MicroScope's top stories, week ending 15 June 2012

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

Fujitsu hires cloud channel boss for midmarket push

Fujitsu has lit the blue touchpaper under its channel cloud proposition, announcing a specific cloud accreditation for midmarket and vertically-focused partners, and appointing former Intact Software UK channel boss Paul Dobbs as its new Global Cloud Platform channel sales manager.

Dobbs arrives with over a decade's experience of running channels across several companies, including SAP, Orange Business Services and Sage, and will be tasked with identifying, recruiting and educating new resellers signing up to sell Fujitsu's Global Cloud Platform services.

Kaspersky discovers Flame and Stuxnet are connected

As it digs deeper into the evolution of the Flame security threat Kaspersky Lab has discovered it is linked with the other high profile nation-state backed-attack Stuxnet.

Dell to channel: resistance is futile

Michael Dell has said that Dell's portfolio has grown so broad that there is now "not a question" of whether or not resellers are going to have a relationship with it but "a question of when and how".

Computacenter to hire 700 services staff

Computacenter is to embark on a major recruitment drive, on-boarding over 700 new staff on the Services side - transferring others from customers and their historical suppliers - in the wake of a surprise upturn in its business.

Europarts deal to boost EET UK exposure

Danish components distie EET has acquired French competitor Europarts for an undisclosed sum as it seeks to build out a wider pan-EMEA business outside its Nordic home.

Fagan rejoins C2000 after being handed Maverick role

IDC sees virtualisation uptake hurting EMEA server sales

Face-to-face communication still crucial for channel success

Daisy launches CloudSelect offering at World Cloud Forum

Partnerships key to survival in a managed services world

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