• January 27, 2012 27 Jan'12

    Changes to WEEE would save industry millions

    The channel and vendors could save millions of pounds if the electrical recycling laws were changed to improve the collection and charging procedures. An HP report has revealed that the WEEE legislation, which was masterminded by the EU back in ...  Continue Reading

  • January 27, 2012 27 Jan'12

    Demand for IT jobs set to grow

    The demand for IT jobs is not expected to slow down this year as the demand for skilled staff continues to be a priority for recruiters looking to fill gaps in headcount. Last year saw the jobs market for IT specialists holding up and in some areas...  Continue Reading

  • January 27, 2012 27 Jan'12

    In-depth: The virtualisation channel pitch

    Virtualisation has long been seen as a market that not only offers growth but provides resellers with a topical technology to talk to customers about. It has spread from servers to desktops and then beyond to become a conversation about management ...  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2012 25 Jan'12

    Strong iPad and iPhone sales lift Apple to record numbers

    Strong sales of iPads and iPhones helped deliver the numbers for Apple as the vendor unveiled its highest quarterly revenue in its history. The vendor shifted 37m iPhones and 15.43m iPads in the three months to 31 December and continues to see ...  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2012 25 Jan'12

    EMC hands hundreds of direct accounts over to channel

    EMC has announced dramatic plans to ramp up the revenue that is driven through its channel cutting the number of direct accounts significantly and offering greater services support for partners. The vendor has revealed it will cut the number of ...  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2012 25 Jan'12

    HP looks for increased networking activity from partners

    Hewlett-Packard is looking for more resellers to sell its networking range in response to moves it has made to simplify its partner programme and extend training and support in that market. The vendor made changes to its networking specialisations ...  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2012 25 Jan'12

    B2Net reborn under Proact umbrella

    Nine and a half months after it was acquired by Sweden-based storage and cloud integrator Proact, NetApp partner B2Net has rebranded under its parent's name. Since its acquisition by Stockholm-listed Proact, B2Net claims to have grown its revenues ...  Continue Reading

  • January 25, 2012 25 Jan'12

    Acer to beef up commercial business strategy

    Computing hardware specialist Acer is to roll out a new partner programme in the next few months with the express intent of beefing up its commercial business and targeting more enterprise customers. Speaking to MicroScope, Acer commercial business...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Insolvencies remain stable despite challenging economy

    The IT population remained fairly intact during the tough times of last year with the number of insolvencies holding firm compared to the levels of 2010. The final numbers of insolvencies collected by Experian indicate that 688 IT firms fell into ...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Acer claims channel inventory down to a month

    Acer claims to have put the inventory issues that plagued it during 2011 well and truly in the past, with the firm's new UK managing director Neil Marshall saying that it now held just a month's stock. The vendor's reputational stock took a beating ...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Getronics sold off in KPN shake-up

    Systemsintegrator Getronics International has been sold by its Dutch owners, KPN, as the telco retrenches in its domestic market. The 2,900-strong European and APAC operation has already been picked up for an undisclosed sum by Germany-based ...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Remembering David Hurley

    It was with great sadness that we heard about the death of David Hurley, who passed away after a short illness at the weekend. Hurley had been a long standing contact of MicroScope and the relationship charted the ups and downs of the channel and ...  Continue Reading

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Cars rather than computers getting the ad money

    Where it was once computer adverts that grabbed the attention in the breaks in Super Bowl coverage this time around it looks set to be cars that are being plugged in the moments between the action. Volkswagon and Audi are just two of those that ...  Continue Reading

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