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September 2010

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 3 September 2010

    The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days. Apple reignites race for the digital living room Apple is aiming to get its brand firmly entrenched in the living room...

  • Lenovo gunning for UK consumers despite late market entry

    Lenovo expects to grab 5% of the consumer market in the UK by year-end after finally launching into the sector with DSGi in the summer. The firm's absence from the retail space - which accounts fo...

  • HP extends use of iQuote tool to StorageWorks

    Hewlett-Packard is trying to simplify partner engagement by rolling out a stock availability, pricing and configuration tool through commercial storage distributors. The iQuote system developed by ...

  • HP emerges victorious in 3Par bidding war

    Theprotracted bidding war betweenHewlett-Packard and Dell over storage vendor 3Parhas concluded this afternoon after Dell bowed out of the bidding process, saying it had "ended its discussions...

  • Oracle ordered to pay costs in grey trading case

    Following last week's Court of Appeal judgment in favour of reseller M-Tech, which was accused of importing greySun Microsystems hardware, Sun owner Oracle has now been ordered to repay costs of &p...

  • IT jobs market still in doldrums

    The IT jobs market remains stuck in the doldrums, according to annual figures from recruitment specialists at Hays, with the dip in public sector sales unlikely to help matters. A dismal performanc...

  • European firms cough up £6.5m in software piracy costs

    European businesses caught using unlicensed software have had to splash out £6.5m in the first half of this year as they settle with the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and buy the required ...

  • DSGi sales up but B2B reseller biz finds life tough

    DSG International had a comparatively rosy start to the year with sales fuelled by rising demand for televisions prior to the World Cup and early exclusive rights to the iPad but it confirmed that ...

  • Outsourcery, Nokia launch OCS scheme

    Hosted IT services, UC specialist and Microsoft Gold partnerOutsourcery has hooked up with Nokia through its InPartnership programme to push sales of the mobile version of Microsoft OCS. The first ...

  • Sage signs up Westcoast

    Westcoast has been signed up by Sage as its fourth UK distributor selling the software vendor's products from next Monday. The distributor is being given the chance to sell boxed product into retai...

  • It's time to stand up for honesty in broadband sales

    We have a right to demand and expect truthful advertising of broadband services. It's time to stand up for that right.

  • Time to dust down the phrase 'digital lounge'

    Catching up with the Apple announcements last night was a little bit like stepping back in time and taking a trip down memory lane to the turn of the century. Back then the world was divided into t...

  • Apple reignites race for the digital living room

    Apple is aiming to get its brand firmly entrenched in the living room with a slimmed down and more attractively priced TV product that allows users to hire and watch movies and Internet video conte...

  • Chess Telecom sticks with buy and build blueprint

    Chess Telecom is forging ahead with a buy and build strategy despite posting modest revenue growth in its most recent financial yearduring which it made 12 acquisitions. The business comms provider...

  • Printer sales back on track says Context

    The EMEA printer market staged a recovery in the second quarter driven by All-in-One (AiO) laser devices. Unit shipments were up 8.8% year-on-year according to figures by Context, which collates s...

  • Blue Coat names new CEO

    Blue Coat CEO Brian NeSmith is to step asideto takeup a technical role within the companyand will be replaced by newcomer Michael Borman, the firm has revealed. Borman joins the WAN optimisation ve...

  • Cloud Industry Forum code of practice aims to build user trust

    The C loud Industry Forum is on the brink of unveiling a code of practice to help increase confidence in hosted services. The Forum will use an industry event next week to promote the code which h...

  • Trustmarque launches cost saving public sector campaign

    Trustmarque has kicked off a campaign to appeal to its cash strapped public sector customers struggling to find budget as the government cuts get ever deeper. The reseller has kicked off its Work ...

  • VMware announces two acquisitions at VMworld

    VMware has kicked off its 2010 VMworld conference by acquiring real-time app and infrastructure performance analytics specialistIntegrien, and secure access management and enterpriseidentity federa...

  • Wick Hill expands line-up with Panasonic appointment

    Wick Hill continues to expand its portfolio in the voice and data convergence distribution space with the appointment of Panasonic. The distributor has been targeting the voice and data world for ...