MicroScope's top stories, week ending 3 August 2012

Our regular look back at the biggest stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days.

Vodafone ousts Cable & Wireless management

Vodafone is to replace a swathe of top execs at Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW), with chief exec Gavin Darby and CFO Ian Gibson among those on the way out.

Struggling CWW was plucked from the brink of disaster by Vodafone earlier this year for £1.04bn and has since been delisted from the London Stock Exchange.

Tin's in at Insight

Insight’s EMEA business has turned in a massive 31% increase in hardware sales, which pushed the firm to Q2 sales of $459.7m, up 14% year-on-year.

Arrow looks to trim $20m as Q2 disappoints

Cost cutting is still on the agenda at Arrow as the distie looks to do its bit in-house to improve its position as it continues to cope with a difficult economic picture across some of its key markets.

Microsoft tablet strategy dead on arrival, warns Canalys

Microsoft has got its tablet strategy badly wrong and will have to act soon to repair its relationships with the PC vendor community, damaged after it launched its own tablet hardware.

Microsoft appoints Ingram and Westcoast as SPLA disties

Microsoft has appointed Westcoast and Ingram Micro as part of its service provider licensing agreements (SPLA) network after it concludes a review of how it use the channel to sell cloud services.

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