MicroScope's top stories, week ending 21 October 2011


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 21 October 2011

Alex Scroxton

Thai floods spell shortages and price hikes for HDD market

The components market could face shortages after the worst floods to hit Thailand for decades knocked out facilities producing storage products.

Market watcher iSuppli has downgraded its Q4 production forecast in light of the disaster but the impact on the channel could last well into the first quarter of next year.

Lenovo takes second spot in PC market

Consolidation and changing market dynamics have shaken up the PC vendor pecking order, with Lenovo overtaking both Acer and Dell to claim the second place spot globally.

Nortel pension deficit appeal rejected

Nortel's appeal against a ruling that held it liable for a £2.1bn hole in its UK pension scheme has been thrown out in an apparent victory for thousands of ex-Nortel workers.

Channel investor burned in Fox Werrity scandal

Venture capitalist Jon Moulton, who rescued network integrator Calyx last year, distanced himself from the scandal surrounding ousted defence secretary Liam Fox and his associate.

Distribution still has a role in the cloud world

Distribution will continue to play a critical role in a cloud market delivering services and support to resellers on behalf of vendors, according to IBM.

Alcatel-Lucent on verge of Genesys sale

Weak Euro economy hits Ingram Micro

iPhone 5 no-show rocks Apple results

UK performance takes shine off Computacenter first half

Celebs turn out to bid farewell to Jobs

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