June 2011

  • MESH collapse leaves customers out of pocket

    Worried MESH customers havebeen contactingMicroScope to express their concerns that the collapse into administration and change of ownership at the PC manufacturer will hit requests for refunds on ...

  • Orbitsound turns to Widget to achieve market share ambitions

    Widget has launched its plan of attack to start selling the groundbreaking sound system from Orbitsound to more resellers and retailers. The soundbar speaker system is able to deliver stereo sound ...

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 3 June 2011

    MESH picked up by PC Peripherals MESH Computers has been sold but the brand and certain other assets will remain in British hands after being picked up by PC Peripherals. Earlier todayMacIntyre Hud...

  • On the job...training that is.

    A survey just published by the Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University has found that almost three quarters of UK workers think that they could achieve so much more if only they w...

  • Cisco adds partner rebates to extended EasyLease scheme

    Cisco's financing arm, Cisco Capital, is to extend its EasyLease low rate financing programme through to the end of July and added five year deals and up-front rebates to the scheme. The offer, whi...

  • Intact hands UK MD role to services boss Pett

    Managed support services provider Intact Integrated Services has appointed its vice president of service operations Alan Pett to the role of UK managing director. A 20-year industry veteran, Pett, ...

  • Ingram Micro to offer £100K SMB credit limits

    Broadline distributor Ingram Micro has announced a major expansion of its CreditBuilder+ programme within the UK and will now offer credit facilities of up to £100,000 to SMB resellers over a...

  • OKI ditches Printing Solutions brand

    OKI Europe has canned its Printing Solutions brand name effective as of 1 June, and is transitioning back to plain old OKI as part of a mid-term business plan. Japan-based OKI says it wants to &quo...

  • Avnet showcases new Motorola lead-gen site

    Motorola hardware dealers buying through Avnet will now be able to source lead generation services and collateral through a new Marketplace website being rolled out across Europe. Launched this wee...

  • Lenovo forks out for German PC builder Medion

    Budget German PC builder Medion has been acquired by Lenovo in a deal valuing the firm at €629.4m (£554.1m), doubling its local market share and handing the Chinese firm around 7.5 per cent o...

  • Every Dog has his day as Vincent's Apprentice run is cut short

    So it's farewell then, Vincent Disneur, given the heave-ho by Lord Alan Sugar on the Apprentice on Wednesday after a fatal boardroom misjudgement and a double firing. Despite being on the losing te...

  • Eclipse Internet increases reseller managed services options

    Broadband specialist Eclipse Internet has ploughed investment into its partner portal as it looks to increase the managed services options its resellers can offer customers. The ISP has launched i...

  • Security concerns persist around employee devices

    The prospect of employees bringing their own devices to work is still causing unease for those responsible for securing corporate networks. The Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) movement has been gath...

  • Services expansion planned by Interactive Ideas

    Interactive Ideas has revealed plans to expand its services business as it looks to support the growth in demand for open source and networking products. The distributor, which operates with two di...

  • Contractual notice

    A recent case - Dr T Wang v University of Keele - resulted in a judgment that means employers can give contractual notice to an employee - whether orally, in writing or electronically - knowing tha...

  • Acer writes off $150m inventory and axes staff to get back on track

    Acer has taken drastic action to get its self back on track swinging the axe on 300 EMEA staff and announcing a $150 write-off to clear its high channel inventory. The moves are being made by the C...

  • ScanSource to get UK AudioCodes contract

    ScanSource is preparing to bring VoIP and voice networking vendor AudioCodes to the UK after extending an existing North American contract into Germany. Currently available through Azlan in the...

  • Anti-virus vendors respond to Mac troubles

    The anti virus industry is starting to crank up the sales pitch around Apple after the vendor was hit by a highly publicised attack that has left users looking for a system update and guidance from...

  • Polycom buys HP video unit, inks service provider pact

    Polycom has acquired HP's Visual Collaboration business for an undisclosed sum on a day of major announcements from the unified comms and video specialist. The deal will see Polycom take contro...

  • Why are Oracle EMEA server sales lagging worldwide figures?

    By the looks of it, Oracle needs to take some lessons in how to sell hardware in Europe. While revenue for the overall EMEA server market in the first quarter of 2011 grew 10.8%, the software giant...