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MicroScope's top stories, week ending 28 January 2011

Alex Scroxton

Avnet shuffles jobs as Bell integration nears end

Avnet Technology Solutions has confirmed the loss of 40 jobs, largely from Bell Microproducts' former headquarters in Chessington but added it is hiring to cover new vendor signings and a European accounts payable hub launching in Bracknell.

The move is part of Avnet's integration of Bell as it prepares to exit the Surrey-based premises and move staff to Bracknell, as previously revealed. A small number of cuts will also be made at the Haslingdon office.

Lenovo recruits veterans to boost enterprise team

Lenovo has recruited two industry old timers to boost its corporate sales team with Steve Kendall-Smith climbing on board as director of public sector and Nick Nonini as enterprise sales director.

Network SI calls in corporate recovery firm to solve cash woes

Network SI has appointed RSM Tenon to help deal with its current financial instability and find a buyer, with the hosting unit likely to be sold imminently as part of a pre-pack administration.

HP offers cut-down EDS services to mid-market partners

HP is drawing down the first line of services from its acquisition of EDS with the launch of Critical Advantage Services (CAS), to take channel partners beyond pure break fix and into areas including managed applications.

Security breach could cost cosmetics firm dearly

Those wondering what the implications are for failing to uphold PCI DSS security guidelines around credit card transactions might have their curiosity satisfied if soap retailer Lush gets hauled over the coals.

Comstor handed Tandberg contract as Avnet leaves fold

HP adds ex-Alcatel-Lucent CEO Russo, eBay's Whitman to board

Computacenter takes on giants of cloud

EMC and Dell's OEM marriage on the rocks

Public sector IT cuts might not be as deep as feared

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