MicroScope's top stories, week ending 29 April 2011

Three men have been convicted in an East London court after stealing BT cable tagged with a new liquid marker from forensic technology outfit SmartWater.

Three jailed for BT cable theft

Three men have been convicted in an East London court after stealing BT cable tagged with a new liquid marker from forensic technology outfit SmartWater.

This is the first conviction that BT has secured using the technology, which is already widely used in other sectors, such as rail infrastructure. SmartWater's solutions are understood to have a 100% conviction rate so far.

HP trade-in scheme to exploit Cisco refresh cycle

HP Networking has announced an EMEA trade-in programme on end-of-life Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switching gear, WLAN controllers and routers.

Entanet savages Digital Economy review verdict

Comms wholesaler Entanet has laid into last week's dismissal of a Judicial Review into the legality of the controversial Digital Economy Act.

Computacenter UK product sales floored by government budget cuts

Government austerity measures took a toll on Computacenter's (CC) UK numbers as product sales fell by double digits in the calendar year to date.

Cost-cutting days end as users look to IT to support growth

The time of leaning on technology primarily as a cost cutting aid appear to be coming to an end with customers looking to IT as a means to support growth.

Nokia cans 4,000 workers, dumps Symbian on Accenture

Mystery suitor eyes up Micro Focus

Linux, Mac sales drive OS market growth

Daisy Wholesale shows off new director line-up

Cloud spend set for explosive growth

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