MicroScope's top stories, week ending 19 August 2011


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 19 August 2011

Alex Scroxton

Jones the Dragon flogs wireless business for £38m

Dragon's Den star Peter Jones sold off his machine-to-machine comms specialist Wireless Logic to private equity house ECI Partners for £38m.

Wireless Logic boasts over 3,500 customers and 600,000 SIMs under management in the UK and Europe, and partners with mobile networks Vodafone, Orange and O2 to provide various remote monitoring and working solutions to its end-users.

Samsung Galaxy tab injunction stirs retailer action

The consequences of the injunction Apple won against Samsung are already being felt as large suppliers look to cancel pre-orders of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was temporarily banned from sale in any EU country except the Netherlands this week.

Equanet hires cloud specialist to ramp up hosted business

Equanet has brought a cloud specialist on board to help develop the offerings the reseller can bring to market in the virtualisation and hosted arena.

Resellers have to work to persuade end users to switch brands

Customers might becoming more open-minded about brands and can be prepared to take alternatives but resellers have to work hard making a strong enough return on investment pitch if they are going to be successful.

Blue Coat boss walks the plank as profits collapse

Blue Coat CEO Michael Borman has been ditched after just 11 months in the post after the company failed to meet its financial targets during the first quarter of its fiscal 2012, which closed on 31 July.

Bring your own device drives VDI sales interest

Brit PC market hits the rocks in Q2

Recruitment trend likely to flounder as confidence dips

Google boosts smartphone position with Motorola Mobility buy

Hackers using search engines to map targets

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