MicroScope's top stories, week ending 26 August 2011


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 26 August 2011

Alex Scroxton

In a week dominated by the sudden demise of HP's TouchPad tablet and uncertainty over the future of the PSG business, today we look at some of the other stories that hit the headlines in the past week.

Avaya cops to three years of losses ahead of IPO

Ahead of its billion dollar IPO, Avaya has divulged crucial details regarding its financial health and revealed three straight years of net losses.

In a new filing with the SEC, the comms specialist copped to an $871m (£533m) net loss in its fiscal 2010, but also said it had mislaid $835m in 2009 and $1.3bn the year before that.

Softcat adds staff to target public sector

Softcat is adding staff to fuel its public sector ambitions revealing that the government's attempts to get more SME suppliers involved in the market is paying off.

Dell may wind down network OEM relationships

Dell will look to purge lower-margin networking sales from its business, the company has said, replacing lines it resells or OEMs with higher margin Dell and Force10 technology.

Drobo recruits HP storage expert to map channel path

Consumer and SMB storage specialist Drobo has picked former HP UK and Ireland enterprise storage channel sales manager Marcus Thompson as senior director of EMEA sales.

IT departments marginalised as UK workers take control

A Mitel survey revealed that many end-users have no confidence in their IT departments to deliver the latest technology as the 'bring-your-own' trend gathers steam.

Redstone scores UK exclusive VMware cloud badge

Tech Data shrugs off European market malaise

HP to widen scope of channel installation, break-fix services

Date set for sacked Fujitsu union rep hearing

Belfast firm hit by £33,000 bill for failing to license software

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