MicroScope's top stories, week ending 15 October 2010
The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days:
Equanet cuts on the cards, says Dixons Retail
Dixons Retail put back-office staff at its Equanet subsidiary in Bury at risk of redundancy with 30 to 50 positions expected to go.
HP moves to close special bid loophole
HP is trying to close a loophole in the special bid process that resellers are exploiting to get hold of products at significantly cheaper prices.
Unions slam HP plans to cut 1,300 as butchery
Hewlett-Packard is set to shed 1,300 UK jobs and move production overseas bringing the total jobs axed in just the past two years to almost 4,000.
Oracle restricts maintenance renewals to just four resellers
Oracle will permit just four services-based resellers to renew maintenance agreements when they expire, effectively forcing swathes of the channel to hand over customers to rivals.
Buy direct to save costs, Sir Philip Green advises government
The government should bypass resellers to buy PCs and commodity kit directly from manufacturers as it seeks cut public sector expenditure, said retail guru Sir Philip Green.
Top of the blogs
This week, Reseller Radar had some choice words for Sir Philip Green following his 'advice' to the government. Meanwhile, Network Noise watched the channel take its first steps into the dangerous world of international espionage, and Quicke off the Mark considered the impact of the 'Stephen Fry Effect' on Microsoft's Windows phone sales.