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  • Defunct Norbain sold off in pre-pack deal

    Video and security distributor Norbain has been thrown a lifeline by holding company Newbury Investments (UK) Ltd, after falling into administration on 29 June. 

  • RIM battered as BlackBerry strategy crumbles

    Research In Motion's smartphone strategy lies in tatters today after the firm conceded its BlackBerry 10 operating system will be delayed to at least the first quarter of calendar 2013. 

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    Welcome to the new look MicroScope. All the news, analysis and opinions updating you on the latest channel developments are here on a freshly redesigned web site. 

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 22 June 2012

    Our regular look back at the top 10 most read stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the past week. 

  • Daisy losses narrow as sales bloom, considers dividend

    Daisy Group has cut its annual operating losses from £15.8m to £13.1m for the 12 months to the end of March, and sales at the b2b comms specialist have risen by 30% to £348.6m, with EBITDA also up to £56.3m. 

  • Government promises to do more to ease credit flow

    Government takes more measures to try and help get credit flowing to small businesses 

  • Opex pitch not the magic bullet

    In an unpredictable economy the idea of selling opex, which can tie a user in to a commitment for several years, might not be attractive to customers. 

  • In-depth: Avoiding becoming a victim of corporate ID fraud

    A quick scan of identitytheft.org.uk, a government website backed by organisations and companies with an interest in reducing fraud, is enough to put the frighteners on any law abiding reader, writes Adam Bernstein. While many in the channel realise... 

  • Millions of pounds on offer for ICT research projects

    The Technology Strategy Board is trumpeting the £20m of government investment that is heading to high-tech firms with projects that could provide a crop of world-beating home-grown products. Along with specialists in nanotechnology, bio scienc... 

  • SMEs look for credit to fuel growth ambitions

    SMEs are planning to grow their businesses if the economy doesn't cause them too many problems with more looking for credit and finance to grow in the next few months. The latest BDRC Continental SME Finance Monitor paints a picture of more small fi...