MicroScope's top stories, week ending 27 May 2011

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MicroScope's top stories, week ending 27 May 2011

Alex Scroxton

Cisco shakes up blade server market in Q1, says IDC

Cisco's charge into the blade server market with its UCS technology is beginning to shake up a highly consolidated sector where the top three vendors account for 80 per cent of revenues, according to IDC Enterprise Server research manager Jed Scaramella.

"The entry of Cisco has provided a viable new competitor to the market," he said, as the analyst house released its first quarter server market numbers.

M&A whizzkid Haas leaves HP Networking

Marius Haas, senior vice president and worldwide general manager of HP Networking and the driving force behind Hewlett-Packard's acquisitions of EDS and 3Com is among a swathe of executives on the way out as CEO Leo Apotheker shakes up the firm.

Microsoft backtracks over Windows 8 'misstatement'

Microsoft has quietly backpedalled following comments made by outspoken CEO Steve Ballmer in which he said Windows 8 would drop sometime in 2012.

Sage expects upgrade boon for resellers with 200 launch

Sage is hoping the availability of its latest version of its flagship business intelligence product will spark a rush of upgrades from its entry-level customer base.

Europe shines in upbeat quarter for Tech Data

European sales shone for Computer 2000 parent Tech Data in the first quarter of its fiscal 2012, which closed on April 30.

Symantec inks $390m deal to acquire Clearwell Systems

Cisco vulnerability leaves networks wide open, says DiData

Warburton takes wraps off CloudPresence

Ballmer reveals Windows 8 is coming next year

Cloud concerns moving beyond security, says Colt report

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