Desktop PCs

  • January 25, 2012 25 Jan'12

    Strong iPad and iPhone sales lift Apple to record numbers

    Strong sales of iPads and iPhones helped deliver the numbers for Apple as the vendor unveiled its highest quarterly revenue in its history.

  • January 25, 2012 25 Jan'12

    Acer to beef up commercial business strategy

    Computing hardware specialist Acer is to roll out a new partner programme in the next few months with the express intent of beefing up its commercial business and targeting more enterprise customers.

  • January 24, 2012 24 Jan'12

    Acer claims channel inventory down to a month

    Acer claims to have put the inventory issues that plagued it during 2011 well and truly in the past, with the firm's new UK managing director Neil Marshall saying that it now held just a month's stock.

  • January 23, 2012 23 Jan'12

    Resellers get fresh route to users with

    Resellers and vendors will have a chance to put their services and products in a virtual shop window with a website that is designed to provide users with a search engine for IT that feels like well-known online insurance services.

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Internet traffic key to glowing Intel future

    Industry heavyweight Intel has filed its yearend figures, with full-year sales of $54bn (£34.8bn) and fourth quarter revenue of $13.9bn. Post tax profit at the firm was up by 13% to $3.4bn.

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    IBM charts steady course in 2011

    IBM has reported steady fourth quarter numbers today, with net profit for the three months to 31 December 2011 was up 4% to $5.5bn (£3.5bn) year-on-year, while total sales for the quarter increased 2% to $29.5bn.

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    Sirs leaves RM MD post after three months

    Rob Sirs, group managing director of education IT specialist RM has stepped down for personal reasons after just three months in the role. Sirs stepped into the post in October after former boss Terry Sweeney handed in his resignation in the wake of...

  • January 20, 2012 20 Jan'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 20 January 2012

    Channel boss in Mail on Sunday sting Transputec boss Rickie Sehgal spoke of his embarrassment after falling victim to a Mail on Sunday sting in which an undercover reporter posed as a businessman seeking access to senior Conservative party ...

  • January 19, 2012 19 Jan'12

    Customer indecision spells failure for IT projects

    IT projects are continuing to fail in large numbers because the customer changes the brief after the work starts leaving resellers and consultants scrambling to meet changing requirements.

  • January 19, 2012 19 Jan'12

    Kodak files for bankruptcy and plans restructure

    Eastman Kodak, the firm is associated with cameras and printers, has filed for bankruptcy revealing the extent to which its financial difficulties have forced it to the step of entering into Chapter 11.

  • January 19, 2012 19 Jan'12

    Comet's woes deepen as Kesa heads for the exit

    With the final disposal of the struggling Comet retail chain now less than a month away, owner Kesa Electricals has admitted that given the chain's Christmas performance it is now likely that the net debt in the business will exceed the agreed net ...

  • January 18, 2012 18 Jan'12

    Context sees slight rise in Q4 UK PC shipments

    The European figures look as grim as ever, but even though the PC market took its now customary tumble in the last quarter of 2011, new distribution figures from analyst firm Context have revealed that the UK actually saw a slight uptick, growing ...

  • January 18, 2012 18 Jan'12

    Dixons' Christmas not complete disaster

    Despite presiding over yet another drop in both underlying and like-for-like sales during the 12 weeks to 7 January, Dixons Retail chief John Browett has been given a resounding thumbs up by shareholders.

  • January 13, 2012 13 Jan'12

    Insight gets Brother education gig

    Print specialist Brother has selected Insight as a commodity print partner to sell and support its products in the further and higher education market under the National Educational Printer Agreement (NEPA).

  • January 13, 2012 13 Jan'12

    MicroScope's top stories, week ending 13 January 2012

    BT Engage IT adds Palo Alto to portfolio BT Engage IT sealed a partnership with firewall specialist Palo Alto to provide security options alongside its network and data packages.