MicroScope's top stories, week ending 10 June 2011


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 10 June 2011

Alex Scroxton

Computacenter blamed in public sector open source row

Systems integrator (SI) Computacenter has taken fire in a growing bust-up over open source software at Bristol City Council, which MPs have been told proves the government's open source ICT strategy is unworkable.

In a letter to MPs sitting on the Public Administration Select Committee, open source supplier Sirius Corporation said Bristol City Council had ditched its latest effort on the advice of its supplier Computacenter.

Atos Origin takes wraps off cloud testing service

Atos Origin has announced plans to offer cloud testing services to customers introducing a framework that will provide the assurances that hesitant users have been looking for.

Calyx to embark on MS Dynamics consolidation drive

Calyx has said its acquisitions of parts of Touchstone and Trinity will form the base for a wider buy-and-build strategy of Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) specialists for its software unit, Calyx Software Ltd.

Cisco's Nick Watson to replace Sartorius at HP Networking

HP Networking has appointed Cisco's European strategic private sector accounts head Nick Watson as its new EMEA vice president, replacing Carlos Sartorius, who is taking up a worldwide position.

Calyx spends £6m on bolt-on buys of Touchstone and Trinity

Calyx owners Better Capital have stumped up £6m to acquire two strategic, bolt-on companies in the first stage of a planned buy-and-build strategy.

Mesh collapse leaves customers out of pocket

C2000 names new sales, commercial directors

Data loss widespread problem for UK firms

ICT vendors praised in Gartner supply chain rankings

Mesh picked up by PC Peripherals

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