MicroScope's top stories, week ending 7 September 2012

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

Tech Data pounces on SDG in £219m deal

Tech Data has swallowed up SCH’s distribution business, SDG, in a deal valued at around £219m to augment its enterprise distribution unit, Azlan and strengthen its wider broadline capabilities.

The deal, which sees the firm pick up SDG, IQ Sys and ISI in the UK, ETC and Best’Ware in France, and ETC in the Netherlands, will add over £1bn of sales to Tech Data’s European revenues.

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Phoenix finds £14m black hole in Servo accounts

Stock at services player Phoenix IT has slumped after it revealed on Monday that it had uncovered evidence of a deliberate accounts misstatement at its midmarket managed services business Servo.

An unnamed manager at Servo’s Leeds site has already been suspended pending an operational and business review of the areas impacted.

Veeam gets evangelical about branding

Virtualisation specialist Veeam has appointed an evangelist with responsibility for working with the channel and growing the firm's brand across Europe.

Computacenter hikes dividend but profits dip

Computacenter has upped its interim shareholder interim dividend by 11.1% despite booking a 9.7% slide in adjusted pre-tax profit in the first half of its financial year.

Enterprise WLAN sales jump 26% in Q2

The wireless local area network (LAN) market is growing, with companies still investing in infrastructure, despite the economic climate.

Hayward joins C2000 marketing team

Public sector channel returns shrink, but opportunities remain

Ingram to put ShoreTel at heart of UC strategy

Fujitsu hiring for partner facing roles

Church gets top job at Integralis

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