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MicroScope's top stories, week ending 20 July 2012

Simon Quicke

With the opening ceremony of the Olympics just days away the fears are already starting to mount that the infrastructure, both physical and virtual, will struggle to cope with the demands that will be placed on it from this Friday. Understandably that story captured the clicks last week.

Olympic disruption fears start to mount

With just a handful of days to go until the Olympics worries are mounting over the effect to business over the massive summer event.

Services continue to deliver for Computacenter

Services revenues continue to grow at Computacenter with the channel player revealing it has garnered double digit growth on that side of the business in the first six months of this year.

Claranet sounds warning over cloud worries

Customer concerns about security and data integrity in the cloud have not been fully addressed by the IT industry. According to surveys by Claranet and IT recruiters Robert Half, the little was achieved last year in addressing users concerns about cloud migration.

Phoenix on prowl for new sales teams as pipeline swells

Phoenix IT sales director John Hall has revealed the restructuring of the company is beginning to have a positive effect on its sales pipeline, particularly in its hosting and managed services units, and said the firm is looking to recruit more heads for its various sales teams.

Xerox dealers merge to create managed services giant

Xerox reseller Xeretec has solidified its place as one of the largest managed service providers in the UK after merging with North East Reprographics and Solution X.


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