MicroScope's top stories, week ending 22 June 2012

Our regular look back at the top 10 most read stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the past week.

Bullish Getronics may get green light to go shopping

Following its sale to German investment outfit Aurelius Getronics CEO Andreas Ziegenhain has spoken of a new energy behind the business and hinted that it may look to make acquisitions in the near future.

Speaking to MicroScope, Ziegenhain said that getting its freedom from previous owner, Dutch telco KPN, was paying off both in terms of customer wins and revenues.

VAD concept effectively meaningless, says VAD

The concept of the value added distributor (VAD) has been branded effectively meaningless by one of the term's most vocal advocates, self-styled SuperVAD Exclusive Networks.

Channel names handed gongs in Queen's list

Forget Gary Barlow and Kate Winslet, the real stars of the Queen's Birthday Honours were closer to home indicating that if you do good works then there are still rewards there for people connected with the computer and telco industry.

CA Technologies unveils security boss to expand UK share

CA Technologies has brought on board a former Thales executive with experience of big projects including the national identity card scheme to handle its security business.

Microsoft enters tablet fray with Surface

Despite the recent high profile exits from the tablet market from the likes of Cisco there still seems to be an appetite among some vendors to take on Apple.

Prosumer networkers new target for Western Digital

Intrinsic on track for solid growth as services drive gathers pace

Dell to channel: resistance is futile

Old Apple kit still demanding a premium

Cisco worldwide channel chief Keith Goodwin to retire

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