MicroScope's top stories, week ending 30 September 2011

Apple cuts iPad 2 component orders in run-up to Christmas Apple has cut component orders for the iPad 2 by up to 25%, fueling speculation that the vendor is reacting to growing economic pessimism in the European theatre.

Apple cuts iPad 2 component orders in run-up to Christmas

Apple has cut component orders for the iPad 2 by up to 25%, fuelling speculation that the vendor is reacting to growing economic pessimism in the European theatre.

A report by Hong Kong-based JPMorgan analysts, picked up by Bloomberg, claims that this is the first time the vendor has cut its supply chain in this way.

HP dumps Apotheker and hires Whitman

Hewlett-Packard's board has brought the reign of Leo Apotheker to a sorry end, replacing him with former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.

Whitman indicates likely rethink over HP PSG plans

Freshly installed, Whitman indicated that plans to divest HP's PSG business could be put on hold or canned.

UK cloud market set for continued growth

The UK is leading the way with cloud adoption and resellers that fail to 'cloudify' their offerings in the managed services space face increasing pressure.

Cisco's Vanhamme latest network exec to head to Huawei

Cisco European distribution supremo Dominique Vanhamme revealed he was moving to Chinese network vendor Huawei to run European channels.

Datacentre demand bounces back after poor couple of years

Gartner recommends use of low-cost services

Acer looks to exploit HP instability

Microsoft starts OEM channel review

Comstor launches Cisco configuration, support services

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