MicroScope's top stories, week ending 25 May 2012


MicroScope's top stories, week ending 25 May 2012

Alex Scroxton

Dell confirms UK jobs on the line

Dell has said that it will look to make a series of limited job cuts in the UK as it bids to operate "as effectively as possible".

The PC builder claimed this ongoing quest for operational efficiency required it to "rationalise resources and capabilities between business units."

HP slashes staff, restructures as profits plunge 31%

HP has announced plans to ditch 27,000 jobs, and embark on a radical restructuring programme in a bid to cut costs of between $3bn to $3.5bn (£1.9bn to £2.2bn).

BYOD kills off Cisco Cius enterprise tablet

Cisco has quietly discontinued development of its Cius enterprise tablet after failing to make much headway in the face of the BYOD trend.

Mike Lynch leaves HP as Autonomy sales fall flat

Autonomy boss Mike Lynch was revealed to be among those heading for the exit at HP, amid talk of a culture clash between the British software firm and its new owners.

Lenovo growth outpaces PC market again

Lenovo has proven once again that it seems to have hit on a secret formula for growing PC sales, after powering to record full-year numbers.

Tech Data reports mixed first quarter, sales down, profits up

Intrinsic appoints new CEO as market heads for the cloud

Michael Dell pins Windows 8 hopes on consumer upgrades

Cloud Distribution hires Northern sales boss

Partners top agenda on day one of EMC World 2012

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