MicroScope's top stories, week ending 27 January 2012

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MicroScope's top stories, week ending 27 January 2012

Alex Scroxton

Getronics sold off in KPN shake-up

Systems integrator Getronics International has been sold by its Dutch owners, KPN, as the telco retrenches in its domestic market.

The 2,900-strong European operation has been picked up for an undisclosed sum by Germany-based industrial holding and investment company Aurelius.

Avaya channel boss Jeremy Butt to step down

Avaya worldwide channel vice president Jeremy Butt is to step down from his role in March after a three-and-a-half year stint in charge.

EMC hands hundreds of direct accounts over to channel

EMC revealed it will cut the number of named accounts it reserves the right to sell direct to by nearly 90% as it looks to increase the volume of business going through the channel.

Carphone puts Best Buy store venture behind it

Carphone Warehouse has now shut all 11 of the doomed Best Buy big box stores in the UK, with all inventory now cleared and the majority of staff redeployed.

RIM on brink as CEOs step aside

Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have stepped down from their joint CEO role at ailing BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM).

Sirs leaves RM MD post after just three months

Acer claims channel inventory down to a month

Anglia Business Solutions mourns death of founder Hurley

InTechnology green datacentre opens in Berkshire

Resellers get fresh route to market with comparetheware.com

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