MicroScope's top stories, week ending 2 March 2012

Rogue reseller employees in £123k procurement fraud Rogue employees of resellers Bytes Software and Nettitude have been collared for collusion in a £123,000 conspiracy to defraud Lincolnshire-based grocery co-operative Nisa Today.

Rogue reseller employees in £123k procurement fraud

Rogue employees of resellers Bytes Software and Nettitude have been collared for collusion in a £123,000 conspiracy to defraud Lincolnshire-based grocery co-operative Nisa Today.

The conspiracy was orchestrated by Nisa's IT procurement manager Trevor Guerin, who bagged sweeteners of laptops, netbooks, wine and chocolates on top of £50,000 in cash.

Westcon reveals Jeremy Butt as new EMEA chief

Former Avaya worldwide channel boss Jeremy Butt is heading to convergence distie Westcon to take charge of its newly-integrated EMEA unified comms, security and AME business.

Rackspace bemoans cloud talent shortage

Hosted services provider Rackspace is to embark on a new recruitment drive and is in talks with a number of universities to establish cloud computing as an element of the IT curriculum.

Dell 'not really a PC company' as it pitches for enterprise

Dell no longer views itself as a PC company, now preferring to pitch itself as a services and products provider that can cover a wide range of customer needs.

Epson expecting channel expansion

Epson is looking for greater channel engagement as it promotes its product portfolio and managed print services programme to resellers.

HDD prices set to ease slightly by the end of the month

VMware throws weight behind Cloud Industry Forum

Apple hot on BlackBerry's heels in corporate BYOD race

SME and consumer business serious targets for Lenovo UK

Onyx datacentre falls on Slough



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