MicroScope's top stories, week ending 20 August 2010

The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the week ending 20 August 2010

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

Phoenix accounts put on notice

Phoenix IT received notice from two key customers with accounts worth a total of £12.5m that they had made plans to take in house some of the services provided by the company.

Microsoft reviews distribution partners

Microsoft embarked on a business review with eight UK distribution partners and while rationalisation was not at the top of the agenda, the software giant refused to rule out cuts.

Holidays not being taken by IT workers

With the economic pressure far from lifting the temptation to stay at work rather than relaxing on the beach is understandable and a feeling shared by many in the IT world.

High street retailers struggle to be ready for PCI

With the deadline looming for large retailers to get behind the PCI rules governing the way high-street shops look after credit card data many are not ready to be compliant.

Public sector spending freeze hits UK server sales

Austerity measures in the UK public sector resulted in more modest sequential x86 server sales growth in Q2, according to IDC.

Best of the blogs

Our Reseller Radar was pinging this week as talk emerged that Oracle might be on the verge of cutting Interface from its distribution line-up.

It was morning campers and hi-di-wi-fi at Network Noise, where we reported on a sudden surge in wireless network use at British campsites.

Meanwhile, Quicke off the Mark looked at the growing need for social networkers to think about their privacy settings, especially when looking for a new job. 

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