MicroScope's top stories, week ending 22 July 2011


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 22 July 2011

Alex Scroxton

Softcat breaks through £200m revenue mark

Softcat is planning to hand out cake and beer to staff after breaking through the £200m revenue mark in its financial year, beating its own forecasts.

Although the reseller hasn't broken down any other figures it has revealed that revenue has already surpassed last year's £146m, hitting £200m, with good service and decent employee retention as the factors fuelling success.

Extreme to cull 110 workers in strategic restructure

Extreme Networks has announced plans to cut $20m (£12m) in costs out of its business by the end of its next financial year, and will be reducing its headcount by approximately 16 per cent, with 110 positions understood to be at risk.

Cisco partners welcome EMEA channel team shake-up

Cisco partners have welcomed an imminent shake-up of its EMEA management team, which it is understood will include the appointment of the firm's operations director of distributed government, Richard Roberts, as its new UK and Ireland channel director.

Apple reports huge increase in Q3 revenue and profit

Apple third quarter revenue increased by 82% and net profit rose by 125% as the company sold more than 20m iPhones, 9.25m iPads and 3.95m Macs in the three months ending 25 June 2011.

ANS first off blocks with Cisco cloud badge

Manchester-based Cisco partner ANS Group has become the first European partner to receive Cisco's cloud infrastructure certification.

Cisco ditches 6,500 jobs

Avnet gets paws on LifeSize video kit

Dell to acquire Force10 Networks

Riverbed acquires to boost partner cloud proposition

Ineffective Acer loses out in EMEA PC battle

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