MicroScope's top stories, week ending 27 April 2012


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 27 April 2012

Alex Scroxton

Westcon first to get Microsoft EMEA Lync-in-a-Box contract

Microsoft has handed Westcon Convergence pan-EMEA distribution rights to its Lync-in-a-Box catalogue, the first distributor in the region to be appointed.

The catalogue includes tested and qualified phones, gateways, video and USB devices for Lync which Microsoft hopes will allow partners to pull together customer solutions more efficiently.

IT insolvencies rise as UK heads back into recession

The number of IT firms hitting the wall grew last month revealing the cost to businesses of struggling to keep trading in a double-dip recession.

Magirus ramps up cloud support for resellers

Magirus has become the latest distributor to take the wraps off a cloud support programme to help resellers make the transition to selling hosted technology.

Security breaches costing UK firms billions

UK firms are being targeted by cyber criminals on a regular basis with many suffering losses costing the economy billions of pounds.

OpenStack not yet a mature competitor, says VMware CEO

VMware CEO Paul Maritz has dismissed the OpenStack cloud computing project as "relatively immature" and not yet a competitive threat to the vSphere environment.

Business unit star performer for Virgin Media

Floundering Cable & Wireless Worldwide bought for £1bn

Avaya UK boss exits after eight months

C2000 outlines cloud programme to resellers

Northamber's strategy starting to stir more optimism

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