MicroScope's top stories, week ending 12 November 2010

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

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

Avaya acknowledges Nortel dealer discontent

Avaya has acknowledged that it sent out the wrong messages to Nortel enterprise dealers in the wake of last year's acquisition, and pledged to improve relations with them.

Microsoft LAR Civica Services seeking new boss

Microsoft LAR Civica is on the hunt for a new MD after channel veteran Steve Reynolds announced he was retiring to concentrate on his golf handicap.

Best Buy UK reveals £29m losses

Best Buy UK has surfed a wave of publicity this year, but in the latest figures from parent Carphone Warehouse revealed a substantial loss relating to set-up costs.

Avaya to chase down grey traders

Speaking at its Barcelona partner summit, Avaya global channel vice-president Jeremy Butt (pictured) promised to grab grey traders by the throat and drive them out of business.

Netbook platform down but not out, says IDC

The surge in popularity of tablet devices has wounded sales of the last 'next big thing', netbooks, but will not kill the platform entirely, according to IDC market-watchers.

Best of the blogs

This week, Network Noise joined some top Cisco partners for a morning run, while Reseller Radar indulged in some gratuitous nudity.

Meanwhile, Quicke off the Mark looked at the growth in the 'bring your own IT' trend and BusinessMan highlighted the importance of going by the book when making employees redundant.

This week also saw the launch of two new blogs in MicroScope's fast-growing stable. On IT in Context, Nick Booth will be taking a sideways glance at some of the industry's tastiest FUD, and our old editor Billy MacInnes makes a welcome return with At the Margins.

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