MicroScope's top stories, week ending 3 December 2010

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

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

The father of British computing, Sir Maurice Wilkes, died this week at the age of 97. In the 1950s a machine based on his EDSAC design became the first computer to be used for commercial applications, laying the foundations for the b2b sector.
Phoenix IT Group is to merge its Servo and ICM Continuous Business divisions from next April in a nod to the converging technologies that they sell.
Virgin Media Business has become the second supplier to sign up for the government's Public Sector Network plan, which aims to provide affordable voice, data and network services to the cash-strapped public sector.
After the sudden departure of Amanda Giddins, Brocade has named former HP Networking man Alain Berruy as its new EMEA channel director. The post of UK country manager remains unfilled.
Novell says that a year after it began promoting its Intelligent Workflow Management message to the market, its approach is beginning to pay off.
Best of the blogs
This week, Quicke off the Mark examined the link between the Chinese government and recent DDOS attacks on Google as exposed in the Wikileaks scandal, while the BusinessMan looked at the government's new rules on migration.
Meanwhile, Network Noise reported on how high-performance networks are supporting the scientists at CERN as they search for the elusive Higgs-Boson particle, while IT in Context played agony aunt to a distressed reseller.

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