MicroScope's top stories, week ending 13 May 2011


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 13 May 2011

Alex Scroxton
Sir Peter Rigby continues to show the wealth in reselling

There are few things in life that remain certain but the ability of Sir Peter Rigby to top the wealth charts in the channel has been a constant over the last few years.

The founder of Specialist Computer Holdings appears regularly in the Sunday Times Rich list and cropped up again in the latest edition with a value of £480m.

Budget cuts starting to hit schools' IT purchasing plans

Investment by schools in IT was one of the main features of the last few years but there appears to have been a stall in innovation with the technology children are using to learn from being well past its sell by date.

Stone to resell Lenovo PCs to UK education market

Staffs-based public sector PC supplier Stone has signed a deal with Lenovo to supply the Chinese manufacturer's kit to the British education market combined with Stone's bespoke configuration and services offering.

Trustmarque bolsters cloud credentials with Nimbus buy

Value-added reseller Trustmarque has widened its ability to provide hosted services to customers after acquiring cloud infrastructure specialist Nimbus Technology Systems.

HP hands TSD security product exclusive

Hewlett-Packard is looking to Technical Services Distribution (TSD) to expand its security reseller numbers after handing the channel player exclusive rights to its ProtectTools portfolio.

Logicalis turns to Inca for IBM cloud services

Demand for IT jobs hits five year high

Proact IT Group acquires majority stake in B2Net for £12m

Sophos extends network protection portfolio with Astaro buy

Lenovo extends credit to help cash constrained resellers
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