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  • 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... 

  • Logitech courts unified comms channel partners

    Logitech's new EMEA b2b director, John Howard, has spoken of the need for partners to make the most of the opportunity to add peripheral elements, such as webcams or headsets, to the unified comms (UC) sale, as the firm reflects on the recent launch ... 

  • 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...