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  • Computer 2000 hired to realise Lenovo SMB ambitions

    Lenovo hardware is to be made available through Computer 2000 from June, as part of an attempt to ramp up the vendor's ambitious growth plans in the SMB space. C2000, which joins a line-up consisting of Ingram Micro, Micro-P and SDG, will get access ... 

  • SDG adds Honeywell kit to IBM bundles

    SDG has announced a new distribution agreement with Honeywell that will see the Midlands-based distiesellscanning and mobility productsthrough its Retail and Data Capture division. The firm already does a healthy amount of business on IBM point-of-sa... 

  • Apple sour on PC tablet convergence

    Tim Cook has dismissed the idea thatApple may look to converge its iPad and MacBook lines in the future,and said that while other endpoint hardware vendors may try to go down that route, it would likely be "from a defensive point of view." ... 

  • Lenovo slots enterprise VP Marc Godin into UK GM role

    Lenovo Western Europevice president of enterprise and public sector Marc Godin is to step into the newly-created role of vice president and general manager of the PC vendor's UK and Ireland operation, the firm has revealed. With heritage going back t... 

  • PC market shrugs off economic pressures and HDD woes

    The PC market in EMEA has shrugged off the current tough economic conditions and the ongoing HDD supply issues following last year's Thailand floods and delivered growth in the first quarter. It's become almost commonplace to see the PC figures on t... 

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 20 April 2012

    New role for Jones as Brother reshuffles UK management Brother sales and marketing director Phil Jones is to step into the role of UK country head and deputy managing director as the firm repositions its UK management for a renewed push for new marke... 

  • Acer meets London 2012 Olympic challenge head-on

    With under a month to go until the 2012 London Olympics, we went behind the scenes at LOCOG to find out how Official Worldwide Olympic Partner Acer is meeting the challenge of supplying IT hardware to the greatest show on Earth. 

  • Apple sales through distribution expand significantly in Q1

    The amount of Apple products being handled by distribution across Western Europe continues to rise as demand for the vendor's tablets, notebooks and smartphones carries on spiralling upwards. According to the latest figures from Context, which track... 

  • Shares plunge as Promethean performance disappoints

    Shareholders who backed interactive whiteboard (IWB) manufacturer Promethean when it listed on the stock exchange two years ago saw their shares drop to just a third of the original price following poor results from the vendor. Difficult trading con... 

  • Decline in server sales and European weakness hurt IBM

    A weak performance in Europe and from its systems and technology hardware operations took the gloss off the first quarter for IBM. Although Big Blue was able to deliver a set of top line numbers for the three months that ended XXX which all pointed ...