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August 2012

  • Lexmark bows out of inkjet market

    Printing and imaging supplier Lexmark is quitting the inkjet market in a bid to make annualised savings of $95m (£60m).

  • SDG to distribute Mitel comms solutions

    Comms software provider Mitel has announced a new partnership with technology distributor SDG to sell hosted and virtual voice and unified communications based on the VMware desktop virtualisation ...

  • ISO accreditation for CompTIA and SNIA

    IT skills certification provider, CompTIA, and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) have had their CompTIA Storage+ powered by SNIA certification accredited by the ISO.

  • VMware kills vRAM licence scheme at VMworld

    In his first act as incoming VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger used a VMworld keynote on Monday to ditch its controversial vRAM licensing scheme.

  • Polish up your storage expertise

    There are lucrative opportunities for partners which have a good understanding of their customers and deliver value around complicated storage solutions. Billy MacInnes reports.

  • Iconic Apple could fetch 80 grand

    With hardware margins about as thin as an After Eight these days, the opportunity to flog a personal computer that could be worth up to £80,000 is not to be sniffed at.

  • IBM springs for social software specialist

    IBM has bolstered its expertise in the growing social business game after spending $1.3bn (£823m) on Kenexa, a recruitment and ‘talent’ management specialist based in the States.

  • Quartermaine new UK boss for Juniper

    Juniper Networks has named Mark Quartermaine as its new area vice president of the UK and Ireland, with a brief to get his teeth into its service provider and enterprise business.

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 24 August 2012

    Our weekly round-up of the most popular digital content here on MicroScope.co.uk.

  • BroadVision seeks resellers for social software programme

    Collaboration specialist BroadVision is embarking on a channel recruitment drive to push sales of its enterprise social network software package ClearVale.

  • Avnet out as ShoreTel picks Ingram Micro

    Unified comms vendor ShoreTel has made public details of a distribution reshuffle that will see it terminate its relationship with Avnet and add Ingram Micro to its roster.

  • Stonesoft urges channel to exploit free AET tool

    Network security software specialist Stonesoft says more needs to be done to tackle the threat of Advanced Evasion Techniques and is calling on its channel to help.

  • Byte Night 2012 set to smash records

    The IT industry’s annual fundraising event in aid of youth homelessness, Byte Night, looks set to smash its registration and fundraising targets by a substantial margin.

  • Where does HP go from here?

    With more hard times still ahead for HP, Billy MacInnes wonders where the firm's turnaround will come from.

  • BYOD offers data roaming opportunity for channel

    iPass has published a Mobile Workforce Report, saying Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the workplace is creating a generation of productive workaholics.

  • Channel inventory too high for comfort, says HP

    Hewlett-Packard has warned that its channel is holding unacceptably high levels of PC and printing inventory and said it will look to take action to ease the situation.

  • Selling storage to the SME sector

    Comms-care's Darren Briscoe looks at some SME storage scenarios and explores how resellers can leverage this market.

  • Bitdefender hooks up with e92plus

    Security firm Bitdefender has announced a new distribution deal with VAD e92plus, extending the reach of Bitdefender's virtualisation anti-malware technology in the UK channel.

  • HP plunges to $8.9bn loss

    Hewlett-Packard has posted an enormous $8.9bn (£5.6bn) loss in the third quarter of its fiscal 2012.

  • Fortinet gets tough on partner requirements

    Fortinet’s channel partner programme is undergoing a further evolution that will see some partners demoted after the firm identified a need to manage its scheme more effectively.