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MicroScope's top stories, week ending 27 July 2012

Simon Quicke

With the world getting excited about the Olympic Games there were a few financial results that had to come out before the opening ceremony took the attention. Sadly for the boss at Promethean the poor performance at the interactive whiteboard specialist meant it was time for him to fall on his sword and hand the torch on to someone else.

Promethean boss walks as losses mount

The boss of interactive whiteboard specialist Promethean has added to the problems at the firm by deciding now is the time to quit.

Olympic disruption fears start to mount

While many who live or work in London are being advised to work from home or take holidays, businesses still have a minimum requirement to carry on their day-to-day activities and are finding it hard to compromise.

Cisco swings the axe in austerity programme

Cisco is adding to the ten thousand plus jobs that went last year making further staffing reductions as part of ongoing austerity efforts

UK delivers for Ingram Micro

The performance of the UK, which delivered double digit growth, was one of the positives in an otherwise flat quarter at distributor Ingram Micro.

Acer meets London 2012 Olympic challenge head-on

MicroScope went behind the scenes at the London Organising Committee (LOCOG) nerve centre to spend a day with Acer, official worldwide Olympic Partner and supplier of desktop, notebook and server hardware to the Games.


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