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  • Europe third quarter star for Tech Data

    Computer 2000 parent Tech Data has booked declines in both sales and net profit during its third quarter, but turned in a solid performance in the troubled European market 

  • Chancellor urged to do more on SME credit front

    With the Autumn Statement just weeks away the Chancellor has come under pressure to do more to help SMEs get access to credit 

  • Autonomy founder Lynch rejects HP allegations

    Former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch has come forward to refute Hewlett-Packard’s allegations that it was deliberately misled over the true state of the firm’s books when it acquired his business in 2011 

  • HP lashes out at Autonomy ‘lies’

    Hewlett-Packard has accused Autonomy of “serious accounting improprieties, disclosure failures and outright misrepresentations” after taking an $8bn write-down 

  • The Big Blue bank

    Billy MacInnes finds that when the banks fail to provide credit vendors have to plug the gap leading IBM to stump up an extra $4bn for global partners 

  • Dell profits collapse as PC spend dries up

    Dell’s net profits have almost halved after another dismal quarter in the PC sector, slumping 47% to $475m (£300m) on sales of $13.7bn, down 11% on the year-ago quarter 

  • IBM pumps $4bn into partner credit scheme

    IBM has added $4bn to the credit available to global partners in an effort to get orders flowing as evidence points to lack of funding being one of the major problems customers are still grappling with 

  • Gartner: IT enterprise spend will grow if fiscal cliff is avoided

    Gartner has said that enterprise IT spending will return to meaningful growth in 2013 as long as the United States and Eurozone economies manage to avoid any more disasters 

  • Cisco CEO: Europe not yet at rock bottom

    Cisco CEO John Chambers has told analysts that the European market has a way to go before it begins to turn around, after regional revenues in the first quarter of Cisco’s fiscal 2013 declined by 10% 

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 9 November 2012

    Our regular look back at the most widely-read channel news stories from the past seven days