MicroScope's top stories, week ending 13 April 2012


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 13 April 2012

Alex Scroxton

Kelway gets LAR status with BSS buy

Kelway has added Microsoft Large Account Reseller status to its credentials after acquiring Ireland's major (LAR) BSS.

BSS, with operations in both Belfast and Dublin, is one of the largest LARs in Ireland expands Kelway's reach, as well as giving it access to the coveted Microsoft relationship.

Apple iPad rivals pin tablet hopes on Windows 8 launch

Vendors hoping to challenge Apple's iPad with their own tablets appear to be hedging their bets and holding off until the launch of Windows 8 later this year, according to Gartner.

Commodore 64 visionary Jack Tramiel dies aged 83

Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore International and the man behind many of the iconic PC brands of the 1980s has died aged 83.

UK economy pulls back from brink of double dip recession

Fears of a double dip recession have receeded slightly after a study showed the economy grew at its strongest rate in the first quarter since the 2010 General Election.

Cisco's Chambers prompts war of words with Huawei

Cisco CEO John Chambers has used an interview with the Wall Street Journal to go on the offensive against his rivals.

CA Technologies unveils EMEA channel head

Veeam targets legacy rivals with channel promo

Motorola puts emphasis on apps as VAR programme hits UK

Palo Alto in $175m IPO bid

EMC charts course for midmarket with Vspex

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