MicroScope's top stories, week ending 3 September 2010

The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the week ending 3 September 2010

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

Apple reignites race for the digital living room

Apple is aiming to get its brand firmly entrenched in the living room with a slimmed down and more attractively priced TV product that allows users to hire and watch movies and Internet video content.

HP edges back in front in race to acquire 3Par

Hardly had the share price of storage player 3Par had time to react to Dell matching HP's offer of $1.8bn than the race to seal the deal to acquire the company reached another level at the start of the week. The scrappy bidding war reached its conclusion on Thursday.

Gartner warns of slowing PC demand, downgrades forecast

Gartner has warned that the litmus test for recovery in the PC market will come in the second half of the year but the early signs are not encouraging.

Lenovo gunning for UK consumers despite late market entry

Lenovo expects to grab 5% of the consumer market in the UK by year-end after finally launching into the sector with DSGi in the summer.

Slow-burning Cisco UCS gains traction at last

Cisco's UCS proposition has indubitably been a slow starter, but more than a year after it first saw the light of day it is starting to gain a long awaited element of traction within the UK market.

Best of the blogs

This week, Reseller Radar looked forward to the day (coming soon) when Oracle breaks its vow of silence over the integration of the Sun channel. Meanwhile, Network Noise caught BT being a little cheeky with its latest broadband statistics, and Quicke off the Mark stood up for our right to a Bank Holiday lie-in. 

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