• April 23, 2012 23 Apr'12

    Floundering Cable & Wireless Worldwide bought for £1bn

    Following a lengthy sale process and a protracted back-and-forth with India-based Tata,troubled comms provider Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) has been swallowed up by Vodafone for £1.04bn, or 38p per share. CWW was formed in March ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2012 23 Apr'12

    Magirus ramps up cloud support for resellers

    Magirus has become the latest distributor to take the wraps off a cloud support programme to help resellers make the transition to selling hosted technology. The distributor's Cloud Foundation will provide training around infrastructure as a service...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2012 23 Apr'12

    Adobe launches Creative Cloud to widen reach

    Adobe could widen its market share in the creative market after launching a cloud based subscription service to use its software that retails for in excess of £1,000. The cloud based service, which is launching in conjunction with version 6 ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2012 23 Apr'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 20 April 2012

    New role for Jones as Brother reshuffles UK management Brother sales and marketing director Phil Jones is to step into the role of UK country head and deputy managing director as the firm repositions its UK management for a renewed push for new ...  Continue Reading

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    Sage midmarket boss Greg Ford heads to Version One

    Software vendor Version One has poached ex-Sage midmarket boss to be its new managing director after Julian Buck announced he was stepping down from the role. Ford has been charged with maintaining and increasing Version One's year-on-year growth, ...  Continue Reading

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    OpenStack not yet a mature competitor, says VMware CEO

    VMware CEO Paul Maritz has dismissed Rackspace's OpenStack cloud computing project as "relatively immature" and not yet a competitive threat to the vSphere environment, saying that VMware's greater, nearer-term challenge will come from ...  Continue Reading

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    In-depth: HMRC goes real time

    Soon to be compulsory, employers need to know about Real Time Information (RTI), a project launched by the government some 18 months ago to overhaul the way PAYE is run in the UK, writes Jason Piper. The PAYE system has been with us since 1944 ...  Continue Reading

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    Acer meets London 2012 Olympic challenge head-on

    With under a month to go until the 2012 London Olympics, we went behind the scenes at LOCOG to find out how Official Worldwide Olympic Partner Acer is meeting the challenge of supplying IT hardware to the greatest show on Earth.  Continue Reading

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    C2000 outlines cloud programme to resellers

    Computer 2000 has set out to get more resellers involved with the cloud after establishing a programme to help arm partners with the skills and knowledge needed to sell hosted solutions. The distributor held a cloud discovery day event earlier this...  Continue Reading

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    Xbox dip takes shine off Microsoft performance

    The core parts of Microsoft's operations delivered the numbers for the vendor which saw the performance of its entertainment division, powered by the Xbox, tumble in its third fiscal quarter. The vendor revealed that its servers and tools business ...  Continue Reading