally to head up the business and marketing operation unit. Ridgway had undertaken ...

  • Hurd-less HP revs up growth engine in Q3

    Acting HP CEO Cathie Lesjak was flanked by business group executives last night as the company outlined the last set of quarterly results that previous boss Mark Hurd presided over. The US giant w...

  • Phone and preparation best tools to make a sale

    The old methods remain the best for those resellers trying to get sales out of IT directors with the telephone and personal contact the most likely way to get a pitch heard and business won. Accor...

  • HP romps with Palm and Microsoft

    HP is apparently entertaining the possibility of a three-in-a-bed romp with both Palm's and Microsoft's developers.

  • Dell predicts corporate refresh will continue well into 2011

    Corporate spending on the desktop refresh is set to continue for the next few quarters despite the ongoing fears of a double-dip recession according to Dell. The vendor talked about the state of d...

  • In-depth: Security industry raises questions over McAfee future

    McAfee's rivals in the security market have been quick to respond to yesterday's $7.68bn acquisition of the security software vendor by semiconductor giant Intel, with many raising further question...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 20 August 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from thelast seven days. Phoenix accounts put on notice Phoenix ITreceived notice from two keycustomers with accountsworth a total of £12....

  • NetApp Q1 numbers up but CEO notes public sector cuts in UK

    Public sector austerity measures are beginning to be felt by NetApp in the UK, according to its CEO Tom Georgens. The storage giant has filed historic numbers for the first quarter of its fiscal 2...

  • Intel CEO Paul Otellini: Software alone cannot solve net security

    by Cliff Saran Security cannot be solved by software alone, warned Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini in a conference call discussing the firm's $7.7bn acquisition of security firm McAfee. He sa...

  • Intel gobbles up McAfee

    Intel has pounced on security specialist McAfee in a deal valued at $7.68bn, a 60% premium on McAfee's closing price on Wednesday evening. The surprise move, which has already been unanimously appr...

  • Tech Data posts sales and profits rises in Q2

    Tech Data managed to push up sales and profits in Q2 despite sailing into a foreign currency headwind, which was compounded by continued economic challenges on both sides of the Atlantic early in t...

  • Brocade Q3 sales disappoint the markets

    Brocade stock has taken a mild battering today after Q3 sales at the networking and storage vendor came in below previously detailed expectations. Sales of $504m were up 2% year-on-year - analystsh...

  • The Virgin Media saga, part two

    Well, two days in and I'm starting to think this dog food might be out of date.