MicroScope's top stories, week ending 14 January 2011

The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Director of PC repair shop jailed for £1.6m fraud The owner of PC repairs and maintenance firm Ventura Computer Services (VCS) has been jailed for 32 months for defrauding HP out of £1.6m worth of equipment.

The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days:

Director of PC repair shop jailed for £1.6m fraud

The owner of PC repairs and maintenance firm Ventura Computer Services (VCS) has been jailed for 32 months for defrauding HP out of £1.6m worth of equipment.

Over a two year period, Bob Bushell, the owner and director of Reading-based VCS claimed up to 1,200 replacement parts from the US giant that he purported were under warranty but were not, the Old Bailey heard.

Brown set to become commercial director at Micro P

Computer 2000's efforts to find a permanent general manager for its PC division received a minor set back over the festive period as Phil Brown, who was expected to take the role, decided to join Micro P.

Late last year, MicroScope revealed that Brown, sales director at ASUS, looked set to return to C2000 to fill the PC GM position left vacant by Mark Glasspool in September, but Brown confirmed that from 1 February he is to become commercial director at Micro P's Basingstoke office.

Logicalis reveals secrets of public sector success

Logicalis has taken the unprecedented step of releasing a framework document that reveals its secrets of being a successful supplier to the public sector.

The Public Sector Network (PSN) Delivery Framework has been published and shared with other channel players in the spirit of encouraging a different approach from resellers to cash-strapped customers.

Microsoft to recruit 4,000 in government jobs drive

Microsoft hopes to create 4,000 new jobs in the UK this year through its Britain Works recruitment programme.

The software giant announced its plans today as part of a co-ordinated effort to create thousands of private sector jobs in the UK during 2011.

Industry veteran McNally handed award by the Queen

Industry veteran Joe McNally has been awarded the Commander of the Victorian Order (CVO) in recognition of two decade's service helping youngsters develop through the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

McNally entered the IT sector as a programmer with ICL, then moved to Honeywell as a salesman before becoming the first UK employee for Compaq in 1984. He was VP and managing director at the PC firm when he left in 2001.

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