MicroScope's top stories, week ending 6 July 2012

Our weekly round-up of the top 10 most read stories here on MicroScope.co.uk

Avnet polishes off Magirus

Five years after it bought its enterprise IT distribution business, Avnet has returned to the table to acquire the remainder of Germany-based datacentre solutions distributor Magirus for an undisclosed sum.

Privately-held Magirus has made in-roads into the world of datacentre virtualisation, building a substantial value-add business around Cisco, EMC and VMware solutions, a big turn-on for Avnet, according to Paul Gallagher, global president of Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS).

Avnet makes cuts in the north

In a move designed to save money Avnet Technology Solutions has announced plans to reduce the number of Northern offices it keeps open reducing the number from two to three, with its Leeds base to be closed.

RIM battered as BlackBerry strategy crumbles

Research In Motion's smartphone strategy lies in tatters after the firm conceded its BlackBerry 10 operating system will be delayed to at least the first quarter of calendar 2013.

CA Technologies dragged into RBS computer glitch woes

The fallout from the RBS Natwest computer glitch could be rather difficult for CA Technologies, which has been fingered as the supplier of the software at the source of the problems.

Defunct Norbain sold off in pre-pack deal

Video and security distributor Norbain has been thrown a lifeline by holding company Newbury Investments (UK) Ltd, after falling into administration on 29 June.

Arrow ECS takes wraps off ArrowSphere

Brightpoint mobility business worth $804m to Ingram Micro

Westcon may be open to Symantec reconciliation

C2000 keeps focus on public sector

Skills warning as IT employment booms



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