MicroScope's top stories, week ending 20 May 2011

HP CEO memo sparks early results release Hewlett-Packard took the unusual step of releasing its financial results a day early after the contents of an internal memo from its CEO were leaked.

HP CEO memo sparks early results release

Hewlett-Packard took the unusual step of releasing its financial results a day early after the contents of an internal memo from its CEO were leaked.

Leo Apotheker reportedly sent senior management a memo preparing them for this week's results announcement warning them that it is going to be a tough quarter and urging them to watch the budgets and minimise spending.

Spending cuts hit educational specialist RM

Cuts in public spending are hitting the bottom line of educational specialist RM as the vendor revealed a pre-tax loss in its half-yearly numbers.

Veeam extends support for Microsoft

Virtualisation specialist Veeam has given a boost to Microsoft's Hyper-V product after announcing it would support the platform with its backup and replication product.

European PC sales drop by 18 per cent as spending flatlines

Hopes that the recovery in the PC market that was seen towards the end of last year would continue through to 2011 have been dashed after consumer spending ground to a halt.

Enterprise sales cushion Dell from Q1 consumer blow

Dell has boosted profits by 177% since last year after a burgeoning corporate refresh cycle saw it increase sales to enterprise customers and cushioned the Texas-based PC builder from slowing consumer sales.

intY pushes partners towards midmarket Lync deals

HP boss vows to boost services

Strong iPad sales add to Dixons confidence

AVG looks to reward resellers with shared online revenue

Softcat bucks public sector cuts with recruitment plan

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