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  • 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 ... 

  • 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 required it to "rationalise resource... 

  • HP on verge of massive job cuts, say reports

    Between 25,000 and 30,000 jobs could be on the line at HP, according to reports, as the IT giantpreps deep cuts thatexpected to be made public in its earnings statement next week. It is thought that the bulk of the cuts will impact in three main area... 

  • Trams signs up to Windows interoperability body

    Apple partner Trams has signed up to become a UK member ofthe Enterprise Device Alliance, a US-based body that represents companies committed to deploying, integrating and managing Apple hardware in Microsoft Windows environments. The EDAspecialises ... 

  • Datatec despairs of UK economy

    Datatec, the South Africa-based group behind Westcon and Logicalis, has reported a solid end to its fiscal 2012 which closed on 29 February, but once again has bemoaned a challenging economic environment in the UK, revealing that the bulk of its grow... 

  • Column: Innovation can be a tall order for a PC vendor

    There was an interesting (if throwaway) comment by Gartner research director Ranjit Atwal last week when he was reflecting on how the PC industry would fare in 2012, writes Billy MacInnes. On the back of figures that showed shipments in Western Europ... 

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 11 May 2012

    Cisco bosses round on Huawei Cisco's top brass have again shown they have Huawei on their minds, talking extensively about the competition and in particular their response to the growth of their Chinese rival on a conference call marking the end of C... 

  • Becalmed PC market awaits wind of Windows 8, says Gartner

    A sense of calmseems to havedescended on theembattled PC market in western Europe, according to Gartner's latest market stats, as buyers take a "wait and see" approach to their purchasing patterns ahead of the arrival of Windows 8-based PCs... 

  • In-depth: Many servers need better balancing

    Leigh Bradford looks at why the growth in the server market is fuelling the drive for load balancing among small and medium-sized enterprises - and why this is good news for those operating in the channel. Advances in technology have a habit of creat... 

  • Network specialist NHR calls for new approach to end-of-life kit

    Network maintenance and refurbished Ciscokit specialist Network Hardware Resale (NHR)has called for the channel to consider new approaches to dealing with end-of-life andpre-owned kit, saying that vendors need to begin to adapt their business models ...