MicroScope's top stories, week ending 25 March 2011


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 25 March 2011

Alex Scroxton

Softcat hires former Insight, Equanet man to run public sector

Softcat has hired former Equanet and Insight public sector sales head Jamie Burke to lead its charge into the government space.

Burke spent over three years at Insight as sales director and public sector sales director before he left in December. Prior to that he held senior positions at Equanet and DSGi.

Recycling company fined for illegal exportation of e-waste

An electrical recycling company faces prosecution costs of £8,200 for illegally shipping old computers and electrical waste to Afghanistan.

Dimension Data UK boss Van Horssen to step down

Dimension Data UK boss Ton van Horssen is to step down at the end of March amid some suggestions that sales are below expectations.

Police order to buy through SPRINT ii provokes channel confusion

The government has mandated that police forces in England and Wales bypass Buying Solutions' Commodity IT Hardware and Software (CITHS) framework in favour of the SPRINT ii agreement.

Computacenter underwrites IT cost savings in VDC sales push

Computacenter (CC) is trying to convince hard pressed CIOs to deploy its Virtual Data Centre by underwriting the IT cost savings.

Rivals move to plug gap left by RSA uncertainty

Polycom adds new UK sales VP

Microsoft admits LAR fee cuts may lead to consolidation

Online retailer Play.com hit by security breach

Corporation tax cut by 2% from next month

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