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  • CompTIA reports optimistic VAR outlook for 2013

    A survey of UK IT companies by trade body CompTIA has found that two thirds of companies expect to experience growth over the next 12 months, with 22% of firms looking for growth of 10% or more 

  • MicroScope's Review of the Year: July - December

    As 2012 draws to an end, we look back at the top stories from the second half of an eventful year, as selected by MicroScope readers 

  • Oracle Q2 revenues rise 3%

    IT giant Oracle has posted a modest increase in sales of 3% to $9.1bn (£5.6bn) for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2013, compared with the same quarter the year before 

  • MicroScope's Review of the Year: January - June

    As 2012 draws to an end, we look back at the top stories from the first half of an eventful year, as selected by MicroScope readers 

  • OpCapita engulfed in growing row as Comet shuts down

    With its remaining stores closing for good on 18 December, private equity backer OpCapita is under pressure over its role in the collapse of Comet 

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 14 December 2012

    Our regular look back at the most important channel news stories from the past seven days 

  • Redstone celebrates first ever pre-tax profit

    Despite a slip in revenues, managed network services provider Redstone booked its first ever profit before taxation of £200,000 in the six months to the end of September, reversing a loss of £1.5m in the year-ago period 

  • Tech M&A values hit yearly high

    Technology mergers and acquisitions have hit a yearly high in the value of deals and seen the level of activity rise to around 250 transactions a month 

  • ACS swallows Serco education unit

    Advanced Computer Software (ACS) has picked up outsourcer Serco’s education unit, Serco Learning, for £7.25m in a deal that will add around £13.5m to the rapidly expanding firm’s top line 

  • Microsoft in the firing line over tax

    Microsoft has become the latest name to join Starbucks and Google on the list of firms that are being accused of not paying the UK tax man quite what they should be