Desktop PCs

  • May 23, 2012 23 May'12

    Michael Dell pins Windows 8 hopes on consumer upgrades

    Michael Dell has spoken of his hopes for the upcoming launch of Microsoft Windows 8, saying that although enterprise buyers were still in the process of upgrading to Windows 7 and would tend to hold off, there were early signs of a massive refresh ...

  • May 18, 2012 18 May'12

    Dell confirms UK jobs on the line

    Dell has said that it will look to make a series of limited job cuts in the UK as it bids to operate "as effectively as possible". The PC builder claimed this ongoing quest for operational efficiency required it to "rationalise resources and ...

  • May 18, 2012 18 May'12

    HP on verge of massive job cuts, say reports

    Between 25,000 and 30,000 jobs could be on the line at HP, according to reports, as the IT giant preps deep cuts that expected to be made public in its earnings statement next week.

  • May 17, 2012 17 May'12

    Trams signs up to Windows interoperability body

    Apple partner Trams has signed up to become a UK member of the Enterprise Device Alliance, a US-based body that represents companies committed to deploying, integrating and managing Apple hardware in Microsoft Windows environments.

  • May 16, 2012 16 May'12

    Datatec despairs of UK economy

    Datatec, the South Africa-based group behind Westcon and logically, has reported a solid end to its fiscal 2012 which closed on 29 February, but once again has bemoaned a challenging economic environment in the UK, revealing that the bulk of its ...

  • May 14, 2012 14 May'12

    Column: Innovation can be a tall order for a PC vendor

    There was an interesting (if throwaway) comment by Gartner research director Ranjit Atwal last week when he was reflecting on how the PC industry would fare in 2012, writes Billy MacInnes.

  • May 14, 2012 14 May'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 11 May 2012

    Cisco bosses round on Huawei Cisco's top brass have again shown they have Huawei on their minds, talking extensively about the competition and in particular their response to the growth of their Chinese rival on a conference call marking the end of ...

  • May 10, 2012 10 May'12

    Becalmed PC market awaits wind of Windows 8, says Gartner

    A sense of calm seems to have descended on the embattled PC market in western Europe, according to Gartner's latest market stats, as buyers take a "wait and see" approach to their purchasing patterns ahead of the arrival of Windows 8-based PCs and ...

  • May 09, 2012 09 May'12

    In-depth: Many servers need better balancing

    Leigh Bradford looks at why the growth in the server market is fuelling the drive for load balancing among small and medium-sized enterprises - and why this is good news for those operating in the channel.

  • May 08, 2012 08 May'12

    Network specialist NHR calls for new approach to end-of-life kit

    Network maintenance and refurbished Cisco kit specialist Network Hardware Resale (NHR) has called for the channel to consider new approaches to dealing with end-of-life and pre-owned kit.

  • May 08, 2012 08 May'12

    In-depth: Dress servers up for sales success

    To succeed in an evolving server market, resellers must package up hardware and services to sell a complete solution.

  • May 08, 2012 08 May'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 4 May 2012

    Microsoft volume licensing changes will cause price hikes Microsoft has revealed the impact of the changes its volume licensing programme will have on prices, with UK partners facing the prospect of double-digit rises.

  • May 04, 2012 04 May'12

    In-depth: What does the server market hold in store for 2012?

    2011 was a brisk year for server revenues, but the floods in Thailand and other issues brought final quarter figures down - so what lies in store for the market this year, asks Billy MacInnes The global server market looks like a pretty good place ...

  • May 04, 2012 04 May'12

    Android tablets disappoint but Apple powers on

    The tablet market failed to meet analyst expectations last quarter as a result of a sharp drop in worldwide shipments of Android based products. Apple continued to sell large numbers of iPads but a poor performance by its main rival platform saw ...

  • May 03, 2012 03 May'12

    Acer eyes corporate resellers with new channel programme

    Acer has revealed details of a new partner programme, launching in June, that it hopes will enable it to take a larger slice of the corporate market, while keeping focus on the SMB sector.