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  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 25 May 2012

    Dell confirms UK jobs on the line Dell hassaid 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 require... 

  • Dell looks to integrate Wyse resellers into PartnerDirect

    Having wrapped up the acquisition of Wyse Dell has made integrating resellers from the thin client specialist into its own channel programme a priority. Dell completed the purchase for an undisclosed sum of Wyse, announced last month, as it looked t... 

  • The software pirates have changed so now must the response

    The decision by FAST to educate Trading Standards and police in London about software piracy is a welcome move but one that is much harder now than it was in the past. A few years ago reducing software piracy was all about cracking down on car boot ... 

  • FAST takes anti-piracy education to London police

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is pitching up in the capital next month with the aim of educating law enforcement specialists about the need to prevent software piracy. The software industry lobby group has already held similar events ... 

  • HP slashes staff, restructures as profits plunge 31%

    HP has announced plans to ditch 27,000 jobs, or 8% of its workforce,and will embark on a radical restructuring programme in a bid tocutcosts of between $3bn to $3.5bn (£1.9bn to £2.2bn) over the next two years. Besides headcount reduction... 

  • Mike Lynch leaves HP as Autonomy sales fall flat

    Autonomy boss Mike Lynch, who joined the company last year when his business was acquired for $10.2bn, is among the more high profile names heading for the exit afterHPannounced plans to slash 27,000 jobs over the next two years. Lynch's departure me... 

  • Michael Dell pins Windows 8 hopes on consumer upgrades

    Michael Dell has spoken of his hopes for the upcoming launch of Microsoft Windows 8, saying that although enterprise buyers were still in the process of upgrading to Windows 7 and would tend to hold off, there were earlysigns of a massive refresh in ... 

  • InTechnology extends health expertise

    InTechnology has boosted its credentials as a supplier to the heath sector after acquiring and investing in a telehealth and software firm. The cloud specialist has picked up United Telehealth and taken a substantial stake in software producer Healt... 

  • Mindjet makes UK channel appointment

    Collaboration software specialist Mindjet has recruited four new channel managers in its UK, Northern Europe and Emerging Markets region after reporting a 19% increase in core European markets in 2011 with the Netherlands and Nordics representing 27%... 

  • Software piracy costing the UK £1.2bn

    The amount of money being lost to software piracy has reached £1.2bn in the UK with a quarter of users admitting to being on the wrong side of the law. Numbers from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) will spur more calls for education, penalt...