MicroScope's top stories, week ending 5 August 2011

Ingram Micro mulls EMEA redundancies.

Ingram Micro mulls EMEA redundancies

Ingram Micro CEO Greg Spierkel told analysts the distributor may look to take "actions" on costs and people in EMEA during the coming months as the firm keeps a keen eye on its costs in the region.

"We are being very vigilant with costs and we're going to continue to be so in the second half of this year because we don't see the conditions changing," Spierkel said on the distributor's Q2 conference call.

Bytes back on acquisition trail with Security Partnerships buy

Bytes Technology Group, the parent company of Bytes Software Services, hit the acquisition trail following a lengthy hiatus after picking up managed security services specialist Security Partnerships Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

Government suppliers silent on talk of IT cartel

Key IT suppliers kept quiet in the face of accusations that they ran government IT as a collusive cartel after implications made by Public Administration Select Committee chairman Bernard Jenkin MP, according to our sister title ComputerWeekly.com.

Fujitsu rallies channel for tablet PC wars

In a tubthumping statement, Fujitsu set out plans to "dominate" the business tablet PC market and called on the channel to get involved as it launched its business-centric Windows-based Stylistic Q550 tablet.

Government backs down on plans to block file-sharing sites

Proposals to block illegal filesharing websites were dropped by the government because attempts to stop users downloading illegal software and music were deemed to be unworkable.

Software market set for continued decline

Former government CIO John Suffolk lands top security job at Huawei

Cloud transition pays off for Citrix

TouchstoneNAV slams lack of MS Dynamics support skills

Smartphone investment priority for UK SMBs, says Netgear

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