MicroScope's top stories, week ending 1 April 2011


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 1 April 2011

Alex Scroxton
Disties report first signs of UK shortages after quake

The prospect of component shortages caused by the Japanese quake and tsunami are becoming a reality in the UK channel, according to distributors.

With Japan accounting for up to a quarter of global production of both integrated circuitry and raw wafers, many fabs still remain closed or severely damaged a fortnight after the disaster struck.

Steljes fires and hires to reflect shifting market dynamics

Steljes has put 19 staff at risk of redundancy from its education division to reflect sweeping changes in the market being forced through by the government, while creating 16 new roles in its commercial team.

Comstor dips toe in refurbished waters

Cisco distie Comstor has launched a new programme designed to grab a chunk of the risky, yet potentially lucrative, market for remanufactured or refurbished network infrastructure kit.

Former Mitel director appointed as Brocade UK boss

Brocade has finally filled the gap at the top of its UK management structure with Mitel's former enterprise sales director Marcus Jewell.

Samsung snuggles up to partners for b2b growth push

Samsung has created a major accounts team in a bid to cosy up to larger resellers amid grand plans to become the UK's third largest B2B vendor in 2011.

C2000 keen to kill off broadline tag

UK firms pay £2m to cover unlicensed software costs

Kaspersky UK boss leaves in restructure

CA latest to offer RSA trade-in after hack

TripAdvisor hack attack joins growing list of breaches

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