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  • SMEs turn away from channel for ICT procurement

    Although over 40% of SMEs use VARs as their main channel for procuring IT, a clear majority use the internet as a primary or secondary means of ad hoc procurement, effectively locking resellers out of millions of pounds worth of sales 

  • AMD sells off campus to raise funds

    Chipmaker AMD has announced plans to sell its Texan campus and then lease it back for 12 years in a move that will raise the firm millions 

  • SFO launches investigation into Autonomy accounts

    The Serious Fraud Office has become the latest organisation to launch an investigation into the alleged accounting irregularities at Autonomy 

  • Computacenter reaps rewards of UK investment

    Computacenter began to see the fruits of its investment in the UK market during 2012, with local sales up 8% to £1.2bn and adjusted operating profit up 40% to £52m 

  • Outsourcery CEO Linney joins BBC Dragons

    Cloud computing provider Outsourcery has revealed its co-CEO Piers Linney is to join the line-up for the next series of the BBC’s Dragon’s Den as a replacement for outgoing Theo Paphitis 

  • US firms dominating tech M&A activity

    US firms are dominating the large mergers and acquisitions with European activity levels remaining unchanged since the start of the year. 

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 8 March 2013

    Our regular look back at the most important IT channel news stories from the past seven days as selected by MicroScope readers 

  • First time credit applicants face uphill battle

    The Forum of Private Business has reacted with dismay to figures that show it is getting harder for first time applicants to get credit 

  • Samsung pumps $110m into Sharp

    Samsung has made an investment in Sharp as it looks to gain closer links with the thin-screen LCD manufacturer 

  • Tough economic conditions fuel fraud growth

    The level of fraud that channel firms are facing is on the rise as criminals look to use various techniques to gain access to funds