MicroScope's top stories, week ending 1 October 2010


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 1 October 2010

Alex Scroxton

The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days.

Redstone restructure begins with closure of BSF division

Redstone announced the closure of its loss-making ie4 (RIE) subsidiary, which operated in the ill-fated Building Schools for the Future programme.

Cisco names worldwide distribution VP

Cisco named its vice president of worldwide sales enablement Scott Brown as vice president of the vendor's $10bn plus worldwide distribution business.

Kelway profits up as firm explores future expansion options

Kelway said it is tracking a sales run rate close to £230m for fiscal 2011 and has three finance options on the table to underpin continued expansion through acquisition.

Government axes Novell NHS contract

The Department for Health confirmed the soon-to-expire £6m Enterprise Wide Agreement (EWA) with Novell won't be renewed, leaving local trusts responsible for procurement.

IBM buys Blade Network Technologies

In a long-anticipated response to its rivals' advance on the data centre environment, IBM has bought network kit builder Blade Network Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Best of the blogs

This week, Network Noise pondered which vendor might be next in line to be acquired, while Quicke off the Mark enjoyed a catch-up with some old channel hands, and Reseller Radar asked if 2e2 was gearing up to sell its SAP unit. The answer, as it turned out, was no.

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