MicroScope's top stories, week ending 6 January 2012

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MicroScope's top stories, week ending 6 January 2012

Alex Scroxton

Microsoft starts legal proceedings against counterfeiting Comet

Earlier in the week Microsoft started legal proceedings against retail giant Comet, accusing the chain store of bootlegging over 94,000 copies of Windows Vista and XP.

The vendor discovered that Comet was producing the counterfeits in a factory in Hampshire and then selling them to customers who had purchased Windows-loaded PCs and laptops.

Hurd back in spotlight after Fisher letter emerges

Former HP CEO Mark Hurd found himself under renewed scrutiny this week after details of the sexual harrassment allegations that cost him his job were made public.

Avnet hands Hockin role driving solutions strategy

Avnet promoted Bruce Hockin to run its UK solutions strategy, helping resellers tap into specialised growing markets in security, networking and UC.

Daisy partners to trial BT superfast broadband

Daisy announced that it will be inviting selected partners to participate in a trial of BT's new faster FTTC solutions as part of its strategy to improve fibre-optic download speeds.

Customers fear Eurozone crisis will spark new slump

Research from Deloitte revealed that half of UK directors now expect a new recession this year as the Euro lurches from crisis to crisis.

Thai floods and weak economy hit IT spending forecasts

FAST backs Microsoft action against Comet

Aastra adds comms app lines to Westcoast UC offer

Gartner paints bleak picture for prospects in finance sector

Apple's designer Ive awarded knighthood

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