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  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 14 September 2012

    Our regular rundown of the most read stories of the past week on MicroScope.co.uk 

  • Expansive SSS breathes in Oxygen

    BI and asset management expert and Microsoft partner SSS Group has bought out the IP and assets of Oxon-based SaaS pioneer e-Warehouse, including its Oxygen helpdesk suite 

  • Acronis bolsters mobile credentials with GroupLogic buy

    Data protection specialist Acronis has moved to enhance the accessibility options it can give customers by splashing out on GroupLogic 

  • Sage takeover talk returns

    Sage is again being tipped as a takeover target leading to an increase in the software vendor's share price and mounting talk of a change of ownership 

  • Oracle getting partners to sell more of the stack

    Oracle has changed compensation packages to encourage resellers to sell more of its portfolio and the moves appear to be paying off 

  • Distie finance boss crosses floor to Microsoft partner SSS

    Infrastructure and asset management specialist Specialist Software Services (SSS) Group has formally appointed former Bell Micro, Avnet and Northamber finance boss Nick Lee as director of finance and operations. 

  • Tech Data pounces on SDG in £219m deal

    Tech Data has swallowed up SCH’s distribution business, SDG, in a deal valued at around £219m to augment its enterprise distribution unit, Azlan and strengthen its wider broadline capabilities. 

  • IBM springs for social software specialist

    IBM has bolstered its expertise in the growing social business game after spending $1.3bn (£823m) on Kenexa, a recruitment and ‘talent’ management specialist based in the States. 

  • HP plunges to $8.9bn loss

    Hewlett-Packard has posted an enormous $8.9bn (£5.6bn) loss in the third quarter of its fiscal 2012. 

  • Sage seeks developers to swell ISV numbers

    Sage has outlined plans to recruit more independent software developers as part of plans to expand its developer community significantly into 2013