At the end of the month, we revealed that Kelway was understood to be locked in negotiations to acquire Cambridgeshire-based ISC Computers.
This would represent the fifth acquisition for Kelway, which began a buy and build strategy in the summer of 2007 when it bought Elcom out of administration and continued in calendar 2009 with Panacea Services, Repton and SAM Practice.
Print firms face restrictions after bomb plot
Disties and importers of printing supplies became subject to new security measures after the discovery of an explosive device concealed within a toner cartridge on board a UPS courier aircraft at East Midlands Airport.
Emergency measures put in place by home secretary Theresa May announced emergency restrictions, prohibiting the import of toner cartridges by air into the UK unless they originate from a "known consignor", a regular shipper with Department of Transport approval.
Computacenter managing director Walsh resigns
Later in the month we reported that long standing Computacenter director Simon Walsh was leaving the firm at the end of the year to pursue opportunities outside of the company, with his role to be divided up between existing management.
In a memo to staff sent out, Computacenter CEO Mike Norris confirmed that managing director of sales Walsh will be "moving onto pastures new at the end of December."
Computacenter MD Walsh: why I resigned
Speaking to MicroScope, the outgoing Walsh revealed he had tendered his resignation after weighing up the short to medium term prospects for getting the role as CEO and out of fear of being typecast.
Noises from the recruitment sector placed Walsh at the head of a telecoms giant or in charge of a growing networking business when his notice period ends, and was subsequently revealed that he is to join networking and comms firm Colt in 2011.
British computing pioneer Wilkes dies
At the end of November, we brought you the sad news that computing pioneer Sir Maurice Wilkes, widely regarded as the father of British computing, had died at the age of 97.
Sir Maurice played an instrumental role in the UK's nascent computer industry in the aftermath of the Second World War, and masterminded the development of the first stored-program computer, the Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator (EDSAC), at Cambridge University in 1949.
In 1951 restaurant business J Lyons & Co became the first business to use a computer for commercial purposes, developing a variant of EDSAC called LEO I and laying the foundations for the business computing sector.
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