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  • 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 ... 

  • In-depth: Dress servers up for sales success

    To succeed in an evolving server market resellers must package up hardware and services to sell a complete solution. Amro Gebreel reports. The days when a reseller could just pitch up and sell hardware are a distant memory for most, with the server m... 

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 4 May 2012

    Microsoft volume licensing changes will cause price hikes Microsoft has revealed the impact of the changes its volume licensing programme will have on prices, with UK partners facing the prospect of double-digit rises. The vendor announced back in Fe... 

  • In-depth: What does the server market hold in store for 2012?

    2011 was a brisk year for server revenues, but the floods in Thailand and other issues brought final quarter figures down - so what lies in store for the market this year, asks Billy MacInnes The global server market looks like a pretty good place to... 

  • Android tablets disappoint but Apple powers on

    The tablet market failed to meet analyst expectations last quarter as a result of a sharp drop in worldwide shipments of Android based products. Apple continued to sell large numbers of iPads but a poor performance by its main rival platform saw shi... 

  • Acer eyes corporate resellers with new channel programme

    Acer has revealed details of a new partner programme, launching in June,that it hopes will enable it to take a larger slice of the corporate market, while keeping focus on the SMB sector. The relaunched Acer Synergy Partner Programme will classify it... 

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 27 April 2012

    Westcon first to get Microsoft EMEA Lync-in-a-Box contract Microsoft has handed Westcon Convergence pan-EMEA distribution rights to its Lync-in-a-Box catalogue, the first distributor in the region to be appointed. The catalogue includes tested and qu...