MicroScope's top stories, week ending 3 June 2011

MESH picked up by PC Peripherals MESH Computers has been sold but the brand and certain other assets will remain in British hands after being picked up by PC Peripherals.

MESH picked up by PC Peripherals

MESH Computers has been sold but the brand and certain other assets will remain in British hands after being picked up by PC Peripherals.

Earlier today MacIntyre Hudson was appointed as administrators and moved quickly to sell the business.

Acer writes of $150m inventory and axes staff to get back on track

Acer has taken drastic action to get its self back on track swinging the axe on 300 EMEA staff and announcing a $150 write-off to clear its high channel inventory.

NS Optimum rescues education VAR A2Z

Education reseller NS Optimum has picked up another struggling firm following its acquisition of PARS, buying the trade and assets of A2Z Computer Products Ltd from liquidators Baker Tilley.

SCC to make data centre services carbon neutral

SCC has signed an agreement with carbon management specialists co2balance to offset carbon emissions from its £20m hosted services data centre facility.

Anti-virus vendors respond to Mac troubles

Anti-virus specialists are cranking up the sales pitch around Apple after the vendor was hit by a highly publicised attack.

NHS benefits from Microsoft LAR licensing promotion

ScanSource to get UK AudioCodes contract

Polycom buys HP video unit, inks service provider pact

Ballmer ends tough week with board backing

VCE appoints Magirus as first EMEA distribution partner

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