MicroScope's top stories, week ending 17 December 2010


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 17 December 2010

Alex Scroxton

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

Most IT pros want to jump ship in 2011

Most IT professionals are looking to jump ship next year, according to a survey from The IT Jobs Board, with 80% planning to look for a new job and 59% saying they were not loyal to their work.

Of the 100 workers surveyed, 58% said their loyalty would improve if there was better corporate communication.

Redstone to cut jobs as business units merge

Redstone is set to consolidate its three operating divisions into one trading entity with the loss of around 50 jobs.

Its board decided to use the remaining businesses in the group - RCS, the connectivity and managed services operation of RMS and the recently acquired Fujin Systems - as the foundations for future expansion.

Dell bids $876m to acquire Compellent

Dell tabled an initial $876m bid to acquire data storage player Compellent, ending weeks of speculation about the pair.

However, market watchers questioned how the technology squares with the portfolio sold by EqualLogic.

KCOM boss Renucci resigns

KCOM Group finance boss Paul Simpson has assumed control of the firm following the resignation of executive director Paul Renucci.

Renucci arrived at KCOM subsidiary Affiniti in 2007 but claimed control of the whole group the following year, after overseeing a lengthy restructuring and rebranding process.

Atos Origin buys Siemens IT Services

German technology giant Siemens AG announced the sale of its loss-making IT Solutions and Services division to French integrator Atos Origin for €850m (£720m).

The deal, which Siemens president and CEO Peter Loscher claimed will create a European "IT Champion" sees Siemens taking a 15% stake in Atos Origin for a period of five years.

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