MicroScope's top stories, week ending 16 July 2010

Government ends £80m Microsoft licensing deal with NHS The coalition government scrapped the nine-year Connecting for Health enterprising agreement with Microsoft, amid talk of a £100m licensing black hole.

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Government ends £80m Microsoft licensing deal with NHS

The coalition government scrapped the nine-year Connecting for Health enterprising agreement with Microsoft, amid talk of a £100m licensing black hole.

NTT buys DiData for £2.1bn

Japanese telecoms giant NTT bought London-listed Dimension Data for £2.1bn on Thursday, in its second major channel buy in a year.

BSF debacle may cost IT suppliers up to £3.7bn in lost business

It emerged that the government's decision to can the BSF quango could end up costing ICT suppliers over £3bn, with RM, Northgate and Redstone all in line to lose millions.

Microsoft and Fujitsu join forces on the cloud front

Microsoft used its Worldwide Partner Conference to announce a new cloud partnership with Fujitsu that Redmond hopes will give it a stronger hand against bitter rivals Google.

Avnet president vows to maintain reseller credit lines

Avnet president Graeme Watt moved to reassure dealers that it would not overhaul their credit agreements in the wake of the Bell Micro acquisition.

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