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MicroScope's top stories, week ending 16 November 2012

Simon Quicke

The website contained plenty of information about Windows 8 as the first indication of sales started to trickle through. But what got people clicking was the revelation that so soon after launch there were already problems being reported with the Surface. Microsoft's tablet device.

Other items to get some attention included the first time in several years that a confident ComputerLinks had released financial information giving an insight into just how its strategy towards a distributor ready for the cloud age was working out.

Users start reporting Surface cover problems
With the dust hardly settled after the launch of Microsoft's Surface tablet there are already reports from users that the cover with an integrated keyboard is splitting

Cloud strategy paying off for ComputerLinks
ComputerLinks took the unusual step of revealing its revenue figures as it demonstrates to the market and its channel customers that its strategy around cloud services is delivering

Brocade adds Vyatta to software networking offer
Brocade forked out an undisclosed sum to acquire US-based network software expert Vyatta

SMEs unwilling to invest in staff recruitment
SME budgets might be recovering but they remain cautious when it comes to investing in fresh staff to help drive the business forward.

Fujitsu targets top partners with storage drive
Fujitsu launched a sweeping channel programme and end-user campaigns to grow sales for its ETERNUS storage technology


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